The blastocyst and the endometrium are in a constant state of cross-talk. In order for successful implantation to take place, the blastocyst must be at the appropriate stage of development, and needs to signal a well synchronized endometrium to ‘accept … Read more
Category: Failed IVF
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
IVF treatment always exacts a profound emotional and financial toll on patients/couples. Needless to say, the financial burden is often crippling; however, ask any woman who has undergone IVF, and she will likely tell you that the emotional impact was … Read more
Whenever a patient fails to achieve a pregnancy following embryo transfer (ET), the first question asked is why! Was it simply due to, bad luck?, How likely is the failure to recur in future attempts and what can be done … Read more
The dictionary defines “evidence based medicine” as follows:
“The practice of medicine in which the physician finds, assesses, and implements methods of diagnosis and treatment on the basis of the best available current research, their clinical expertise, and the … Read more
Women, who have advanced endometriosis, often have endometriotic ovarian cysts, known as endometriomas. These cysts contain decomposed menstrual blood that looks like melted chocolate…hence the name “chocolate cysts”. These space occupying lesions can cause chronic pelvic pain, pain with intercourse … Read more
The considerable emotional, physical and financial burden associated with infertility treatment in general and with IVF in specific, demand that factors known to affect outcome be identified and regulated prior to initiating treatment.
Just as a successful garden needs a … Read more
Two main factors determine the quality of a woman’s eggs at ovulation or egg retrieval. First is her age and second is the protocol used for ovarian stimulation. With the possible the exception of cases where there is severe sperm … Read more
Are unsuspecting infertile women at increased risk through the drugs and treatment they administered with fertility treatment?
When it comes to fertility drugs (e.g. gonadotropins such as Follistim, Gonal F, Puregon, Bravelle, Menopur, Lupron, Superfact, Ganirelix, Cetrotide etc.,) used in … Read more
There is a relatively high success rates following tubal re-connection (reanastomosisis) in cases of previous tubal ligation (a birth rate of +/- 50% within 3 years of a successful surgery). However, IVF performed in a center of excellence produces almost … Read more