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Updates in Infertility Therapy: Embryo Transfer

Section: Pregnancy
Submission deadline: 31 July 2022
Special Issue Editor
  • Andrea Carosso, PhD
    Department of Physiopathology of Reproduction and IVF Unit of S. Anna Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Interests: The whole field of reproductive medicine
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, despite great improvements in infertility diagnostic work-ups as well as ovarian stimulation protocols and embryo manipulation techniques, IVF success rates are only gradually increasing, with an overall delivery rate estimated at approximately 30%. On the basis of several key studies, such suboptimal results are mainly ascribable to embryo aneuploidy, defects in endometrial receptivity, and possibly to imperfect embryo transfer techniques, especially in women of a late reproductive stage.
It has been claimed that several technical aspects of embryo transfer (ET) affect the probability of pregnancy in human in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The type of catheter, operator's skill, site of embryo discharge, contamination with mucus or blood, uterine contractions, and level of difficulty in passing through the cervix, have all been evaluated as factors potentially affecting IVF outcome.
This Special Issue of Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology aims to increase our understanding of the mechanisms, procedures, and interventions involved in ET efficacy. The use of new techniques, adjuvant therapies and new protocols for ovarian stimulation that have an impact on the results of ET are among subjects of the manuscripts in consideration for this Special Issue.
Submissions of original, unpublished studies are welcome, including observational and interventional studies as well as RCTs and reviews, with an emphasis on relevant clinical questions and quantitative syntheses (meta-analyses) of pooled data.
Authors are welcome to contact the Editorial Team in advance if they require any assistance in preparing their manuscript.

Dr. Andrea Carosso
Guest Editor

Embryo transfer
IVF outcome
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