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BACKGROUND Obstetric haemorrhages have been reported to be increased after assisted reproduction technologies (ART) but the mechanisms involved are unclear. METHODS This retrospective cohort study compared the prevalence of antepartum haemorrhage (APH), placenta praevia (PP), placental abruption (PA) and primary post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) in women with(More)
OBJECTIVE To report preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA) rates from assisted reproduction technologies (ART) patients with ovarian endometriomata compared with control groups. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university affiliated ART center and Perinatal Data Collection Unit (PDCU). PATIENT(S) Every woman who had an(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of subserosal, intramural, and submucosal fibroids on the outcome of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. DESIGN A retrospective comparative study. SETTING A tertiary referral center for infertility. PATIENT(S) Treatment outcome of 106 ART cycles in 88 patients with uterine fibroids (33 subserosal, 46(More)
BACKGROUND First trimester screening (FTS) for Down syndrome combines measurement of nuchal translucency, free beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A). The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed analysis of FTS results in singleton pregnancies conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and(More)
Assisted reproduction programmes do not report success consistently. Rates vary with the definition used. Success must reflect delivery of healthy babies, and the burden of treatment to couples. We report the singleton, term gestation, live birth rate of a baby per assisted reproductive technology cycle initiated for a large IVF programme. We defined(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether adverse perinatal outcomes are increased in subfertile women. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Two tertiary assisted reproductive technologies (ART) centers; Victorian births register. PATIENT(S) Records of women who registered with the clinics (1991-2000), but did not have an infant using ART, were linked to the birth(More)
BACKGROUND The reasons for increased birth defect prevalence following in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are largely unknown. Classification of birth defects by pathology rather than organ system, and examination of the role of embryo freezing and thawing may provide clues to the mechanisms involved. This study aimed(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the choices of couples relinquishing frozen embryos and the outcomes of embryo donation at a major in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinic. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective audit of 11.5 years of data (1991-2002) from the Monash University IVF clinic, Melbourne. PARTICIPANTS Couples who make decisions regarding the fate of their frozen(More)