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The aim of the study was to compare the single pregnancy and neonate outcome after fresh and frozen-thawed embryo transfer in the in vitro fertilization programme (IVF). The study focused on clinical and laboratory factors affecting the abnormal placentation, especially placenta praevia, in patients conceiving in the IVF programme. The results confirm that(More)
OBJECTIVES Women delivering singletons after in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures have a greater risk of preterm delivery (PD). The aim of our study was to analyze PD risk factors and to identify those that could possibly be prevented. STUDY DESIGN In our matched controlled study we analyzed 1127 singleton deliveries after IVF and transfer of fresh(More)
Specific gene expression in oocytes and its surrounding cumulus (CC) and granulosa (GC) cells is needed for successful folliculogenesis and oocyte maturation. The aim of the present study was to compare genome-wide gene expression and biological functions of human GC and CC. Individual GC and CC were derived from 37 women undergoing IVF procedures. Gene(More)
In in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) is established by gonadotropins in combination with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists or antagonists, to prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. The aim of our study was to improve the understanding of gene expression profile of cumulus cells (CC) in(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the most frequently sexually transmitted viruses and etiological agents of several human cancers. Controversial results of the role of HPV in infertile population on sperm parameters have been published. The aim of this study was to estimate the type-specific prevalence of HPV DNA infection of the external genitalia and(More)
BACKGROUND Testing cervical smears for the presence of high-risk human papillomaviruses (hrHPV) increases the sensitivity for detecting women with underlying high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and provides better and longer protection against invasive cervical cancer compared to cytology testing alone. The Abbott RealTime High Risk HPV test(More)
The aim of this study was to compare granulosa cell apoptosis, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) production in natural and stimulated cycles, and to determine their effect on IVF outcome. Of 60 women with tubal factor infertility, 30 underwent natural cycle IVF and 30 underwent ovarian stimulation with gonadotrophin-releasing(More)
The development of an objective and accurate test that could help select embryos with the highest chance of achieving pregnancy in IVF procedures is an important goal of reproductive medicine. For this purpose, cumulus cell gene expression is being studied to find biomarkers of pregnancy. Several recent studies have proposed potential biomarkers of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether liraglutide or roflumilast significantly affects body weight when compared to metformin in obese women with PCOS. DESIGN/MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE A 12-week prospective randomized open-label study was conducted with 45 obese women with PCOS diagnosed by the ASRM-ESHRE Rotterdam criteria. They were randomized to metformin (MET)(More)
With the development of IVF procedures, the role of reproductive surgery in the management of infertile couples has been questioned. Pregnancy rates (PR) after IVF procedures are well known, but recent data on spontaneous PR after reproductive surgery are scarce. This study aimed to prospectively evaluate how often fertility is restored by reproductive(More)