Nur Dokuzeylül GÜNGÖR
(Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Medical Park Göztepe Hastanesi, Tüp Bebek Merkezi Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye)
(Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Medical Park Göztepe Hastanesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye)
(Bezmialem Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye)
(Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Medical Park Göztepe Hastanesi, Tüp Bebek Merkezi Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye)
Yıl: 2019Cilt: 5Sayı: 4ISSN: 2149-3189 / 2149-3189Sayfa Aralığı: 686 - 690İngilizce

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The alteration of first trimester screening markers in fresh and frozen-thawed blastocyst transfers
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether first trimester combined screening for major fetaltrisomies is influenced by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) from blastocyst transfer, with or withoutcryopreservation.Methods: This study is a retrospective analysis involving 115 singleton pregnancies with euploid fetusesrecruited between January 2017 and December 2017. Sixty-five women conceived with fresh blastocysts fromin vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles (fresh-blasto), 50 with frozen-thawed blastocysts. All cases underwentultrasound assessment at 11+0 - 13+6 weeks with measurements of crown rump length, nuchal translucency(NT) , free beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (free β-hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A(PAPP-A) concentrations.Results: Baseline characteristics and pregnancy outcomes did not differ substantially among the study groups.The NT was not significantly different in the frozen-thawed -blasto compared to the fresh-blasto group (p =0.741). The free β-hCG levels was not significantly different in frozen-thawed-blasto group compared to freshblasto group (p = 0.495). The two groups showed no significant difference in the PAPP-A levels (p = 0,139).The median delta crown rump length was also not significantly different among the two groups (p = 0.758).Conclusions: In ART pregnancies from blastocyst transfer, with or without cryopreservation, the NTmeasurement, free β-hCG concentration and PAPP-A levels did not show any significant difference. Thesefeatures are apparently unrelated to the outcome of pregnancy and may be due to alterations or delays inembryogenesis or placentation with potential relevance for the screening test performance.
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