Tag Archives: eSET

ASRM Abstracts: The trend toward IVF with PGS and frozen transfers

Written on May 11, 2014 at 8:47 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, former partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


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Doctors report “epidemic” of fertility twins

Written on December 8, 2013 at 7:45 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.

In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down, but the twin rate has barely budged. Twins have much higher risks of prematurity and serious health problems.

The Centers …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Be careful about the number of embryos you transfer

Written on December 1, 2012 at 9:32 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


You would think that in even a …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Maximizing success rates with single embryo transfer over age 35

Written on November 23, 2012 at 11:29 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


One of the two clinical advances that …

Factors Associated With Good Birth Outcomes After IVF

Written on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article in the October 2012 issue of the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology examines factors  which lead to good birth outcomes after assisted reproductive technology procedures (ART). IVF accounts for 99% of the ART procedures performed in the U. S.

They surveyed single live births at term among the live births (444,909) from ART procedures in the U. S. …

Big surprise: The incidence of twins is up

Written on January 5, 2012 at 8:48 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

 

An analysis of three decades of twin births (2009 data are the most recent year included) finds large increases in twin birth rates for all age groups, among all racial and ethnic groups and in the U. S. The overall U.S. twin birth rate increased 76%, from 18.9 in 1980 to 33.2 per 1,000 births in 2009.

And for

Another factor in selecting single embryo transfer (eSET)

Written on December 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


 There are many reasons that the

Does IVF increase the chance of identical (monozygotic) twins?

Written on July 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It does, at least according to a study in the July 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility.

The authors surveyed 4976 clinical pregnancies from one large IVF center and found ninety-eight cases of monozygotic twins (MZTs) were diagnosed after first-trimester ultrasound evaluation (2% incidence). In naturally conceived pregnancies the incidence is about 0.25-0.5%. 

The incidence in women transfering embryos from …

Announcing the Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) Encouragement Program

Written on December 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Reproductive Partners Medical Group has created the Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) Encouragement Program to provide a financial incentive for patients with good embryo quality and a good prognosis for success to consider reducing the chance of twins by transferring a single embryo.

Reducing the number of multiple pregnancies, even twin pregnancies, is one of the biggest issues in advanced …

RPMG studying financial incentives for eSET

Written on October 30, 2009 at 4:59 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

The LA Times article mentioned in the previous post shows the non-signficant difference in success rates between single- and double embryo transfers in a study from Sweden. Most impressive is the reduction in potentially complicated multiple pregnancies by transferring one embryo which should be an incentive for appropriate couples to select this option.

But in most of the U. S.,