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Infertile patients cannot afford to wait for treatment while their eggs get older.

Dr. Sherman Silber, Infertility Center of St. Louis, is offering free video consultations for patients who need to plan now for their treatment while stay-at-home orders are in place. He is talking to and evaluating patients in their home to comply with social distancing measures.

Dr. Silber is discovering that patients actually prefer this method of telemedicine consultation over the conventional office visit. Patients have conveyed that “it is so much more convenient and less stressful” to have a free telemedicine personal consultation than to take a day off from work to travel to the doctor’s office and sit with other nervous patients in the waiting room.

The COVID-19 pandemic is thus changing much of the way we will do things in the future, and for the better. “Our patients are surprisingly much happier with this approach. Of course, at some point we need to perform hands on treatment. But with this new manner of seeing patients, we can come to the right diagnosis and treatment plan for most patients more efficiently, quickly, and painlessly, with no loss of personal one-on-one communication.” This is a very welcome new era of telemedicine that has been forced on us by the current difficult times.

News Category: Scientific Papers

Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells, Reproductive Cells, Tissue, and Organs

Summary of Berlin International Congress March 21-23, 2013, Organized by Dr. A. Arav (Israel), Dr. A. Cobo (Spain), Dr. J. Donnez (Belgium), Dr. N. Noyes (USA), Dr. P. Patrizio (USA), Dr. Z. Shoham (Israel), Dr. G. Vajta (Australia), and Dr. Sherman Silber (USA) April 19, 2013 This was a unique gathering in Europe of the […]

Preliminary Tests of a New Reversible Male Contraceptive in Bush Dog, Speothos Venaticus

Preliminary Tests of a New Reversible Male Contraceptive in Bush Dog, Speothos Venaticus: Open-Ended Vasectomy and Microscopic Reversal Karen DeMatteo, Ph.D., Sherman Silber, M.D., Ingrid Porton, M.S., Kathy Lenahan, Randall Junge, D.V.M., and Cheryl Asa, Ph.D. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2006 Download PDF version of this article Abstract Open-ended vasectomies were performed on […]

Vitrification of Oocytes from Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves (Canis lupus baileyi)

S. Boutellea, K. Lenahanb, R. Krisherc, K. L. Baumana, C.S.Asaa*, S. Silberb a Research Department, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States; b St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO 63017; c University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 USA, *Corresponding author. Tel.: 314-646-4523; fax: 314-646-5534. Theriogenology, October 2010 Download PDF version of this article Careful […]

The Y chromosome in the era of intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a personal review

Sherman SilberInfertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Fertility and Sterility, June 30, 2011Download PDF version of this article The Y chromosome contains 60 multicopy genes composed of nine different gene families concentrated in regions of multiple repeat sequences called amplicons arranged in mirror images called palindromes. This pattern is susceptible […]

Duration of Fertility After Fresh and Frozen Ovary Transplantation

Sherman Silbera, Nori Kagawab, Masashige Kuwayamab, and Roger Gosden, Ph.D., D.Sc.c a Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; b Kato Ladies Clinic, Tokyo, Japan; and c Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York Fertility and Sterility, February 19, 2010 Objective: To […]

Successful Pregnancy after Microsurgical Transplantation of an Intact Ovary

Successful human ovarian transplantation was first reported with the use of a cortical-tissue grafting technique in monozygotic twins who were discordant for premature ovarian failure.1 Subsequently, six additional cases have been reported, which have resulted in a return of ovulation in all patients, with spontaneous conception and delivery of six healthy infants, with one from […]

Environmental versus genetic sex determination: a possible factor in dinosaur extinction

David Miller, Ph.D.a Jonathan Summers, Ph.D.b and Sherman Silberc a Reproduction and Early Development Group, Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leeds, b School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds and c Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Fertility and Sterility, April 1, 2004 Download PDF Abstract This […]

Scientific molecular basis for treatment of reproductive failure in the human: An insight into the future

By S.J. Silbera,b, N. Barbeya aInfertility Center of St. Louis, St. Luke’s Hospital, 224 South Woods Mill Road, St. Louis, MO 63017, USA, bCenter for Reproductive Medicine, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Biochimica et Biophysica Acta,, October 6, 2012 Download PDF version of this article Abstract Purpose. […]

A series of monozygotic twins discordant for ovarian failure

A series of monozygotic twins discordant for ovarian failure: ovary transplantation (cortical versus microvascular) and cryopreservation S.J. Silber1,4, M. DeRosa1, J. Pineda1, K. Lenahan1, D. Grenia1, K. Gorman2 and R.G. Gosden3 1Infertility Center of St. Louis, 224 South Woods Mill Road St. Louis, 63017 MO, USA; 2Paternity Testing Corporation, 300 Portland Street Columbia, 65201 MO, […]

Ovarian Transplant Between Twins (A Follow-Up)

Follow-up: Ovarian Transplantation between Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Premature Ovarian Failure The New England Journal of Medicine, March 29, 2007 Correspondence Copyright © 2007 Massachusetts Medical Society. To the Editor: We previously reported in the Journal a case of a successful ovarian transplantation between 25-year-old monozygotic twins. One had undergone menopause at the age of […]

ICSI Review

Published in Human Reproduction, Volume 13, Supplement 1, 1998 There no longer seem to be any categories of male factor infertility that cannot be treated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Even for men with azoospermia caused either by obstruction or by germinal failure, ICSI may be performed successfully. The only failures will be in azoospermic […]

Oocyte Vitrification – Women’s Emancipation Set in Stone

R. Homburg, F. van der Veen, and S. J. Silber Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Ashkelon, Israel; and St. Louis, Missouri Fertility and Sterility © 2008 American Society for Reproductive Medicine The techniques of vitrification of oocytes and the subsequent warming process being used today are now producing results far superior to the results that are obtained […]

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