Ingrid A Rodi

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We obtained a single serum P measurement in 70 subjects at risk for an EP. Retrospectively, a P less than 15 ng/ml was 100% predictive of either an EP or otherwise nonviable IUP, while P greater than 15 ng/ml would have ruled out an EP in all cases. Because of this high degree of diagnostic accuracy, we speculated on the clinical utility of an outpatient D(More)
Using uterine lavage performed 5 days after the luteinizing hormone peak, we collected 25 uterine ova from five fertile donors who had had a single, periovular artificial insemination. After examination, all recovered ova were transferred to recipient uteri and resulted in three intrauterine and one tubal pregnancy. Morphologic development ranged from(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine if preoperative criteria could select patients who were likely to be managed successfully by laparoscopic myomectomy. DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Two community hospitals. PATIENTS Premenopausal women who had symptomatic uterine myomata and met the following criteria underwent laparoscopic myomectomy: uterine size less than(More)
We conclude that the acceptability of using a sister for gamete donation is high among couples desiring ovum donation. On the contrary, couples undergoing AID generally rejected the concept of using the husband's brother as a known donor. Thus, although similar in concept, disparity exists regarding the use of siblings for gamete donation. Though the use of(More)
Seven women with unruptured tubal pregnancies diagnosed on laparoscopy were treated with methotrexate and citrovorum rescue. Criteria for inclusion in the study were that the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) be plateaued or rising, that the ectopic pregnancy not exceed 3 X 3 cm, that the tubal serosa be intact, and that there be no active(More)
We evaluated ova recovered from 13 fertile women undergoing uterine lavage for purposes of embryo donation, and assessed differences in blastocyst production and ovum yield among subjects. Six women produced 10 blastocysts during 31 insemination cycles (32%). Yet, despite undergoing at least four insemination cycles apiece, seven women produced no(More)
Corpus luteum activity was monitored in 20 women undergoing nonsurgical management of ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate and citrovorum factor (N = 15) or observation (N = 5). The functional integrity of the corpus luteum was assessed by measuring progesterone and 17-hydroxyprogesterone. Trophoblastic viability was assessed by measuring the immunoreactive(More)
Unruptured tubal pregnancies diagnosed at laparoscopy were treated with either methotrexate/citrovorum factor (MTX/CF) (n = 21) or observation (n = 5). Entry criteria required that the ectopic pregnancy be visualized, less than or equal to 3 cm in diameter, with intact serosa and no active bleeding. Treatment selection was based upon preoperative levels of(More)
We prepared a group of five agonadal women to receive donated embryos by delivering physiologic concentrations of 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) through a polysiloxane vaginal ring and cylinder delivery system. In order to detect endometrial surface ultrastructural asynchrony that might reduce prospects for successful embryo transfer, we(More)