Category: IVF

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

Genetically Testing Embryos for IVF

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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

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

Optimizing Access to Sher-IVF, Las Vegas from Afar

“Over the years Sher-IVF has performed IVF on many patients that often journeyed from as far away as, France, South America, China, Europe, Africa, Central/South America, Canada, Japan, the Middle East, Russia, etc. Almost all have been surprised at the Read more