Follicle flushing in monofollicular in vitro fertilization almost doubles the number of transferable embryos

von Wolff, Michael; Hua, Yu-Zhen; Santi, Alessandro; Ocon, Erika; Weiss, Benedicte (2013). Follicle flushing in monofollicular in vitro fertilization almost doubles the number of transferable embryos. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, 92(3), pp. 346-8. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/aogs.12054

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Follicle flushing has been proved to be ineffective in polyfollicular in vitro fertilization. To analyze the effect of flushing in monofollicular in vitro fertilization we aspirated and then flushed the follicles in 164 cycles. Total oocyte yield/aspiration was 44.5% in the aspirate, 20.7% in the 1(st) flush, 10.4% in the 2(nd) flush and 4.3% in the 3(rd) flush. By flushing, the total oocyte yield increased (p < 0.01) by 80.9%, from 44.5 to 80.5%. The total transfer rate increased (p < 0.01) by 91.0%, from 20.1 to 38.4%. The results indicate that the oocyte yield and the number of transferable embryos can be increased significantly by flushing.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

von Wolff, Michael; Santi, Alessandro and Ocon, Ingrid Erika

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0001-6349

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:40

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2015 13:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/aogs.12054

PubMed ID:

23194031

Web of Science ID:

000315417100017

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.16465

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/16465 (FactScience: 224115)

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