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Dr. Bruce Albrecht

Denver Fertility Albrecht Women's Care TV Appearance on Colorado's Best

Watch our TV segment on Colorado's Best, where Dr. Ambler and Dr. Albrecht answer common fertility questions.

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Evaluation of Ovarian Function: A historical perspective.

In the evaluation of an infertile patient, ovarian function is one of the most important parameters. The evaluation process is a complex one that involves many different tests and has evolved significantly over the past 40 years.

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Double versus single intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.

This study gathered information from six randomized trials involving 829 women. The clinical pregnancy rate for treatment with double IUI was 13.6% and was 14.4% with a single IUI.

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Boning Up on Bone Health

Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events

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Flu Shot Effects on Health and Pregnancy Outcome

Studies have consistently identified the old and young children and infants as well as pregnant women to be among those at the highest risk of influenza complications.

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Flu Vaccine and Maternal Protection

Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, resulting in an estimated 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Children and adolescents appear to play an important role in the transmission of influenza. 

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PCOS: What is it? How does it affect me? What can I do about it?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal condition that affects up to 8% of women in their reproductive years and can have life-long consequences such as infertility, cardiovascular problems including stroke, heart attack and diabetes.

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Green Tea and its many Health-Enhancing Benefits

Green tea may just be that miracle drink that helps you safely lose weight by trimming fat, especially the visceral fat in the abdominal region. 

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Whole Grains–Eat to your heart’s content

Tufts University found that participants who ate refined carbohydrates expanded their waistlines three times as much as those who ate whole grains.

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Top Four Fertility Questions

Over the years patients have taught me much about life. They have taught me through loss, life, and through the asking questions, sometimes routine, sometimes poignant, always important. 

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Bisphosphonate Use and Risk of Atypical Fractures in Women

Bisphosphonate has become a very common treatment for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis to help prevent the risk of fractures. It is important however to realize that medicine as well as in life there is “no free lunch.” This is yet another study showing that medicines can have adverse impact as well as beneficial effects.

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Nitroglycerin and Bone Density

The number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing worldwide as the population is aging. The search for an inexpensive, easily available, effective and safe treatment is still ongoing. This study discusses a novel use of nitroglycerin that may provide yet another option for preventing osteoporotic fractures.

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Can abnormal sperm affect the development of fertilized eggs (blastocysts) and live birth rate?

Does Severe Abnormal Sperm Affect Blastocyst Formation, Live Birth Rate, and Other Clinical Outcome Parameters in ICSI Cycles? 

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Nobel Prize Winner for In Vitro Fertilization

In October of 2010 the scientific community was informed that British biologist Robert G. Edwards, PhD was to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the pioneering work he spent developing in vitro fertilization. 

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Can pregnancy loss result in cardiovascular disease?

Pregnancy loss and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective population-based cohort study (EPIC-Heidelberg), Kharazmi et.al., Heart 97:49-54, 2011. These investigators set out to examine whether pregnancy loss (miscarriage, abortion or stillbirth) is associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke.

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PCOS and Cardiovascular Disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disease that affects women from puberty until death. At what point in time in a woman’s life we need to begin worrying about cardiovascular disease is unclear; however, those women who are in their 40s and older need to take cardiovascular risks very seriously.

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Selective Fetal Reduction

More than 20 years ago Mark Evans, a maternal fetal medicine high risk pregnancy specialist, was asked by an infertility specialist friend what to do about one of his patients who had conceived quadruplets after IVF treatment. After giving it much thought, he performed the first selective fetal reduction procedure reducing the quadruplets to twins. 

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Maximizing the Potential of an Aging Population

The aging of the world’s population is evidence by the projected increase in adults older than 60 from the current 10% to 20% by 2050. 

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First FDA-Approved Trial Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Embryonic stem cells have been at the center of an intense national debate and in 2011 for the first time ever, doctors injected human embryonic stem cells into a patient with a spinal cord injury.

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Being A Good Doctor

From the first day of medical school orientation, we are taught that medicine is holistic and humanistic and should always be infused with genuine care for patients in addition to routine medical knowledge. 

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It Takes a Village

This story is about a man who was a resident of the District 5 in New Orleans which flooded after Hurricane Katrina. As the storm was approaching there was talk about needing to evacuate whole communities that might be at risk of flooding.

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Keeping Keepers Close

I grew up in the 50’s/60’s with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she used it, then reused it.

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