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In vitro fertilization (IVF): a review of 3 decades of clinical innovation and technological advancement.

Wang J, Sauer MV - Ther Clin Risk Manag (2006)

Bottom Line: In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978.Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable.More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.

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Affiliation: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT
In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978. Today assisted reproductive technology is available throughout most of the civilized world, and the practice is largely different from that used during the early days. Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable. More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.

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Timeline of major milestones in assisted reproductive technologies.Abbreviations: GIFT, gamete intrafallopian transfer; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection; IVF, in virto fertilizations; PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
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fig1: Timeline of major milestones in assisted reproductive technologies.Abbreviations: GIFT, gamete intrafallopian transfer; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection; IVF, in virto fertilizations; PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Mentions: The birth of Louise Brown in 1978 was the culmination of decades of scientific research in reproductive medicine. Since then, an abundance of breakthroughs in both clinical medicine and basic science have allowed increasing numbers of infertile couples the chance to have a baby (Figure 1). To date, more than 2 million babies have been born worldwide through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics noted that 48 000 babies were born in the US and over 100 000 ART cycles were performed in the year 2003 alone (CDC 2005).


In vitro fertilization (IVF): a review of 3 decades of clinical innovation and technological advancement.

Wang J, Sauer MV - Ther Clin Risk Manag (2006)

Timeline of major milestones in assisted reproductive technologies.Abbreviations: GIFT, gamete intrafallopian transfer; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection; IVF, in virto fertilizations; PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
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fig1: Timeline of major milestones in assisted reproductive technologies.Abbreviations: GIFT, gamete intrafallopian transfer; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection; IVF, in virto fertilizations; PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Mentions: The birth of Louise Brown in 1978 was the culmination of decades of scientific research in reproductive medicine. Since then, an abundance of breakthroughs in both clinical medicine and basic science have allowed increasing numbers of infertile couples the chance to have a baby (Figure 1). To date, more than 2 million babies have been born worldwide through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics noted that 48 000 babies were born in the US and over 100 000 ART cycles were performed in the year 2003 alone (CDC 2005).

Bottom Line: In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978.Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable.More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT
In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978. Today assisted reproductive technology is available throughout most of the civilized world, and the practice is largely different from that used during the early days. Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable. More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.

No MeSH data available.