A possible effect of different light sources on pregnancy rates following gamete intra-Fallopian transfer
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Number 1, January 1999 , pp. 80-82(3)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:A retrospective study of 34 sequential gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT) procedures suggested a significant effect on pregnancy rates associated with the different laparoscopic light sources, with a pregnancy rate of 50% in 22 cycles using a halogen light source and 9% in 12 cycles using a xenon light source. Other explanatory variables were explored, but none was to have a significant effect on the pregnancy rate. Further investigation revealed that the xenon light source emitted more ultraviolet light than the conventional halogen light source - suggesting a possible detrimental effect of ultraviolet light on the gametes in the GIFT procedure.Keywords:gamete intra-Fallopian transfer/light/oocytes/ultraviolet radiation
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1999-01-01
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