Amin Milki

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  • Factors relating to a successful cryopreserved blastocyst transfer program Behr, B., Gebhardt, L., Lyon, J., Milki, A. A. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2002: 697-699


    To review the authors' experience in a successful frozen blastocyst program.Retrospective study.University IVF program.Women of all ages undergoing 64 frozen blastocyst nondonor thaw cycles.Thaw cycles with day 5 or day 6 frozen blastocysts replaced into luteal day 5 endometrium in natural or programmed cycles; cryopreservation of blastocysts by Menezo two-step protocol and Testart slow cool program; thawing by two step thaw protocol.Implantation, clinical pregnancy, and delivery rates.The implantation rate was 16% and was similar with day 5 frozen blastocysts and day 6 frozen blastocysts cycles. The clinical pregnancy rate was 36% and the delivery rate was 27%, with no significant difference between day 5 and 6 blastocysts.Blastocyst cryopreservation is a viable option for patients of all ages and complements fresh blastocyst culture and transfer. The presence of good quality blastocysts for freezing on day 5 and day 6 yields comparable results and is critical for the success of thaw cycles.

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