Paul B. Miller

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The effect of pregnancy upon the maternal skeleton is not fully understood. The information that has been gathered by recent studies is conflicting with regard to overall loss or gain of bone during pregnancy. The aim of the present longitudinal, controlled study, therefore, was to investigate the effect of pregnancy on lumbar spine, wrist, and hip bone(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to study ways to improve IVF success rates in women with suspected endometrial receptivity defects. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study examining the effect of letrozole (aromatase inhibitor) on integrin expression as a marker of endometrial receptivity. We compared IVF outcomes in 97 infertile women who had undergone(More)
Various effects of 4 weeks of absolute bed rest on the circulatory system were studied in 12 healthy male volunteers. Postural tolerance varied from day to day before and after bed rest. Repeated tilt table testing allowed a more accurate appraisal of changes in postural tolerance caused by bed rest. Postural syncope on the tilt table was more frequent(More)
Reproductive aging in women (a physiological decline in the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) is an infrequently investigated and poorly understood biological phenomenon. Although menstrual irregularity and anovulation are known to precede the menopause, normal women in their fifth decade experience a profound decrease in fertility while(More)
Previous investigations of primordial follicle (PF) number in primate ovaries have used biased, model-based techniques that require correction factors based on assumptions regarding cell size, orientation, and shape. We sought to apply several techniques from the "new stereology" to obtain unbiased number estimates. This method involves a hierarchy of(More)
Transvaginal, ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval has become the gold standard for IVF therapy. Despite a low reported complication rate, here a case is reported of acute ureteral obstruction following seemingly uncomplicated oocyte retrieval. Prompt diagnosis and ureteral stenting led to rapid patient recovery with no long-term urinary tract sequelae.(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare pregnancy rates for couples undergoing IUI by a single healthcare provider with random assignment to either rigid (Tomcat; Kendall Sovereign, Mansfield, MA) or flexible (Soft Pass; Cook, Spencer, IN) catheters. DESIGN Randomized, controlled study. SETTING Tertiary care infertility practice. PATIENT(S) One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve serum metabolic and endocrine measures known to influence fecundity. STUDY DESIGN Twelve infertile, obese women were enrolled in a 12-week program of diet and exercise. Subjects underwent baseline testing for estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), testosterone (T), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH),(More)