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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a promising assisted-fertilisation technique that may benefit women who have not become pregnant by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or subzonal insemination (SUZI) of oocytes. We have used ICSI to treat couples with infertility because of severely impaired sperm characteristics, and in whom IVF and SUZI had failed.(More)
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) into mouse oocytes involves a very low survival rate. This study was designed to determine why ICSI frequently fails in mice. Metaphase II oocytes were obtained from superovulated 4-6 week old F1 hybrid mice. Spermatozoa were retrieved from the epididymis of 12-14 week old F1 hybrid mice. The spiked microinjection(More)
Previously reported better fertilization rate after intracytoplasmic single sperm injection (ICSI) than after subzonal insemination of several spermatozoa was confirmed in a controlled comparison of the two procedures in 11 patients. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection was carried out in 150 consecutive treatment cycles of 150 infertile couples, who had failed(More)
BACKGROUND Prenatal testing was offered in all pregnancies obtained after ICSI with ejaculated or non-ejaculated sperm as part of the evaluation of the safety of ICSI. METHODS Between 1990 and 2001, a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis was offered for multiple or singleton pregnancies respectively during a genetic counselling session for all(More)
Chromosomally derived sterility has long been recognized. A review of the literature of somatic chromosome investigations in infertile males has shown that 13.7% of azoospermic males and 4.6% of oligozoospermic males have an abnormal karyotype. In the first group, sex chromosome abnormalities predominate (mainly 47,XXY), whereas in the latter, autosome(More)
Subzonal insemination (SUZI) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were carried out in 300 treatment cycles in couples unable to be helped by conventional in-vitro fertilization treatment. More oocytes were damaged by ICSI (13.5%) than by SUZI (7.1%). The normal fertilization rate was substantially higher after ICSI (51.0%) than after SUZI (14.3%) and(More)
From October 1992 to December 1994, 2732 cycles of treatment by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were carried out in couples mainly with severe male-factor infertility. The overall fertilization rate in these 2732 cycles was 71% of intact oocytes. However, in 76 (72 couples) of these cycles, none of the injected oocytes became fertilized, so the(More)
High success rates have been reported for the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in alleviating essentially andrological infertility. However, neither the relationship between any of the sperm parameters and the result of ICSI nor the minimal sperm requirements for ICSI have been investigated so far. In this paper, our objective was therefore to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quality of early cleaving embryos and blastocysts obtained by IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary infertility center. PATIENT(S) Sibling oocytes of 104 patients in 104 IVF vs. ICSI cycles. INTERVENTION(S) Cumulus oocyte complexes (n = 1,358) were randomly subjected to(More)
The aims of this study were to examine, in a prospective, controlled way, the effect of the sperm deposition site in the oocyte and the mode of oolemma breakage in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) on fertilization and embryo development rates. In the first trial (100 cycles in total), the spermatozoa were deposited further from the meiotic spindle(More)