Journal Based Learning Articles

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November 2016

Sunkara, S. K., A. LaMarca, N. P. Polyzos, P. T. Seed and Y. Khalaf (2016). "Live birth and perinatal outcomes following stimulated and unstimulated IVF: analysis of over two decades of a nationwide data." Hum Reprod 31(10): 2261-2267.

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September 2016

De Vos, A., L. Van Landuyt, S. Santos-Ribeiro, M. Camus, H. Van de Velde, H. Tournaye and G. Verheyen (2016). "Cumulative live birth rates after fresh and vitrified cleavage-stage versus blastocyst-stage embryo transfer in the first treatment cycle." Hum Reprod.

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March 2016


A European perspective on testicular tissue cryopreservation for fertility preservation in prepubertal and adolescent boys Picton, H. et al. 2015. Human Reproduction; 30: 2463-2475

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Summer 2015/16


Intrauterine administration of human chorionic gonadotropin does not improve pregnancy and life birth rates independently of blastocyst quality: a randomised prospective study. Wirleitner, B. et al. 2015. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 13:70

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October 2015


Altered Levels of Mitochondrial DNA Are Associated with Female Age, Aneuploidy, and Provide an Independent Measure of Embryonic Implantation Potential Elpida Fragouli, Katharina Spath, Samer Alfarawati, Fiona Kaper, Andrew Craig, Claude-Edouard Michel, Felix Kokocinski, Jacques Cohen, Santiago Munne, Dagan Wells PLoS Genet. 2015 Jun; 11(6): e1005241

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June/July 2015

Outcomes of blastocysts biopsied and vitrified once versus those cryopreserved twice for euploid blastocyst transfer Tyl H Taylor, Jennifer L Patrick, Susan A Gitlin, J Michael Wilson, Jack L Crain, Darren K Griffin, Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2014) 29, 59-64

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March 2015

Spermatozoa as a transport system of large unilamellar lipid vesicles into the oocyte, N Geerts, J McGrath, JN Stronk, TK Vanderlick, G Huszar, Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2014) 28, 451-461

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December 2014

First births with a simplified culture system for clinical IVF and embryo transfer, Jonathan Van Blerkom, Willem Ombelet, Elke Klerkx, Mia Janssen, Nathalie Dhont, Geeta Nargund and Rudi Campo; Reproductive Biomedicine Online (2014) 28, 310-320

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September 2014

Melatonin prevents post-ovulatory oocyte ageing in the mouse and extends the window for optimal fertilisation in vitro, Tessa Lord, Brett Nixon, Keith T. Jones, and R. John Aitken; Biology of Reproduction (2013) 88(3):67, 1-9

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June/July 2014

JBL 2014-2:  Spindle examination in unfertilized eggs using the polarization microscope can assist rescue ICSI, Jeong Hee Moon et al., Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2013) 26: 280-285

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March 2014

JBL 2014-1:  In vitro and in vivo viability of human blastocysts collapsed by laser pulse or osmotic shock prior to vitrification, Iwayama, H; Hochi S; and Yamashita, H.  J Assist Reprod Genet (2011) 28:355-361

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