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OBJECTIVE To assess the utility and safety of in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) serodiscordant couples. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University-based practice. PATIENT(S) HIV-1 seropositive men and seronegative women undergoing IVF-ICSI.IVF-ICSI, HIV testing of(More)
The conflicting results from studies on the predictive capabilities of serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) for IVF pregnancy outcomes may be attributed to small sample sizes and disparities in the age of the study populations. The relationship between AMH and IVF pregnancy outcomes was clarified with retrospective cross-tabulation analyses (n=1558)(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the safety and to make a preliminary assessment of the efficacy of 0.5% ferric hyaluronate adhesion prevention gel in reducing adhesions in patients undergoing peritoneal cavity surgery by laparotomy, with a planned 'second-look' laparoscopy. The study was a randomized, open-label, placebo-controlled, parallel-group(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment efficacy of using IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in HIV serodiscordant couples interested in having children while minimizing the risk of viral transmission. This study reviews the cases of HIV serodiscordant couples (n = 142) seeking fertility treatment at an assisted reproductive centre.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate what hormonal or biochemical parameters are most highly associated with the finding of polycystic-appearing ovaries as compared with normal-appearing ovaries in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Ten women with PCOS-five with normal-appearing(More)
BACKGROUND The study aim was to determine whether supraphysiological estradiol (E(2)) levels reduce oocyte/embryo quality in oocyte donation cycles. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 330 consecutive fresh oocyte donation cycles was performed in an assisted reproductive treatment programme between January 1996 and December 2000. Throughout the study(More)
An open label, randomized, multi-centre study was performed to compare cetrorelix and leuprolide acetate for prevention of premature LH surge and to assess whether patients treated with cetrorelix benefit from addition of recombinant human (r-h)LH. Normo-ovulatory women (n = 74) undergoing ovarian stimulation prior to intracytoplasmic sperm injection were(More)
While the age of a donor is a fundamental factor to the success of donor IVF, no serum markers have been demonstrated to be useful in predicting variability of ovarian response in individual donors. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) has been described as an accurate marker of ovarian response in patients undergoing IVF, but has not been applied to oocyte donors.(More)
Outlined is our experience with couples in whom the male was both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive and a haemophiliac who underwent assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in order to attain family goals while minimizing the risk of HIV transmission. We report their demographics, attitudes towards assisted reproduction, and ART performance(More)
The reported histopathologic findings in leiomyomas treated with leuprolide acetate (LA) differ. We examined 233 myomectomy specimens, including 107 myomas from 30 patients (mean age, 34.7 +/- 4.6 years) treated with LA. Their histopathologic findings were compared with those from a control group of 126 myomas from 30 untreated patients (mean age 32.7 +/-(More)