Follicular fluid and serum concentrations of myo-inositol in patients undergoing IVF: relationship with oocyte quality
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 17, Number 6, June 2002 , pp. 1591-1596(6)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:BACKGROUND: The follicular microenvironment is an important determinant of oocyte development. The aim of this study was to examine whether the myo-inositol (MI) content in human follicular fluid (FF) was associated with better oocyte quality. METHODS: A total of 53 patients treated with IVF was recruited to a prospective observational study. FF and serum samples collected were divided into two groups: group A consisted of FF associated with matured and fertilized oocytes, whilst group B was from follicles with immature and unfertilized oocytes. RESULTS: Patient's age, total ampoules of HMG used, days of stimulation, basal levels of FSH, estradiol (E
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 2002
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