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Women's emotional adjustment to IVF: a systematic review of 25 years of research.
- C. Verhaak, J. Smeenk, A. Evers, J. Kremer, F. Kraaimaat, D. Braat
- PsychologyHuman reproduction update
In general, most women proved to adjust well to unsuccessful IVF, although a considerable group showed subclinical emotional problems, indicating that treatment-induced stress is considerably related to threats of failure.
Health-related quality of life in relation to gender and age in couples planning IVF treatment.
A short cognitive counselling therapy is advised for patients with high levels of irrational parenthood cognitions, which substantially accounted for a less optimal score on all the different domains of quality of life.
Two cycles with single embryo transfer versus one cycle with double embryo transfer: a randomized controlled trial.
Two cycles with SET were equally effective as one cycle with DET, and the medical costs per live birth up to 6 weeks after delivery were the same, however, if lifetime costs for severe handicaps are included, more than 7000 perLive birth will be saved after implementing SET.
Predicting ongoing pregnancy chances after IVF and ICSI: a national prospective study.
The predictive value of patient characteristics that are used in the Dutch IVF guideline are evaluated and a model is developed that predicts the IVF ongoing pregnancy chance within 12 months.
The importance of folate, zinc and antioxidants in the pathogenesis and prevention of subfertility.
- I. Ebisch, C. Thomas, W. Peters, D. Braat, R. Steegers-Theunissen
- BiologyHuman reproduction update
- 1 March 2007
Current treatments of subfertile couples are usually empiric, as the true cause of subfertility often remains unknown. Therefore, we outline the role of nutritional and biochemical factors in…
The effect of anxiety and depression on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization.
- J. Smeenk, C. Verhaak, A. Eugster, A. van Minnen, G. Zielhuis, D. Braat
- Psychology, MedicineHuman reproduction
- 1 July 2001
A significant relationship was shown between baseline psychological factors and the probability to become pregnant after IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment, controlling for other factors.
Effects of subfertility cause, smoking and body weight on the success rate of IVF.
The devastating impact of smoking on the live birth rate in IVF treatment is comparable with an increase in female age of >10 years from age 20 to 30 years, and subfertile couples may improve the outcome of IVf treatment by lifestyle changes.
Asymmetry in Histone H3 variants and lysine methylation between paternal and maternal chromatin of the early mouse zygote
Obstetric outcome of singleton pregnancies after IVF: a matched control study in four Dutch university hospitals.
- J. Koudstaal, D. Braat, H. Bruinse, N. Naaktgeboren, J. Vermeiden, G. Visser
- MedicineHuman reproduction
- 1 August 2000
In singleton pregnancies after IVF a high rate of preterm deliveries and an increased rate of small-for-gestational age (SGA) children in comparison to the general parturient population have been…
Congenital malformations in 4224 children conceived after IVF.
- S. Anthony, S. Buitendijk, C. Dorrepaal, K. Lindner, D. Braat, A. D. den Ouden
- MedicineHuman reproduction
- 1 August 2002
The small increase in overall congenital malformations observed in the IVF children appears to be attributable to differences in maternal characteristics and not to any aspect of theIVF procedure.