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Sher-IVF Success Rate

Given rapidly changing practices in the IVF arena, it is becoming increasingly implausible to reliably interpret current national reports expressing IVF outcome statistics as birth rate per initiated treatment cycle, per egg retrieval procedure or per embryo transfer procedure performed…AND … Read more

IVF SUCCESS RATE EXPRESSED AS VIABLE PREGNANCY RATE PER EMBRYO TRANSFERRED (PRPE): A PROPOSED NEW PRADIGM FOR IMPROVED AND VERIFIABLE REPORTING OF IVF STATISTICS

Given rapidly changing practices in the IVF arena, it is becoming increasingly implausible to reliably interpret current national reports expressing IVF outcome statistics as birth rate per initiated treatment cycle, per egg retrieval procedure or per embryo transfer procedure performed.  … Read more

Genetically Testing IVF Embryos

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) involves testing pre-implantation embryos for chromosomal numerical abnormalities (aneuploidy). Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves genetic testing of embryos for specific genetic conditions. The objective of both PGS and PGD is to identify embryos that are aneuploid Read more

Management of Immunologic Implantation Dysfunction (IID)

In the United States, effective treatment of NK/CTL activation associated with either alloimmune or autoimmune implantation dysfunction requires the administration of primarily Intralipid (IL). Such treatment is much more likely to be successful in the case of` autoimmune implantation dysfunction Read more

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Genetically Testing Embryos for IVF

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS):  PGS is the process whereby the chromosomes in the cells of an embryo (or the polar body of an egg) are examined (karyotyped). Embryo cells that have all 46 chromosomes intact are termed euploid. Those with … Read more

Management of Immunologic Implantation Dysfunction (IID)

In the United States, effective treatment of  natural killer cell /cytotoxic lymphocyte (NK/CTL)-activation associated with either alloimmune or autoimmune implantation dysfunction requires the administration of primarily Intralipid (IL) or Intravenous gamma-globulin (IVIg). Such treatment is much more likely to be … Read more

Does Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Improve IVF Success?

“I am in full agreement with researchers at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom who following a recent published a report on their observation that FET enhances IVF outcome, stated that this could represent one of the most “exciting” IVF Read more

Performing Embryo Transfer: The “Process”

Embryo transfer (ET) is undoubtedly a rate limiting factor in IVF. Unquestionably, the IVF doctor’s expertise in performing ET as one of the most important factors that will determine IVF outcome. It takes confidence, dexterity, skill, gentility and above all, … Read more

IVF: Selecting the Best Quality Embryos to Transfer

The numerical chromosomal configuration of a cell is referred to as its karyotype or ploidy. A cell with an irregular chromosome number is referred to as aneuploid while one with a normal karyotype, as euploid. It is predominantly (but not Read more