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We performed an innovative technique of temporary ovarian suspension after operative laparoscopy for stage 3 and 4 endometriosis and evaluated the results in a retrospective study. Subjects were 20 women who underwent operative laparoscopy for infertility. Temporary ovarian suspension to the anterior abdominal wall was performed as the last step in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of subtle elevation in P levels in late follicular phase on the outcome of IVF-ET cycles, using GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) and hMG +/- FSH protocol. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of data. PATIENTS Fifty-four patients who completed 63 IVF-ET cycles were treated with midluteal GnRH-a, followed by hMG +/- pure FSH. Depending(More)
Hysterosalpingography provides important information in the evaluation of infertility but is generally considered an uncomfortable and painful procedure. We evaluated various analgesics for decreasing or eliminating the discomfort from this procedure. Two types of analgesia were required to give maximum pain relief during and after the examination in the(More)
BACKGROUND Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is potentially dangerous. The study aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous pigtail catheter drainage for the management of ascites complicating severe OHSS. METHODS This was a prospective trial conducted at a private IVF centre and a tertiary teaching medical centre. A total(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the in vivo effectiveness of recombinant (r) hCG with urinary (u) hCG during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (COH-IUI) cycles. DESIGN Prospective controlled clinical study. SETTING Private IVF center. PATIENT(S) Two hundred eighty-four subjects undergoing COH-IUI cycles. INTERVENTIONS(S) Women(More)
The relative effectiveness of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) combined with superovulation in the treatment of infertility were compared in 151 couples undergoing a single cycle of treatment. Treatment was selected as appropriate (IVF for tubal disease, GIFT or IUI/superovulation for(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the outcome of IVF-ET in women who used vaginal P (vaginal P(4)) versus those who used P in oil via IM injection (IM-P(4)) for luteal support. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING Tertiary referral infertility center. PATIENT(S) A cohort of 544 women. INTERVENTION(S) In 145 women, vaginal P(4) was used, while in 399 women, IM-P(4)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if intracytoplasmic sperm injection using testicular sperm is effective in the treatment of infertile couples with obstructive azoospermia. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Tertiary care teaching medical center. METHODS Intracytoplasmic sperm injection was performed in two patients using testicular sperm after microsurgical(More)
This report describes a patient who experienced a generalized allergic reaction to Pergonal during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in preparation for an intracytoplasmic sperm injection procedure for treatment of severe male factor infertility. The report describes a successful desensitization protocol which allowed the patient to complete her treatment(More)