Yi-Lin Yao

Taipei Medical University, T’ai-pei, Taipei, Taiwan

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Publications (2)6.54 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We report a live birth after single embryo transfer derived from autologous cryopreserved oocytes of a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome who had undergone allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT). In 2006, a 24-year-old female diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome was referred for fertility preservation before she underwent PBSCT. After controlled ovarian stimulation, 38 oocytes were retrieved for cryopreservation using a slow-freezing protocol. She was cured by PBSCT and entered menopause. After seven years, she requested thawing of the oocytes. She was prepared for a thawing cycle using hormone replacement therapy. Twenty-two cryopreserved oocytes were thawed, and 20 (91%) oocytes survived. Thirteen mature oocytes were inseminated by intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Ten (77%) oocytes were normally fertilized and 6 (60%) oocytes developed into blastocysts. Embryo transfer to her own uterus with one blastocyst was performed. Five blastocysts were vitrified. A sonographic exam at 7 weeks of gestation revealed one gestational sac with positive cardiac motion. A normal female baby weighing 2704 g was delivered at 40 weeks of gestation. A successful pregnancy from autologous cryopreserved oocytes is encouraging for cancer patients undergoing fertility preservation. For infertile cancer patients after PBSCT, we suggest the transfer of one embryo to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies.
    Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 10/2014; 113(12). DOI:10.1016/j.jfma.2014.08.010 · 1.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: STUDY QUESTION: During controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), does the duration of premature serum progesterone (P) elevation before administration of hCG affect the outcomes of IVF/ICSI embryo transfer (-ET) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: The duration of the premature serum P elevation is inversely related to the clinical pregnancy rate of IVF/ICSI-ET cycles. WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS: The majority of the previous studies only considered a single serum P measurement made on the day of hCG administration and the results of attempts to relate this to IVF/ICSI-ET outcomes were controversial. However, the effect of the duration of premature serum P elevation before the hCG administration on the outcomes of IVF/ICSI-ET cycles has not been studied well. Here we demonstrate that the duration of premature serum P elevation has a more significant inverse correlation than the absolute serum P concentration on the day of hCG administration with IVF/ICSI-ET outcomes. DESIGN: It is a retrospective, single-centre cohort study. A total of 1784 IVF and/or ICSI-ET cycles were included from October 2005 to June 2011. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: A total of 1784 patients underwent their IVF and/or ICSI-ET cycles in a university hospital IVF unit. The inclusion criteria include (i) age between 20 and 42 years and (ii) eligible indications for COS before IVF/ICSI. MAIN RESULTS AND THE ROLE OF CHANCE: The duration of premature serum P elevation to >1 ng/ml is significantly inversely associated with the probability of clinical pregnancy (odds ratio = 0.773, 95% confidence interval: 0.660-0.891, P < 0.001), after adjustment for possible confounders with multivariate logistic regression analysis. However, the significance of inverse correlation between the absolute serum P concentration on the day of hCG administration with clinical pregnancy rate decreased after adjustment. BIAS, CONFOUNDING AND OTHER REASONS FOR CAUTION: The cutoff value we chose to define premature serum P elevation (P > 1.0 ng/ml) might not be able to be applied to different immunoassay kits and study population. The retrospective nature of this study inevitably might be influenced by some selection bias. GENERALIZABILITY TO OTHER POPULATIONS: Older patients (>42 years) are excluded from our study.
    Human Reproduction 05/2012; 27(7):2036-45. DOI:10.1093/humrep/des141 · 4.57 Impact Factor