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Dedicamos este espaço aos médicos que desejam manter-se constantemente atualizados no campo da Medicina Reprodutiva. Aqui, vocês encontrarão os artigos mais relevantes, não exclusivamente de autoria da Equipe VILARA, publicados em revistas especializadas. A Equipe VILARA tem se destacado no cenário nacional e internacional pelos trabalhos científicos publicados em diversos congressos da especialidade.

Cigarette smoking and IVF

Authors: Sérgio R. Soares, Marco Melo (Expert Review in Obstetrics and Gynecology- 2008; 3(4): 555-563) The goal of this text is to present a thorough review of the literature on the relationship between cigarette smoking and IVF cycles outcome, as well as the possible mechanisms through which tobacco constituents affect these cycles. Whenever possible, this […]

A new safe, simple and successful vitrification method for bovine and human blastocysts

Authors: James Stachecki, John Garrisi, Sandro Sabino, et al. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Vol: 17, 3, 360-367, 2008 Abstract This study examined a new method for vitrification of blastocysts that is safe, simple and easy to learn and use. Current vitrification techniques have shortcomings that include the use of dimethyl sulphoxide, one of the more toxic […]

HIV infection in serodiscordant couples does not have impact on the embryo quality and ICSI outcome

Authors: Marrco Melo, Marcos Meseguer, José Bellver, José Remohí, Antonio Pellicer, Nicolás Garrido (Fertility and Sterility 2008; 89: 141-150) OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the embryo quality in our program for HIV-1 serodiscordant couples (SDC) with the male infected in comparison with a tubal infertility control group. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Instituto Universitario IVI, Valencia, Spain […]

Improvements achieved in an oocyte donation program over 10 years period: sequential increase in implantation and pregnancy rates and decrease in high-order multiple pregnancies.

Authors: Erdal Budak, Nicolas Garrido, Sérgio Reis-Soares, Marco Melo, Marcos Meseguer, Antonio Pellicer, José Remohí (Fertility and Sterility 2007; 88: 342-349) Objective: To compare cycle outcome parameters and cumulative pregnancy rates (CPR) in oocyte donation cycles over a period of 10 years. Design: Retrospective study from a computer database. Oocyte donation cycles with embryo transfer […]

Obesity and poor reproductive outcome: the potential role of the endometrium

Authors: José Bellver, Marco Melo, Ernesto Bosch, Vicente Serra, José Remohí, Antonio Pellicer (Fertility and Sterility 2007; 88: 446-451) OBJECTIVE: We have performed this study to analyze the potential role of extra-ovarian factors, like endometrium, in the reproductive outcome of obese patients. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Instituto Universitario IVI, Valencia, Spain. PATIENTS: All first cycles […]

Ovarian stimulation length, number of follicles higher than 17mm and estradiol on the day of hCG.

Authors: Nicolás Garrido, Marco Melo, Carlos Simón, José Remohí, Antonio Pellicer, Marcos Meseguer (Reproductive Medicine and Biology 2007; 6: 19-26) Our aim with this work was to identify the risk factors, their prognostic value on multiple pregnancies (MP) prediction and their thresholds in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) with FSH and intrauterine insemination (IUI). […]

Implantation in IVF

Authors: Cristiano E. Busso, Marco Melo, Manuel Fernadez, Carlos Simon (International Surgery 2006; 91(Suppl.5) S63-76) The recent advances in assisted reproduction have made possible to study and interfere in almost every step of the human reproductive process except for implantation. However, the most complex and important step remains in great part unknown. Implantation in human […]

The significance of premature luteinization in an oocyte donation programme

Authors: Marco Melo, Marcos Meseguer, Nicolas Garrido, Ernesto Bosch, Antonio Pellicer, José Remohí (Human Reproduction 2006; 21(6): 1503-1507) BACKGROUND: Several evidences indicate that premature luteinization (PL) may affect IVF outcome. The primary end-point of the present study was to verify the effect of PL on the PR of our oocyte donation programme. METHODS: PL was […]