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BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to explore luteal phase hormone profiles in gonadotrophin-stimulated cycles with or without gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist therapy during intrauterine insemination (IUI). Forty-one infertile couples were recruited in this randomized clinical study. METHODS The 19 patients included in group A were… (More)
A total of 111 women with no ultrasonographic findings of polycystic ovarian syndrome were observed between January 1989 and December 1991 in an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) programme. The treatment schedule involved ovulation induction after treatment with a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, using standard doses of human menopausal… (More)
In eleven normal women dopamine infusion (5 microgram/Kg/min) significantly lowered plasma prolactin levels but failed to suppress the PRL response to sulpiride (10 or 100 mg i.v.), while the same dose of dopamine was effective in abolishing the PRL response to TRH (200 microgram i.v.). In four hyperprolactinemic women showing an impaired PRL response to… (More)
All IVF programs have a consistent rate of failure in inducing ovulations. Pharmacological induction of ovulation is otherwise crucial for an IVF program because of the need for more than one ovum. Since it is well known that the best candidates for HMG treatment are hypogonadotropic women a short reversible hypogonadotropic state was induced in IVF… (More)
The success rate after intraperitoneal insemination is also imputed to superovulation protocols. We report here the first case, to our knowledge, of pregnancy following intraperitoneal insemination during a natural cycle.
A 33-year-old woman who had had amenorrhoea and galactorrhoea for ten years and had hyperprolactinaemia was treated with metergoline, a serotonin antagonist. There was a marked decrease in plasma prolactin levels. After two months, ovulation and pregnancy occurred. This is the first such report.
The effect of the acute administration of three serotonin antagonists on plasma PRL levels and on the PRL response to suckling was investigated in a group of puerperal women. A single oral dose of metergoline or methysergide induced a significant decrease of plasma PRL levels and abolished the PRL response to suckling. Cyproheptadine administration did not… (More)
Twenty infertile patients with normal tubal patency were inseminated intraperitoneally (11 once, seven twice, and two three times) with spermatozoa (mean 14 x 10(6), range 0.6-48 x 10(6)) prepared by the standard swim-up technique. The occurrence of immunization to spermatozoa was looked for by the Gelatin Agglutination Test (GAT) and Tray Agglutination… (More)
Direct intraperitoneal insemination (DIPI) is one of the least invasive strategies of assisted reproduction. Unexplained infertility and male sub-fertility are the major indications for DIPI. It is otherwise well known that assisted procreation gives poor results in severe male infertility. This is a report of a pregnancy that occurred as a result of a… (More)