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Title: Improved sperm concentration, motility, and fertilization rates following Ficoll treatment of sperm in a human in vitro fertilization program
Authors: Bongso, A.
Ng, S.-C.
Mok, H.
Lim, M.N.
Teo, H.L.
Wong, P.C.
Ratnam, S. 
Issue Date: 1989
Citation: Bongso, A., Ng, S.-C., Mok, H., Lim, M.N., Teo, H.L., Wong, P.C., Ratnam, S. (1989). Improved sperm concentration, motility, and fertilization rates following Ficoll treatment of sperm in a human in vitro fertilization program. Fertility and Sterility 51 (5) : 850-854. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Duplicate sperm samples from the spouses of 54 patients admitted to an in vitro fertilization program were prepared by the swim-up and a simplified procedure using Ficoll. Cellsoft (CRYO Resources, New York, NY) sperm curvilinear velocities (μg/sec) and mean amplitude of lateral head displacement values (μm) equivalent to grade 1 and 2 visual sperm motility were significantly higher for Ficoll as compared with swim-up samples (P < 0.01). Fertilization rates were significantly higher in the Ficoll as compared with the swim-up group for poor semen samples (grade < 2: 58% versus 24%; P < 0.01) and normal semen samples (grade ≥ 2: 85% versus 78%; P < 0.05). Ficoll sperm separation appears to be an excellent method of yielding increased fertilization rates in in vitro fertilization programs.
Source Title: Fertility and Sterility
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131035
ISSN: 00150282
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