Gamal I. Serour

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BACKGROUND Multiple embryo transfer during IVF has increased multiple pregnancy rates (MPR) causing maternal and perinatal morbidity. Elective single embryo transfer (SET) is now being considered as an effective means of reducing this iatrogenic complication. OBJECTIVES To determine in couples undergoing IVF/ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection)(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide more than 70 million couples suffer from infertility, the majority being residents of developing countries. Negative consequences of childlessness are experienced to a greater degree in developing countries when compared with Western societies. Bilateral tubal occlusion due to sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy-related(More)
BACKGROUND The most common complication of IVF is multiple pregnancy, which occurs in 25% of pregnancies following the transfer of two embryos. Single embryo transfer can minimize twin pregnancies but could also lower live birth rates. Our aim was to perform a systematic review of randomized trials to determine the effectiveness of single versus double(More)
Accumulation of fluid in the uterine cavity was recorded in three cases during vaginal ultrasound (US) monitoring for in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The three patients had hydrosalpinges and tuboovarian cystic masses. They all had a common complaint of intermittant vaginal discharge. Attempts at aspirating the fluid to empty the cavity was done in two(More)
Three hundred thirty-five patients selected for in vitro fertilization (IVF) were randomly divided into two groups. Group A (n = 167) was subjected to dummy embryo transfer (ET) before the start of IVF treatment to choose the most suitable catheter for each patient. Group B (n = 168) started their IVF treatment without dummy ET. Embryo transfer technique(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the karyotype of babies conceived through ICSI with that of naturally conceived babies. DESIGN Prospective controlled study. SETTING The Egyptian IVF-ET Center, Cairo, Egypt. PATIENT(S) Four hundred and thirty babies conceived through ICSI and 430 babies conceived naturally. INTERVENTION(S) ICSI and karyotyping. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in tubal factor infertility with normal semen parameters. DESIGN A prospective randomized study. SETTING The Egyptian IVF-ET Center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred sixteen patients infertile due to tubal factor were divided randomly into two groups. Group A(n = 58) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of intrauterine injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) before embryo transfer (ET). DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING The Egyptian IVF-ET Center. PATIENT(S) Infertility patients younger than 40 years undergoing their first in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI). (More)
Transvaginal aspiration of pelvic cystic inflammatory masses guided by a real time ultrasound vaginal transducer is described. The technique was successfully used in 32 patients to aspirate these masses before ovulation induction for in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a safe and simple procedure that resulted in significantly higher ovarian response to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of intensive intravenous (IV) fluid therapy and ascitic fluid aspiration in the management of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. METHODS Forty-two women with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome were treated by ultrasonically guided transvaginal aspiration of ascitic fluid and IV fluid infusion. Ten women with the(More)