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Scientific research

Our senior team works hard to remain at the forefront of the field, developing the latest advances in treatment.

We provide women-friendly treatment that delivers better health outcomes for mothers and babies. Our pioneering approach focuses on the quality of eggs, not the egg quantity. 

We provide women-friendly treatment that delivers better health outcomes for mothers and babies. Our pioneering approach focuses on the quality of eggs, not the egg quantity. 

Relevant medical research papers

Peer reviewed scientific papers which are available on Pub Med and via journal publishers

Natural IVF Research

Accumulation of embryos over 3 natural modified IVF (ICSI) cycles followed by transfer to improve the outcome of poor responders.

Datta AK, Campbell S, Felix N, Nargund G.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2019 Mar;11(1):77-84.PMID: 31695860 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in practice make analysis of historical databases irrelevant for comparison between Natural and Stimulated IVF.

Nargund G, Campbell S.

Hum Reprod. 2017 Apr 1;32(4):963. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex038.PMID: 28333224 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ovarian reserve may be compromised after adnexal surgery: Are we sufficiently fertility-focused in our surgical training?

Kalra GS, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2016 Jun 27;8(2):104-108.PMID: 27909567 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A successful pregnancy following 'double rescue' egg retrieval in a woman with Natural cycle IVF.

Nargund G, Chian RC, Campbell S.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2014;6(2):96-8.PMID: 25009732 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Natural/mild assisted reproductive technologies: reducing cost and increasing safety.

Nargund G.

Womens Health (Lond). 2009 Jul;5(4):359-60. doi: 10.2217/whe.09.32.PMID: 19586428 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Towards a more physiological approach to IVF.

Nargund G, Frydman R.

Reprod Biomed Online. 2007 May;14(5):550-2.PMID: 17509190 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cumulative conception and live birth rates in natural (unstimulated) IVF cycles.

Nargund G, Waterstone J, Bland J, Philips Z, Parsons J, Campbell S.

Hum Reprod. 2001 Feb;16(2):259-62.PMID: 11157816 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Current status of subfertility care: time to rationalize treatment options.

Nargund G.

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Jun;12(3):199-200.PMID: 10873120 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mild IVF Research

Mild stimulation for in vitro fertilization.

Nargund G, Datta AK, Fauser BCJM.

Fertil Steril. 2017 Oct;108(4):558-567. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.08.022.PMID: 28965549 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mild approaches in assisted reproduction-better for the future?

Frydman R, Nargund G.

Fertil Steril. 2014 Dec;102(6):1540-1. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.10.018. Epub 2014 Nov 25.PMID: 25458619 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF: 10 years later.

Fauser BC, Nargund G, Andersen AN, Norman R, Tarlatzis B, Boivin J, Ledger W.

Hum Reprod. 2010 Nov;25(11):2678-84. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deq247. Epub 2010 Sep 21.PMID: 20858698 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF.

Verberg MF, Macklon NS, Nargund G, Frydman R, Devroey P, Broekmans FJ, Fauser BC.

Hum Reprod. 2010 Nov;25(11):2678-84. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deq247. Epub 2010 Sep 21.PMID: 19091755 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Mild ovarian stimulation for IVF is the smartest way forward

Nargund G, Fauser BC.

Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2020 May;22

Mild versus conventional ovarian stimulation for IVF in poor responders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Datta AK, Maheshwari A, Felix N, Campbell S, Nargund G, .

Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2020 March;13

Advanced Ultrasound Research

Giants in Obstetrics and Gynecology Series: a profile of Stuart Campbell, DSc, FRCPEd, FRCOG, FACOG

Roberto Romero, MD, DMedSci

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, VOLUME 223, ISSUE 2, P152-166, AUGUST 01, 2020

Absence of follicular phase defect in women with recurrent miscarriage.

Prakash A, Li TC, Laird S, Nargund G, Ledger WL.

Fertil Steril. 2006 Jun;85(6):1784-90. Epub 2006 Apr 27.PMID: 16643909 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of endometrial receptivity during in-vitro fertilization using three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound.

Järvelä IY, Sladkevicius P, Kelly S, Ojha K, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Dec;26(7):765-9.PMID: 16270378 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of follicular vascularization in normal versus polycystic ovaries during in vitro fertilization as measured using 3-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonography.

Järvelä IY, Sladkevicius P, Kelly S, Ojha K, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Fertil Steril. 2004 Nov;82(5):1358-63.PMID: 15533360 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Quantification of ovarian power Doppler signal with three-dimensional ultrasonography to predict response during in vitro fertilization.

Järvelä IY, Sladkevicius P, Kelly S, Ojha K, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct;102(4):816-22.PMID: 14551013 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of pituitary down-regulation on the ovary before in vitro fertilization as measured using three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound.

Järvelä IY, Sladkevicius P, Kelly S, Ojha K, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Fertil Steril. 2003 May;79(5):1129-35.PMID: 12738507 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Side of ovulation and its effects on uterine and ovarian stromal blood flow and reproductive hormones.

Ojha K, Sladkevicius P, Scaramuzzi R, Collier T, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Fertil Steril. 2003 Feb;79(2):367-73.PMID: 12568847 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Characterization of normal and polycystic ovaries using three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonography.

Ojha K, SladkevJärvelä IY, Mason HD, Sladkevicius P, Kelly S, Ojha K, Campbell S, Nargund G.

J Assist Reprod Genet. 2002 Dec;19(12):582-90.PMID: 12503891 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Intraobserver and interobserver variability of ovarian volume, gray-scale and color flow indices obtained using transvaginal three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonography.

Järvelä IY, Sladkevicius P, Tekay AH, Campbell S, Nargund G.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Mar;21(3):277-82.PMID: 12666224 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Is aspirin all it is cracked up to be-reproducibility of transvaginal color Doppler ultrasonography for ovarian and uterine vessels?

Sladkevicius P, Nargund G, Campbell S.

Fertil Steril. 2000 May;73(5):1069-71. No abstract available. Erratum in: Fertil Steril 2000 Jul;74(1):190. Sladkevicius DP [corrected to Sladkevicius P]. PMID: 10785243 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Advanced ultrasound technology in the management of infertility.

Nargund G.

J Indian Med Assoc. 1999 Feb;97(2):62-4. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 10549197 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

In Vitro Maturation

In vitro maturation of human immature oocytes for fertility preservation.

Chian RC, Uzelac PS, Nargund G.

Fertil Steril. 2013 Apr;99(5):1173-81.PMID: 23433515 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Affordable IVF

The (t)WE lab Simplified IVF Procedure: First Births after freezing/thawing.

Ombelet W, Van Blerkom J, Klerkx E, Janssen M, Dhont N, Mestdagh G, Nargund G, Campo R.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2014;6(1):45-9.PMID: 25009725 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

First births with a simplified culture system for clinical IVF and embryo transfer.

Van Blerkom J, Ombelet W, Klerkx E, Janssen M, Dhont N, Mestdagh G, Nargund G, Campo R.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2014 Mar;28(3):310-20.PMID: 24456702 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Fertility Education & Funding

Why Fertility Education is needed in schools.

Nargund G.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2015;7(3):189-91.PMID: 26977269 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Egg Freezing

Helping Woman with their Fertility should be part of the Agenda for Gender Equality.

Nargund G.

Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2014 Mar;6(1):50.PMID: 25009726 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

General IVF Research

A prospective randomized study comparing needles of different diameters for transvaginal ultrasound-directed follicle aspiration.

Awonuga A, Waterstone J, Oyesanya O, Curson R, Nargund G, Parsons J.

Fertil Steril. 1996 Jan;65(1):109-13.

Comparison of endocrinological and clinical profiles and outcome of IVF cycles in patients with one ovary and two ovaries.

Nargund G, Bromhan D.

J Assist Reprod Genet. 1995 Aug;12(7):458-60. No abstract available. PMID: 8574076 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Infected endometriotic cysts secondary to oocyte aspiration for in-vitro fertilization.

Nargund G, Parsons J.

Hum Reprod. 1995 Jun;10(6):1555. No abstract available. PMID: 7593536 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Course and outcome of IVF pregnancies and spontaneous conceptions within an IVF setting

Harrison RF, Hennelly B, Woods T, Lowry K, Kondaveeti U, Barry-Kinsella C, Nargund G.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1995 Apr;59(2):175-82.PMID: 7657012 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Case report: benign neural tumour of small bowel presenting as a pelvic mass.

Nargund G.

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1995;22(3):202-3. No abstract available. PMID: 7554257 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

An Irish out-patient based in-vitro fertilisation service.

Harrison RF, Barry-Kinsella C, Drudy L, Gordon A, Hannon K, Hennelly B, Keogh I, Kondaveeti U, Nargund G, Verso J.

Ir Med J. 1992 Jun;85(2):63-5.PMID: 1628945 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Other Research

Gene-specific chromatin damage in human spermatozoa can be blocked by antioxidants that target mitochondria.

Lamond S, Watkinson M, Rutherford T, Laing K, Whiting A, Smallwood A, Nargund G, Campbell S, Banerjee S.

Reprod Biomed Online. 2003 Oct-Nov;7(4):407-18.PMID: 14656402 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Igf2/H19 imprinting control region (ICR): an insulator or a position-dependent silencer?

Banerjee S, Smallwood A, Lamond S, Campbell S, Nargund G.

ScientificWorldJournal. 2001 Jun 5;1:218-24. Review.PMID: 12806090 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Placental morphogenesis in pregnancies with Down’s syndrome might provide a clue to pre-eclampsia.

Banerjee S, Smallwood A, Nargund G, Campbell S.

Placenta. 2002 Feb-Mar;23(2-3):172-4. Review.PMID: 11945083 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Successful planned delay of ovulation for one week with indomethacin.

Nargund G, Wei CC.

J Assist Reprod Genet. 1996 Sep;13(8):683-4. No abstract available. PMID: 8897131 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

In the media

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