Prediction of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Challenging the estradiol mythos.

@article{Orvieto2003PredictionOO,
  title={Prediction of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Challenging the estradiol mythos.},
  author={Raoul Orvieto},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={665-7}
}
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of ovulation induction. The syndrome almost always presents either after hCG administration in susceptible patients or during early pregnancy. Despite many years of clinical experience, the pathophysiology is poorly understood and there is no reliable test to predict patients who will subsequently develop severe OHSS. Nevertheless, excessive estradiol (E(2)) levels are commonly used as a… CONTINUE READING

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