Christine A Kirby

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The development of one-cell mouse zygotes to the blastocyst stage in vitro has been used as a quality control for the media and handling procedures employed for human in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF/ET). One-cell mouse zygotes were placed in culture in medium containing bovine serum albumin. Aliquots of the same batch of medium containing(More)
The present study compares 465 singleton live deliveries from in-vitro fertilization/gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (IVF/GIFT) pregnancies with a large control population to evaluate the incidence of pre-term delivery and small for gestational age (SGA) or very small for gestation age (VSGA) babies resulting from IVF/GIFT pregnancies. Overall the incidence(More)
I0. Cohen F, Debache C, Pez JP, Junca AM, Cohen-Bacric P: Transvaginal sonographically controlled ovarian puncture for oocyte retrieval for in vitro fertilization. J Vitro Fert Embryo Transfer 1986;3:309 11. Schulman JD, Dorfmann AD, Jones SL, Pitt CC, Joyce B, Patton LA: Outpatient in vitro fertilization using transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte(More)
A prospective study is presented in order to determine the frequency of the luteinized unruptured follicle (LUF) in a population of 66 regularly cycling women. They were monitored by daily ultrasound for a total of 183 cycles, and the LUF was detected in 9 cycles, giving an incidence of 4.9%. The results of daily changes of luteinizing hormone, estradiol,(More)
The development of 1-cell mouse zygotes to the blastocyst stage in vitro has been used as a quality control for the media employed for human in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The following procedures were associated with high rates of mouse embryo development and human pregnancies following IVF-ET: adequate gassing and equilibration of(More)
The efficacy of high intrauterine insemination of a washed motile fraction of spermatozoa from men with poor quality semen on the day after the luteinising hormone (LH) surge was compared with that of natural intercourse based on symptothermal methods and a single act of intercourse timed on the day after the LH surge in the same 35 couples in a controlled(More)
Fifty patients (normal responders) received either human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) alone (control group) or leuprolide + hMG (leuprolide group). The use of leuprolide was associated with a reduction of hMG requirements (14.8 versus 17.8 ampules, P = 0.02) and the abolition of spontaneous luteinizing hormone surges (nil versus 3, P = 0.006). The rate of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The efficacy of intrauterine insemination (IUI) of selected motile sperm. DESIGN Prospective randomized sequential alternating cycle trial comparing IUI with luteinizing hormone (LH)-timed intercourse. SETTING Clinical infertility service. PATIENTS Couples selected included unexplained infertility (n = 73), cervical mucus hostility (n(More)
A review is presented summarizing the in vitro fertilization experience at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Initial attempts utilizing the normal cycle were unsuccessful in obtaining a pregnancy. Since 1982 the overall ongoing pregnancy rate has been 21% per embryo transfer, 16% per laparoscopy, and 12% per treatment cycle. A detailed description of(More)