The effect of pentoxifylline on sperm motility, oocyte fertilization, embryo quality, and pregnancy outcome in an in vitro fertilization program.

@article{Dimitriadou1995TheEO,
  title={The effect of pentoxifylline on sperm motility, oocyte fertilization, embryo quality, and pregnancy outcome in an in vitro fertilization program.},
  author={Friedrich Leisch Andreas Weingessel Evgenia Dimitriadou and Demetrios A Rizos and Themis Mantzavinos and Katerina Arvaniti and K Voutsina and A Prapa and Nikolaos Kanakas},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1995},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={880-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of pentoxifylline on sperm motility, oocyte fertilization, embryo cleavage, and quality as well as pregnancy outcome on asthenospermic patients participating in an IVF program. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING Private IVF unit. PATIENTS Ninety-seven couples, 24 of whom were repeating IVF. Two semen specimens were obtained from each patient and each specimen was divided equally into two parts, nontreated (control semen) and pentoxifylline-treated… CONTINUE READING