Comment on the article by Madani et al. ‘Improvement of pregnancy rate by modification of embryo transfer technique: a randomized clinical trial’

28 06 2010

To the Editor:

I read with great interest the paper by Madani et al. (1). The authors report a randomized controlled study of 110 women in which pushing 0.2 mL of air into the uterus after embryo transfer (ET) was associated with a significant improvement of the clinical pregnancy rate from 9/55 (16.4%) in the control group to 22/55 (40%) in the study group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ongoing pregnancy after hMG stimulation and timed intercourse in a 40-year-old woman with undetectable AMH levels

21 06 2010

To the Editor:

We read with interest the reports of Fraisse et al. (2008) (1) and Tocci et al. (2009) (2) published in Fertility Sterility on a total of three cases of pregnancies despite undetectable serum anti-muellerian hormone (AMH) levels. Herein we report a similar case, which we would like to bring to the attention of our colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »





Orthodox Judaism Does Not Necessarily Prohibit All Multifetal Reductions

16 06 2010

To the Editor:

In their discussion of infertility counseling for Orthodox Jews, Haimov-Kochman et al. (1) note with regard to multi-fetal pregnancy reduction that one soul cannot be put aside for the sake of another and that discussion of the number of embryos to be transferred to the womb should include the religious obstacle to reduce the number of embryos later during early pregnancy. Read the rest of this entry »





Re: Relevance of the site of assisted hatching in thawed human blastocysts

16 06 2010

To the Editor:

With interest we read the elegant paper of Miyata et al. (1) which reported the existence of polarity in the hatching process of warmed human blastocysts. In detail, artificial zona pellucida (ZP) opening close to the inner cell mass (ICM) resulted in improved rates of complete hatching, whereas assisted hatching at the abembryonic site caused trapping of the embryo within the ZP (1). Read the rest of this entry »





Transforming growth factor β1 gene -509 C/T polymorphism and endometriosis

10 06 2010

To the Editor:

We read with interest the article by Kim and co-workers (1) describing the analysis of the transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-beta 1) -509 C/T gene polymorphism among Korean patients with advanced-stage endometriosis and controls. Read the rest of this entry »





It’s time to respect the ASRM definition of recurrent pregnancy loss

9 06 2010

To the Editor:

We read with great interest the article by Jaslow et al. (1). They proposed to determine whether the frequency of abnormal results for evidence-based diagnostic tests differed among women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) based on the number of prior losses (N = 2, 3, or >4). Read the rest of this entry »





Does B-Lynch suture have hidden long-term effects?

9 06 2010

To the Editor:

We read with great interest the case reported by Goojha et al. (1), and we could not agree more with the authors regarding the necessity to adequately assess subsequent fertility following B-Lynch suture. Read the rest of this entry »