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Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting
Date:11/7/2008

NEW YORK (Nov. 7, 2008) -- Leading fertility experts at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are presenting new research findings at the 64th annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in San Francisco, Nov. 8. Highlights include the following:

  • Dr. Mark V. Sauer is chairing the invited symposia, "Management of the HIV-Discordant Couple Seeking Fertility Care." He will speak on "Clinical Paradigms Gained From 10 Years of Experience."
  • Dr. Rogerio A. Lobo is chairing a plenary session on infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He will speak on "Management of Infertility in PCOS."
  • Successful Fertility Treatment for HIV Women. "A Systematic, Multidisciplinary Approach to Address the Reproductive Needs of HIV-Seropositive Women" by Drs. Nataki C. Douglas, Bo Yu, Jeffrey Wang, Sreedhar Gaddipati, Michael Guarnaccia and Mark V. Sauer.
    Nearly 130,000 American women are HIV-positive. Most are of reproductive age and many desire children. The researchers sought to establish a comprehensive program to address their fertility needs in order to minimize infectious, medical and reproductive risks to prospective patients. They found that by using a multidisciplinary approach to care, HIV-seropositive women may be successfully managed in a program of assisted reproduction. Of 17 HIV-positive women undergoing IVF, there were seven pregnancies, and five singletons and two sets of twins were delivered by Caesarean section. Throughout the pregnancies, maternal HIV-1 RNA levels remained undetectable and CD4 counts were stable. All infants, tested at birth and at 3 and 6 months of age, remained HIV-negative.
  • SC Ovidrel Can Be Reliably Used for Egg-Cell Donation. "Lower Serum hCG Levels After Ovidrel Administration Do Not Reflect Compromised Oocyte Maturation in Donor Oocyte IVF Cycles," by Drs. Nataki C. Douglas, Bo Yu, Jeffrey Wang, Gary Nakhuda, Mark V. Sauer and Melvin
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Contact: Belinda Mager
bem9048@nyp.org
212-305-5587
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
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