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PGD/PGS to Improve IVF Outcome

Posted 01-25-2008 at 11:06 AM by IVF Doctor
Is anybody still telling you to do preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to select better embryos in attempts to improve pregnancy chances with in vitro fertilization (IVF)? If they do, send them packing!

Avoiding the transfer of chromosomally abnormal embryos should, at least theoretically, improve pregnancy rates with IVF. This equation works, however, only if one assumes that the required embryo biopsy does not adversely affect the embryo. To assume so makes no sense, knowing...
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Infertility Surgery Is Dead; Viva IVF!

Posted 01-22-2008 at 10:35 AM by IVF Doctor
Updated 01-30-2008 at 12:06 PM by IVF Doctor
An interesting little article appeared in the January issue of Fertility & Sterility, the official organ of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). With Alan DeCherney, MD, (Editor-in Chief of Fertility and Sterility and Chief of the Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD) as the senior author (though not in...
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Notes from the IVF Doctor

Posted 01-17-2008 at 12:06 PM by IVF Doctor
Updated 01-18-2008 at 12:51 PM by IVF Doctor
Welcome to the blog of the IVF Doctor! My posts are devoted to building an ongoing series of commentaries to illuminate the concepts, methods, and treatments related to the fertility procedure, in vitro fertilization.

In committing to keeping this record. I hope to make this potentially life-altering procedure accessible to lay readers by providing intelligible and understandable answers to the most prevalent questions and concerns that have been voiced by my patients over now 25-plus...
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