Genetic approach to embryo implantation failure and repeated miscarriage

Couples that don’t achieve pregnancy after in vitro fertilization treatments and those who lose their pregnancy in early stages require a multidisciplinary approach in order to diagnose and treat their reproductive problem.

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From a genetic point of view, these patients are more likely to produce embryos with chromosomal abnormalities. To improve these couples’ pregnancy rates, the preimplantational genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be applied. In these cases, the goal is to select the embryos with the highest capacity of resulting in an ongoing pregnancy thanks to the fact that the PGD allows us to identify the number of chromosomes in the embryo. Only embryos with the correct number of chromosomes can lead to a healthy child, others will arrest in their development or will lead to a miscarriage. Continue Reading »

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Endoscopic surgery in fertility treatments


Gomez y Lozano - HisteroscopiaEndoscopic surgery
is by definition performed by accessing the site of intervention, either an organ or cavity, through natural or artificial orifices by using an optical system with camera and light that allows us to see what is going to be performed on a television monitor. Surgical manipulation is also done in these orifices or “ports” of entry. Continue Reading »

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Chromosomal alterations in repeated miscarriages

Imagen9-e1297356992948Couples who get pregnant, either naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques, are especially worried about the successful outcome of the pregnancy.

Unfortunately, some pregnancies end in miscarriage or fetal loss in the week 20 of pregnancy, when the fetus is not able to survive outside of the maternal uterus. Continue Reading »

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Discretionary use of intralipids in patients undergoing Assisted Reproduction Techniques

There has been a lot of discussion about therapies aimed at improving pregnancy rates; especially in patients that have gone through several cycles of treatment without positive results.

This is one of the most frustrating situations that doctors and patients can possibly have.

The inevitable question is: What can we do to improve our chances? Isn’t there anything new?

We think that patients who have received 4 or more high quality embryos without any pregnancy should be thoroughly evaluated through an implantation failure study that should include the three fundamental elements for success: the female, male and embryo factors.

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Indications of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a new technique used in Reproductive Medicine and is one of the main sources of innovation and research. PGD allows embryos to be selected from assisted reproduction cycles and tested for certain genetic or chromosomal abnormalitybefore being transferred to the womb.

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Immune Rejection as a Cause of Miscarriage or Implantation Failure

At some point in our lives, we have all tricked our mothers.

We are not referring to the white lies of our youth or our schoolyard antics. We are talking about the critical moment in our lives: when we were embryos.

Due to the fact that the embryo does not have the same proteins or make up as maternal tissue, it is a unique moment for the mother’s immune system. Continue Reading »

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Asherman´s Syndrome and its reproductive treatment at Instituto Bernabeu

Asherman’s Syndrome is a condition that affects the female uterus. It consists of the formation and persistence of adhesions or fibrosis within the inner walls of the uterine cavity. Naturally, this may seriously affect the uterine function of conceiving and gestating a baby. Continue Reading »

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IB implantation failure and repeated miscarriage unit

At Instituto Bernabeu, we have developed a specific programme with protocols designed to treat repeated miscarriages and unsuccessful assisted reproduction treatments through the multidisciplinary approach that allows us to diagnose and therefore overcome these problems.

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Heparin and Fertility

This post has been modified according to the latest updated use of Heparin in Assisted Reproduction treatments. Please check out the following link to see the latest publication on “Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure”:

http://www.institutobernabeu.com/foro/en/2012/07/09/heparin-as-a-treatment-for-repeat-miscarriages-or-implantation-failure/

Since the discovery of Heparin, an effective anti-coagulant agent, it has been used in many fields of medicine. It has recently been used in fertility treatments (IVF, egg donation, etc.) in two ways: firstly as a preventive treatment for thromboembolic phenomena and secondly as an adjunctive therapy in cases of implantation failure or repeat miscarriage. Continue Reading »

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Spermiogramme and Advanced Semen Studies (FISH AND TUNEL)

A seminogramme or spermiogramme is one of the basic studies performed on men to determine the sperm quality. Sperm is analysed from both a macroscopic and microscopic viewpoint. The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:

-          Sperm count

-          Sperm motility

-          Sperm morphology

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