Two studies focusing on birth defects and fertility treatment techniques recently have been published. The finding of both studies show that certain fertility treatments are associated with increased risks of birth defects, but neither study revealed why this association occurs.
Like many of my patients, my life revolves around information. Personally, I use the same technology as most of you to keep track of obligations and loved ones. Professionally, the Houston Fertility Center team uses technology and constant communication to manage our patients' treatment plans. In this era of digital info, we can all feel more empowered, more often, more quickly. It seems like there's always room for more information, doesn't it?
IVF has made great strides in assisting women with infertility problems. However, many women believe that achieving pregnancy in their 40s is as simple as going to a fertility clinic.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) appears in 3% to 8% of in vitro fertilization cycles. Now, new research shows that cabergoline, a dopamine agonist, can be effective in preventing OHSS in this patient population.
Women over the age of 50 who achieve a viable pregnancy via donor-egg in vitro fertilization (D-IVF) have no greater incidence of adverse outcomes than younger women,according to a new study published in the American Journal of Perinatology.
Is the concept of an “accepted complication”—or the identified limitations of medical science—a shield to malpractice claims? Kevin Giordano, Esq. and John O’Grady, MD, explore liability risks of diagnostic laparoscopy.
Two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine point to the importance of using bevacizumab in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Bevacizumab, a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody directed against the vascular endothelial growth factor, has shown single-agent activity in women with recurrent tumors.
Well my story started 11 years ago when I was married and decided to try to have a baby. I had noticed a few years before that, that my cycles were not what you would call normal. I always figured that it was not a big deal and I never thought that it would cause any problems as far as fertility was concerned.
It is the most common endocrine disorder in women, the leading cause of infertility, and the most under diagnosed women's disease in the United States.
PCOS is a genetic hormone disorder which is related to diabetes. PCOS is something you are born with. Symptoms typically usually start appearing after puberty and in a few cases sometimes not until your 20's or early 30's.