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

Agonist (Lupron) Therapy in IVF

All gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists act by rapidly expunging reservoirs of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland. GnRH agonists can be administered by intramuscular injection (e.g. Lupron, Buserelin) or through intranasal administration (Nafarelin, Read more

A Fresh Look at The Indications for IVF

Today, due to a myriad of factors, IVF is regarded as one of the main thoroughfares for helping couples achieve the goal of creating a family. However, no two IVF candidates are exactly alike and there is no single approach Read more