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Ercelen N.,Genetic Disease Diagnostics Center | Turtar E.,Genetic Disease Diagnostics Center | Gultomruk M.,Genetic Disease Diagnostics Center | Comert H.,Genetic Disease Diagnostics Center | And 3 more authors.
Genetics and Molecular Research | Year: 2011

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a preventive approach for identifying genetic abnormalities in early stages of reproduction. We used preimplantation genetic aneuploidy screening in 230 cycles of patients with indications of advanced maternal age, recurrent implantation failure, recurrent spontaneous abortions, or severe male factor. Biopsied blastomeres from embryos with six to eight blastomeres on day 3 were fixed and fluorescence in situ hybridization was utilized on chromosomes 13, 16, 18, 21, 22, X, and Y. Among 945 morphologically normal embryos, 314 were diagnosed as chromosomally normal. Trisomy and monosomy were observed in 36% of the cases (18% each). Embryo transfer was used in 144 cycles, resulting in 41 pregnancies. Thirty-seven healthy babies were delivered, with a take-home baby rate of 24.2% and an implantation rate of 22%. We recommend preimplantation genetic aneuploidy screening as a valuable technique to select normal chromosome embryos in order to avoid multiple pregnancies due to the multiple embryo transfers that are normally necessary to ensure pregnancy in poor prognosis in vitro fertilization patients. © FUNPEC-RP. Source

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