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This study examined a new method for vitrification of blastocysts that is safe, simple and easy to learn and use. Current vitrification techniques have shortcomings that include the use of dimethyl sulphoxide, one of the more toxic cryoprotectants, and minute containers that are difficult to handle and are usually open to contamination. Cell handling and(More)
Fertility preservation in the cancer setting, known as oncofertility, is a field that requires cross-disciplinary interaction between physicians, basic scientists, clinical researchers, ethicists, lawyers, educators, and religious leaders. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Oncofertility Consortium (OC) was formed to be a scientifically(More)
AIM Inflammation is as an important factor in ovulation with the active participation of leucocytes and their inflammatory mediators. The present study was performed to compare the activity of the inflammatory enzymes myeloperoxidase (MPO) and N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAG) in patients with endometriosis-related infertility and in normally ovulating women(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate inflammatory response in chronic anovulating infertility women undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Thirteen infertile women with chronic anovulation and 23 normally ovulating women were prospectively evaluated. N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAG), myeloperoxidase (MPO), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), and(More)
Recently, pulsed Doppler has become available on high resolution vaginal ultrasound probes for studying ovarian blood flow. Doppler studies of ovarian blood flow are based on: semiquantitative analysis of Doppler flow waves recorded over the ovarian artery at its entry into the ovary; color Doppler mapping of intraovarian vessels. Semiquantitative analysis(More)
While many methodologies have been proposed for calculating a quantitative level of autonomy for intelligent Unmanned Systems (UMS), no one definitive measure of autonomy or autonomous performance has been validated and adopted by the UMS community. Particularly for military applications, a simple performance metric that is based on the UMSs mission profile(More)
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the folli-culogenesis progression in mice ovaries after vitrification/ devitrification followed by ectopic autotransplantation. Methods: Female Balbc mice (60days, n=12), were anesthetized and bilaterally ovariectomized. One ovary was kept in buffer (PBS) during the procedure (control group – fresh). The(More)
The use of intramedular nails in tibio-talo-calcaneal arthrodesis has become an option in complex cases envolving the ankle and hindfoot. Althought most articles describe good fusion rates and overall satisfaction there is still little evidence about this procedure in medical literature with most studies being retrospective. The retrograde nailing is(More)
Introduction: Neuroimaging studies suggest that obese people might show hyperactivi-ty of brain areas regarding reward processing, and hypoactivity of brain areas concerning cognitive control, when exposed to food cues. Although the effects of bariatric surgery on the central nervous system and eating behavior are well known, few studies have used(More)
Objective To assess the viability of bovine ovarian tissue after cryopreservation through either slow freezing or vitrification, and to compare it to that of control tissue by performing morphological analyses. Methods The study included 20 bovine ovarian cortex fragments that were divided into control, vitrification, and slow freezing groups. Each group(More)
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