Blood on the embryo transfer catheter is associated with decreased rates of embryo implantation and clinical pregnancy with the use of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer.

@article{Goudas1998BloodOT,
  title={Blood on the embryo transfer catheter is associated with decreased rates of embryo implantation and clinical pregnancy with the use of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer.},
  author={V T Goudas and Diane G. Hammitt and Mark A. Damario and Donna R. Session and Anita Puri Singh and Daniel A Dumesic},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1998},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={878-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between blood found on the transfer catheter after ET and the rates of embryo implantation and clinical pregnancy with the use of IVF-ET. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A tertiary care center for assisted reproductive technology. PATIENT(S) Three hundred seven couples who underwent 354 ETs between January 1, 1994, and June 30, 1996. INTERVENTION(S) A semiquantitative system for recording the amount of blood found inside and outside the… CONTINUE READING

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