Hydrosalpinx

David Kreiner, MD Causes of Infertility, Hydrosalpinx Leave a Comment

A hydrosalpinx is a fallopian tube that is blocked at its distal end on the opposite side from the entrance to the uterine cavity. It may be diagnosed by a hysterosalpingogram or in severe cases by pelvic ultrasound. The hydrosalpinx is filled with inflammatory fluid and is most likely the end result of a pelvic infection. This inflammatory fluid can …

Embryo Mix Up – Can We Prevent Them?

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation Leave a Comment

Father Thomas Berg, Executive Director of the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, said the recent case of a woman implanted with an embryo from another couple was the sort of “tragic mistake” that can happen” in “the unregulated world of IVF.” I agree that mixing up gametes and embryos is tragic and society must do everything humanly …

The Gift of Life and Its Price

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, High order Multiple Births, Innovating the Financing of Infertility, Regulation of IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 1 Comment

IVF has been responsible for 1 million babies born worldwide who otherwise without the benefit of IVF may never have been. This gift of life comes with a steep price tag that according to the NY Times article, “Gift of Life and Its Price” Sunday, October 11, 2009, hits $1 Billion per year for premature IVF babies. This price tag …