Baseline psychological stress and ovarian norepinephrine levels negatively affect the outcome of in vitro fertilisation.

@article{Li2011BaselinePS,
  title={Baseline psychological stress and ovarian norepinephrine levels negatively affect the outcome of in vitro fertilisation.},
  author={Xiao-Hong Li and Yu-gen Ma and Li-hong GENG and Lang Qin and Han Hu and Shang-wei Li},
  journal={Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={139-43}
}
OBJECTIVE We determined the effect of baseline psychological stress and norepinephrine (NE) levels in the follicular fluid on the outcome of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). METHODS One hundred seven women with tubal factor infertility were evaluated before and during their first IVF treatment. On the first day of down-regulation, their psychological state was measured using the Zung Self-rating Anxiety (SAS) and Depression Scales (SDS), and defined as baseline psychological stress. On oocyte… CONTINUE READING

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