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For an efficient "egg banking" system, an equally efficient cryopreservation strategy that ensures the viability of the oocytes is required. Very recently, improved and new methods are yielding satisfactory results. In particular, vitrification is providing excellent results for both survival and clinical outcomes. However, to evaluate the over all out come there are other parameters to be considered. In this sense, capacity development of embryos generated after oocyte vitrification is a major factor when assessing the viability of vitrified oocytes. Accordingly, the evaluation of the capacity of vitrified oocytes to reach the blastocyst stage will be highly valuable to fully assess the effectiveness of the "egg banking" and its contribution to ovum donation programs.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the developmental capacity of vitrified oocytes by their ability to reach the blastocyst stage. The study includes oocyte donation cycles conducted with vitrified versus fresh oocytes.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label
IVF, Oocyte Vitrification
Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:18-0400
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Inability to reproduce after a specified period of unprotected intercourse. Reproductive sterility is permanent infertility.
Minute cells produced during development of an OOCYTE as it undergoes MEIOSIS. A polar body contains one of the nuclei derived from the first or second meiotic CELL DIVISION. Polar bodies have practically no CYTOPLASM. They are eventually discarded by the oocyte. (from King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
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The transformation of a liquid to a glassy solid i.e., without the formation of crystals during the cooling process.
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