Dr Siobhan Quenby and her colleagues at the University of Warwick have, like us at Sims IVF, long been convinced of the contribution of Natural Killer (NK) cells to multiple recurrent miscarriage.
Our recent modifications on AMH analysis were presented to the medical team here today.
Here are the wonderful photos from our Family Circus Day. 700 Mums, Dads and kids all enjoyed themselves in Powerscourt Hotel with the Sims team and Fossett’s Circus, helping to celebrate 17 years of success at Sims IVF.
Recent advances in vitamin D research have confirmed its importance in the field of assisted reproduction.
Listen to the full interview sharing Lisa and Gary's experiences with Sims IVF and hear what Dr David Walsh has to say.
In our regular Friday lunchtime meeting slot we had the pleasure of hosting Dr Harvey Kliman in a Skype conference call. A powerhouse of knowledge on his subject Dr Kliman gave further valuable and insightful opinions on several patients who attended Sims for the Endometrial Function Test (EFT) or Yale test.
I recently gave an update to the Sims medics on some slight modifications to our immunphenotype test performed using Flow Cytometry here at Zentra Lab. The levels of T cells, NK cells and NK T cells are in and of themselves relevant and interesting but we also look to see whether these cells are “activated” or expressing markers which indicate whether they are aggressive or quiescent.
Polycystic ovaries are a common finding in the IVF world and the dosage of gonadotropins used to treat this must be carefully managed in order to avoid hyper-stimulation and its consequence. In the IUI scenario Tamoxifen, an anti-oestrogen, can be successfully used in conjunction with alternate day FSH, to allow a sufficient sustainable response to produce one viable egg.
At a recent Medical meeting, in addition to discussing individual patients and strategies, we watched a presentation from Dr Norbert Gleischer, Medical Director of CHR in the USA.
We know that IVF patients measure high on any indicators of stress you might care to mention. Heretofore we have been unable to reliably measure this stress in a patient convenient way.