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Henes M.,University Hospital of Tuebingen | Henes M.,A+ Network | Neis F.,University Hospital of Tuebingen | Kramer B.,University Hospital of Tuebingen | And 8 more authors.
Anticancer Research | Year: 2014

Background: Ovarian cancer is a rare disease especially in young patients and surgical treatment often leads to loss of fertility. This study investigated the incidence of the different histological types and discusses the possibility of fertility preservation. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients with an ovarian tumour under the age of 40 who presented either to the Women's University Hospital, Tuebingen or to centres of the FertiPROTEKT network was performed. Results: Out of 51 patients with ovarian cancer from Tuebingen, 21 (41.2%) were eligible for fertilitypreserving surgery, 11 received chemotherapy and from those 4 (36.4%) chose a fertility preservation technique. From the FertiPROTEKT network, 26/41 patients (63.4%) decided to undergo fertility preservation. No complications and postponement of chemotherapy due to fertility preservation procedures were noted. Conclusion: With careful consideration of the risks, the correct indication and diligent aftercare, the realisation of conception is possible also for patients with ovarian cancer. Source


Chawla M.,Fakih Fertility Center | Fakih M.,Fakih Fertility Center | Shunnar A.,Fakih Fertility Center | Bayram A.,Fakih Fertility Center | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics | Year: 2014

Purpose: To analyze differences in morphokinetic parameters of chromosomally normal and aneuploid embryos utilizing time-lapse imaging and CGH microarray analysis.Methods: This retrospective cohort study included patients undergoing IVF treatment and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for sex selection. A total of 460 embryos cultured in incubators with time-lapse imaging system (EmbryoScope) were selected for biopsy on day 3 of development. Subsequently, CGH microarray analysis was performed for aneuploidy screening of 24 chromosomes. Kinetic parameters including time for appearance of second polar body (tPB2), time of pronuclei appearance (tPNa), time of pronuclei fading (tPBf), time to division to 2(t2), 3(t3), 4(t4), 5(t5) cells, length of second and third cell cycle (CC2= t3 t2, CC3=t5-t3), synchrony of cell division from 2 to 4 cells (S2=t4-t3) and interval t5-t2 were analyzed to compare chromosomally normal and abnormal embryos.Results: The mean time durations for tPNf, t2, t5, CC2, CC3, t5-t2 differed significantly between normal and abnormal embryos.Conclusions: Time-lapse imaging morphokinetics may play a role in early prediction of aneuploid embryos due to differences in kinetic behavior that may aid in improving clinical outcome. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

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