Jack A. Goldman

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Most IVF-ET units limit the procedure to women below age 38. Nevertheless, demands for infertility treatment, including IVF therapy, are more frequent nowadays. We compared 46 cycles for ovulation induction for IVF in 46 women aged 40 or more (Group I) to 51 induced cycles for this procedure in younger women of mean age 30.2 years (Group II). Cancellation(More)
Controversy still exists concerning the optimal treatment of endometriomata in endometriosis and its related infertility. Forty-one women with endometriomata who failed to conceive during previous in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles (protocol A) were readmitted for ovum pickup following transvaginal ultrasonic needle-guided aspiration(More)
The influence of women[s age on the results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) was analyzed in 1801 women undergoing the procedure. Advancing age was found to be related to significant reduced success rates from an average of 30.1% per transfer below the age of 36 years to 15.9% per transfer at 37 years or more (P<0.001). The decrease was related to a(More)
The occurrence and incidence of early pregnancy wastage in an in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) program have been studied in 750 patients. In 297 (39.6%) a pregnancy was diagnosed; of these, 14.8% were biochemical and 24.8%, clinical pregnancies. In the latter group 23.6% aborted, while 75.8% had clinical ongoing pregnancies. The mean(More)
In this paper, we give a case history illustrating the real-world application of a useful technique for data mining of text databases. The technique, which we call Term Domain Distribution Analysis (TDDA), consists of keeping track of term frequencies for specific finite domains and announcing significant differences from standard frequency distributions(More)
The question whether excessive androgen secretion by the adrenal gland might be the result of a primary disorder, or is a secondary event produced by the ovarian hormonal milieu, remains unsettled. There is some evidence suggesting that the adrenal defect might be caused by a variety of steroids, but in particular estrogens, which have the capacity of(More)
Two hundred eighty-four hysteroscopies were performed in 312 (91%) candidates for in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) who were divided into two groups. Group I consisted of elderly women over 40 years, and group II of women below this age. Although visualization revealed uterine abnormalities in 29.9% of all patients, abnormal findings were(More)
Estrogen (E2) and plasma progesterone (P4) levels are valuable parameters for follicular development in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Furthermore, the progesterone concentration prior to, during, and following human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration is an important marker for the detection of early luteinization and premature ovulation. The(More)
Ultrasonically guided transvesical oocyte aspiration is a safe and efficient method in most in vitro fertilization (IVF) units. It entails very rare severe complications, even though transvesical punctures performed may unintentionally pierce the bowel or even major blood vessels. Nevertheless, mild complications are rarely noted and reported. During a(More)
Fifteen patients treated in an IVF program with ovarian cysts were retrospectively evaluated. Ten women with ovarian cysts formed during induction of ovulation were treated by puncture and aspiration and compared to a control group of five patients in whom the ovarian cysts could not be punctured. Induction protocols in both groups were based on hMG/hCG or(More)