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Objective menstrual blood loss measurements (in ml) were compared with the score obtained from a pictorial blood loss assessment chart (PBAC) which took into account the degree to which each item of sanitary protection was soiled with blood as well as the total number of pads or tampons used. Twenty eight women used the chart during 55 menstrual cycles and(More)
The aim of this prospective study of the use of transvaginal power Doppler ultrasound was to assess the subjectivity of the grading system and to elucidate, on a much larger series (200) of treatment cycles, the findings of previous authors. Vascular perfusion was studied using a grading system based on the percentage of follicular circumference (grade 1 <(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the ability of transvaginal power Doppler ultrasonography to assess the relationship between follicular vascularity and outcome in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. Each of 38 subjects underwent a single transvaginal power Doppler ultrasound scan on the day of oocyte collection, where the(More)
This paper describes a new technique for the synthesis of musical sounds which we have named Scanned Synthesis. Scanned Synthesis is based on the psychoacoustics of how we hear and appreciate timbres and on our motor control (haptic) abilities to manipulate timbres during live performance. A unique feature of scanned synthesis is its emphasis on the(More)
Eighty-eight clomiphene citrate-resistant infertile patients with oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhoea attributable to polycystic ovarian disease were divided at random into three groups. Twenty-nine patients were treated with ovarian electrocautery, 30 with human menopausal gonadotrophins (hMG) and 29 with pure follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Successful(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the permeability of unfertilized human oocytes to water and the cryoprotectant propane-1,2-diol over a range of temperatures and to use these data to predict osmotic responses under given conditions. DESIGN Laboratory-based study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Infertility patients donating unfertilized oocytes in excess(More)
Oestrogen and progesterone are known to require their corresponding steroid receptors to manifest structural and functional effects in the Fallopian tube, uterus and other target organs. This study compares cyclical variations of these receptors in the uterus and in different segments of the Fallopian tube in the same subjects using an immunocytochemical(More)
The purpose of the study was to describe the impact of false-positive results from initial maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MS-AFP) screening. The analyses compared two groups of women, those receiving a negative result (n = 346) and those receiving an initial positive result (n = 26), over four time points--prior to testing, immediately after testing,(More)
The effects on oocyte viability of varying the duration of exposure to cryoprotectants before rapid cooling to -196 degrees C were examined, using the vitrification protocol of Nakagata. A very short exposure (15 sec) was found to be optimal, resulting in an overall rate of development from vitrified oocytes to hatching blastocysts of 31.8%. Very high rates(More)