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Fertil Steril. 1994 Mar;61(3):526-8.

Acute pelvic inflammatory disease after oocyte retrieval: adverse effects on the results of implantation.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sherman Institute of Fertility, Golda Medical Center, (Hasharon Hospital), Petah Tikva, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the impact of pelvic inflammation on the results of IVF after oocyte retrieval.

DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis of IVF cycles.

SETTING:

IVF Unit, Golda Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel.

PATIENTS:

Twenty-eight women with a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) during IVF therapy.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

The pregnancy rate (PR) of IVF cycles complicated by PID after oocyte retrieval was compared with our ongoing IVF results.

RESULTS:

All 28 women with PID during IVF treatment did not conceive, despite the high number of oocytes retrieved, fertilized, and transferred. The PR over the same period was 23% to 31%.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pelvic infection after IVF treatment might have a detrimental effect on the results of treatment. In an effort to maximize the chances for normal implantation, postponement of ET should be considered when pelvic infection or inflammation is diagnosed.

PMID:
8137978
DOI:
10.1016/s0015-0282(16)56587-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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