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What high FSH and high AMH mean for your IVF pregnancy chances? Clinical relevance of combined FSH and AMH observations in infertile women

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What high FSH and high AMH mean for your IVF pregnancy chances? Clinical relevance of combined FSH and AMH observations in infertile women

Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG

Medical Director and Chief Scientist, Center for Human Reproduction, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Norbert Gleicher founded the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in 1981. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv Medical School, Israel, and completed his residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Gleicher was appointed to the facility as an Assistant Professor in charge of student and resident education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and became Chief of the Section for Reproductive Immunology. Two years later, he moved to Chicago when he was offered the position of Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Professor of Immunology/Microbiology at Rush Medical College. He held his position as Chairman for 10 years, until his resignation in 1990. Since then, he has held a variety of academic and administrative positions. Dr. Gleicher is currently Medical Director and Chief Scientist of CHR-New York.

Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters in the areas of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as in areas of medical complications in pregnancy. He has edited some of the most prestigious textbooks in these specialties and has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology and the Journal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer, which was renamed the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics in 1992.

Dr. Gleicher serves as ad hoc reviewer and editorial board member for many other medical journals. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and, in addition to many other societies and professional organizations, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He was chosen by Chicago magazine and other organizations as being amongst the ‘best physicians’ in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as obstetrics and gynecology, as designated by his peers. In January 2009, Dr. Gleicher was invited to give the prestigious Patrick Steptoe Memorial Lecture to the British Fertility Society, as a recognition of his lifelong contribution to the advancement in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Context

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and anti- Müllerian hormone (AMH) are two of the most common fertility tests used to evaluate a woman's ovarian function. High FSH and low AMH levels, which usually go together, indicate diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), and reduced pregnancy chances with IVF.

A recent paper by investigators at the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that women with the somewhat unusual combination of high FSH and high AMH levels had four times more eggs retrieved, and were almost twice as likely to get pregnant after IVF, than women with all other FSH/AMH combinations.

This live webcast, presented by Norbert Gleicher, MD, Medical Director and Chief Scientist of CHR and lead author of the study, will provide an overview of the findings, as well as what various FSH and AMH levels, combined, may mean to women who are trying to get pregnant.

[Gleicher et al, J Clin Endocrin Metab 2013;98(5):2136-45]

NOTE: We apologize for the echo at the beginning of the recording; the sound improves about four minutes into the recording.

VIDEO: What high FSH and high AMH mean for your IVF pregnancy chances? Clinical relevance of combined FSH and AMH observations in infertile women


Recorded on: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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