Journal article

Noninvasive methods to assess embryo quality

D Sakkas, DK Gardner

CURRENT OPINION IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review examines recent publications concerned with the issue of the number of embryos to replace in an in-vitro fertilization cycle and in doing so concentrates on the proposed selection methods that may allow us to transfer one or two embryos. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of techniques that will allow us to ascertain the health and viability of the embryo are discussed. These range from methods to assess embryo morphology to those that require more complex forms of technology. Logically the use of the simple methodology is more abundant. However, there is accumulating evidence that some of the more complex assessment techniques may be ready for a more general use..

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