Shady Grove Fertility Presents 10 Scientific Abstracts at 2014 ASRM Annual Meeting

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The nation’s leading fertility center publishes recent practice advances in reproductive endocrinology.

"In the past year, we have made remarkable advances in the field of reproductive endocrinology, enabling us to provide the most progressive and beneficial care to our patients,” said Eric A. Widra, M.D., medical director of Shady Grove Fertility.

Shady Grove Fertility, a recognized leader in fertility research, will be presenting ten scientific abstracts at the 2014 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii from October 18-22, 2014.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to represent Shady Grove Fertility’s research team at the 2014 ASRM Annual Meeting. In the past year, we have made remarkable advances in the field of reproductive endocrinology, enabling us to provide the most progressive and beneficial care to our patients,” said Eric A. Widra, M.D., medical director of Shady Grove Fertility.

Shady Grove Fertility researchers and physicians will address the assembly on a variety of clinical discoveries, including the improvement of in vitro fertilization (IVF) oocyte to live birth rates; the ongoing success of elective single embryo transfer (eSET), and the affect of transportation on survival and pregnancy rates when using frozen donor eggs.

Improvement of IVF Oocyte to Live Birth Efficiency will be orally presented by James Graham, M.S. ELD, Shady Grove Fertility’s Laboratories Director, on Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. Technological advancements in embryo culture techniques and cryopreservation have led to an approximately 50 percent increase in IVF success rates at Shady Grove Fertility in the past decade.

Patients Up to and Including 40 Years of Age Can Find Success with Successful Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) will be presented as a poster by Nicole Doyle, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday, October 22 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Elective single embryo transfer (eSET) at Shady Grove Fertility has been shown to have a high success rate (50 percent live birth per transfer) when using a top-quality blastocyst, while dramatically reducing the risk of multiple pregnancy.

Import and Export of Frozen Donor Eggs: Does Transportation Affect Survival and Pregnancy Rates will be given as an oral presentation on Tuesday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. by Jeris Cox, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health. This study confirmed that Shady Grove Fertility donor egg recipients can take advantage of a much broader selection of donors available through affiliated frozen donor egg banks, and still expect the high success rates associated with donor eggs retrieved by Shady Grove Fertility.

In addition to these abstracts, seven posters and oral presentations will be delivered by Shady Grove Fertility researchers and physicians in partnership with clinicians from the National Institutes of Health. Physicians are available for interviews regarding presentation content; please contact Ali Williams, Shady Grove Fertility, 301-545-1350, ali.williams(at)integramed(dot)com.

About Shady Grove Fertility: Shady Grove Fertility is America’s largest and most dynamic fertility center. 31 reproductive endocrinologists – as well as PhD scientists, geneticists and 480 highly specialized staff – care for patients in 18 full-service offices and 3 satellite locations throughout the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. SGF offers a comprehensive range of treatment options for those needing fertility treatment or egg freezing, as well as resources to address patients’ needs - medical, emotional, and financial. For patient convenience, IVF retrievals for fertility treatment and egg freezing are now performed at three regional centers in Rockville, MD; Towson, MD; and Chesterbrook, PA.

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