Uma Deve Gordon

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of exogenous LH dosage on IVF outcome. DESIGN Single-blinded (assessor-blinded) study with random assignment of treatment groups. SETTING Human Assisted Reproduction Unit, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. PATIENT(S) Infertile normogonadotropic women undergoing their first cycle of IVF were studied. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
The study explores the relationship between serum Chlamydia antibody titres (CAT) using the whole-cell inclusion immunoflourescence (WIF) test and severity of tubal damage in infertile women undergoing laparoscopy. Comparisons between the extent of specific lesions, including their severity found at laparoscopy, and CAT levels were analysed in 408 infertile(More)
We report the safe use of levonorgestrel hormone releasing intra uterine system (Mirena®) as a contraceptive in egg donors during a treatment cycle. In the first case report, a 29-year-old egg donor using the Mirena coil for contraception and two egg recipients, aged 41 years and 32 years respectively underwent standard IVF treatment, oocyte retrieval in(More)
The advent of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has offered new solutions for the management of patients with azoospermia. Surgical sperm recovery combined with ICSI has allowed many men with azoospermia to father their own biological children. Azoospermia can be classified as obstructive and non-obstructive, with investigations, management and(More)
Insufficient information is available on the safety and efficacy of the potent analgesic diclofenac sodium administered following oocyte retrieval. The present study aims to address this issue. A randomized prospective double-blind study of 381 assisted conception cycles was performed. Patients included were <40 years old with early follicular FSH <10 IU/l(More)
BACKGROUND IVF treatment is usually stressful for patients, but individual differences in emotional response do exist. Differences in the stress response may be related to reproductive outcomes as well as to the development of psychiatric problems. This review collates research exploring which psychosocial factors (e.g. personality traits and coping(More)
Data from 107 women undergoing their first IVF/ICSI were analyzed. Relationships between antimullerian hormone (AMH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) were analyzed after dividing patients into four groups according to AMH/FSH levels. Concordance was noted in 57% of women (both AMH/FSH either normal or abnormal) while 43%of women had discordant values(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis poses a potential threat to the fertility of women by causing tubal damage. Many women with serological evidence of past Chlamydia infection have normal tubal appearances on laparoscopic assessment. The aim of this study was to assess if serological evidence of past chlamydial infection affects the likelihood of conception in women(More)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is associated with anovulatory infertility. Luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotrophin receptor (LHCGR), which is critical for ovulation, has been suggested to be expressed prematurely in the ovarian follicles of women with PCOS. This study aimed to analyse the expression and activity of LHCGR in ovarian granulosa cells(More)
BACKGROUND The timing of human chorionic goadotropin (hCG) injection and oocyte retrieval in women undergoing in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection is crucial. If not properly timed, premature spontaneous luteinizing hormone surge or even premature ovulation may lead to cancellation of the treatment cycle. Commonly, oocyte retrieval is(More)