PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure
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PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure During in vitro fertilization – IVF, embryos are chosen for transfer based on two separate criteria. In all IVF cycles, the microscopic evaluation of the embryo is carried out at varied stages to identify those with the best overall appearance and development characteristics. In some IVF cycles, preimplantation…

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) predicts IVF success
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Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) predicts IVF success

Measurement of ovarian reserve is an important part of any infertility evaluation. In addition to identifying those women that may have a very poor chance for success, measurement of ovarian reserve is useful for determining the correct dose of fertility drugs to use in treatments such as in-vitro fertilization – IVF. Previously, a number of…

Low fat dairy may increase risk of ovulation problems

Dairy foods and ovulation Lactose is the main carbohydrate in milk and other dairy foods. In the intestine, lactose is broken down into two sugars, glucose and galactose, which are further broken down and used by the body. The ability to breakdown these sugars is an important factor in normal ovarian development. for example, women…

ACOG opposes gender selection

ACOG Opposes Sex Selection for Family Planning Purposes Washington, DC — Helping patients to choose the sex of their offspring to avoid serious sex-linked genetic disorders is considered ethical for doctors, but participating in sex selection for personal and family reasons, such as family balancing, is not, according to an opinion issued today by the…

Surgery for ovarian cysts may hurt fertility

This article will be of interest to women with ovarian cysts due to endometriosis or other causes and who are considering treatment with in vitro fertilization – IVF. A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, compared IVF patients who first underwent surgery to remove ovarian cysts to…

Uterine artery embolization and fertility

In January 2003, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of miniature acrylic copolymer beads to be used for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. This procedure is known as uterine artery embolization or UAE. The uterine artery embolization procedure entails inserting a catheter through the femoral artery and into the uterine artery, where the beads…

PCOS depression

Depression in PCOS patients may be due to obesity A total of 35% of those with polycystic ovary syndrome also had depression in a recent study of 206 women. The study compared a total of 103 PCOS patients with 103 controls. PCOS was diagnosed by the criteria established by the Rotterdam conference in 2003.

Metformin Ineffective for IVF
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Metformin Ineffective for IVF

Metformin ineffective for IVF Metformin (Glucophage) is a commonly used treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) . Metformin is used to treat insulin resistance which is commonly found in women with PCOS. There is sufficient data currently to state that metformin use in PCOS patients can result in ovulation and thus increased fertility in PCOS…