Madalena Barata

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Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) of peritoneal fluid is believed to have important pro-inflammatory and angiogenic activities in the complex mechanisms of development of peritoneal endometriotic lesions. We have evaluated the concentrations of TNFalpha and macrophages in peritoneal fluid of infertile women with minimal or mild endometriosis and(More)
In order to assess the possible influence of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogue and human menopausal gonadotrophin on the occurrence of fractured zona oocytes (FZOs) in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles, we analysed 267 consecutive cycles in 199 patients. In 87 cycles, at least one fractured zona oocyte was recovered, and in 180 cycles(More)
In a retrospective study we have reviewed the data of 570 consecutive IVF cycles in which a GnRH agonist (GnRHa) was started in the early follicular phase (long protocol). Cycles were divided in groups according to estradiol levels before HMG administration: A, <20 pg/ml; B, 20 to 50pg/ml; C, 51 to 100pg/ml. Our objective was to determine if the degree of(More)
In women undergoing in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET), a total of 408 IVF cycles were stimulated using human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) or pure follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) plus HMG in combination with a single injection of D-Trp6-LHRH microcapsules in order to enhance the ovarian response to gonadotrophins and to avoid(More)
Multiple factors influence the probability of obtaining a pregnancy through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET). This retrospective study was designed to assess their importance in order to improve prognostic ability and treatment success. 341 consecutive embryo transfer cycles using the same ovarian stimulation protocol were considered(More)
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