UK data suggest rethink needed on egg collection practices
29 June 2020: Studies indicate that the optimal and safe number of oocytes needed for achieving an ongoing pregnancy is between six and 15. However, the use of egg freezing, frozen embryo replacement (FER) cycles and aggressive stimulation regimes has increased this number in order to boost success rates in older women and in poor responders who produce fewer eggs. What is not known is the impact of numbers of eggs retrieved and of over-stimulation practices on the health of patients, and on their emotional and financial well-being.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021. 3PM EST/ 8PM GMT / 9PM CET
A mock quality management meeting from the fictitious fertility clinic "Awesome IVF".
A lively interactive session with a blend of recordings, discussion, and live "Q and A" with Giles Palmer, Dr.Kelly Tilleman, Dr. Alison Campbell, Jeanette MacKenzie, Debbie Venier, and Dr. Tony Anderson.
On the agenda:
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Non-Conformities, Incidents, and Root Cause Analysis
New Staff Training
*Awesome IVF Staff: Giles Palmer (Chair), Dr. Kelly Tilleman, Venessa Smith, Shaista Sadruddin, Jeanette MacKenzie, Dr. Bill Venier, Debbie Venier, Dr. Marlane Angle, Dr. Denny Sakkas, Dr. Alex Varghese, Dr. Thomas (Rusty) Pool, Dr. Tony Anderson, Dr. Dean Morbeck, Dr. Alison Campbell, Anna McLaughlin, and Dr. Serena H Chen
Children born as a result of fertility treatment are no more likely to develop cancer than naturally conceived children, according to a new study.
Pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy may be linked to the way the uterus is prepared before frozen embryos are transferred.
A mouse embryo has been developed artificially in a lab from embryonic stem cells that represents the most sophisticated in vitro mammalian model ever created.
Fertility patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have the same chance of conceiving that they did before they were infected, according to a small study.
Germline cells seem to reset their biological clocks around the time of embryo implantation, not when generating gametes, as previously thought.
An essential component of how sperm move has been discovered, opening up new avenues for the understanding and treatment of male infertility.
A protocol involving two egg collections in the same menstrual cycle may reduce the time to pregnancy for IVF patients who respond poorly to ovarian stimulation.
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