Jung K. Choe

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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)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of Neodymium-YAG (Nd-YAG) laser for hysteroscopic transection of the septate uterus to improve pregnancy outcome. DESIGN Patients treated for recurrent pregnancy loss and/or infertility were evaluated for before versus after treatment pregnancy outcomes. SETTING All patients were referred to a University(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)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to examine the prognostic significance of immunohistochemical (IHC) evidence of lymph node (LN) metastases in histologic node negative gastric cancer patients. METHODS Retrospective review from 1981 to 1998 revealed 25 patients resected for T1-4N0M0 gastric and gastroesophageal (GE) junction(More)
Paired samples of blood and saliva from 37 men and nine women throughout the menstrual cycle were measured for testosterone by radioimmunoassay and free testosterone by equilibrium dialysis. There was a highly significant correlation between plasma and salivary testosterone, with a correlation coefficient r = 0.71 (p = less than 0.001). In men, free(More)
Plasma and salivary progesterone and estradiol were measured throughout nine menstrual cycles and before and after intramuscular injection of progesterone in four women. Mean +/- standard error of the mean (SE) salivary progesterone increased significantly from 238.7 +/- 14.3 pg/ml in the proliferative phase to 475.3 +/- 39.8 pg/ml in the secretory phase (p(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the controversy whether an increased endometrial thickness has an effect on pregnancy, implantation, or abortion rates in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING A university-based IVF center. PATIENT(S) Five hundred seventy women under the age of 40. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
Ten cases of epithelioid granulomas in the bone marrow of patients with various non-Hodgkin's lymphoproliferative malignancies have been encountered. These included six with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (three histiocytic and three poorly differentiated lymphocytic types), three with multiple myeloma, and one with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The bone marrow was(More)
There have been some conflicting data concerning the importance of endometrial thickness and echo patterns before transfer in different IVF-ET situations under different COH regimens. We previously found in women undergoing IVF-ET after luteal phase LA-hMG a significantly higher PR in those patients attaining at least a 10-mm endometrial thickness and a(More)