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BACKGROUND Time-lapse observation presents an opportunity for optimizing embryo selection based on morphological grading as well as providing novel kinetic parameters, which may further improve accurate selection of viable embryos. The objective of this retrospective study was to identify the morphokinetic parameters specific to embryos that were capable of(More)
This retrospective longitudinal study was undertaken in order to determine the incidence and reproductive impact of uterine malformations on women desiring to conceive during their reproductive years. A total of 3181 patients in whom the morphology of the uterus was ascertained by hysterosalpingography (HSG) and laparoscopy/laparotomy during the years(More)
  • E Bosch, E Labarta, +4 authors A Pellicer
  • 2010
BACKGROUND The influence of elevated serum progesterone levels during in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles on pregnancy rates is a matter of continued debate among fertility clinicians. Efforts to resolve this question have been impeded by the various assays used to measure progesterone and the different, arbitrary(More)
BACKGROUND An efficient oocyte cryopreservation method is mandatory to establish a successful egg-banking programme. Although there are increasing reports showing good clinical outcomes after oocyte cryopreservation, there is still a lack of large controlled studies evaluating the effectiveness of oocyte cryo-banking. In this study, we aimed to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Several evidences indicate that premature luteinization (PL) may affect IVF outcome. The primary end-point of the present study was to verify the effect of PL on the pregnancy rate (PR) of our oocyte-donation programme. METHODS PL was defined as serum progesterone > or = 1.2 ng/ml on the day of HCG. We analysed retrospectively 240(More)
BACKGROUND An efficient method for cryopreservation of human oocytes may offer solutions to legal and ethical problems in routine infertility programs and may also be used for fertility preservation for medical and social reasons. METHODS We conducted an observational longitudinal cohort multicentric study to investigate the efficacy and reproducibility(More)
To assess if testicular sperm cryopreservation is a valid alternative to repetition of testicular sperm retrieval techniques, results of a cryopreservation technique in pills have been retrospectively analyzed. Enough motile spermatozoa for ICSI were obtained in 172 from 190 (90.5%) frozen-thawed testicular sperm samples. Overall, 249 couples underwent 390(More)
Adequate endometrial preparation with exogenous steroids is mandatory for successful ovum donation. This study was undertaken to assess the value of endometrial thickness by ultrasound and serum oestradiol as predictors of ovum donation outcome and to analyse the correlation between serum oestradiol concentrations and the endometrial thickness. Endometrial(More)
BACKGROUND The role of thrombophilia and thyroid autoimmunity in unexplained infertility (UI), implantation failure (IF) and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is controversial and poorly understood. METHODS From March, 2004 to January, 2007, 119 women were prospectively included: 32 oocyte donors, 31 patients with UI, 26 with IF and 30 with RSA. The IF(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) serodiscordant couples with the male infected can be helped to have children minimizing the transmission risk. Our aim was to evaluate the results of our assisted reproduction programme for these couples and to develop adequate strategies for their management. METHODS Members of(More)