Members of Virtus Health have published more than 60 research papers over the past two years, and hundreds over the past couple of decades. Our focus is on providing applied research, and we continue to lead the way in contributions to IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) research in Australia.
Scientific Publications in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals & Books:
Clinical value of sperm DNA damage should be assessed in motile sperm fraction rather than whole ejaculated sperm. Liu DY, Liu ML. Fertil Steril 2013;99:367-371.
Defective protein kinase A and C pathways are common causes of disordered zona pellucida (ZP)--induced acrosome reaction in normozoospermic infertile men with normal sperm-ZP binding. Liu DY, Liu ML, Baker HWG. Fertil Steril. 2013;99:86-91.
Microarray analysis reveals abnormal chromosomal complements in over 70% of 14 normally developing human embryos. Mertzanidou A, Wilton L, Cheng J, Spits C, Vanneste E, Moreau Y, et al. Hum Reprod. 2013;28:256-64.
Pregnancy-specific anxiety, ART conception and infant temperament at 4 months post-partum. McMahon CA, Boivin J, Gibson FL, Hammarberg K, Wynter K, Saunders D, Fisher, J. Hum Reprod. 2013;28:997-1005.
Fertility management after breast cancer diagnosis: a qualitative investigation of women's experiences of and recommendations for professional care. Kirkman M, Stern C, Neil S, Winship I, Mann GB, Shanahan K, Missen D, Shepherd H, Fisher JR. Health Care Women Int. 2013;34:50-67.
The molecular chaperone hspa2 plays a key role in regulating the expression of sperm surface receptors that mediate sperm-egg recognition. Redgrove KA, Nixon B, Baker MA, Hetherington L, Baker G, Liu DY, Aitken JR. PLOS One, November 2012; 7 (11): e50851. www.plosone.org
The Alpha consensus meeting on cryopreservation key performance indicators and benchmarks: proceedings of an expert meeting. Balaban B, Edgar DH, et al. Reprod Biomed Online. 2012;25:146-67.
Assisted Reproductive Technology - What's new and what's important? Stern K. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(10):762-8.
The ESHRE PGD Consortium: 10 years of data collection. Harper JC, Wilton L, Traeger-Synodinos J, Goossens V, Moutou C, SenGupta SB Hum Reprod Update. 2012;18: 234-47.
Decidua parietalis-derived mesenchymal stromal cells reside in a vascular niche within the choriodecidua. Castrechini NM, Murthi P, Qin S, Kusuma GD, Wilton L, Abumaree M. Reprod Sci. 2012;19:1302-14.
Single embryo transfer reduces the risk of perinatal mortality, a population study. Sullivan EA, Wang YA, Hayward I, Chambers GM, Illingworth P, McBain J, Norman RJ. Hum Reprod. 2012;27:3609-15.
Admissions for early parenting difficulties among women with infants conceived by assisted reproductive technologies: a prospective cohort study. Fisher JR, Rowe H and Hammarberg K Fertil Steril. 2012;97:1410-6.
A critical appraisal of cryopreservation (slow cooling versus vitrification) of human oocytes and embryos. Edgar DH and Gook DA. Hum Reprod Update 2012;18(5):536-54.
The treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome: a brief update. Costello MF, Misso ML, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman R, Teede HJ. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012
Elevated progesterone in GnRH agonist down regulated in vitro fertilisation (IVF/ICSI) cycles reduces live birth rates but not embryo quality. Lahoud R, Kwik M, Ryan J, Al-Jefout M, Foley J, Illingworth P. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Feb;285(2):535-40.
Detailed Analysis of Peripheral Blood Natural Killer Cells in Women with Repeated IVF Failure. Sacks G, Yang Y, Gowen E, Smith S, Fay L, Chapman M. Am J Reprod Immunol 2012; 67: 434–442
Internal jugular vein thrombosis following ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Fleming T, Sacks GP, Nasser J. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012;52(1):87-90
Detailed analysis of peripheral blood natural killer cells in women with repeated IVF failure. Sacks GP American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - AJI-1105
Evidence based management of infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome using surgery or assisted reproductive technology. Michael F Costello & William L Ledger Women’s Health 2012 8(3), 291-300
Evidence based lifestyle and pharmacological management of infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Michael F Costello & William L Ledger. Women’s Health 2012;8:277-290
The treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome: a brief update. Costello MF, Misso ML, Wong J, Hart R, Rombauts L, Melder A, Norman RJ, Teede HJ Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 52:400-403;2012
Post-mortem sperm retrieval in Australia. Kroon B, Kroon F, Holt S, Wong B, Yazdani A. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 52:487-490;2012
Antibiotics prior to embryo transfer in ART. Ben Kroon, Roger J Hart, Brittany Wong, Emily Ford, Anusch Yazdani. Editorial Group: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group. Published Online: 14 Mar 2012, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008995.pub2
CFTR mutation screening in an assisted reproductive clinic. Field PD, Martin NJ. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 51:536-539;2011
Sperm Assessment: Novel Approaches and Their Indicative Value. Liu DY, Bourne H, Garrett C, Clarke G, Barak S and Baker HWG. In: Nagy ZP, Varghese AC and Agarwal A (eds) Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012, pp193-198.
Human acrosome reaction, abnormal sperm and cause of failure of fertilization in ICSI. Liu DY. In: Huang GN, Sun HX (eds) Laboratory Technical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfers (in Chinese), People’s Medical Publishing House, China, 2012.
Concerns Of Children And Adolescents With Cancer: Challenges and potential solutions. Stern C, Conyers R, Orme L, Barak S, Agresta F, Seymour J. Reproductive Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults 2013. In press