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Published Research

IVFAustralia doctors and scientists have led the way in contributions to IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) research in NSW, Australia and internationally.

As a member of Virtus Health, we have access to research from across Australia. Find out more about Virtus Health Published Research.

Our extensive research programme is reflected in the very high number of peer-reviewed publications produced by our group.

IVF Australia's most recent published research includes:

2015

LH Supplementation for Low LH Levels during Antagonist IVF Cycles Improves Live Birth Rates.

Conrad C, Hughes G, Sacks G. JFIV Reprod Med Genet 2015; 3: 155.

Sperm DNA fragmentation abnormalities in men from couples with a history of recurrent miscarriage.

Leach M, Aitken RJ, Sacks G. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Aug;55(4):379-83.

2014

Clinical outcomes following cryopreservation of blastocysts by vitrification or slow freezing: a population-based cohort study.

Li Z, Wang YA, Ledger W, Edgar DH and Sullivan EA. Human Reproduction 2014; 29: 2794-2801.

The clinical effectiveness of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy in all 24 chromosomes (PGD-A): systematic review.

Lee E, Illingworth P, Wilton L and Chambers GM. Human Reproduction. 2014.

Asynchronous glands in the endometrium of women with recurrent reproductive failure.

Russell P, Hey-Cunningham A, Berbic M, Tremellen K, Sacks G, Gee A, Cheerala B. Pathology. 2014 Jun;46(4):325-32.

Single-arm, observational study of the ease of use of a redesigned pen device to deliver recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (follitropin alfa) for assisted reproductive technology treatment.

Illingworth PJ1, Lahoud R1, Quinn F1, Chidwick K2, Wilkinson C2Sacks G. Patient Prefer Adherence.2014 Jun 5;8:813-26. 

2013

An analysis of the impact of embryo transfer difficulty on live birth rates, using a standardised grading system.

Dave R Listijono, Tim Boylan, Simon Cooke, Suha Kilani, Michael G Chapman. Human Fertility. 2013; DOI:10.3109/14647273.2013.804956

The relationship between serum prolactin concentration and pregnancy outcome in women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage

Li W, Ma N, Laird S, Ledger WL & Li TC. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2013

Laparoscopic Subtotal Hysterectomy: Evidence and Techniques

Nesbitt-Hawes EM, Maley PE, Ryun Won H, Law KS, Zhang CS, Lyons SD, Ledger WL & Abbott JA. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2013; 20:424-434

Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partum

McMahon CA, Boivin J, Gibson FL, Hammarberg K, Wynter K, Saunders D, Fisher, J. Hum Reprod, 2013; 28:997-1005.

Ovarian stimulation protocols for oncofertilty patients

Koch J & Ledger WL. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (accepted for publication)

Factors affecting the outcome of 'Endometrial Scratch' in women with recurrent implantation failure

Coughlan C, Yuan X, Demirol A, Ledger W & Li TC. Human Reproduction (accepted for publication)

What can we learn from a decade of promoting safe embryo transfer practices? A comparative analysis of policies and outcomes in the United Kingdom and Australia 2001-2010

Chambers GM, Wang YA, Chapman M, Hoang VP, Sullivan EA, Abdalla HI & Ledger WL. Human Reproduction (accepted for publication)

Home ovulation tests and stress in women trying to conceive: a randomized controlled trial

Tiplady S, Jones G, Campbell M, Johnson S, Ledger W. Human Reproduction (e-pub ahead of print)

Is it possible to reduce the incidence of weekend oocyte retrievals in GnRH antagonist protocols?

Levy MJ, Ledger W, Kolibianakis EM, Ijzerman-Boon PC, Gordon K. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 26: 50 – 58

2012

Relationship between psychological stress and recurrent miscarriage

Li W, Newell-Price J, Jones GL, Ledger WL, Li TC.Reproductive Biomedicine Online 25:180-9

Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for poor semen quality: a case-referent study

Povey AC, Clyma JA, McNamee R, Moore HD, Baillie H, Pacey AA, Cherry NM; Participating Centres of Chaps-uk. Human Reproduction 27:2799-806

Why does the Fallopian tube fail in ectopic pregnancy? The role of activins, iNOS and MUC-1 in ectopic implantation

Simpson H, Refaat B, Britton E, Biswas J, Wells M & Ledger WL. Fertility & Sterility. 97:1115-23

Accuracy of perception of ovulation day in women trying to conceive

Zinaman M, Johnson S, Ellis J & Ledger WL. Current Medical Research & Opinion 28, 1-6

Long-Term Consequences of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Ledger WL, Atkin S, Sathyapalan T. RCOG Green-top Guideline 33, RCOG Press

Metformin versus clomiphene citrate for infertility in non-obese women with PCOS: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

Misso ML, Costello MF, Garrubba M, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder AM, Norman RJ, Teede HJ. Human Reproduction Update September 6, 2012.

The treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome: a brief update.

Costello MF, Misso ML, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman RJ, Teede HJ
ANZJOG 2012;52:400-403

Aromatase inhibitors for PCOS: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Misso ML, Wong J, Teede HJ, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman RJ, Costello MF
Human Reproduction Update 2012; Indian Excerpted Edition Volume 2 Issue 2 P

Status of clomiphene citrate and metformin for infertility in PCOS.

Misso ML, Teede HJ, Hart R, Wong J, Rombauts L, Melder AM, Norman RJ, Costello MF
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012

Prednisolone for repeated implantation failure associated with high natural killer cell levels.

M. Krigstein & G. Sacks
Informa Healthcare August 2012, Vol. 32, No. 6 , Pages 518-519

The Older Patient

Ledger W L. Assisted reproduction techniques: management challenges, Eds Sharif K & Coomarasamy A. Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Evidence based lifestyle and pharmacological management of infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Michael F Costello & William L Ledger, Women’s Health 2012;8:277-290

Evidence-based management of infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome using surgery or assisted reproductive technology.

Michael F Costello & William L Ledger
Women’s Health 2012 8(3), 291-300

A reduction in public funding for fertility treatment - an econometric analysis of access to treatment and savings to government.

Georgina M Chambers, Van Phuong Hoang, Rong Zhu and Peter J Illingworth
BMC Health Services Research – May 2012

Detailed analysis of peripheral blood natural killer cells in women with repeated IVF failure.

Sacks GP
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - AJI-1105

Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis Following Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome.

Fleming T, Sacks GP, Nasser J.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012;52(1):87-90

Detailed Analysis of Peripheral Blood Natural Killer Cells in Women with Repeated IVF Failure.

Gavin Sacks, Yang Yang, Elizabeth Gowen, Susan Smith, Louise Fay, Michael Chapman
Am J Reprod Immunol 2012; 67: 434–442

Elevated progesterone in GnRH agonist down regulated in vitro fertilisation (IVFICSI) cycles reduces live birth rates but not embryo quality.


Lahoud R, Kwik M, Ryan J, Al-Jefout M, Foley J, Illingworth P.
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Feb;285(2):535-40.

Long-Term Consequences of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Ledger WL, Atkin S, Sathyapalan T
RCOG Green-top Guideline 33 (2012)

The treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome: a brief update.

Michael F Costello, Marie L Misso, Jennifer Wong, Roger Hart, Luk Rombauts, Angela Melder, Robert J Norman & Helena J Teede.
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obsetrics and Gynaecology 2012

Aromatase inhibitors for PCOS: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Marie L Misso, Jennifer L.A Wong, Helena J Teede, Rogert Hart, Luk Rombauts, Angela M Melder, Robert J. Norman & Michael F. Costello
Human Reproduction Update. Vol.18, No.3 pp. 301-312, 2012

2011

Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome 2011.

PCOS Australian Alliance. Michael F Costello  - Chair Author for Chapter 7 “Pharmacological management of infertility in PCOS”. P 71-78.
Michael F Costello - Chair Author for Chapter 8 “Surgical management of infertility in PCOS”. P 79-82.
Michael F Costello - Coauthor for Chapter 6 “Non-pharmacological first line management of infertility in PCOS”. P 69-70.
Peer reviewed and approved for publication by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Twice-frozen embryos are no detriment to pregnancy success – a retrospective comparative study.

Koch J, Costello M, S Kilani S, Chapman M
Fertil Steril 2011;96:58–62

The effect of adenomyosis on in vitro fertilisation and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection treatment outcome.

Costello MF, Lindsay K, McNally G
Eur J Obstet Gynecol 2011;158:229-234

Transfers of fresh blastocysts and blastocysts cultured from thawed cleavage embryos are associated with fewer miscarriages.

Wang YA, Costello M, Chapman M, Black D, Sullivan EA.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2011 Dec;23(6):695-6.

Assisted reproductive technology: public funding and the voluntary shift to single embryo transfer in Australia.

Chambers GM, Illingworth PJ, Sullivan EA.
Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 21;195(10):594-8.

Barriers to conducting clinical research in reproductive medicine: Australia and the United Kingdom.

Ledger W, Chapman M.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Oct;96(4):813-6.

Azoospermia and paternal autosomal ring chromosomes: case report and literature review.

Rajesh H, Freckmann ML, Chapman M.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2011 Oct;23(4):466-70.

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of corifollitropin alfa versus recombinant FSH during ovarian stimulation for IVF.

Fauser BC, Alper M, Ledger WL, Schoolcraft WB, Zandvleit A & Mannaerts BM
Reproductive Biomedicine Online 21: 593 – 601 (2011)

The impact of insulin resistance on the outcome of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Amer S, Li TC, Samuelson C, Ledger W
Acta Obstetrica Gynecologica Scandinavica 90:338-43 (2011)

Luteal phase defect: part of the infertility zeitgeist or relic from the past?

Shivapathasundram, Ganeshwaran1; Kwik, Michele2; Chapman, Michael
Human Fertility, Volume 14, Number 1, March 2011 , pp. 60-63(4)


Natural killer cell analysis. In ‘How to improve your ART success rates’.

Sacks GP
Cambridge University Press 2011.

Natural killer cell analysis in recurrent miscarriage. Chapter for ‘Recurrent pregnancy loss

Sacks GP
(Gynaecology in practice series). Ed. O. Christiansen.  In press.

The distribution of immune cells and macrophages in the endometrium of women with recurrent reproductive failure I: Techniques.

Russell P, Anderson L, Lieberman D, Tremellon K, Yilmaz H, Cheerala B, Sacks GP.
J Reprod Immunol. 2011;91:90-102.

Comparative usage of a web-based personally controlled health management system and normal support: a case study in IVF.

Lau A, Parker A, Early J, Sacks G, Anvari F, Coiera E
In press with electronic Journal of Health Informatics

Detailed analysis of peripheral blood natural killer cells in women with repeated IVF failure.

Sacks GP, Yang Y, Gowen E, Smith S, Fay L, Chapman M
In press with Am J Reprod Immunol.

Recurrent miscarriage

Chapman M & Sacks GP
Medicine Today in press.

Multi-marker assessment of ovarian reserve predicts oocyte yield after ovulation induction.

Al-Azemi M, Killick SR, Duffy S, Pye C, Refaat B, Hill N, Ledger W
Human Reproduction 26:414 – 422 (2011)

Long-term complications of assisted reproductive technologies

Metwally M & Ledger WL
Human Fertility 14: 77 – 87 (2011)

Corifollitropin alfa doses based on body weight: clinical overview of drug exposure and ovarian response

Ledger WL, Fauser BC, Devroey P, Zandvliet AS & Mannaerts B
Reproductive Biomedicine Online 23: 150 - 159  (2011)

Where we come from determines how we fare – the fetal origins of adult disease.

Ledger WL
‘The Conversation’ Online discussion forum, 29 September 2011

The Menstrual Cycle

Ledger WL
Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Wass J & Stewart P, (eds)
Oxford University Press, 2nd edition - 1179 – 1185

Corifollitropin alfa doses based on body weight: clinical overview of drug exposure and ovarian response

Ledger WL, Fauser BC, Devroey P, Zandvliet AS & Mannaerts B
Reproductive Biomedicine Online 23: 150 - 159 (2011)

Hormones and dichotic listening: Evidence from the study of menstrual cycle effects

Cowell PE, Ledger WL, Wadnerkar MB, Skilling FM & Whiteside SP
Brain and Cognition 76: 256 – 262 (2011)

The expression of activins, their type II receptors and follistatin in human Fallopian tube during the menstrual cycle and in pseudopregnancy. 

Refaat B & Ledger W
Human Reproduction published online 6 October 2011 

Barriers to conducting clinical research in reproductive medicine: Australia and the UK

Ledger W L & Chapman M
Fertility and Sterility published online October 2011 

Health-related quality of life among adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Jones GL, Hall JM, Lashen HL, Balen AH, Ledger WL
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 40577-88 (2011)

Is there a relationship between psychological stress and recurrent miscarriage?

Li W, Newell-Price J,Jones GL, Ledger WL & Li TC
Reproductive Biomedicine Online – October 2011

Why does the fallopian tube fail in ectopic pregnancy? The role of activins, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and MUC1 in ectopic implantation.

Refaat B, Simpson H, Britton E, Biswas J, Wells M, Aplin JD, Ledger W.L
Fertil Steril. 2012 Mar 15

Assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome: summary of an evidence-based guideline.

Teede HJ, Misso ML, Deeks AA, Moran LJ, Stuckey BGA, Wong JLA, Norman RJ and Costello MF
Med J Aust 2011;195(6): S65-S112
 

2010

Format and structure of the new Part 2 MRCOG

Examination: II
Ledger WL
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine 20: 29 – 30 (2010)

Multiple pregnancy following assisted reproduction

Ledger WL, Anderson R & O’Brien P
Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists
Scientific Advisory Committee Opinion Paper (2010)

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Coughlan C & Ledger WL
Textbook of Ovarian Stimulation 95 – 110  (2010)

Acupuncture and herbal medicine in in vitro fertilisation: a review of the evidence for clinical practice.

Cheong Y, Nardo LG, Rutherford T, Ledger W
Human Fertility13:3-12 (2010)

Population-based study of cesarean section after in vitro fertilization in Australia.

Sullivan EA, Chapman MG, Wang YA, Adamson GD
Birth. 2010 Sep;37(3):184-91.
PMID: 20887534

The effect on human sex ratio at birth by assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures - an assessment of babies born following single embryo transfers, Australia and New Zealand, 2002-2006.


Dean J, Chapman M, Sullivan E
BJOG. 2010 Dec;117(13):1628-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02731 2010 Sep 28.
PMID: 20875033

Economics of Assisted Reproduction: Access to fertility treatments and valuing live births in economic terms

Connolly MP, Ledger W & Postma MJ
Human Fertility13: 13-8 (2010)

Clinical utility of measurement of anti-mullerian hormone in reproductive endocrinology

Ledger W L
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 95: 5144 – 5154 (2010)

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF: 10 years later.

Fauser BJC, Nargund G, Nyboe Andersen A, Norman R, Tarlatzis B, Boivin J & Ledger WL
Human Reproduction 25: 2678-2684 (2010)

Effect of cigarette smoking upon reproductive hormones in women of reproductive age: a retrospective analysis.

Waylen AL, Jones GL & Ledger WL
Reproductive Biomedicine Online 20: 861-865 (2010)

Economics of Assisted Reproduction: Access to fertility treatments and valuing live births in economic terms

Connolly MP, Ledger W & Postma MJ (2010)
Human Fertility13: 13-8.

Do South Asian women with PCOS have poorer health-related quality of life than Caucasian women with PCOS? A comparative cross-sectional study.

Jones GL, Palep-Singh M, Ledger WL, Balen AH, Jenkinson C, Campbell MJ & Lashen H
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 8:149 – 158 (2010)

Population-based study of cesarean section after in vitro fertilization in Australia.


Sullivan EA, Chapman MG, Wang YA, Adamson GD
Birth. 2010 Sep;37(3):184-91.
PMID: 20887534

Is in vitro fertilisation more effective than stimulated intrauterine insemination as a first-line therapy for subfertility? A cohort analysis.


Chambers GM, Sullivan EA, Shanahan M, Ho MT, Priester K, Chapman MG
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Jun;50(3):280-8.
PMID: 20618248

Better perinatal outcomes following transfer of fresh blastocysts and blastocysts cultured from thawed cleavage embryos: a population-based study.


Wang YA, Chapman M, Costello M, Sullivan EA
Hum Reprod. 2010 Jun;25(6):1536-42. Epub 2010 Mar 31.
PMID: 20356898

Laparoscopic ovarian transposition with potential preservation of natural fertility.

Kwik M, O'Neill A, Hamani Y, Chapman M, Chou DJ
Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):411-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 20621003

A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of multimodal intraoperative analgesia for laparoscopic excision of endometriosis.

Costello MF, Abbott J, Katz S, Vancaillie T, Wilson S
Fertil Steril. 2010 Jul;94(2):436-43. Epub 2009 Apr 25.
PMID: 19394603

Time course of meiotic spindle development in MII oocytes.

Kilani S, Cooke S, Chapman M
Zygote. 2010 Jun 23:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 20569507

Detailed analysis of peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cells in women with recurrent miscarriage.

King K, Smith S, Chapman M, Sacks G
Hum Reprod. 2010 Jan;25(1):52-8. Epub 2009 Oct 9.
PMID: 19819893

In vitro development potential of macaque oocytes, derived from unstimulated ovaries, following maturatuion in the presence of glutathione ethyl ester.


Curnow E.C, Ryan J.P, Saunders D.M, Hayes E
S
Hum Reprod. 2010 (25):2465-2474

Derivation of a new human embryonic stem cell line, Endeavour-2, and it’s characterization.


Sidhu K.S, Ryan J.P, Lees J.G, Tuch B.
E
In Vitro Cell Bev Biol Anim. 2010 (46):269-275

Primate model of metaphase I oocyte in vitro maturation and the effects of a novel glutathione donor on maturation, fertilization, and blastocyst development.


Curnow E.C, Ryan J.P, Saunders D.M, Hayes E
S
Fertil. Steril. 2010 [In Press]

Oocyte glutathions and fertilization outcome of Macaca nemestrina and Macaca fascicularis in in vivo-and in vitro-matured oocytes.


Curnow E.C, Ryan J.P, Saunders D.M, Hayes E.S
Reprod Fertil Dev. 2010 (22):1032-1040

Developmental potential of bovine oocytes following IVM in the presence of gluthione ethyl ester.

Curnow E.C, Ryan J.P, Saunders D.M, Hayes E.S

Reprod Fertil Dev. 2010 (22):597-605

Detailed analysis of peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cells in women with recurrent miscarriage

King K, Smith S, Chapman M, Sacks GP
Hum Reprod 2010;25(1):52-8.

Do South Asian women with PCOS have poorer health-related quality of life than Caucasian women with PCOS? A comparative cross-sectional study.

Jones GL, Palep-Singh M, Ledger WL, Balen AH, Jenkinson C, Campbell MJ & Lashen H
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 8:149 – 158 (2010)

The Fallopian Tube, Clinico-Pathological Correlates

William L Ledger, Adil O Bahathiq & Seang L Tan (Eds)
Cambridge University Press, 2010

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, an Evidence-based text for the MRCOG

W L Ledger, Section Editor, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Second edition - Hodder Arnold - Luesley D & Baker P (Eds)

2009

Metformin treatment before and during IVF or ICSI in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.


Tso LO, Costello MF, Albuquerque LE, Andriolo RB, Freitas V
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD006105. Review.
PMID: 19370625

Are there non-invasive markers in human oocytes that can predict pregnancy outcome?

Kilani S, Cooke S, Kan A, Chapman M
Reprod Biomed Online. 2009 May;18(5):674-80.
PMID: 19549447

2008

Effects of protein kinase A and C inhibitors on follicular inhibin and activin during ovulation.

Hua VK, Fleming SD, Illingworth P
Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Nov;17(5):642-51.
PMID: 18983748

Success rates and cost of a live birth following fresh assisted reproduction treatment in women aged 45 years and older, Australia 2002-2004.

Sullivan E, Wang Y, Chapman M, Chambers G
Hum Reprod. 2008 Jul;23(7):1639-43. Epub 2008 Apr 15.
PMID: 18417497

Patient and nurse evaluation of recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone administration methods: comparison of two follitropin injection pens.

Porter R, Kissel C, Saunders H, Keck C
Curr Med Res Opin. 2008 Mar;24(3):727-35. Epub 2008 Jan 28.
PMID: 18230195

Derivation of a new human embryonic stem cell line, endeavour-1, and its clonal propagation


Sidhu K.S, Ryan J.P, Tuch B.
E
Stem Cells Dev. 2008 (17):41-51.

Bovine in vitro oocyte maturation as a model for manipulation of the gamma-glutamyl cycle and intraoocyte glutathione.


Curnow E.C, Ryan J.P, Saunders D, Hayes E
S
Reprod Fertil Dev 2008. (20):579-588

Is routine use of embryo transfer catheter stylets good medical practice?

Sjoblom P, Costello MF
Allahbadia GN.  Embryo Transfer.  New Delhi: JAYPEE Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd; 2008: 407-413

 

2007

Babies born after ART treatment cost more than non-ART babies: a cost analysis of inpatient birth-admission costs of singleton and multiple gestation pregnancies.

Chambers GM, Grayson N, Shanahan M, Sullivan EA
Hum Reprod. 2007 Dec;22(12):3108-15. Epub 2007 Sep 28.
PMID: 17905747

Female mice haploinsufficient for an inactivated androgen receptor (AR) exhibit age-dependent defects that resemble the AR null phenotype of dysfunctional late follicle development, ovulation, and fertility.

Walters KA, Allan CM, Jimenez M, Lim PR, Davey RA, Zajac JD, Illingworth P, Handelsman DJ
Endocrinology. 2007 Aug;148(8):3674-84. Epub 2007 Apr 26.
PMID: 17463055

Metformin versus oral contraceptive pill in polycystic ovary syndrome: a Cochrane review.

Costello MF, Shrestha B, Eden J, Johnson NP, Sjoblom P
Hum Reprod. 2007 May;22(5):1200-9. Epub 2007 Jan 29. Review.
PMID: 17261574

Insulin-sensitising drugs versus the combined oral contraceptive pill for hirsutism, acne and risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Costello M, Shrestha B, Eden J, Sjoblom P, Johnson N
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005552. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005552.pub2.

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the reproductive system effects of metformin alone or in combination with clomiphene citrate in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

Costello MF
Salud(i)Ciencia, Expertos Invitados, 2007; 15 (5): 852-855.

2006

Prediction of embryo developmental potential and pregnancy based on early stage morphological characteristics.

Sjöblom P, Menezes J, Cummins L, Mathiyalagan B, Costello MF
Fertil Steril. 2006 Oct;86(4):848-61.
PMID: 17027355

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on metformin co-administration during gonadotrophin ovulation induction or IVF in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Costello MF, Chapman M, Conway U
U.
Hum Reprod. 2006 Jun;21(6):1387-99. Epub 2006 Jan 31. Review. Erratum in: Hum Reprod. 2006 Oct;21(10):2728.
PMID: 16449310

A relative reduction in mid-follicular LH concentrations during GnRH agonist IVF/ICSI cycles leads to lower live birth rates.

Lahoud R, Al-Jefout M, Tyler J, Ryan J, Driscoll G

Hum Reprod. 2006 Oct;21(10):2645-9. Epub 2006 Jun 19.
PMID: 16785261

A relative reduction in mid-follicular LH concentrations during GnRH agonist IVF/ICSI cycles leads to lower live birth rates.

Lahoud R, Al-Jefout M, Tyler J, Ryan J, Driscoll G
Hum Reprod. 2006 Oct;21(10):2645-9. Epub 2006 Jun 19.
PMID: 16785261

Power doppler ultrasound assessment of the relationship between age and ovarian perifollicular blood flow in women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment.

Costello MF, Shrestha SM, Sjoblom P, McNally G, Bennett MJ, Steigrad SJ, Hughes GJ
J Assist Reprod Genet. 2006 Sep-Oct;23(9-10):359-65. Epub 2006 Oct 11.
PMID: 17033936

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on metformin co-administration during gonadotrophin ovulation induction or IVF in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Costello MF, Chapman M, Conway U
Hum Reprod. 2006 Jun;21(6):1387-99. Epub 2006 Jan 31. Review. Erratum in: Hum Reprod. 2006 Oct;21(10):2728.
PMID: 16449310

Power Doppler ultrasound assessment of follicular vascularity in the early follicular phase and its relationship with outcome of in vitro fertilization.


Shrestha SM, Costello MF, Sjoblom P, McNally G, Bennett M, Steigrad SJ, Hughes GJ
Assist Reprod Genet. 2006 Apr;23(4):161-9. Epub 2006 Apr 22.
PMID: 16758346

Human embryo: a biological definition.


Findlay JK, Gear ML, Illingworth PJ, Junk SM, Kay G, Mackerras AH, Pope A, Rothenfluh HS, Wilton L
Hum Reprod. 2007 Apr;22(4):905-11. Epub 2006 Dec 18.
PMID: 17178746

Missed conceptions: the need for education.

Chapman MG, Driscoll GL, Jones B
Med J Aust. 2006 Apr 3;184(7):361-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 16584374

Follicle-stimulating hormone increases primordial follicle reserve in mature female hypogonadal mice.

Allan CM, Wang Y, Jimenez M, Marshan B, Spaliviero J, Illingworth P, Handelsman DJ

J Endocrinol. 2006 Mar;188(3):549-57.
PMID: 16522734

Do age and extended culture affect the architecture of the zona pellucida of human oocytes and embryos?

Kilani SS, Cooke S, Kan AK, Chapman MG
Zygote. 2006 Feb;14(1):39-44.
PMID: 16700974

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