Horng-Der Tsai

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OBJECTIVE Women of reproductive age are at risk of ruptured corpus luteum with hemoperitoneum. We identified the clinical and demographic features of patients recently treated in our institution and compared the findings with those from an earlier series, to detect any changes in disease identity that have occurred over the past 20 years. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on pregnancy rate and uterine artery blood flow impedance in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, randomized trial was carried out in the IVF center of China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan, from February 1, 2004 to January 30, 2005. A(More)
Abnormal reactive oxygen species (ROS) production is associated with defective sperm function. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is related with the scavenging of seminal ROS. We aimed to determine the effect of SOD activities of spermatozoa and seminal plasma on sperm quality. Semen samples from infertile couples who consented to the analyses were divided into(More)
OBJECTIVE Both gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs and antagonists have been used for pituitary desensitization during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). We aimed to determine the minimum effective daily dose of GnRH antagonist in women undergoing COH. We also compared the efficiency of a GnRH antagonist and a GnRH agonist. MATERIALS AND(More)
Endometriosis is defined as endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity. The pathogenesis of this common disease remains poorly understood. However, the implantation and invasion of the viable cells from retrograde menstruation into the peritoneum is a widely accepted theory. To date, the mechanisms by which cell adhesion molecules mediate the(More)
This prospective study was designed to investigate whether anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels at basal and ovulation triggering day are associated with ovarian response and pregnancy outcome for in vitro fertilization (IVF). 60 infertility women undergoing IVF were prospectively studied. On day 3 of the menstrual cycle (D3), measurements of AMH, inhibin B,(More)
Purpose: To assess the influence of different concentrationsof recombinant human leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) onthe in vitro development of mouse embryos. Methods: The 2- to 4-cell embryos of CB6F1 mice werecultured in the human tubal fluid (HTF) media containingdifferent concentrations of LIF. Mouse embryos were dividedinto seven groups: (1) HTF; (2)(More)
PROBLEM To establish a multilocus model for studying the effect of dioxin receptor complex components and detoxification-related enzymes on advanced endometriosis. METHOD OF STUDY Six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and two deletion polymorphisms from eight genes (CYP1A1, CYP1B1, GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1, AhR, ARNT, and AhRR) were genotyped. RESULTS(More)