Paul Devroey

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation aneuploidy screening: a research tool for now
    Paul Devroey
    Centre of Reproductive Medicine, Brussels Free University, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 370:1985-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Reproductive biology and IVF: ovarian stimulation and endometrial receptivity
    Paul Devroey
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 15:84-90. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Progesterone rise on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin administration impairs pregnancy outcome in day 3 single-embryo transfer, while has no effect on day 5 single blastocyst transfer
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 91:949-52. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Initiation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist on day 1 as compared to day 6 of stimulation: effect on hormonal levels and follicular development in in vitro fertilization cycles
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5632-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Prolongation of the follicular phase in in vitro fertilization results in a lower ongoing pregnancy rate in cycles stimulated with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 82:102-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Steroid receptor expression in late follicular phase endometrium in GnRH antagonist IVF cycles is already altered, indicating initiation of early luteal phase transformation in the absence of secretory changes
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Laarbeeklaaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:1541-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Modified natural cycle for IVF does not offer a realistic chance of parenthood in poor responders with high day 3 FSH levels, as a last resort prior to oocyte donation
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 19:2545-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Prolongation of follicular phase by delaying hCG administration results in a higher incidence of endometrial advancement on the day of oocyte retrieval in GnRH antagonist cycles
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:2453-6. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous triggering of ovulation versus HCG administration in patients undergoing IUI: a prospective randomized study
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 25:278-83. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of LH serum concentration on the clinical outcome of IVF cycles in patients receiving two regimens of clomiphene citrate/gonadotrophin/0.25 mg cetrorelix
    Asimina Tavaniotou
    AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 6:421-6. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation aneuploidy screening: a research tool for now
    Paul Devroey
    Centre of Reproductive Medicine, Brussels Free University, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 370:1985-6. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Reproductive biology and IVF: ovarian stimulation and endometrial receptivity
    Paul Devroey
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 15:84-90. 2004
    ..The aim of this review is to analyse the effects of gonadotropin, GnRH-agonist and GnRH-antagonist administration on endometrial behaviour, to highlight the gaps in current knowledge and to propose areas in which research is needed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Progesterone rise on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin administration impairs pregnancy outcome in day 3 single-embryo transfer, while has no effect on day 5 single blastocyst transfer
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 91:949-52. 2009
    ..On the contrary, premature luteinization in the blastocyst subgroup had no effect on the pregnancy outcome...
  4. ncbi request reprint Initiation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist on day 1 as compared to day 6 of stimulation: effect on hormonal levels and follicular development in in vitro fertilization cycles
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5632-7. 2003
    ..In conclusion, administration of GnRH antagonist on d 1 (compared with d 6) of stimulation is associated with a lower exposure to LH and estradiol, which does not seem to affect follicular development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prolongation of the follicular phase in in vitro fertilization results in a lower ongoing pregnancy rate in cycles stimulated with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 82:102-7. 2004
    ..To assess the effect of altering the timing of hCG administration on ongoing pregnancy rates in patients stimulated with recombinant FSH (rec-FSH) and GnRH antagonists for IVF...
  6. ncbi request reprint Steroid receptor expression in late follicular phase endometrium in GnRH antagonist IVF cycles is already altered, indicating initiation of early luteal phase transformation in the absence of secretory changes
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Laarbeeklaaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:1541-7. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Modified natural cycle for IVF does not offer a realistic chance of parenthood in poor responders with high day 3 FSH levels, as a last resort prior to oocyte donation
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 19:2545-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the modified natural cycle (MNC) for IVF in poor responders as a last resort prior to oocyte donation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prolongation of follicular phase by delaying hCG administration results in a higher incidence of endometrial advancement on the day of oocyte retrieval in GnRH antagonist cycles
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:2453-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this prospective randomized study was to assess the effect of delaying hCG administration on endometrial histology...
  9. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous triggering of ovulation versus HCG administration in patients undergoing IUI: a prospective randomized study
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 25:278-83. 2012
    ..Therefore, the use of LH for timing ovulation in natural cycles might be the best way to maximize the probability of pregnancy for patients undergoing IUI...
  10. ncbi request reprint The impact of LH serum concentration on the clinical outcome of IVF cycles in patients receiving two regimens of clomiphene citrate/gonadotrophin/0.25 mg cetrorelix
    Asimina Tavaniotou
    AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 6:421-6. 2003
    ..25 cycles. Cetrorelix 0.25 mg/day was associated with a high incidence of premature LH surges and premature LH surges were associated with an adverse cycle outcome...
  11. ncbi request reprint GnRH antagonists in poor responders
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1216-7. 2004
  12. doi request reprint Is earlier administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) associated with the probability of pregnancy in cycles stimulated with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists? A prospective randomized
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 96:1112-5. 2011
    ..To evaluate the association of timing of hCG administration and probability of pregnancy in patients stimulated with recombinant FSH/GnRH antagonists for IVF...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of ovarian stimulation with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone, gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonists, and human chorionic gonadotropin on endometrial maturation on the day of oocyte pick-up
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 78:1025-9. 2002
    ..To assess the effect of ovarian stimulation with recombinant FSH, GnRH antagonists, and hCG on endometrial maturation on the day of oocyte pick-up...
  14. ncbi request reprint The luteal phase of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone/gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist in vitro fertilization cycles during supplementation with progesterone or progesterone and estradiol
    Human M Fatemi
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 87:504-8. 2007
    ..To explore luteal phase hormone profiles in patients stimulated with recombinant FSH and GnRH antagonist for IVF under two different modes of luteal support: P and P with E(2)...
  15. doi request reprint Vaginal progesterone supplementation has no effect on ongoing pregnancy rate in hCG-induced natural frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 150:175-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of luteal phase supplementation (LPS) on pregnancy rates in human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-induced natural frozen-thawed (FET) cycles...
  16. doi request reprint A novel method of luteal supplementation with recombinant luteinizing hormone when a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist is used instead of human chorionic gonadotropin for ovulation triggering: a randomized prospective proof of concept study
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 95:1174-7. 2011
    ..0% vs. 26.7%, respectively). No cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) were noticed in either group...
  17. ncbi request reprint Early and late ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: early pregnancy outcome and profile
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Laarbeeklaaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:636-41. 2005
    ..This observational study was designed to identify whether the onset pattern of OHSS is associated with the occurrence of pregnancy and the early pregnancy outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint An open, randomized single-centre study to compare the efficacy and convenience of follitropin beta administered by a pen device with follitropin alpha administered by a conventional syringe in women undergoing ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI
    Peter Platteau
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital and Medical School, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 18:1200-4. 2003
    ..A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare the efficacy and convenience of this pen device delivering follitropin beta with a conventional syringe delivering follitropin alpha...
  19. ncbi request reprint Endometrial integrin expression in the early luteal phase in natural and stimulated cycles for in vitro fertilization
    Asimina Tavaniotou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 108:67-71. 2003
    ..To investigate the effect of ovarian stimulation on integrin expression in the early luteal phase...
  20. pmc Transfer of cryopreserved - thawed embryos in hCG induced natural or clomiphene citrate cycles yields similar live birth rates in normo-ovulatory women
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 101 Laarbeeklaan, 1090 Brussel, Belgium
    J Assist Reprod Genet 27:683-9. 2010
    ..the purpose of this retrospective analysis is to compare the efficiency of hCG-induced natural and Clomiphene citrate (CC) cycles in normovulatory patients undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic efficiency, embryonic development and clinical outcome after the biopsy of one or two blastomeres for preimplantation genetic diagnosis
    Veerle Goossens
    Department of Embryology and Genetics, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 23:481-92. 2008
    ..Opting for one- or two-cell biopsy is a balance between the lowest risk for misdiagnosis on the one hand and the highest chance for a pregnancy on the other hand...
  22. ncbi request reprint Incidence and prediction of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women undergoing gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist in vitro fertilization cycles
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 85:112-20. 2006
    ..To determine the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in a large series of GnRH antagonist-stimulated cycles and to assess the predictive value of E2 and the number of follicles on the day of hCG administration...
  23. doi request reprint Anti-Müllerian hormone for the assessment of ovarian response in GnRH-antagonist-treated oocyte donors
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:532-9. 2012
    ....
  24. pmc Developmental stage on day-5 and fragmentation rate on day-3 can influence the implantation potential of top-quality blastocysts in IVF cycles with single embryo transfer
    Tiziana della Ragione
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 5:2. 2007
    ..In IVF-ICSI cycles with single embryo transfer (SET), embryo selection for transfer is of crucial importance. The present study aimed to define which embryo parameters might be related to the implantation potential of advanced blastocysts...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of blastocyst transfer with or without preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening in couples with advanced maternal age: a prospective randomized controlled trial
    Catherine Staessen
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 19:2849-58. 2004
    ..Therefore, advanced maternal age (AMA) couples are a good target group to assess the possible benefit of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening (PGD-AS) on the outcome after assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reproductive outcome of polycystic ovarian syndrome patients treated with GnRH antagonists and recombinant FSH for IVF/ICSI
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:313-8. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Exposure to high levels of luteinizing hormone and estradiol in the early follicular phase of gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist cycles is associated with a reduced chance of pregnancy
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 79:873-80. 2003
    ..To compare ongoing implantation rates under two different GnRH antagonist protocols...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prospectively randomized controlled trial of PGS in IVF/ICSI patients with poor implantation
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussel, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 17:848-54. 2008
    ..3% in the control group). It can be concluded that preimplantation genetic screening does not increase the implantation rates after IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection in women with repeated implantation failure...
  29. doi request reprint Follicular phase endocrine characteristics during ovarian stimulation and GnRH antagonist cotreatment for IVF: RCT comparing recFSH initiated on cycle day 2 or 5
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:1122-8. 2011
    ..Strategies involving mild ovarian stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF) might lessen discomfort to the patient and substantially lower complication rates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cumulative live birth rates after transfer of cryopreserved ICSI embryos
    Kaan Osmanagaoglu
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:344-8. 2004
    ..7% after four cycles while the crude cumulative delivery rate was 10.5%. Multiple cryopreserved embryo transfer cycles increase the chance of a couple to achieve a live birth...
  31. ncbi request reprint Live birth rate is significantly higher after blastocyst transfer than after cleavage-stage embryo transfer when at least four embryos are available on day 3 of embryo culture. A randomized prospective study
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:3198-203. 2005
    ..In a randomized controlled trial, we assessed whether pregnancy outcome would be improved by extending embryo culture to day 5 and transferring a blastocyst in patients with at least four good-quality embryos on day 3...
  32. ncbi request reprint Achievement of pregnancy three times in the same patient during luteal GnRH agonist administration
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    University Hospital, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, AZ VUB, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Laarbeeklaaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:347-9. 2005
    ..The children have so far been followed for 3.5 and 7 years. The physical examination of both children was unremarkable. However, the older child has recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia...
  33. doi request reprint Monozygotic twinning is not increased after single blastocyst transfer compared with single cleavage-stage embryo transfer
    Evangelosa G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 93:592-7. 2010
    ..To compare the incidence of monozygotic twinning between cleavage-stage and blastocyst-stage embryo transfer in a large cohort of patients undergoing single embryo transfer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening in patients with unexplained recurrent miscarriages
    Peter Platteau
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 83:393-7; quiz 525-6. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Triggering final oocyte maturation using different doses of human chorionic gonadotropin: a randomized pilot study in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists and recombinant follicle-stimulating horm
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 88:1382-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effect of different human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) doses on the ongoing pregnancy rates in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Human chorionic gonadotropin administration vs. luteinizing monitoring for intrauterine insemination timing, after administration of clomiphene citrate: a meta-analysis
    Ioannis P Kosmas
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 87:607-12. 2007
    ..To systematically compare hCG administration as a method for intrauterine insemination (IUI) timing with conservative urinary LH surge detection in infertility treatment...
  37. ncbi request reprint Influence of individual sperm morphology on fertilization, embryo morphology, and pregnancy outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Anick De Vos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 79:42-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the influence of morphology of individual spermatozoa on fertilization and pregnancy outcome...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationship between LH and oestradiol in IVF cycles before GnRH antagonist initiation
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:190-3. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the higher the endogenous unsuppressed LH concentrations on day 7 of the cycle after 5 days of stimulation with rec-FSH for IVF, the higher the serum oestradiol concentrations on the same day...
  39. doi request reprint No relationship between the type of pituitary suppression for IVF and chromosomal abnormality rates of blastomeres: an observational study
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 95:563-7. 2011
    ..To investigate whether the incidence of chromosomally abnormal blastomeres is related to the type of pituitary suppression used in ovarian stimulation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for fragile Xa syndrome: difficult but not impossible
    Peter Platteau
    Centres for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital and Medical School, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 17:2807-12. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of clomiphene citrate on follicular and luteal phase luteinizing hormone concentrations in in vitro fertilization cycles stimulated with gonadotropins and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist
    Asimina Tavaniotou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 77:733-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the effect that clomiphene citrate exerts on luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations in gonadotropin/gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist cycles...
  42. doi request reprint Does the time interval between antimüllerian hormone serum sampling and initiation of ovarian stimulation affect its predictive ability in in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist? A r
    Nikolaos P Polyzos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 100:438-44. 2013
    ....
  43. pmc Obstetric outcome in donor oocyte pregnancies: a matched-pair analysis
    Dominic Stoop
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 10:42. 2012
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Oestradiol valerate pretreatment in GnRH-antagonist cycles: a randomized controlled trial
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:272-80. 2012
    ..1%). Pretreatment with oestradiol valerate results in a significantly lower proportion of patients undergoing oocyte retrieval during a weekend day and can be a valuable tool for the organization of an assisted reproduction centre...
  45. doi request reprint Clinical validation of a closed vitrification system in an oocyte-donation programme
    Dominic Stoop
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 24:180-5. 2012
    ..6% (13/123) and 11.7% (13/111). The present data demonstrate that oocyte vitrification using a closed vitrification device yields excellent oocyte survival, fertilization and embryo development...
  46. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening in women older than 37 years
    Peter Platteau
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 84:319-24. 2005
    ....
  47. doi request reprint High exposure to progesterone between the end of menstruation and the day of triggering final oocyte maturation is associated with a decreased probability of pregnancy in patients treated by in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Dimitra Kyrou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 96:884-8. 2011
    ..To investigate the association between the probability of pregnancy and hormone exposure between the end of menstruation and the day of triggering final oocyte maturation (menstruation-free interval)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Administration of GnRH antagonists in case of elevated progesterone at initiation of the cycle: a prospective cohort study
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Belgium
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 12:423-8. 2011
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Prenatal genetic testing by amniocentesis appears to result in a lower risk of fetal loss than chorionic villus sampling in singleton pregnancies achieved by intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital and Medical School, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 79:374-8. 2003
    ..To compare pregnancy outcome after prenatal genetic testing by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis in singleton pregnancies achieved by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Live delivery rates in subfertile women with Asherman's syndrome after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis using the resectoscope or the Versapoint system
    Konstantinos A Zikopoulos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:720-5. 2004
    ..In conclusion, hysteroscopic adhesiolysis offers a real chance of parenthood in a substantial proportion of infertile couples either by using the Versapoint system or the resectoscope...
  51. doi request reprint Administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist during the 3 days before the initiation of the in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment cycle: impact on ovarian stimulation. A pilot study
    Christophe Blockeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 95:1714-9.e1-2. 2011
    ....
  52. doi request reprint An OHSS-Free Clinic by segmentation of IVF treatment
    Paul Devroey
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 26:2593-7. 2011
    ..The syndrome can be erased by applying ovarian stimulation using the combination of GnRH antagonist with GnRH agonist to trigger ovulation. In this case, the strategy is to freeze all of the oocytes or embryos for later use...
  53. pmc Human embryonic stem cell lines derived from single blastomeres of two 4-cell stage embryos
    Mieke Geens
    Department of Embryology and Genetics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 24:2709-17. 2009
    ..To further investigate potency at the 4-cell stage, we aimed to derive pluripotent human embryonic stem cells (hESC) from single blastomeres...
  54. pmc The reproductive outcome of female patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) undergoing PGD is not affected by the size of the expanded CTG repeat tract
    Willem Verpoest
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 101 Laarbeeklaan, 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    J Assist Reprod Genet 27:327-33. 2010
    ..This study aims to analyze the relationship between trinucleotide repeat length and reproductive outcome in a large cohort of DM1 patients undergoing ICSI and PGD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Slow controlled-rate freezing of sequentially cultured human blastocysts: an evaluation of two freezing strategies
    Etienne Van den Abbeel
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 20:2939-45. 2005
    ..Therefore, the aim of the present work was to evaluate, retrospectively, the outcome of blastocyst cryopreservation in a day 2/3 fresh embryo transfer programme...
  56. ncbi request reprint Luteal hormonal profile of oocyte donors stimulated with a GnRH antagonist compared with natural cycles
    Asimina Tavaniotou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 13:326-30. 2006
    ..001). Low LH serum concentrations and shortened luteal phase indicate the need for luteal phase supplementation in GnRH antagonist IVF cycles...
  57. ncbi request reprint Quintuplet pregnancy following transfer of two blastocysts: Case report
    Konstantinos Zikopoulos
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 19:325-7. 2004
    ..However, in order to identify more reliably predictive factors for the occurrence of monozygotic pregnancies, it is necessary to perform prospective trials...
  58. ncbi request reprint Live birth rates after transfer of equal number of blastocysts or cleavage-stage embryos in IVF. A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 23:91-9. 2008
    ..Both cleavage-stage and blastocyst-stage embryo transfer policies have advantages and drawbacks. The number of embryos transferred, however, is a crucial parameter that needs to be considered before attempting any comparison...
  59. ncbi request reprint Highly purified HMG versus recombinant FSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF cycles
    Peter Platteau
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 17:190-8. 2008
    ..83). Thus, the findings of this integrated analysis demonstrate that ovarian stimulation with HP-HMG, following a long down-regulation protocol, in IVF cycles results in significantly more live births than stimulation with rFSH alone...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comparison of transfers to Fallopian tubes or uterus after ICSI
    Anniek Vorsselmans
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital and Medical School, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:82-5. 2003
    ..In conclusion, this study shows a significant decrease in implantation rate in the MIFT group (P < 0.05). In this group of patients there seems to be no advantage to tubal replacement of micro-injected oocytes...
  61. pmc Should a single blastocyst transfer policy be a clinical decision or should it depend on the embryological evaluation on day 3?
    Dominic Stoop
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol 9:60. 2011
    ..However, in patients with a low number of good quality embryos on day 3, it remains unclear whether immediate embryo transfer or further embryo culture with blastocyst transfer is the most preferable option...
  62. ncbi request reprint Intracytoplasmic sperm injection with testicular spermatozoa is less successful in men with nonobstructive azoospermia than in men with obstructive azoospermia
    Valerie Vernaeve
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 79:529-33. 2003
    ..To assess the efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using testicular spermatozoa in cases of nonobstructive azoospermia...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prenatal testing in ICSI pregnancies: incidence of chromosomal anomalies in 1586 karyotypes and relation to sperm parameters
    Maryse Bonduelle
    Centre for Medical Genetics and Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 17:2600-14. 2002
    ..Prenatal testing was offered in all pregnancies obtained after ICSI with ejaculated or non-ejaculated sperm as part of the evaluation of the safety of ICSI...
  64. doi request reprint Prospective follow-up of 838 fetuses conceived after ovarian stimulation with corifollitropin alfa: comparative and overall neonatal outcome
    Maryse Bonduelle
    Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels 1090, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 27:2177-85. 2012
    ..new recombinant gonadotrophin with sustained follicle-stimulating activity, safe in terms of perinatal complications and birth defects in infants conceived following corifollitropin alfa treatment for contolled ovarian stimulation (COS)?..
  65. ncbi request reprint Blastocyst formation in in vitro fertilization versus intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles: influence of the fertilization procedure
    Lisbet Van Landuyt
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 83:1397-403. 2005
    ..To compare the quality of early cleaving embryos and blastocysts obtained by IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Early pregnancy loss is significantly higher after day 3 single embryo transfer than after day 5 single blastocyst transfer in GnRH antagonist stimulated IVF cycles
    E G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Universtiteit Brussel Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 12:60-5. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, the higher implantation potential of the blastocyst questions the rationale behind performing single embryo transfer on day 3 of embryo culture in women under 36 years old...
  67. ncbi request reprint The endometrium in stimulated cycles for IVF
    Claire Bourgain
    Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod Update 9:515-22. 2003
    ..Further unravelling of molecules involved in the implantation mechanism is needed for a better comprehension of the link between altered endometrial development and receptivity in IVF cycles...
  68. ncbi request reprint The experience of two European preimplantation genetic diagnosis centres on human leukocyte antigen typing
    Hilde Van De Velde
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 24:732-40. 2009
    ..Both centres have 6 years' experience with technical and clinical aspects of this type of genetic analysis on single blastomeres...
  69. doi request reprint The four blastomeres of a 4-cell stage human embryo are able to develop individually into blastocysts with inner cell mass and trophectoderm
    Hilde Van De Velde
    Research Centre Reproduction and Genetics, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 23:1742-7. 2008
    ..We investigated whether isolated blastomeres of human 4-cell stage embryos could develop in vitro into blastocysts with trophectoderm (TE) and inner cell mass (ICM)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Preserving the reproductive potential of men and boys with cancer: current concepts and future prospects
    Herman Tournaye
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Free University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod Update 10:525-32. 2004
    ..Although still at the experimental stage, cryobanking of testicular tissue from pre-pubertal boys may now be considered an acceptable strategy...
  71. ncbi request reprint Emerging drugs in assisted reproduction
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    AZ VUB, University Hospital, Dutch speaking Brussels Free University Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 10:425-40. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, the implementation of mild ovarian stimulation protocols with single embryo transfer policy and further development of oocyte in vitro maturation techniques may lead to a less drug orientated IVF treatment...
  72. ncbi request reprint Blastocyst culture: facts and fiction
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 5:285-93. 2002
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Children born after assisted reproductive technology
    Andre Van Steirteghem
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Medical Campus, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium
    Am J Perinatol 19:59-65. 2002
    ..The most important outcome data consist of information on minor and major congenital malformations obtained prenatally or after birth, as well as on the further development of the children...
  74. ncbi request reprint Human oocytes reversibly arrested in prophase I by phosphodiesterase type 3 inhibitor in vitro
    Daniela Nogueira
    Follicle Biology Laboratory, Dutch Speaking Free University of Brussels VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Biol Reprod 69:1042-52. 2003
    ..Ultrastructure analysis of COC derived from follicles between 8 and 12 mm showed that the induced extension of prophase I arrest in vitro resulted in cytoplasm changes but not in apparent nuclear changes during culture...
  75. pmc Gene expression during successful implantation in a natural cycle
    Inge Van Vaerenbergh
    Department of Pathology, UZ Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 93:268.e15-8. 2010
    ..To determine the human endometrial transcriptome during embryonic implantation...
  76. ncbi request reprint Clinical and biological characterization of macroprolactinemia with and without prolactin-IgG complexes
    Jean De Schepper
    Department of Endocrinology, Hospital VUB, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Endocrinol 149:201-7. 2003
    ..In this study, we analyzed whether the clinical presentation, the hormonal findings and the in vitro lactogenic activity differed between macroprolactinemic patients with and without circulating prolactin (PRL)-IgG complexes...
  77. ncbi request reprint Association of estradiol levels on the day of hCG administration and pregnancy achievement in IVF: a systematic review
    Ioannis P Kosmas
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 19:2446-53. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to systematically review the above association in cycles down-regulated with GnRH analogues...
  78. doi request reprint In GnRH antagonist/rec-FSH stimulated cycles, advanced endometrial maturation on the day of oocyte retrieval correlates with altered gene expression
    Inge Van Vaerenbergh
    Department of Pathology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 24:1085-91. 2009
    ..In this study, the gene expression of human endometrium on the day of oocyte retrieval in GnRH antagonist/rec-FSH cycles was analyzed, in correlation with the morphological dating...
  79. ncbi request reprint Assisted reproduction and thyroid autoimmunity: an unfortunate combination?
    Kris Poppe
    Department of Endocrinology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels 1090, Belgium
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:4149-52. 2003
    ..08 [95% CI (1.03-1.15); P = 0.005]. We conclude that women with positive TPO-Ab before the first ART cycle have a significantly increased risk for miscarriage...
  80. ncbi request reprint Thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity in infertile women
    Kris Poppe
    Departments of Endocrinology, and Reproductive Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Thyroid 12:997-1001. 2002
    ..The present study shows that in infertile women, thyroid autoimmunity features are significantly more frequent than in healthy fertile controls and this was especially the case for the endometriosis subgroup...
  81. ncbi request reprint Rescue IVF and coasting with the use of a GnRH antagonist after ovulation induction
    Human Mousavi Fatemi
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 5:273-5. 2002
    ..This case report demonstrates the feasibility of coasting with LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists (0.25 mg ganirelix) and the usefulness of the antagonists for ovulation induction cycles in patients who need rescue IVF...
  82. ncbi request reprint Effect of repeated assisted reproductive technology cycles on ovarian response
    Efstratios Kolibianakis
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 77:967-70. 2002
    ..To assess the effect of repeated assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles on the ovarian response in patients treated with human menopausal gonadotropins and GnRH agonists...
  83. ncbi request reprint Endometrial hormone receptors and proliferation index in the periovulatory phase of stimulated embryo transfer cycles in comparison with natural cycles and relation to clinical pregnancy outcome
    Claire Bourgain
    Department of Pathology, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Fertil Steril 78:237-44. 2002
    ..To investigate the endometrial steroid receptors and proliferation index in GnRH analogue/hMG-stimulated cycles in comparison with natural cycles and their relation to clinical pregnancy outcome...
  84. ncbi request reprint Histologic and functional aspects of the endometrium in the implantatory phase
    Claire Bourgain
    Department of Pathology and Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 64:131-3. 2007
    ..Ideally, future studies should link endometrial morphology and function in precisely timed biopsies, analyzing functional biological pathways in a selected endometrial target area...
  85. ncbi request reprint Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for Huntington's disease with exclusion testing
    Karen Sermon
    Centre for Medical Genetics, University Hospital and Medical School of the Dutch speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Hum Genet 10:591-8. 2002
    ..We describe here the first PGD cycles for exclusion testing for Huntington's disease in five couples. Three couples have had at least one PGD cycle so far. One pregnancy ensued and a healthy female baby was delivered...
  86. ncbi request reprint Spuriously elevated serum estradiol concentrations measured by an automated immunoassay rarely cause unnecessary cancellation of in vitro fertilization cycles
    Ellen Anckaert
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Akademisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 85:1822.e5-8. 2006
    ..To report a case of a patient in whom serum E2, as measured by an automated E2 assay, remained elevated at levels corresponding to the periovulatory phase (>380 pg/mL), despite 3 weeks of treatment by a GnRH agonist (GnRH-a)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Similar ovulation rates, but different follicular development with highly purified menotrophin compared with recombinant FSH in WHO Group II anovulatory infertility: a randomized controlled study
    Peter Platteau
    Center for Reproductive Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, and Rigshospitalet, Fertility Clinic, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 21:1798-804. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to demonstrate non-inferiority of highly purified urinary menotrophin (HP-HMG) versus recombinant FSH (rFSH) with respect to the primary outcome measure, ovulation rate...
  88. ncbi request reprint Intracytoplasmic sperm injection versus in vitro fertilization: a randomized controlled trial and a meta-analysis of the literature
    Herman Tournaye
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 78:1030-7. 2002
    ..To compare ICSI with IVF using two insemination concentrations in moderate male infertility and to compare these data with other randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
  89. ncbi request reprint In vitro fertilization with single blastocyst-stage versus single cleavage-stage embryos
    Evangelos G Papanikolaou
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
    N Engl J Med 354:1139-46. 2006
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Outcome for donors and recipients in two egg-sharing policies
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 79:69-73. 2003
    ..To assess the effect of two different donation policies on results of egg-sharing...
  91. ncbi request reprint First live birth after ovarian stimulation using a chimeric long-acting human recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) agonist (recFSH-CTP) for in vitro fertilization
    Nicole G M Beckers
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 79:621-3. 2003
    ..To report the first pregnancy and live birth after ovarian stimulation using a chimeric long-acting human recombinant FSH agonist (recFSH-CTP) for IVF...
  92. ncbi request reprint Abnormal endometrial development occurs during the luteal phase of nonsupplemented donor cycles treated with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Fertil Steril 80:464-6. 2003
  93. ncbi request reprint Principal findings from a multicenter trial investigating the safety of follicular-fluid meiosis-activating sterol for in vitro maturation of human cumulus-enclosed oocytes
    Johan Smitz
    Center for Reproductive Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 87:949-64. 2007
    ..To evaluate the safety of applying follicular-fluid meiosis-activating sterol (FF-MAS) in vitro to immature human oocytes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Alternative approaches in IVF
    Bart C J M Fauser
    Division of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod Update 8:1-9. 2002
    ..Moreover, alternative compounds and ovarian stimulation protocols will be discussed, along with highlights in the development of the cryopreservation of excess oocytes or embryos. Finally, the health economics of IVF is addressed...
  95. ncbi request reprint GnRH antagonists in IVF
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:705-12. 2005
    ..Although not conclusive, existing data are not in favour of increasing the starting dose of gonadotrophins, of LH supplementation or of using a flexible antagonist protocol...
  96. ncbi request reprint Highly purified FSH is as efficacious as recombinant FSH for ovulation induction in women with WHO Group II anovulatory infertility: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
    Adam Balen
    Leeds General Infirmary, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Belmont Grove, Leeds LS2 9NS, UK, and Center for Reproductive Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 22:1816-23. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to demonstrate non-inferiority of a highly purified urinary follicle stimulating hormone (HP-FSH) preparation compared with a recombinant (rFSH) preparation with respect to ovulation rate (primary end-point)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcome following stimulation with highly purified hMG or recombinant FSH in patients undergoing IVF: a randomized assessor-blind controlled trial
    Anders Nyboe Andersen
    Rigshospitalet, Fertility Clinic, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 21:3217-27. 2006
    ..LH activity may influence treatment response and outcome in IVF cycles...
  98. ncbi request reprint The early luteal phase administration of estrogen and progesterone does not induce premature luteolysis in normo-ovulatory women
    Nicole G M Beckers
    Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:355-63. 2006
    ..In the present study, high doses of steroids are administered after the LH surge in normo-ovulatory volunteers in order to investigate whether this intervention gives rise to endocrine changes and a shortening of the luteal phase...
  99. pmc Predicting the FSH threshold dose in women with WHO Group II anovulatory infertility failing to ovulate or conceive on clomiphene citrate
    Anders Nyboe Andersen
    Fertility Clinic, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 23:1424-30. 2008
    ..BACKGROUND The objective of this investigation was to establish independent predictors of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) threshold dose in anovulatory women undergoing ovulation induction with FSH preparations...
  100. ncbi request reprint Menstruation-free interval and ongoing pregnancy in IVF using GnRH antagonists
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Unit for Human Reproduction, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hum Reprod 21:1012-7. 2006
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Effect of oral contraceptive pill pretreatment on ongoing pregnancy rates in patients stimulated with GnRH antagonists and recombinant FSH for IVF. A randomized controlled trial
    Efstratios M Kolibianakis
    Unit for Human Reproduction, Aristotle University, GR 54603 Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hum Reprod 21:352-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effect of oral contraceptive pill (OCP) pretreatment on the probability of ongoing pregnancy in patients treated with a GnRH antagonist for IVF...