Fu-Tsai Kung

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of using the Z-score alone, or, in combination with the day 3 embryo morphology score, to predict embryo viability at day 5 from a large cohort of embryos derived from patients undergoing treatment with IVF/ICSI. METHODS AND RESULTS In this retrospective study, a total of 1894 zygotes from(More)
This study aims to compare the surgical outcomes between hysterectomy and uterine preservation in pelvic reconstruction with Perigee® and Apogee® systems for severe pelvic organ prolapse. Ninety-one women who have undergone transvaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery with Perigee and Apogee systems for severe pelvic organ prolapse were divided into two(More)
Purpose: We investigated whether the human oocyte maturational profile at the removal of cumulus/corona cells affects the fertilization rate and subsequent embryo quality after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Methods: A total of 1011 oocytes from 150 cycles was included in this retrospective analysis. Cumulus-free oocytes that were in prophase or(More)
We conducted surveys to determine factors influencing women's decisions to accept or decline postpartum pertussis (Tdap) vaccination. Survey response rate among eligible individuals was 97%. Of respondents, 53% accepted and 47% declined postpartum Tdap. Women, who declined vaccination were more likely to rate maternal or infant risk of exposure to pertussis(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with major complications associated with laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and compare our results with those of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) membership survey and another similar study. DESIGN Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether prophylactic intraoperative uterine artery embolization (UAE) reduces blood loss and minimizes morbidity and mortality in cases of placenta accreta, increta, and percreta. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. SETTING A university-based, high-risk pregnancy unit and department of interventional radiology. (More)
The current literature was reviewed in order to analyse the clinical manifestations, progression and management, and pregnancy outcome of thromboembolism in infertile patients undergoing ovarian stimulation. The first case of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis following IVF that was successfully managed with intracranial thrombectomy is also reported. This(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of concomitant pelvic reconstructive surgery with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure to treat pelvic organ prolapse women with urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) or occult USI. Seventy-five women with pelvic organ prolapse and diagnosed as USI or occult USI were enrolled in this(More)
BACKGROUND Hysterectomy and hysteroscopic endometrial ablation remain common treatment of symptomatic adenomyosis for women who have completed childbearing. However, for patients who wish to avoid surgery and in whom adenomyosis is suspected of causing infertility, repeated abortion or physical symptoms, medical treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone(More)
PURPOSE Management of impalpable gonads in intersex patients remains a challenging problem. Since laparoscopic gonadectomy or gonadal preservation has been used in the management of impalpable gonads in the normal male population, laparoscopy can be an alternative method in the treatment of intersex patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Laparoscopic operations(More)