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Vol 87, No 10 (2016)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2016-10-31
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Morphokinetic parameters as a source of information concerning embryo developmental and implantation potential

Robert Milewski, Jan Czerniecki, Agnieszka Kuczyńska, Bożena Stankiewicz, Waldemar Kuczyński
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2016.0067
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Pubmed: 27958618
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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(10):677-684.

open access

Vol 87, No 10 (2016)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2016-10-31

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to present the results of time-lapse observation and to verify whether morphokinetic parameters are associated with embryo developmental and implantation potential.

Material and methods: The analysed data concern the development of 1,060 embryos, 898 of which (84.72%) achieved the blastocyst stage and 307 were transferred into the uterine cavity. As a result, 126 (41.04%) biochemical pregnancies and 109 (35.50%) clinical pregnancies were observed. Time from fertilisation to further divisions into 2–9 blastomeres, first to fourth round of cleavage, second to third synchronisation parameters and the duration of stages after the first, second and third division were analysed.

Results: Most of the parameters in the group of embryos developed to the blastocyst stage reached lower values than in the non-developed group. Moreover, parameters in the first group clearly had less dispersion. The differences between the groups with and without a biochemical pregnancy were smaller than the differences in the analysis of development to the blastocyst stage. However, in the case of clinical pregnancy analysis, there were again larger differences between both groups. A strong correlation was found between the majority of absolute morphokinetic parameters. A weaker, but still statistically significant correlation, was established between relative and other parameters.

Conclusions: Morphokinetic parameters are associated with embryo developmental and implantation potential and can be considered as predictors of their quality. However, the development of efficient pregnancy prediction models needs further research utilising information from all available parameters and using advanced biostatistical methods.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to present the results of time-lapse observation and to verify whether morphokinetic parameters are associated with embryo developmental and implantation potential.

Material and methods: The analysed data concern the development of 1,060 embryos, 898 of which (84.72%) achieved the blastocyst stage and 307 were transferred into the uterine cavity. As a result, 126 (41.04%) biochemical pregnancies and 109 (35.50%) clinical pregnancies were observed. Time from fertilisation to further divisions into 2–9 blastomeres, first to fourth round of cleavage, second to third synchronisation parameters and the duration of stages after the first, second and third division were analysed.

Results: Most of the parameters in the group of embryos developed to the blastocyst stage reached lower values than in the non-developed group. Moreover, parameters in the first group clearly had less dispersion. The differences between the groups with and without a biochemical pregnancy were smaller than the differences in the analysis of development to the blastocyst stage. However, in the case of clinical pregnancy analysis, there were again larger differences between both groups. A strong correlation was found between the majority of absolute morphokinetic parameters. A weaker, but still statistically significant correlation, was established between relative and other parameters.

Conclusions: Morphokinetic parameters are associated with embryo developmental and implantation potential and can be considered as predictors of their quality. However, the development of efficient pregnancy prediction models needs further research utilising information from all available parameters and using advanced biostatistical methods.

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Keywords

infertility, IVF ET, morphokinetic parameters, Embryoscope, time-lapse

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Title

Morphokinetic parameters as a source of information concerning embryo developmental and implantation potential

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 87, No 10 (2016)

Pages

677-684

Published online

2016-10-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.2016.0067

Pubmed

27958618

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2016;87(10):677-684.

Keywords

infertility
IVF ET
morphokinetic parameters
Embryoscope
time-lapse

Authors

Robert Milewski
Jan Czerniecki
Agnieszka Kuczyńska
Bożena Stankiewicz
Waldemar Kuczyński

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