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An anonymous questionnaire was circulated to parents of young children to survey exposure to publicity about and attitudes to sperm donation (n = 192 couples; 50% response rate). Of those surveyed, 55% of men and women had seen or heard of the need for sperm donors; for 26% of couples, one or both partners had considered donation, and among half of those(More)
The relationship between the sex of offspring and the time interval between coitus and ovulation/fertilization has been prospectively investigated in 33 pregnancies using the rise in luteinizing hormone in the early morning urine, the peak cervical mucus symptom, and the shift in basal body temperature as indicators for ovulation. Reference to the peak(More)
BACKGROUND There is a dearth of evidence on the proportion of the hospital population at any one time, that is in the last year of life, and therefore on how hospital policies and services can be oriented to their needs. AIM To establish the likelihood of death within 12 months of a cohort of hospital inpatients on a given census date. DESIGN Prevalent(More)
A prospective study of sex preselection provided the opportunity to characterize the fertile menstrual cycle. We describe from 91 natural conceptual cycles, or sub-groups thereof, cervical mucus symptoms, basal body temperature (BBT) changes, hormonal characteristics, and the outcome of pregnancy. The cervical mucus symptoms defined a potential fertile(More)
Fifty-three couples embarking on donor insemination (DI) replied to an anonymous questionnaire asking what they wanted to know about the donor should they become pregnant. Fifty-one percent were definitely and 32% probably going to tell a child of its donor origins. Items most frequently listed for themselves and on behalf of a child were--interests/sports(More)
OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
Oxytocin-like immunoreactivity, estradiol, and progesterone were measured in follicular fluid collected during oocyte collection in an in vitro fertilization program in which clomiphene citrate was used to stimulate follicular development. Follicles which yielded morphologically normal embryos after fertilization of the oocyte had oxytocin concentrations(More)