Roel Schats

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BACKGROUND Couples affected by idiopathic subfertility or male subfertility have an estimated spontaneous conception rate of about 2% per cycle. Although various infertility treatments are available, counselling of a couple in their choice of treatment is difficult because of the lack of consistent data from good-quality comparative studies. We compared the(More)
BACKGROUND The current study was designed to compare antral follicle count (AFC) and basal ovarian volume (BOV), the exogenous FSH ovarian reserve test (EFORT) and the clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT), with respect to their ability to predict poor and hyper responders. METHODS One hundred and ten regularly menstruating patients, aged 18-39 years,(More)
Based on results from a survey study in a sample of Australian parents of twins, Raj and Morley (2007) reported that questions concerning the mode of conception of twins may be offensive to parents. We looked at the willingness to reply to questions about mode of conception of twin pregnancies in a large survey study that was completed by 20,150 mothers of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the success rate of proximal tubal occlusion with Essure devices in subfertile women with hydrosalpinges, and to observe the results of subsequent treatment with IVF. DESIGN Prospective, single-arm, clinical study. SETTING University hospital and teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Ten women with uni- or bilateral hydrosalpinges(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate marker distribution of free beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (fbeta-hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) in singleton pregnancies conceived by assisted reproduction techniques (ART). METHODS In vitro fertilization (IVF) (n = 203) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) (n = 192) cases from a database of 14(More)
The objective of this study was to establish whether or not patients with unexplained recurrent abortion have an increased incidence of haemostatic or metabolic abnormalities. Fifty-two patients with a history of unexplained habitual abortion (two or more spontaneous abortions before 16 weeks' gestation) were tested for protein S, protein C and antithrombin(More)
BACKGROUND An optimal range of LH concentrations for achieving pregnancy has not been established. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of various LH levels induced by different GnRH antagonist doses on IVF outcome. METHODS This was a prospective, single centre study including 144 IVF patients, stimulated with recombinant FSH from cycle day(More)
BACKGROUND With the occasional reports of unexpectedly poor ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) for IVF in young normally cyclic women in mind, we studied age-related ovarian response to COH in a group of women who underwent standard IVF. METHODS Ovarian response to COH was defined as the number of follicles > or = 14 mm on the(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirin is believed to improve the outcome of IVF, but previous conventional meta-analyses on the subject are conflicting. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis with individual patient data (IPD MA) of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the subject. METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted to identify RCTs assessing the(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the function of the ovarian neuronal network in humans. In many species, copulation influences endocrinology through this network. As a first step, the possible influence of ovarian mechanical manipulation on pituitary and ovarian hormones was evaluated in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and regularly cycling women. (More)