Deborah Strassburger

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A 3 year retrospective analysis was conducted of pregnancies achieved after various assisted reproductive treatment modalities in our infertility practice, to calculate and compare the rates of monozygotic twinning (MZT). A total of 731 pregnancies achieved after various assisted reproduction treatments were reviewed. Gonadotrophin therapy for induction of(More)
The efficiency of testicular sperm retrieval by testicular fine needle aspiration (TEFNA) was compared with open biopsy and testicular sperm extraction (TESE), in 37 rigorously selected patients with non-obstructive azoospermia. All patients underwent TEFNA and TESE consecutively. Thus, each patient served as his own control. The case was regarded as(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with fresh and frozen-thawed testicular spermatozoa in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of consecutive ICSI cycles. SETTING In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. PATIENT(S) Eighteen with nonobstructive azoospermia in(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the results of ongoing pregnancies and deliveries after assisted reproductive technology (ART) in women aged >/=41 years, stratified by year of age. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, IVF unit. PATIENT(S) A total of 431 IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles were initiated in women >/=41 years(More)
To determine the effect of the removal of the tube on ovarian function we studied 52 artificial reproduction technology cycles in 26 women before and after undergoing laparoscopic salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy. Ovarian response was measured by the duration and quantity of human menopausal gonadotrophins used in the cycle, the pre-ovulatory(More)
BACKGROUND The use of immature oocytes is limited to cases where these are the only available oocytes, and they are usually only microinjected with sperm after having undergone maturation in vitro. This study compares the outcome of injection of sperm into metaphase I oocytes immediately after their denudation (MI) performed 2 h after their retrieval, with(More)
Local injury to the endometrium prior to controlled ovarian stimulation may considerably improve implantation rates and pregnancy outcomes in intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients with high-order implantation failure (> or =4 IVF trials and > or =12 transferred embryos).
Coasting is a method to decrease the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), which involves withdrawing exogenous gonadotrophins until the serum estradiol (E(2)) level decreases. The application of this strategy, as it appears in the literature, has been variable, with heterogeneous criteria for initiating and ending the coasting process and(More)
BACKGROUND The genital malformations in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) are frequently accompanied by associated malformations whose forms were recently classified as typical (isolated uterovaginal aplasia/hypoplasia) and atypical (the addition of malformations in the ovary or renal system). The aim of this study was to compare the surrogate(More)
OBJECTIVE To find whether the percentage of mature oocytes can be increased in the following ICSI cycle, in a selected group of patients with >or=47% immature oocytes, with the prolongation of hCG-to-oocyte retrieval interval. DESIGN Randomized study. SETTING In vitro fertilization unit in a medical center in Israel. PATIENT(S) From January 2003 to(More)