Jerome H. Check

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BACKGROUND Several studies have reported that the presence of intramural fibroids affects conception following IVF. We attempted to corroborate or refute the conclusions relating to IVF and leiomyomas of the aforementioned studies. METHODS Women with small intramural leiomyomata (< or = 5 cm) discovered on initial pelvic sonographic studies performed in(More)
Previous data suggested a subtle increase in serum P at the time of hCG injection without LH surge reduces the PR of women having oocyte retrievals for IVF; this study compared PRs of recipients in a shared oocyte program according to the donors' pre-hCG P level. There was no difference in viable PRs between recipients and donors when P < or = 1 ng/mL. The(More)
CA 125 has been found in high concentrations in human amniotic fluid throughout gestation, with significant quantities seen in the decidua and chorion. Because disruption of the epithelial basement membrane of the fetal membrane or the decidua could theoretically lead to a rise in maternal CA 125 levels, this increase may be a predictor of subsequent(More)
A high DNA fragmentation index (DFI) when performing the sperm chromatin structural (SCSA) assay was claimed to be so specific for male subfertility that even IVF and ICSI did not result in live pregnancies. The present study was designed to corroborate or refute these findings. The SCSA test was performed on the male partner from couples failing to have a(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the association of rapid and linear progressive motility in seminal and Percoll-separated sperm with the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Motility was graded using the qualitative system proposed by the World Health Organization: grade A, rapid and linear,(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the mechanism for higher pregnancy rates in oocyte recipients by comparing the pregnancy rates following fresh and frozen embryo transfers in a shared oocyte programme. A prospective study was carried out of 135 matched pairs of donors and recipients who equally share the donors' pool of oocytes. Recipients were(More)
Some researchers claim that first trimester beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (beta HCG) levels have a constant doubling time; others suggest doubling time increases as pregnancy progresses. This study was designed to settle the debate by analysing a large series of serial serum beta HCG determinations from 143 pregnant women whose day of ovulation was(More)
Purpose: Our purpose was to determine if controlled ovarian hyperstimulation adversely affects implantation. Methods: A retrospective comparison of pregnancy rates (PRs) and implantation rates was made between oocyte recipients versus their donors, who shared half of the retrieved oocytes, and regular patients undergoing in vitro fertilization–embryo(More)
Guanine nucleotide-binding regulatory proteins play key intermediary roles in regulating zona pellucida-mediated acrosomal exocytosis in mouse and bull sperm. Since human sperm possess a Gi-like protein and undergo the acrosome reaction in response to the human zona pellucida, we investigated whether this G protein plays a regulatory role in this exocytotic(More)
The efficacy of a technique of gonadotropin suppression and human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG) to induce ovulation in women with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea was evaluated in 100 consecutive women. Ovulation was achieved in 19% of cycles (68/361), the pregnancy rate per cycle was 5.2% (19/361), and the viable pregnancy rate was 2.2% (8/361). In the(More)