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In 36 women with polycystic ovary syndrome and clomiphene citrate resistance, letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, statistically significantly increased the ovulation rate by 33.3% in the treatment group, indicating that letrozole can be used as an effective and simple alternate ovulation-inducing agent in these women.
Withania somnifera is a medicinal plant used in the treatment of a variety of ailments in the Ayurvedic system. Alcoholic extract of the root of the plant was injected(ip) at daily doses of 200 to 1000 mg/kg body wt for 15 days starting from 24 hr after intradermal inoculation of 5 x 10(5) cells of S-180 in BALB/c mice. Solid tumor growth was monitored for(More)
The cause of infertility is unexplained in about 22-28% of all infertile couples. The prognosis for spontaneous pregnancy in such couples is better than in those with diagnosed causes of infertility. Traditional treatment options in this group have included expectant management, clomifene citrate, intrauterine insemination with (super ovulation plus(More)
Clomiphene citrate has been traditionally used as the drug of choice in treating women with anovulatory infertility. In the last decade letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor has emerged as alternative ovulation induction agent. Literature confirms that letrozole has a definitive role in anovulatory women who have not responded to the clomiphene therapy. However(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictive factors for pregnancy after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH)/intrauterine insemination (IUI). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University-level tertiary care center. PATIENTS AND METHODS 366 patients undergoing 480 stimulated IUI cycles between November 2007 and December 2008. (More)
PURPOSE Does transfer of supernatant embryo culture fluid (stimulation of endometrial embryo transfer - SEET) prior to vitrified warmed blastocyst transfer result in better clinical pregnancy and live birth rates than direct vitrified warmed blastocyst transfer? METHODS This randomized controlled trial compared SEET group and direct transfer group(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of blastocyst transfer in comparison with cleavage stage embryo in a similar cohort of women. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING University teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Women aged 35 or less undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection between January 2005 and December 2006 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of ovarian heterotopic pregnancy after an IVF cycle. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Reproductive medicine unit, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India. PATIENT(S) A woman with an ovarian heterotopic pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S) Laparoscopic removal of ovarian ectopic pregnancy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Early(More)
Multiple pregnancy, a complication of assisted reproduction technology, is associated with poorer maternal and perinatal outcomes. The primary reason behind this is the strategy of replacing more than one embryo during an assisted reproduction technology cycle to maximise pregnancy rates. The solution to this problem is to reduce the number of embryos(More)
The changing social scenario together with economic growth and an increase in job opportunities has to a great extent reduced gender inequality and has resulted in more and more older women seeking help from infertility clinics. Fertility and aging have always been closely linked and the age of the female partner remains the single most important factor in(More)