What is Infertility
IVF & ICSI
--5 Steps of IVF
--IUI With Husbands Sperm
--IUI With Donor Sperm
Embryo Freezing & Thawing
--Steps for Embryo Freezing
--Steps for Embryo Thawing
Blastocyst & Assisted Hatching
--What is Assisted Hatching?
--How is Assisted Hatching Performed?
--Who Can Use Assisted Hatching?
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Fertility Research Studies at WCFC
Human Oocyte Cryopreservation, A Frozen Oocyte Birth Following Failed Fresh IVF in the Same Patient – A Case ReportDescription of a a successful live birth using frozen oocytes instead of frozen
embryos after an initial unsuccessful IVF cycle.
Human Oocyte Cryopreservation, Preliminary Results of Survival, Fertilization and Cleavage Rate of Frozen Oocyte Using a New Modified Slow – Freeze Protocol
Description of the survival rate, fertilization rate, and
cleavage rate of a new slow-freeze technique for human oocytes.
A Frozen Egg Birth, a Frozen Embryo Birth, and a Fresh Embryo Twin Birth: Multiple Outcomes From a Single IVF Cycle
A 30-year-old woman with polycystic ovarian
syndrome (PCOS) underwent controlled ovarian
hyperstimulation (COH) for in vitro fertilization.
A limited number of oocytes were inseminated with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Surplus oocytes were
cryopreserved by a slow freeze method.
In November of 2001, the patient delivered healthy
twins and decided to donate all unused cryopreserved oocytes and embryos. Donated oocytes were given to 42 year old matched primary infertility recipient.
Effects of Transfer Location on IVF Outcomes
The impact of transfer distance from the fundus
(TDF) on clinical pregnancy rate (PR) and ectopic pregnancy rate in 699 ultrasound-guided embryo transfers.
A New Methodology to Evaluate Beta 3 Integrin as a Marker for Uterine Receptivity
The presence of the beta3 integrin molecule in the endometrium mayplay an important role for embryo implantation. This study evaluates a new method using beta3 integrin as a marker for uterine receptivity in women with two unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles.
Parallel Comparison Study of Estradiol and FSH Between Elecsys and Access2® Analyzers in Relationship to Number of Oocytes and Pregnancy Outcome
serum FSH and estradiol levels are compared using both the Roche Elecsys 2010 and the Beckman-Coulter Access 2 analyzers. This parallel study was performed during the implementation of a new laboratory methodology at our Orange County fertility center.
48 Months Retrospective Study on Pregnancy Rates
A 48 months study was performed on 750 sequential patients undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology at West Coast Fertility Centers between 1999-2002.
New Fertility Development - Beta 3 Integrin
Integrins have a major role in endometrial receptivity. Abnormal endometrial integrin beta 3 expression might be a major cause of unexplained infertility and also recurrent pregnancy loss.
A Non-Incisional Doppler Guided Transvaginal Approach for Uterine Artery Identification May Lead to a Less Invasive Means to Control Uterine Perfusion
Determination of the location and depth of the uterine arteries from the vaginal fornix using a Doppler guided non-incisional transvaginal approach.
Determination of InterLeukin-8 In Amniotic Fluid
Determination of interleukin-8 in amniotic fluid is suitable to avoid a
fetal inflammatory response syndrome.