The Oldham Notebooks: an analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978. II. The treatment cycles and their outcomes
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Elder, K., & Johnson, M. (2015). The Oldham Notebooks: an analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978. II. The treatment cycles and their outcomes. Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online, 1 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.003
This paper reports on the numbers of treatment cycles involved and their outcomes. We show that between 1969 and 1978 (i) a minimum of 282 women was involved in 495 cycles of potential laparoscopic oocyte recovery (LOR), (ii) of these cycles, 457/495 proceeded to LOR to attempt egg collection, (iii) of which an outcome was recorded in 436/457, (iv) eggs were recovered in 388/436 of these, (v) inseminations were recorded in 331/388, (vi) embryos were recorded in at least 167, (vii) a total of 112 embryo transfers was attempted, and (viii) a maximum of 11 possible biochemical/preclinical pregnancies plus five clinical pregnancies was observed, (ix) from which two healthy live births resulted.
laparoscopic oocyte recovery, embryo transfers, fertilisation rates, pregnancy outcomes, history of IVF
The research was supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust (088708 and 094985), which otherwise had no involvement in the research or its publication.
Wellcome Trust (088708/Z/09/Z)
Wellcome Trust (100606/Z/12/Z)
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