Physical characteristics and developmental capacity of oocytes and embryos following human in vitro maturation.

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    Abstract

    The aim was to compare the performance of in-vitro maturation (IVM) with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Differences between IVM and IVF were investigated with regard to oocyte and embryo development, morphometric kinetics, live-birth rates, neonatal outcomes and the effects of the use of maternal serum for IVM culture. The findings of this thesis demonstrate that although IVM treatment is still inferior to IVF in some aspects, methodological advances have improved success rates markedly, particularly for frozen embryo treatment cycles. IVM is an effective option for treating PCOS infertility.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date18 Dec 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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