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John Yeh  
Harvard Medical School 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
USA

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Single Blastocyst Transfer: Contemporary Experience

Author(s): Chin-Kun Baw, Kim Dao Ly, Amr Kader, Ali Ahmady, Ashok Agarwal.

Abstract:

Recent studies demonstrated an overwhelming success in single blastocyst transfer (SBT): implantation rates (IR) were 60.9%-70.5% and pregnancy rates (PR) were 60.9%-76% while the multiple pregnancy rates (MPR) were 0%-3.2%. Most of these studies involved good prognosis patients not more than 37 years of age. The results indicated that SBT decreased the number of multiple pregnancies while maintaining desirable pregnancy outcomes. However, SBT and cryopreserved single blastocyst transfer (cSBT) in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF) are still in their infancy. Guidelines for the number of blastocysts being transferred and the techniques have not yet been standardized. The method to estimate the most viable blastocyst has not yet been proposed. The success of SBT also was found to be highly associated with the technique and patients and clinicians perceptions toward it.

Keywords: Single blastocyst transfer (SBT), embryo transfer, blastocyst grading, cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), assisted reproductive technology (ART)

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2010
Page: [219 - 226]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157340410792007127
Price: $58