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Latest Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine Stories

2013-10-15 16:25:13

According to research, frozen embryos have increased implantation and live birth rates, are less likely to be born pre-term and have a lower risk of miscarriage than fresh embryo transfers DENVER, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) today announced that using embryos that have been frozen and then thawed, results in greater success from in vitro fertilization (IVF) than using fresh embryos. In concordance with research at CCRM, studies from...

2013-02-21 08:34:00

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) recently expanded their medical team with the addition of board eligible reproductive endocrinologist Jennifer Keller Brown M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Brown completed her medical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2005 and her residency in Denver in 2009. During her residency at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Dr. Brown assisted in ongoing research at CCRM in the areas of...

2012-10-23 07:28:30

DENVER, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) has found that a new technique that examines all 23 pairs of chromosomes in a human blastocyst (day five embryo), known as comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), is an effective clinical treatment for unexplained recurrent miscarriages. Miscarriage is a relatively common occurrence affecting roughly one in five pregnancies. However, only one to two percent of reproductive-aged...

2011-10-17 13:13:00

DENVER, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) in conjunction with the National Foundation for Fertility Research (NFFR) concludes that sperm from middle-aged and older male mice is less likely to lead to a successful pregnancy. The study, the first-of-its-kind, found that sperm quality began to decrease in males at mid-life, 12 months and older (equivalent to forty and older for human males). "This is not a study...

2010-10-21 13:56:00

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today its physicians are using an embryo screening technique that allows the infertility clinic to achieve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates for women ages 38 to 42 with chromosomally normal (euploid) embryos that are as good as the rates generally achieved by women 37 years old and under. "It is as if we are turning back the biological clock for these women," said William Schoolcraft,...

2010-03-10 14:13:00

DENVER, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- William Schoolcraft, MD, and fellow physicians at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), have authored the definitive guide for people facing fertility challenges. "If At First You Don't Conceive" is being published on March 16, 2010 by Rodale Books. "Being told you have a fertility problem isn't dissimilar from being told you have cancer," said Dr. Schoolcraft. "The book I wrote, with my clinic colleagues, is designed to save millions of...

2009-10-20 07:17:00

DENVER, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today a clinical pregnancy success rate of 77% for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), an ongoing IRB approved clinical study. The IVF pregnancy success rate is about 30% worldwide. In May of 2007, CCRM began the CCS study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes in a few cells removed from the embryo on day 5 or 6 of...

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2009-02-27 14:05:00

The financial crisis has resulted in an increasing number of women willing to sell their eggs at U.S. fertility clinics, with potential payments of up to $10,000, Reuters reported. One woman in New York City, who has been out of work since November, said she decided to sell her eggs because her bills were mounting up. Nicole Hodges, a 23-year-old actress, said she has been accepted as donor and is waiting to be chosen by a couple. "I'm still paying off college. I have credit card bills and,...

2008-07-30 15:01:17

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today an increase in in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates to 80 percent from its Institutional Review Board-approved clinical preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) study involving comprehensive screening of all 23 pairs of chromosomes on day five embryos (blastocysts). In May 2007, CCRM commenced this innovative, world first clinical study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes on a few cells removed from the...