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Author Lozano-Arana, María Dolores ♦ García-Lozano, Juan Carlos ♦ Antiñolo, Guillermo ♦ Sánchez, Beatriz ♦ Peciña, Ana ♦ Borrego, Salud ♦ Fernández, Raquel María
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Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi Limited
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-11-27
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) R
Subject Keyword Medicine
Abstract Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy and presents an autosomal dominant inheritance. A reproductive option for the families affected is preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). One limitation of this option is the nonoptimal response to ovarian stimulation of the women with DM1, although controversial results exist regarding this subject. In this study, we have analyzed the results of the PGD program applied to DM1 at our institution. A total of 35 couples have been included in our program since 2010, and 59 cycles have been performed. The percentage of transfers per cycle was 64.4% and the live birth rate per cycle was 18.6%. Interestingly, statistically significant differences were observed for the clinical results in the group of couples with an affected female versus the group with an affected male or versus a group of couples with different referral reasons. Specifically, both the percentage of mature oocytes out of the total oocytes retrieved and the percentage of fertilization were considerably lower in the group of DM1 females. Our findings would suggest the possibility of achieving less favourable PGD outcomes in women with DM1 in comparison with other pathologies, although the underlying mechanism remains unknown.
ISSN 23146133
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-01
e-ISSN 23146133
Journal BioMed Research International
Volume Number 2017

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