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Brief co-incubation of sperm and oocytes for in vitro fertilization techniques

  1. Zhongying Huang1,*,
  2. Jun Li2,
  3. Li Wang3,
  4. Jing Yan4,
  5. Yijiang Shi5,
  6. Shangwei Li6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 26 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009391.pub2


How to Cite

Huang Z, Li J, Wang L, Yan J, Shi Y, Li S. Brief co-incubation of sperm and oocytes for in vitro fertilization techniques. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009391. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009391.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China 2nd Hospital, Sichuan University, Reproductive Medical Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chengdu, China

  2. 2

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Geriatrics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  4. 4

    Sichuan University, Institute of Preliminary and Forensic Medicine, Chengdu, China

  5. 5

    San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, California, USA

  6. 6

    West China 2nd Hospital, Sichuan University, Reproductive Medicine Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

*Zhongying Huang, Reproductive Medical Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West China 2nd Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China. huangzyhxyd@scu.edu.cn.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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Barraud 2003 {published data only}
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