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Techniques for preparation prior to embryo transfer

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Title
Techniques for preparation prior to embryo transfer
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007682.pub2
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Authors

Roos S Derks, Cindy Farquhar, Ben Willem J Mol, Karen Buckingham, Maas Jan Heineman

Abstract

Embryo transfer (ET) is the final and most vulnerable step in in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. Pregnancy rates after ET may be influenced by several factors including cervical preparation, the performance of a dummy or mock transfer, the choice of catheter, the use of ultrasound guidance, removing the mucus or blood on the catheter, and straightening of the utero-cervical angle. Recent research has focused on improving the embryo transfer technique in the hope of increasing the success rates of IVF. This review focused on preparation techniques as it is unclear whether these simple interventions will make ET an easier procedure with higher success rates and lower complication rates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%