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Duke REI Presents at ASRM 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016
By Clinical Practice Today - Duke Health

Learn more about the research Duke REI faculty, fellows and residents presented at the 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City October 15-19.

Fertilization method does not appear to influence perinatal outcomes among infants conceived with assisted reproductive technology

Differences in adverse perinatal outcomes between ICSI and IVF may be secondary to parental characteristics and infertility diagnoses. Read more >

Most donor-oocyte IVF cycles exceed recommended embryo transfer limits

Noncompliance rates with embryo transfer guidelines in recent years were consistently high, leading to unacceptably high rates of multiple pregnancies. Read more > 

Progesterone facilitates early embryonic development by enhancing mitochondrial activity and increasing cellular respiration

Preclinical study findings provide insight into the essential role of progesterone in the development of oocytes and cleavage-stage embryos. Read more >

Use of metformin decreases oocyte retrieval rates in some women with PCOS

Short-term use of metformin can adversely affect oocyte retrieval rates, but it does not reduce pregnancy and live birth rates in overweight/obese women with PCOS undergoing IVF. Read more > 

Majority of blastocyst-stage embryo transfers in young women are noncompliant with recommended transfer limits

A total of 61% of blastocyst-stage embryo transfer cycles performed in 2013 for women younger than 35 years were noncompliant with transfer limits, despite existing guidelines. Read more >

Peak serum estradiol level correlates with low neonatal birth weight following IVF

These findings represent the first evidence-based framework for predicting LBW among neonates conceived with IVF. Read more >