Tag: Safety & Efficacy

The advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing | Part 2

Continuing this month’s series on genetic testing, Part 1 explored the common questions asked and answered. Part 2 dives a little deeper into the advantages genetic testing has to offer, as well as the some disadvantages you’ll want to consider. What criteria do experts use when referring patients for genetic testing? Unfortunately, there is still […]

Reproductive Medicine Associates Of New Jersey comments on recent article “Children conceived via IVF have double the autism rates of other: study”

A recent study has been receiving a significant amount of media attention due to the reported link between autism and children born via IVF. A recent newspaper article warned, “Children conceived via IVF have double the autism rates of others: study” http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-conceived-ivf-double-autism-rates-study-article-1.2163153. However, the headline of this story is quite deceiving given that the second […]

Too Much of a Good Thing – the fertility doctor

As you might have read recently on social media, the Gardner quadruplets were delivered recently nearly 2 ½ months premature Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. While all of us at RMANJ certainly wish this family the best, babies born before 30-weeks have a tough start and will likely spend several weeks in […]

Autism and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

With autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  on the rise  patient’s often ask about the risk of autism with fertility treatment.   The prevalence of this disorder in US children between the ages of 6 to 17 is estimated to be 1 in 50.  While the etiology of this devastating disease remains unknown there is thought to be […]

Report suggests SGA females are 2x’s more likely to have infertility as adults

A recent article printed in Science Daily, “Girls born small or underweight twice as likely to be infertile in adulthood,” suggests long term consequences for female infants who are small for gestation age (SGA) or have low birth weight (LBW), including infertility.  Double Embryo Transfer (DET), as well as embryo transfer’s (ET) when the endometirum is exposed […]

Another reason to avoid Double Embryo Transfer (DET)

An article recently published in the NY Times earlier this month, “Low Birth Weight Tied to Hip Replacement in Adulthood,” highlights a report that is IN PRESS in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. The study reports the Low Birth Weight of infants were found to have a 250% increase  in Hip Replacement later in life.  Double […]

The Uterus Transplant: a risky procedure in search of an indication

There has been an extraordinary amount of media attention on what at first glance seems like an amazing medical breakthrough: the first baby born after a uterine transplantion. While there is reason to celebrate this medical breakthrough, some of the enthusiasm may be overstated. A recent news story from the UK, for example, reported that […]

RMANJ Comments on Recent U.S. Senate Hearing on “Dr. Oz Effect”

Cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality Dr. Mehmet OZ was recently grilled by Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance about the promotion of weight loss products on his wildly popular television show. You can watch a clip of the hearing at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/17/health/senate-grills-dr-oz/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 According to Jen Christensen and Jacque Wilson of CNN, the subcommittee […]

Single Embryo Transfer in the eyes of an OBGYN – Dr. Allan Kessel

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”  These words could not be truer for couples undergoing IVF treatments.  Some of these couples will have the opportunity to transfer one embryo (single embryo transfer, or SET) or two in what becomes one of the most important decisions of their entire treatment.  For many, there will […]