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Dr. Louis R. Manara

How Important Is The Age of an Egg Donor?

Jan 30, 2014 — by manara99
Tags: Ivf Success Improving Egg Donor Success

Choosing an egg donor is a difficult task for couples.  Many considerations such as race, ethnicity, height, weight, education, interests, and medical history enter into the decision making process.  However, choosing a donor to maximize success requires requires information and advice from the reproductive team.  Among factors influencing successful treatment, donor age is an important consideration.  A recently published abstract looks at the question of egg donor age and its influence on treatment success. The data from this study suggests that implantation is more likely to occur when the donor is 18-27 years of age compared with older donors.


Environmental and Physiologic Factors Influencing IVF Outcomes

Jan 21, 2014 — by manara99
Tags: Improving Ivf Success Improving Fertility Potential

Patients experiencing infertility often inquire about how they might improve their chances of successful pregnancy by modifying their diet, activity, or lifestyle.  This article is an attempt to provide some insight into these often asked questions.

 

Many factors affecting IVF success are completely out of the patient’s control such as age, genetics, egg quality, response to ovarian stimulation, and embryo implantation.  There are however some important factors that have a significant influence on the prospects for success that are under the couples control.  Stress, diet, weight, and lifestyle are all considered to be modifiable factors that may improve prospects for successful IVF.


Egg Banks – An Update!

Jan 8, 2014 — by manara99
Tags: Best Ivf Practices South Jersey

Vitrification, or rapid freezing, has enabled us to freeze human eggs while minimizing damage to delicate intracellular spindle fibers that are responsible for moving chromosomes during cell division.  Available technology allows fertilization rates comparable to fresh eggs upon thawing, and has led to the opening of commercial sperm banks.


Is Double Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) More Successful Than Single IUI?

Intrauterine insemination coupled with ovarian stimulation is a common infertility treatment, which may be utilized for couples with unexplained infertility, male factor, ovulatory disorders, or endometriosis.  The generally accepted technique incorporates one properly timed insemination.  Numerous studies have failed to demonstrate a significant advantage for performing two consecutive IUI’s compared to one, when looking at heterogeneous groups of infertile patients.  However, a recent abstract suggests that with male factor infertility, there may be a distinct advantage to double IUI.


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