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Role of Sperm DNA Fragmentation in Male Infertility   

August 9, 2022

By Peter M. Ahlering, MD Sperm DNA fragmentation is an advanced parameter measuring semen quality and refers to the percentage of sperm showing breaks in the genetic material.  It has been shown that 25% of men visiting fertility clinics that have normal semen parameters by the conventional testing, will have considerably high DNA fragmentation compared…

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Implantation Failure and The Endometrial Receptivity ERA: Important Points To Know

July 12, 2018

For several decades we in the reproductive medical field have been trying to identify reasons that apparently normal embryos fail to implant. That is once transferred in the context of in vitro fertilization (IVF), the embryo fails to result in a positive pregnancy test.  Certainly, we know that certain uterine abnormalities can contribute to the…

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Dr. Ahlering will present on the Endometrial Receptivity Array ERA Test and Upcoming Clinical Trial

Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA): Should You Use It with Your Next IVF?

October 25, 2017

Over the past few years a new test has been developed and become more widely utilized to evaluate the receptivity of the endometrium for an embryo transfer, the Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA). Should this be a test that you should consider requesting with your next IVF cycle/embryo transfer? Medical director, Dr. Peter Ahlering, will discuss…

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Intralipid Usage: Does It Improve IVF Pregnancy Outcomes?

September 21, 2016

On many occasions, when a new patient arrives at MCRM Fertility seeking assistance it is because they have either tried advanced fertility treatments elsewhere without success, have had multiple miscarriages, been told they have ” unexplained infertility” or a combination of these. Due to their prior circumstances, in many cases, the patient was previously advised…

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Fertility Fraud: Natural Killer (NK) Cell Testing

August 16, 2016

This article, ” Natural Killer Cells – Fertility Fraud?“, from a reputable IVF clinic in Europe, certainly echoes the thoughts that we have and actually is the consensus of the Reproductive Medicine community. Many excellent articles have been written to this effect echoing the concerns put forth by these authors. The renowned physicians in England…

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Men With “Normal” Semen Analysis May Still Suffer Male Factor Infertility

July 7, 2016

This is an excellent article that shows that even in guys who have “NORMAL” semen analysis results, the majority of the sperm are abnormal; abnormal in chromosomal and DNA content. Thus, this leads to abnormal (aneuploid) embryo development. Obviously this is crucial in the process of embryo development and the sustainability of a pregnancy. What…

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Chaos In The Embryo: Genetics + Fertility = Outcome

April 4, 2016

Recent literature and studies have shown that through the use of chromosomal assessment , human embryos are even more unstable than previously thought. An analysis of embryos derived from fertility treatments, reveals the high rate of abnormalities in these embryos. It has been well known for a long time that high rates of chromosomal abnormality occur in human eggs which leads to chromosomal abnormalities (aneuplo)

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April Fool’s Day Is No Joke: A View Through The Eyes Of An Infertility Patient

March 31, 2016

To many, April Fool’s Day is all FUN and GAMES. To someone that is struggling with infertility or history of miscarriage, it’s no JOKE. As someone who has been in the shoes of “infertility” there’s nothing that hurts more than others PRETENDING to be something that they are not. This April Fool’s day, you, too,…

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Dr. Ahlering Discusses Important Items To Know About Miscarriage

October 6, 2014

Dr. Ahlering was a guest on KTVI Fox 2 in the Morning and spoke on the topic and miscarriage. Specifically, he shared key points women should be aware about regarding miscarriage and infertility.

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Miscarriage Dangers, Diagnosis And Assistance For Future Successful Pregnancy

September 29, 2014

A recent NBC News story, Hidden Dangers of Miscarriages Scar Would-Be Moms, highlightsthe potential hidden dangers regarding miscarriage and the potential long-term link to infertility. The story also opens the door to discussion of the importance of diagnosing the “real” cause of miscarriage and possible treatment options for future successful pregnancies. Beyond the understanding of…

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