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Author Miller, Kristin L. ♦ Frattarelli, John L.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Springer
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Urogenital System ♦ Embryonic Structures ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Discipline Reproductive Medicine ♦ Discipline Genectics ♦ Embryo Transfer ♦ Uterus ♦ Cohort Studies ♦ Embryo Implantation ♦ Physiology ♦ Embryo, Mammalian ♦ Female ♦ Fertilization In Vitro ♦ Humans ♦ Infertility, Female ♦ Etiology ♦ Therapy ♦ Retrospective Studies ♦ Ultrasonography ♦ Anatomy & Histology ♦ Journal Article
Abstract PURPOSE: To assess if the uterine cavity depth measured by a blind pre-cycle mock transfer changes after gonadotropin stimulation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study at an academic IVF program involving 128 infertility patients. The main outcome measures were uterine cavity depth measured at the blind pre-stimulation mock transfer and the ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. RESULTS: A >or= 1 cm increase in uterine cavity depth was found in 57.9% of the patients. The mean pre-cycle blind mock transfer uterine depth significantly differed from the mean uterine depth measured at embryo transfer. Based on the mock transfer, the anticipated embryo transfer depth was significantly less than the actual ultrasound-guided embryo transfer depth. CONCLUSION: Uterine depth significantly differed between the blind pre-cycle mock transfer measurement and the ultrasound-guided embryo transfer measurement. The mock transfer may predict a difficult embryo transfer but it is an inaccurate predictor of the final embryo transfer depth.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Miller KL ( Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.)
ISSN 10580468
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-02-01
Publisher Place Netherlands
e-ISSN 15737330
Journal Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 2-3


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus