PAMF Fertility Research and News
Our physicians are passionate and involved specialists, teaching in regional universities and medical centers, participating in national organizations that monitor and set the standards for reproductive medicine, publishing and presenting frequently, and participating in research to further the knowledge and treatment of infertility.
U.S. Eeva Pregnancy Investigational Clinical Study (US EPIC)
PAMF Fertility Participating in Research Study to Understand Impact on Embryo Implantation Rates Using New IVF Test.
FPNC is partnering with a local company, Auxogyn Inc., to conduct a research study to understand the impact on implantation rates for embryos selected using the Early Embryo Viability Assessment Test (Eeva). The Eeva Test was developed based on landmark research which discovered that early embryo growth events can predict embryo development and reflect the underlying health of the embryo. The Eeva Test is designed to assess critical differences in early embryo growth and determine an embryo’s viability and the potential for further development.
To find out more information about the US EPIC Study with Eeva, please contact:
- Lourella Palao
Clinical Research Coordinator
(408) 356-5000 Send a Message
PAMF Fertility in the News
The excellent physicians at PAMF Fertility are often called upon to share their expertise with the media. Below is a sample of some of our more recent contributions.
Dr. David Adamson Advises on How to Interpret IVF Success Statistics
Dr. Adamson participated on a radio/audio program on the Creating a Family Show, September 2013: How to Interpret IVF Success Stories.
The PAMF Fertility Embryology Laboratory is awarded CAP/ASRM accreditation with zero deficiencies—the highest (and very rare) merit for IVF laboratories.
For the sixth time in a row, the PAMF Fertility Embryology Laboratory has passed CAP/ASRM accreditation inspection with zero deficiencies. The College of American Pathologists (CAP)/American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) accreditation inspection is an extremely comprehensive process of reviewing the embryology laboratory’s quality control and quality assurance systems, proficiency testing results, quality of patient care, safety practices and personnel competencies. It is conducted by doctoral level embryologists who are trained to perform these inspections. Inspectors use a checklist that is 110 pages long and cite laboratories for every item on this checklist that they find to be unsatisfactory.
We are proud to have passed this inspection without any deficiencies and to receive a certification "with zero deficiencies," which is not commonly awarded to IVF laboratories. Certification awarded to PAMF Fertility in March 2013, is the sixth consecutive accreditation with this distinction issued to our laboratory.
Congratulations to Dr. Gvakharia and her team!
Open to Hope Foundation
Open to Hope Foundation's community produced TV show "Grief Relief" dedicated their January 4, 2013 show to Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. FPNC doctors Alex Kim, MD and David Adamson, MD joined grief specialists Gloria Horsley PhD and Heidi Horsley PsyD to discuss this important topic on their show.
Congratulations to our own Dr. David Adamson for his key role in the development of the new FIGO Fertility Tool Box™!
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) announced this new tool during their 20th World Congress earlier this month. Here’s some of the info they shared in their official announcement released Tuesday, 9th October 2012:
The FIGO Fertility Tool Box™ is a new instrument, focused on alleviating the burden of infertility, developed by the FIGO Committee for Reproductive Medicine, chaired by Professor David Adamson. “When thinking about it, we decided to focus not on sophisticated infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilisation or other assisted reproductive technologies, but to work within the range of generalist obstetricians and gynecologists and down to lower level healthcare providers, including midwives and the public,” he said. The Tool Box is simple, usable, and evidence-linked; a very flexible tool for adaptation in different environments and countries. “It is hoped that this tool will be used by many providers of women’s healthcare to increase access to quality, cost-effective infertility prevention and management. We have taken into account the international sensitivities with respect to culture, religion, politics and economics,” Professor Adamson continued.
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