Jose Maria P. Balmaceda

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In a retrospective analysis of 637 cycles of ovarian stimulation and transvaginal follicular aspiration for various assisted reproductive technologies, severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (SOH) occurred in six (0.94%) cycles. The patients at a high risk of developing SOH in cycles of assisted reproduction were those who had excessive serum oestradiol(More)
Previous experiences in subjects with other forms of third space fluid accumulation have shown that albumin is efficacious in preventing and correcting haemodynamic instability. Using a similar approach in an effort to increase the serum oncotic pressure and to reverse the leakage of fluids from the intravascular space, high risk subjects for severe ovarian(More)
The incidence of monozygotic twinning (MZT) is higher in pregnancies conceived after assisted reproduction than after natural conception. Alterations, produced by ovarian stimulation, in-vitro culture conditions and specifically alterations of zona pellucida are mentioned as possible causes of this phenomenon. A retrospective review was performed of the(More)
Conventional methods of semen preparation for IVF, such as swim-up sedimentation, regular Percoll gradients, are not very effective in the treatment of severe oligoasthenozoospermia (total motile count less than 5 X 10(6)). For these cases, a new method of sperm preparation consisting of a reduced volume of a discontinuous Percoll gradient (mini-Percoll)(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of two forms of luteal-phase supplementation, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and progesterone (P), during gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRha)/controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) cycles. The study was a prospective, randomized evaluation of 77 patients. Group 1 patients (n=38) received(More)
BACKGROUND Gene expression profiling of normal receptive endometrium has been characterized, but intrinsic defects in endometrial gene expression associated with implantation failure have not been reported. METHODS Women who had previously participated as recipients in oocyte donation cycles and repeatedly exhibited implantation failure (Group A, study(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the conception rate in infertile couples in which the female partner was > or = 40 years old and who had received ovarian stimulation treatment and intra-uterine insemination (IUI). It was a retrospective study of 77 patients who underwent a total of 210 treatment cycles. Protocols for ovulation induction(More)
ilar groups of patients (9,10). Although this flexible approach to ovarian stimulation allows ovulation induction at acceptable E 2 levels, it should by no means be regarded as absolute protect ion against the occurrence of OHSS, and it can only be speculated that this step reduces its likelihood. Using this t rea tment protocol , we were able to achieve(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital absence of the vas deferens has been considered a virtually untreatable cause of male sterility. Furthermore, sperm that have not passed through at least the head of the epididymis have been thought to be incapable of causing pregnancy. We attempted to determine whether human sperm that had never passed through the epididymis could(More)
Two cases of patients with ruptured ovarian pregnancies (P1 = ovarian heterotopic and P2 = primary ovarian ectopic) after intracytoplasmic sperm injection and blastocyst transfer are presented. Laparoscopy was performed on day 40 and day 27 after transfer in cases P1 and P2 respectively. In both cases the ectopic pregnancies were located on the left ovary(More)