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Fertil Steril. 2010 Nov;94(6):2026-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.12.075. Epub 2010 Feb 19.

Promoting implantation by local injury to the endometrium.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the association between endometrial injury, implantation and pregnancy rate.

DESIGN:

We performed a literature search using the keywords endometrial injury, local endometrial injury, endometrial biopsy, endometrial receptivity, implantation, in vitro fertilization, and implantation failure and conducted the search in Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of systematic reviews.

SETTING:

None.

PATIENT(S):

None.

INTERVENTION(S):

None.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

None.

RESULT(S):

Clinical and basic science data regarding the association between endometrial injury and improved implantation rate are limited. However, current evidence suggests that endometrial injury before IVF among women with previous repeated IVF failure is associated with increased rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth.

CONCLUSION(S):

Endometrial injury may have a beneficial role in implantation and improve the pregnancy rate. However, there are still many unanswered question including patients selection, timing, technique and number of endometrial biopsies needed.

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