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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: July 2011

Section 6 - Embryo transfer

  • Edited by Gab Kovacs, Monash University, Victoria
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 161-183

References

1. Mains L, Van Voorhis BJ. Optimizing the technique of embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2010;94:785–90.
2. Strickler RC, Christianson C, Crane JP, et al. Ultrasound guidance for human embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 1985;43:54–61.
3. Porat N, Boehnlein LM, Schouweiler CM, Kang J, Lindheim SR. Interim analysis of a randomized clinical trial comparing abdominal versus transvaginal ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2010;36:384–392.
4. Letterie GS. Three-dimensional ultrasound-guided embryo transfer: a preliminary study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;192:1983–7;discussion 1987–8.
5. Brown J, Buckingham K, Abou-Setta AM, Buckett W. Ultrasound versus ‘clinical touch’ for catheter guidance during embryo transfer in women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010 20;(1):CD006107.

References

1. Meldrum, DR, Chetkowski, R, Steingol, KA, et al. Evolution of a highly successful in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer program. Fertil Steril 1987;48:86–93.
2. Mansour, R, Aboulghar, M, Serour, G. Dummy embryo transfer: a technique that minimizes the problems of embryo transfer and improves the pregnancy rate in human in-vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril 1990;54:678–81.
3. Sharif, K, Afnan, M, Lenton, W. Mock embryo transfer with a full-bladder immediately before the real transfer for in-vitro fertilization treatment: the Birmingham experience of 113 cases. Hum Reprod 1995;10:1715–8.
4. Johnson, N and Bromham DR. Effect of cervical traction with a tenaculum on the uterocervical angle. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1991;98:309–12.
5. Yanushpolsky EH, Ginsburg ES, Fox JH, Stewart EA. Transcervical placement of a Malecot catheter after hysteroscopic evaluation provides for easier entry into the endometrial cavity for women with histories of difficult intrauterine inseminations and/or embryo transfers: a prospective case series. Fertil Steril 2000;73:402–5.
6. Glatstein IZ, Pang SC, McShane PM. Successful pregnancies with the use of laminaria tents before embryo transfer for refractory cervical stenosis. Fertil Steril 1997;67:1172–4.
7. Serhal P, Ranieri DM, Khadum I, Wakim RA. Cervical dilatation with hygroscopic rods prior to ovarian stimulation facilitates embryo transfer. Hum Reprod 2003;18:2618–20.

References

1. Sallam H, Sameh S, Sadek S, Agameya A. Does a difficult embryo transfer affect the results of IVF and ICSI? A meta-analysis of controlled studies. Fertil Steril 2003;80 (3 Suppl):127.
2. Lesny P, Killick SR, Robinson J, Raven G, Maguiness SD. Junctional zone contractions and embryo transfer: is it safe to use a tenaculum? Hum Reprod 1999;14:2367–70.
3. Fanchin R, Righini C, Olivennes F, et al. Uterine contractions at the time of embryo transfer alter pregnancy rates after in-vitro fertilization. Hum Reprod 1998;13:1968–74.
4. Goudas VT, Hammitt DG, Damario MA, et al. Blood on the embryo transfer catheter is associated with decreased rates of embryo implantation and clinical pregnancy with the use of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 1998;70:878–82.
5. Abou-Setta AM, Al-Inany HG, Mansour RT, Serour GI, Aboulghar MA. Soft versus firm embryo transfer catheters for assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod 2005;20:3114–21.
6. Mansour R, Aboulghar M, Serour G. Dummy embryo transfer: a technique that minimizes the problems of embryo transfer and improves the pregnancy rates in human in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril 1990;54:678–81.
7. Kato O, Takatsuka R, Asch RH. Transvaginal-transmyometrial embryo transfer: the Towako method; experiences of 104 cases. Fertil Steril 1993;59;51–3.
8. Wolcott R, Stanger J. Potentially important variables identified by transvaginal ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. Hum Reprod 1997;12:963–9.
9. Brown JA, Buckingham K, About-Setta A, Buckett W. Ultrasound versus “clinical touch” for catheter guidance during embryo transfer in women. Cochrane Database System Rev 2010; 20:CD006107.
10. Baba K, Ishihara O, Hayashi N, et al. Where does the embryo implant after embryo transfer in humans? Fertil Steril 2000;73:123–5.
11. Coroleu B, Barri PN, Carreras O, et al. The influence of the depth of embryo replacement into the uterine cavity on implantation rates after IVF: a controlled, ultrasound-guided study. Hum Reprod 2002;17:341–6.
12. Frankfurter D, Trimarchi JB, Silva CP, Keefe DL. Middle to lower uterine segment embryo transfer improves implantation and pregnancy rates compared with fundal embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2004;81:1273–37.
13. Gergely RZ, DeUgarte CM, Danzer H, et al. Three dimensional/four dimensional ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2005;84:500–3.
14. Nazari A, Askari HA, Check JH, O’Shaughnessy A. Embryo transfer technique as a cause of ectopic pregnancy in in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril 1993;60:919–21.
15. Gergely R. 3D/4D ultrasound-guided embryo transfer targeting maximal implantation potential (MIP) point increases pregnancy rates and reduces ectopic pregnancies. Human Reprod 2010;25(suppl 1):i87.

References

1. Abou-Setta AM, Al-Inany HG, Mansour RT, Serour GI, Aboulghar MA. Soft versus firm embryo transfer catheters for assisted reproduction: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Hum Reprod 2005;20: 3114–21.
2. Buckett WM. A review and meta-analysis of prospective trials comparing different catheters used for embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2006;85:728–34.
3. Abou-Setta AM. Firm embryo transfer catheters for assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis using direct and adjusted indirect comparisons. Reprod Biomed Online 2006;12:191–8.
4. Abou-Setta AM, Mansour RT, Al-Inany HG, et al. Among women undergoing embryo transfer, is the probability of pregnancy and live birth improved with ultrasound guidance over clinical touch alone? A systemic review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials. Fertil Steril 2007;88:333–41.
5. El Shawarby SA, Ravhon A, Skull J, et al. A prospective randomized controlled trial of Wallace and Rocket embryo transfer catheters. Reprod Biomed Online 2008;17: 549–52.
6. Karande V, Hazlett D, Vietzke M, Gleicher N. A prospective randomized comparison of the Wallace catheter and the Cook Echo Tip® catheter for ultrasound-guided embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2002;77:826–30.
7. Aboulfotouh I, Abou-Setta AM, Khattab S, et al. Firm versus soft embryo transfer catheters under ultrasound guidance: does catheter choice really influence the pregnancy rates? Fertil Steril 2008;89:1261–2.

References

1. Botta G, Grudzinskas G. Is a prolonged bed rest following embryo transfer useful? Human Reproduction 1997;12:2489–92.
2. The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). NICE Clinical Guidelines 011 for Fertility 2004:112–14.
3. Lambers MJ, Lambalk CB, Schats R, Hompes PG. Ultrasonographic evidence that bedrest after embryo transfer is useless. Gynecol Obstet Invest 2009;68:122–6.
4. Abou-Setta AM, D’Angelo A, Sallam HN, Hart RJ, Al-Inany HG. Post-embryo transfer interventions for in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;7:CD006567.
5. Kucuk M, Doymaz F, Urman B. Effect of energy expenditure and physical activity on the outcomes of assisted reproduction treatment. Reprod Biomed Online 2010;20:274–9.

References

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5. Bellinge BS, Copeland CM, Thomas TD, et al. The influence of patient insemination on the implantation rate in an in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer program. Fertil Steril 1986 46:252–6.
6. Fishel S, Webster J, Jackson P, Faratian B. Evaluation of high vaginal insemination at oocyte recovery in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril 1989;51:135–8.
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8. Robertson SA, Guerin LR, Moldenhauer LM, Hayball JD. Activating T regulatory cells for tolerance in early pregnancy – the contribution of seminal fluid. J Reprod Immunol 2009;83:109–16.
9. Gutsche S, von Wolff M, Strowitzki T, Thaler CJ. Seminal plasma induces mRNA expression of IL-1beta, IL-6 and LIF in endometrial epithelial cells in vitro. Mol Hum Reprod 2003;9:785–91.