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Section on Implantation and Oocyte Physiology (SIOP)

Head: Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.

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Through basic and translational research, the Section on Implantation and Oocyte Physiology (SIOP) seeks (1) to identify critical cellular and molecular events required for successful implantation in pregnancy and (2) to understand the relationships between such events and pathologies of early pregnancy. Therefore, our objective is to understand the biology of the developing blastocyst, which requires the differentiation of its outer epithelium, the trophectoderm, into invasive trophoblast cells and the maintenance of a cohort of pluripotent embryonic stem cells.

10 Most Recent Publications

Management of tubal ectopic pregnancy: methotrexate and salpingostomy are preferred to preserve fertility.
Beall S, Decherney AH.
Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID:22884016

The use of follicle flushing during oocyte retrieval in assisted reproductive technologies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Levy G, Hill MJ, Ramirez CI, Correa L, Ryan ME, Decherney AH, Levens ED, Whitcomb BW.
Hum Reprod. 2012 Aug;27(8):2373-9. Epub 2012 May 30.
PMID:22647450

The use of recombinant luteinizing hormone in patients undergoing assisted reproductive techniques with advanced reproductive age: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hill MJ, Levens ED, Levy G, Ryan ME, Csokmay JM, DeCherney AH, Whitcomb BW.
Fertil Steril. 2012 May;97(5):1108-14.e1. Epub 2012 Feb 24. Review.
PMID:22365075

The prevalence of genuine empty follicle syndrome.
Mesen TB, Yu B, Richter KS, Widra E, DeCherney AH, Segars JH.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec;96(6):1375-7.
PMID:22130102

Are there subtle genome-wide epigenetic alterations in normal offspring conceived by assisted reproductive technologies?
Batcheller A, Cardozo E, Maguire M, DeCherney AH, Segars JH.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec;96(6):1306-11. Epub 2011 Oct 26. Review.
PMID:22035969

Environmental and epigenetic effects upon preimplantation embryo metabolism and development.
Chason RJ, Csokmay J, Segars JH, DeCherney AH, Armant DR.
Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Oct;22(10):412-20. Epub 2011 Jul 7. Review.
PMID:21741268

Experience with a patient-friendly, mandatory, single-blastocyst transfer policy: the power of one.
Csokmay JM, Hill MJ, Chason RJ, Hennessy S, James AN, Cohen J, Decherney AH, Segars JH, Payson MD.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep;96(3):580-4. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
PMID:21774925

The WHO, WHY, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW of clinical trial registries.
Meldrum DR, Decherney AH.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Jul;96(1):2-5. Epub 2011 May 31. Review.
PMID:21621769

Is anti-Müllerian hormone a marker of acute cyclophosphamide-induced ovarian follicular destruction in mice pretreated with cetrorelix?
Browne HN, Moon KS, Mumford SL, Schisterman EF, Decherney AH, Segars JH, Armstrong AY.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Jul;96(1):180-186.e2. Epub 2011 May 7.
PMID:21550044

There is no pimping at Harvard.
DeCherney AH.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun;95(7):2180-1.
PMID:21601664

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