Sandra Joan Tanahatoe

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BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that elevated basal FSH concentrations are related to aneuploid pregnancies. However, there have been no prospective studies evaluating the incidence of aneuploidies in relation to basal FSH concentrations. Since the majority of aneuploid conceptions end in early pregnancy loss or abortion of a recognized pregnancy, these(More)
BACKGROUND We questioned whether a laparoscopy should be performed after a normal hysterosalpingography before starting intrauterine inseminations (IUI) in order to detect further pelvic pathology and whether a postponed procedure after six unsuccessful cycles of IUI yields a higher number of abnormal findings. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic laparoscopy after normal hysterosalpingography (HSG) and before intrauterine insemination (IUI) with respect to laparoscopic findings leading to a change of treatment decisions in couples with male subfertility, cervical hostility, or idiopathic infertility. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING(More)
Diagnostic laparoscopy is normally the standard procedure performed as the final test in the infertility work up before progressing to infertility treatment. Recently, there has been a growing tendency to bypass diagnostic laparoscopy after a normal hysterosalpingogram and instead to start direct infertility treatment [intrauterine insemination (IUI) or(More)
The additional value of laparoscopy was investigated with respect to diagnosis and further treatment decisions after abnormal hysterosalpingography (HSG) and prior to intrauterine insemination (IUI). In a retrospective chart review, the number of patients with abnormal HSG who finally need IVF treatment based on the laparoscopic findings was evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether embolization of a varicocele improves semen quality and enables use of less-invasive modes of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in infertile men with a physically palpable varicocele confirmed by phlebography. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING University infertility clinic. PATIENT(S) Fifty patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing age and post-menopausal status are associated with decreasing androgen concentrations in females. Women with premature loss of ovarian function, such as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) or iatrogenic menopause may be at increased risk for diminished testosterone levels at a relatively young age. Differentiation between a(More)
BACKGROUND To gain more insight in whether failure of intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment in patients with idiopathic subfertility could be related to diminished fertilization, the aim of this study is to compare the fertilization of an initial IVF procedure after six cycles of IUI and the fertilization of an initial IVF procedure without preceding(More)
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