Associations between free fatty acids, cumulus oocyte complex morphology and ovarian function during in vitro fertilization.

@article{Jungheim2011AssociationsBF,
  title={Associations between free fatty acids, cumulus oocyte complex morphology and ovarian function during in vitro fertilization.},
  author={Emily S. Jungheim and George A. Macones and Randall R. Odem and Bruce W. Patterson and Susan E. Lanzendorf and Valerie S. Ratts and Kelle H Moley},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2011},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={1970-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if follicular free fatty acid (FFA) levels are associated with cumulus oocyte complex (COC) morphology. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING University in vitro fertilization (IVF) practice. PATIENT(S) A total of 102 women undergoing IVF. INTERVENTION(S) Measurement of FFAs in serum and ovarian follicular fluid. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Total and specific follicular and serum FFA levels, correlations between follicular and serum FFAs, and associations between… CONTINUE READING
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