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This study describes comprehensive polling of transcription start and termination sites and analysis of previously unidentified full-length complementary DNAs derived from the mouse genome. We identify the 5' and 3' boundaries of 181,047 transcripts with extensive variation in transcripts arising from alternative promoter usage, splicing, and(More)
BACKGROUND A large percentage of in-vitro generated cleavage stage human embryos are chromosomally mosaic, consisting of both normal (diploid) and abnormal (non-diploid) cells. The present study characterized mosaicism at each stage of cleavage division and examined its effect on preimplantation development in vitro. METHODS A total of 216 normally(More)
Uterine artery blood flow was assessed by transvaginal colour and pulsed Doppler ultrasound prospectively in six women during the peri-ovulatory period. All patients had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles and a mid-luteal serum progesterone consistent with spontaneous ovulation in the preceding cycle. Each patient underwent serial transvaginal ultrasound(More)
Eight patients who developed severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) were identified among 1302 patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) over a 1 year period (prevalence of 0.6%); 63% had ultrasonically diagnosed polycystic ovaries (PCO) and 75% were undergoing their first attempt at IVF. Pretreatment with a superactive luteinizing(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a measure of uterine blood flow impedance (the pulsatility index, PI) as determined by transvaginal ultrasonography with color blood flow imaging, may be used to assess endometrial receptivity immediately before the time of embryo transfer (ET) after assisted conception. DESIGN A prospective study of infertile women who had(More)
A total of 96 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment were studied on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration by transvaginal ultrasonography with color and pulsed Doppler ultrasound. We assessed endometrial thickness, endometrial morphology, presence or absence of subendometrial or intraendometrial color flow,(More)
We investigated for the presence of circadian variation in uterine artery blood flow indices during the late follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. Twenty women with regular menstrual cycles underwent transvaginal color Doppler assessment of blood flow in the uterine arteries on two occasions precisely 12 h apart on the same day in the follicular phase.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate obstetric outcomes with oocyte vitrification after ovarian stimulation (OS) and in vitro maturation (IVM) of immature oocytes. DESIGN A prospective trial from October 2003 to April 2007. SETTING University-based medical center. PATIENT(S) OS group: 38 patients undergoing intrauterine insemination who overresponded to OS. IVM(More)
The present study examined whether the rates of oocyte maturation, fertilization and development, as well as pregnancy rate could be improved by human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) priming 36 h before immature oocyte retrieval in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Immature oocyte retrieval was performed on day 10-14 of the cycles and patients(More)
The outcome of in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) was compared in 76 patients with polycystic ovaries (PCO) diagnosed on pre-treatment ultrasound scan, and 76 control patients who had normal ovaries and were matched for age, cause of infertility and stimulation regimen. Despite receiving significantly less human menopausal gonadotrophin(More)