Concentrations of angiogenic factors in follicular fluid and oocyte-cumulus complex culture medium from women undergoing in vitro fertilization: association with oocyte maturity and fertilization.

@article{MalamitsiPuchner2001ConcentrationsOA,
  title={Concentrations of angiogenic factors in follicular fluid and oocyte-cumulus complex culture medium from women undergoing in vitro fertilization: association with oocyte maturity and fertilization.},
  author={Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner and Angeliki Sarandakou and S G Baka and John Tziotis and Demetrios A Rizos and Dimitrios Hassiakos and George K Creatsas},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={98-101}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the concentration of angiogenic factors (vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], basic fibroblast growth factor [bFGF], and angiogenin) in the follicular fluid (FF) and oocyte-cumulus complex culture medium (CM) of women undergoing IVF and to investigate the association of the concentrations with the maturity and fertilization of the oocyte. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Academic tertiary-care institution. PATIENT(S) IVF patients with unexplained or tubal… CONTINUE READING

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