Hanna Achache

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Human embryo implantation is a three-stage process (apposition, adhesion and invasion) involving synchronized crosstalk between a receptive endometrium and a functional blastocyst. This ovarian steroid-dependent phenomenon can only take place during the window of implantation, a self-limited period of endometrial receptivity spanning between days 20 and 24(More)
BACKGROUND Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is a major problem encountered in IVF. We have previously reported that RIF-IVF patients have a different endometrial gene expression profile during the window of implantation. Considering microRNA (miRNA) function in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, the aim of the study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the role of prostaglandins (PG) in the endometrium of patients with repeated failure of embryo implantation. Prostaglandins are produced after the sequential oxidation of arachidonic acid by cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and COX-2) and terminal PG synthases. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING In vitro fertilization unit at a university(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether oocyte retrieval and in vitro maturation (IVM) is effective in girls undergoing fertility preservation before cancer treatment. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university medical center. PATIENT(S) Patients <or=20 years old before gonadotoxic chemotherapy undergoing ovarian cortex cryopreservation. (More)
BACKGROUND Tubal pregnancy (TP) is twice as common following IVF when compared with natural conception. This is surprising, since embryo transfer is aimed for an accurate area in the uterine cavity. We thus hypothesized that either the embryo or the Fallopian tube actively participates in a pathological process leading to implantation outside the uterine(More)
BACKGROUND Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is a severe obstacle in human assisted reproduction treatment. METHODS Aiming to identify global gene profile in RIF patients, gene-array analyses were performed on endometrial samples collected on day 21 of the cycle from fertile women (n = 12) and from RIF patients (n = 20). Validation of cyclin E2, Slug,(More)
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