Efstratios M Kolibianakis

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Testicular versus ejaculated spermatozoa for ICSI in patients without azoospermia: A systematic review.

Reprod Biomed Online 2018 Nov 6;37(5):573-580. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Complex chromosomal aberrations in a fetus originating from oocytes with smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) aggregates.

Syst Biol Reprod Med 2018 Aug 2;64(4):283-290. Epub 2018 May 2.

c Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Medical School , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki , Greece.

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August 2018

GnRH antagonists vs. long GnRH agonists in IVF: significant flaws in a meta-analysis lead to invalid conclusions.

Hum Reprod Update 2017 Dec 29. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales, Royal Hospital for Women, Level 1, Barker Str, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia.

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December 2017

Thyroid function and autoimmunity during ovarian stimulation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Reprod Fertil Dev 2017 Mar;29(3):603-608

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology and Unit of Human Reproduction, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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March 2017

Thyroid function and IVF outcome: when to investigate and when to intervene?

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2016 06;28(3):191-7

aUnit of Reproductive Endocrinology bUnit of Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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June 2016

Reply: Modified natural cycles for poor responders: addressing misconceptions and fallacies.

Hum Reprod 2016 Jan 27;31(1):222-3. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Department of Women's and Children's Health, St George Hospital, School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia.

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January 2016

Propofol versus thiopental sodium as anaesthetic agents for oocyte retrieval: a randomized controlled trial.

Reprod Biomed Online 2015 Dec 4;31(6):752-9. Epub 2015 Sep 4.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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December 2015

Is the time interval between HCG administration and oocyte retrieval associated with oocyte retrieval rate?

Reprod Biomed Online 2015 Nov 13;31(5):625-32. Epub 2015 Aug 13.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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November 2015

Live birth rates after modified natural cycle compared with high-dose FSH stimulation using GnRH antagonists in poor responders.

Hum Reprod 2015 Oct 25;30(10):2321-30. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ring Road, Nea Efkarpia, Thessaloniki 56429, Greece

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October 2015

Association of the CYP2B6 c.516G>T polymorphism with high blood propofol concentrations in women from northern Greece.

Drug Metab Pharmacokinet 2014 22;29(2):215-8. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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December 2014

Association of TSH concentrations and thyroid autoimmunity with IVF outcome in women with TSH concentrations within normal adult range.

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2014 14;77(2):84-8. Epub 2013 Dec 14.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology and Unit of Human Reproduction, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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December 2014

Reply of the authors.

Fertil Steril 2014 Jan 26;101(1):e5-6. Epub 2013 Nov 26.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

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January 2014

Progesterone elevation does not compromise pregnancy rates in high responders: a pooled analysis of in vitro fertilization patients treated with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone/gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist in six trials.

Fertil Steril 2013 Dec 29;100(6):1622-8.e1-3. Epub 2013 Sep 29.

Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecologic Endocrinology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck, Germany. Electronic address:

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December 2013

EMAS position statement: Late parenthood.

Maturitas 2013 Oct 6;76(2):200-4. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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October 2013

The luteal phase after ovarian stimulation.

Reprod Biomed Online 2002 ;5 Suppl 1:26-35

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Brussels Free University, Belgium.

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June 2013

Is it possible to reduce the incidence of weekend oocyte retrievals in GnRH antagonist protocols?

Reprod Biomed Online 2013 Jan 26;26(1):50-8. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

Shady Grove Fertility, Rockville, MD, USA.

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January 2013

Spontaneous triggering of ovulation versus HCG administration in patients undergoing IUI: a prospective randomized study.

Reprod Biomed Online 2012 Sep 23;25(3):278-83. Epub 2012 May 23.

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2012

No association between endogenous LH and pregnancy in a GnRH antagonist protocol: part II, recombinant FSH.

Reprod Biomed Online 2011 Oct 7;23(4):457-65. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany.

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October 2011

Barriers to conducting clinical research in reproductive medicine: Greece.

Fertil Steril 2011 Oct;96(4):807-8

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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October 2011

Thyroid function during ovarian stimulation: a systematic review.

Fertil Steril 2011 Sep 13;96(3):780-5. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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September 2011

Fixed versus flexible gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist administration in in vitro fertilization: a randomized controlled trial.

Fertil Steril 2011 Feb 16;95(2):558-62. Epub 2010 Jul 16.

Unit for Human Reproduction, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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February 2011

Intravenous albumin administration for the prevention of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis.

Fertil Steril 2011 Jan 1;95(1):188-96, 196.e1-3. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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January 2011

Evidence-based management of poor ovarian response.

Ann N Y Acad Sci 2010 Sep;1205:199-206

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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September 2010

Risk of spontaneous miscarriage in euthyroid women with thyroid autoimmunity undergoing IVF: a meta-analysis.

Eur J Endocrinol 2010 Apr 2;162(4):643-52. Epub 2009 Dec 2.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology Unit for Human Reproduction, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Aristotle University, Ring Road, Nea Efkarpia, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece.

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April 2010

Is the use of donor sperm associated with a higher incidence of preeclampsia in women who achieve pregnancy after intrauterine insemination?

Fertil Steril 2010 Mar 15;93(4):1124-7. Epub 2009 Feb 15.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch Speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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March 2010

Thyroid autoimmunity and miscarriages: the corpus luteum hypothesis.

Med Hypotheses 2009 Dec 7;73(6):1060-2. Epub 2009 Jun 7.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Ring Road, Nea Efkarpia, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece.

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December 2009

Risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.

Fertil Steril 2009 Aug 16;92(2):667-77. Epub 2008 Aug 16.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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August 2009

Cryopreservation of human embryos by vitrification or slow freezing: which one is better?

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jun;21(3):270-4

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Unit for Human Reproduction, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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June 2009

How to improve the probability of pregnancy in poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fertil Steril 2009 Mar 21;91(3):749-66. Epub 2008 Jul 21.

First Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Unit for Human Reproduction, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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March 2009

Oral contraceptive pill pretreatment in ovarian stimulation with GnRH antagonists for IVF: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fertil Steril 2008 Oct 3;90(4):1055-63. Epub 2007 Dec 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany.

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October 2008

Effects and clinical significance of GnRH antagonist administration for IUI timing in FSH superovulated cycles: a meta-analysis.

Fertil Steril 2008 Aug 23;90(2):367-72. Epub 2007 Oct 23.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2008

Cryopreservation of human embryos by vitrification or slow freezing: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fertil Steril 2008 Jul 5;90(1):186-93. Epub 2007 Nov 5.

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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July 2008

Does hyaluronan improve embryo implantation?

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2008 Jun;20(3):305-7

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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June 2008

Live birth rates after transfer of equal number of blastocysts or cleavage-stage embryos in IVF. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hum Reprod 2008 Jan 26;23(1):91-9. Epub 2007 Oct 26.

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Vrije Univestiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Laarbeeklaaan 101, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium. /

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January 2008

The effect of oral contraceptives on assisted reproductive technology [corrected] cycles.

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2007 Jun;19(3):244-7

Unit for Human Reproduction, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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June 2007

Menstruation-free interval and ongoing pregnancy in IVF using GnRH antagonists.

Hum Reprod 2006 Apr 8;21(4):1012-7. Epub 2005 Dec 8.

Unit for Human Reproduction, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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April 2006

In vitro fertilization with single blastocyst-stage versus single cleavage-stage embryos.

N Engl J Med 2006 Mar;354(11):1139-46

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels.

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March 2006

Estrogen and folliculogenesis: is one necessary for the other?

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2005 Jun;17(3):249-53

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2005

GnRH antagonists in IVF.

Reprod Biomed Online 2005 Jun;10(6):705-12

Unit for Human Reproduction, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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June 2005

Association of estradiol levels on the day of hCG administration and pregnancy achievement in IVF: a systematic review.

Hum Reprod 2004 Nov 7;19(11):2446-53. Epub 2004 Oct 7.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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November 2004

Ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization in patients with endometriosis.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2004 Jul;83(7):651-5

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium.

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July 2004

Live delivery rates in subfertile women with Asherman's syndrome after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis using the resectoscope or the Versapoint system.

Reprod Biomed Online 2004 Jun;8(6):720-5

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2004

Hysteroscopic septum resection using the Versapoint system in subfertile women.

Reprod Biomed Online 2003 Oct;7(3):365-7

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2003

Relationship between LH and oestradiol in IVF cycles before GnRH antagonist initiation.

Reprod Biomed Online 2003 Sep;7(2):190-3

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2003

Blastocyst culture: facts and fiction.

Reprod Biomed Online 2002 Nov-Dec;5(3):285-93

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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January 2003

Outcome for donors and recipients in two egg-sharing policies.

Fertil Steril 2003 Jan;79(1):69-73

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-Speaking Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium.

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January 2003