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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Brian Kaplan, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois.

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    • What does the very large study qhwew you were involved evaluating 66,051 transfers over 6+ years tell us about whether it is best to transfer a single embryo or two or more embryos if your aim is to have the best chance at pregnancy?
    • Why not try for twins if you are fine with having two children? Why not get two for the price of one?
    • Single embryo transfers are increasing. Is this because of the push we’ve heard in the last 5-10 years or other reasons?
    • What are the reasons a doctor or patient might want a double embryo transfer?
    • How many embryos are frozen in one straw?
    • Can embryos be thawed and then refrozen?
    • Day 3 or Day 5 transfer? Impact of recent research presented on the changes this field has seen in the day of transfer based on a woman’s age and diagnosis.
    • Why would you choose to transfer on Day 3? Why not wait until Day 5?
    • Frozen embryo transfer vs. fresh embryo transfer.
    • Are there advantages to doing a frozen embryo transfer over a fresh embryo transfer?
    • Use of PGS to improve quality of embryos being transferred with the hopes of increasing live birth rates and decreasing miscarriages. How effective is it?
    • High cost has made it a hard choice for some patients. How much does preimplantation genetic diagnosis cost? How much does NGS (Next Generation DNA Sequencing) cost?
    • How effective is NGS (Next Generation DNA Sequencing)?

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    31/05/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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