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CONTEXT Endometrium of fertile women expresses progesterone-regulated Mucin 1 (MUC1) that carries selectin ligands recognized by the human blastocyst. Altered MUC1 expression at the time of implantation may contribute to endometrial infertility. OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the expression of MUC1 in the endometrium from polycystic ovary syndrome(More)
Current advice on the management of breech presentation at term is that all uncomplicated cases should be offered external cephalic version (ECV) or an elective caesarean section. Clinical experience suggests that ECV is currently not offered as widely as advised and that the majority are delivered electively by caesarean section. We present the results of(More)
BACKGROUND L-selectin ligands, localized to the luminal epithelium at the time of implantation, may support the early stages of blastocyst attachment. We have assessed the expression of two L-selectin ligands, defined by MECA-79 and HECA-452 monoclonal antibodies, and the sulfotransferase GlcNAc6ST-2, involved in generation of L-selectin ligand epitopes, in(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION The endometrial epithelial cell membrane is a key interface in female reproductive biology. Steroid hormones play a predominant role in cyclic changes which occur at this interface during the female menstrual cycle. Specific changes in the morphology of the endometrial epithelial cell surface become apparent with the epithelial(More)
We questioned the policy of routine microbiological culture of semen prior to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) with a view to prescribing antibiotics to reduce the risk of introducing seminal infection into the embryo culture system. An initial retrospective study examined serum microbiology reports of 449 couples undergoing IVF or gamete intra-Fallopian(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the neonatal outcome of 2 approaches to antenatal corticosteroid therapy for threatened preterm delivery in twins: a prophylactic approach in which corticosteroids were administered every 2 weeks from 24 to 32 weeks of gestation and a rescue approach in which corticosteroids were given to women at immediate(More)