Extended in Vitro Maturation is not recommended

February 2011
Fertility Weekly;2/14/2011, p3
Academic Journal
The article presents the findings of a study conducted by U.S. researcher David E. Reichman and colleagues which examines the effects of 24-hour in vitro maturation (IVM) of cumulus-stripped immature oocytes from stimulated cycles. The study revealed that such immature oocytes give rise to embryos with very low implantation potential as opposed to metaphase I (MI) stage oocytes. Moreover, researchers did not recommend the routine use of extended duration IVM of cumulus-stripped immature oocytes.


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