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Effect of in vitro culture of human embryos on birthweight of newborns.
BACKGROUND In animal models, in vitro culture of preimplantation embryos has been shown to be a risk factor for abnormal fetal outcome, including high and low birthweight. In the human, meanExpand
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Risks and complications in assisted reproduction techniques: Report of an ESHRE consensus meeting.
Assisted reproduction technique (ART) is an efficacious treatment in subfertile couples. So far little attention has been paid to the safety of ART, i.e. to its adverse events and complications. TheExpand
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Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and the cost-effectiveness of screening.
BACKGROUND The majority of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women are asymptomatic, but may give rise to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and tubal infertility. Screening programmes aim atExpand
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Constitution of semen samples from XYY and XXY males as analysed by in-situ hybridization.
A brightfield microscopical in-situ hybridization (ISH) technique was applied to semen samples of two 47,XYY males, one 46,XY/47,XXY/XXY male with fertility problems, and two normal 46,XY men, whoExpand
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Significance of (sub)clinical thyroid dysfunction and thyroid autoimmunity before conception and in early pregnancy: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Thyroid dysfunction and thyroid autoimmunity are prevalent among women of reproductive age and are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Preconception or early pregnancy screeningExpand
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Economic consequences of overweight and obesity in infertility: a framework for evaluating the costs and outcomes of fertility care.
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are an epidemic in Western society, and have a strong impact on fertility. We studied the consequences of overweight and obesity with respect to fecundity, costs ofExpand
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In unselected patients, elective single embryo transfer prevents all multiples, but results in significantly lower pregnancy rates compared with double embryo transfer: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Elective single embryo transfer (eSET) in a selected group of patients (i.e. young patients with at least one good quality embryo) reduces the number of multiple pregnancies in an IVFExpand
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How to use Chlamydia antibody testing in subfertility patients.
Screening for tubal factor subfertility by means of Chlamydia antibody testing (CAT) was introduced into the initial work-up of subfertile couples several years ago. The results reported, however,Expand
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Chlamydia trachomatis antibody testing is more accurate than hysterosalpingography in predicting tubal factor infertility
middle (MCA) and anterior (ACA) cerebral arteries during the first 10 days of life. One hundred thirty-seven of these infants were non-acidotic at delivery and during the early neonatal period, andExpand
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Effects of advanced selection methods on sperm quality and ART outcome: a systematic review.
  • T. Said, J. Land
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Human reproduction update
  • 1 November 2011
BACKGROUND Current routine semen preparation techniques do not inclusively target all intrinsic sperm characteristics that may impact the fertilization potential. In order to address theseExpand
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