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Some Publications of our research into IVF and Fertility over the last 10 years:

  • Fitzgerald C, Sief M, Killick S R, Macrow P, Elstein MAge related changes in the female reproductive cycle. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1993) 101(3):229-233
  • Dore P C, Rice C F, Killick S R. Human gonadotrophin preparations may cause allergic reactions. British Medical Journal (1994) 308(6942):1509
  • Turnbull L W, Rice C F, Horsman A, Robinson J, Killick S RMagnetic resonance imaging and transvaginal ultrasound of the uterus prior to embryo transfer. Human Reproduction (1994) 9(12):2438-2443
  • Grundy C E, Fivey P S, Robinson J, Hay D M, Killick S RAn investigation into the relationship between the presence of residual cytoplasm on human spermatozoa and fertilisation at IVF. Human Reproduction (1994) 9(3):18
  • Lui S C, Weaver S M, Robinson J, Debono M, Nieland M, Killick S R, Hay D MA survey of semen donor attitudes. Human Reproduction (1995) 10(1):234-8
  • Turnbull L W, Manton D J, Horsman A, Killick S RMR changes in Uterine Zonal anatomy during a Conception Cycle. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1995) 102:330-331
  • Titterington J L, Robinson J, Killick S R, Hay D M. Synthetic and biological macromolecules: protection of mouse embryos during cryopreservation by vitrification. Human Reproduction (1995) 10(3):649-653
  • Killick S RUsing HyCoSy as a screening test – UK multicentre study. Human Reproduction (1995) 10(1):
  • Lui S C, Weaver S M, Robinson J, Debono M, Nieland M, Killick S R, Hay D MA survey of semen donor attitudes. Human Reproduction (1995) 10(1):234-238
  • Turnbull L W, Lesny P, Killick S RAssessment of uterine receptivity prior to embryo transfer: a review of currently available imaging modalities. Human Reproduction (1995) 1(5):505-514
  • Weaver S M, Lui S, Taylor K, Poulter I, Hems S, Robinson J, Killick S R, Bartram DAttitudes and motives of semen donors and non-donors. Journal of Pyschosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1995) 16(1)
  • Turnbull L W, Manton D J, Horsman A, Killick S RMagnetic resonance imaging changes in uterine zonal anatomy during a conception cycle. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1995) 102(4):330-1
  • Kervancioglu M E, Saridogan E, Martin J E, Maguiness S D, Djahanbakhch OA simple technique for the long-term non-polarised and polarised culture of human fallopian tube epithelial cells. Biol Cell (1995) 82:103-107
  • Downing S J, Maguiness S D, Tay J, Rutherford A J, Leese H JThe action of isoprotenerol on the human fallopian tube. J Reprod Fertil (1996) Abstract series 17: 37-38
  • Dickens C J, Maguiness S D, Comer M T, Palmer A, Leese H JHuman tubal fluid: formation and composition during vascular perfusion of the fallopian tube. Hum Reprod (1995) 505-508
  • Saridogan E, Maguiness S D, Djahanbakhch OFallopian tube physiology and its implications. New Trends in Reproductive Medicine. Brower KH and Turanli I (Eds), Springer Verlag, Berlin (1996) : 59-71
  • Leese H J, Maguiness S D, Killick S R, Trejdosieiocz L KInfection in the human fallopian tube: secretory and immune responses. Prevention of Pelvic Infection. Templeton A(ed) (1996) : 92-101
  • Speirs V, White M C, Killick S R. Cytokine expression in polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Endocrinology (1996) 148 (suppt): 18
  • Maguiness S, Robinson J, Killick S RStorage of sperm and embryos: Counselling will be needed when embryos are donated as well as when they are stored (letter). British Medical Journal (1996) 313(7046):1079
  • Foley SJ, De Winter P, McFarlane JP, Shah PJ, Bahadur G, Killick SRStorage of sperm and embryos. Cryopreservation of sperm should be offered to men with testicular cancer . BMJ (1996) 313 (7064):1078
  • Nasir J, Walton C, Lindow S W, Masson E ASpontaneous recovery of chemotherapy-induced primary ovarian failure: implications for management. Clinical Endocrinology (1997) 46:217-219
  • Tay J I, Rutherford A J, Killick S R, Maguiness S D, Partridge R J, Leese H JHuman tubal fluid: production, nutrient composition and response to adrenergic agents. Human Reproduction (1997) 12(11):2451-2456
  • Keating J, Grundy C E, Fivey P S, Elliott M, Robinson JInvestigation of the association between the presence of cytoplasmic residues on the human sperm midpiece and defective sperm function. Journal of Reproduction & Fertility (1997) 110:71-77
  • Downing S J, Maguiness S D, Watson A, Leese H JElectrophysiological basis of fallopian tubal fluid formation. J Reprod Fertil (1997) 111:29-34
  • Lesny P, Tetlow R, Robinson J, Maguiness S D, Killick S RUterine junctional zone during IVF/ET cycle. Human Reprod (1997) 12; 1:0-022
  • Lesny P, Turner M, Tetlow R, Robinson J, Maguiness S D, Hay D M, Killick S RUltrasound evaluation of the uterine zonal anatomy during IVF/ET cycle. Human Reprod (1997) 12; 1:P-106
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S DEmbryo transfer – can we learn anything new from the observation of junctional zone contractions? Human Reprod (1998) 13; No 6:1540-1546
  • Lesny P, Killick S R,Robinson J, Raven G, Maguiness S DJunctional zone contractions and embryo transfer: How safe is it to use a tenaculum? Human Reproduction (1998) 13: 40-41
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Maguiness S DCan medication at the time of embryo transfer improve pregnancy rate? Human Reproduction (1998) 13: 292-293
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S D. Uterine junctional zone contractions during assisted reproduction cycles. Human Reproduction Update (1998) 4: 440-445
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Maguiness S DCan uterine junctional zone contractions provide a causative link between embryo transfer and ectopic pregnancy? Fertility Sterility (IFFS) suppl, (1998):467
  • Tetlow R L, Gamble J L, Turnbull L W, Killick S RHysterosalpingosonography, an ultrasonographer led service. Radiology – Imaging, Science & Oncology (1998) :61
  • Nugent D, Watson A J, Killick S R, Rutherford A J, Balen A HA prospective, randomized, controlled trial of the therapeutic use of an oil-based tubal flushing medium (lipiodol) in patients with unexplained fertility: preliminary results. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1998) 105(suppl 17):117
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S DUterine junctional zone contractions during assisted reproduction cycles with video. Human Reproduction Update (1998) 4(No 4):440-445
  • Grundy C, Killick S R, Hay D M, Lesny P, Maguiness S D, Robinson JA prospective clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a method of preparing sub-populations of antibody-free spermatozoa from the ejaculates of antibody-positive patients. International Journal of Andrology (1998) 21:261-270
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Maguiness S DCan medication at the time of embryo transfer improve pregnancy rates? Human Reproduction (1998) 13:292-293
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S DEmbryo Transfer – can we learn anything new from the observation of junctional zone contractions? Human Reproduction (1998) 13:101-107
  • Killick S RThe subfertile couple: what investigations can the GP instigate? Medical Dialogue (1998) 492:1-3
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S DUterine junctional zone contractions during assisted reproduction cycles. Human Reproduction Update (1998) 4(4):440-445
  • Downing S J, Chambers E L, Maguiness S D, Watson A, Leese H JEffect of inflammatory mediators on the electrophysiology of the human fallopian tube. Biol Reprod (1999) 61:657-664
  • Watson A, Maguiness S DTubal patency testing: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Progress in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Studd J(Ed), (1998) 13 20, :297-310
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Titterington J, Maguiness S DEctopic pregnancy after transmyometrial embryo transfer: a case report. Fertility & Sterility (1999) 72(2):1-3
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Maguiness S DTranscervical embryo transfer as a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. Fertility and Sterility (1999) 72,2: 1-5
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Robinson J, Maguiness S DEmbryo transfer and uterine junctional zone contractions. Human Reproduction Update (1999)5(no.1):87-88
  • Lesny P, Maguiness S D, Hay D M, Robinson J, Clarke C E, Killick S ROvarian hyperstimulation syndrome and benign intracranial hypertension in pregnancy after in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Human Reproduction (1999)14(No 0):1953-1955
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Tetlow R L, Manton D J, Robinson J, Maguiness S DUltrasound evaluation of the uterine zonal anatomy during in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Human Reproduction (1999) 14(No6):1593-1598
  • Killick S R. Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography as a screening test for tubal patency in infertile women.Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (1999); 92:628-631
  • Lesny P, Killick S R, Robinson J, Raven G, Maguiness S DJunctional zone contractions and embryo transfer: is it safe to use a tenaculum? Human Reprod (1999); 14 no 9:2367-2370
  • Biervliet F P, Lesny P, Macguiness S D, Killick S RMechanisms for bilateral ectopics after embryo transfer? Fertility & Sterility (2001)76(1): 212
  • Al-Kunani A S, Knight R, Haswell S J, Thompson J W, Lindow S WThe selenium status of women with a history of recurrent miscarriage. British Journal of Obs & Gynae (2001) 108: 1094-1097
  • Hall G H, Noble W L, Lindow S W, Masson E ALong-term sexual co-habitation offers no protection from hypertensive disease of pregnancy. Human Reproduction (2001) 16: 349-352
  • Biervliet F P, Lesny P, Maguiness S D, Robinson J, Killick S RTransmyometrial embryo transfer and junctional zone contractions. Human Reproduction (2002); 17(2):347-50
  • Lesny P, Maguiness S D, Biervliet F P, Killick S R. Uterine contractility decreases at the time of blastocyst transfer. Human Reproduction (2002); 17(3):841
  • Biervliet F P, Lesny P, Maguiness S D, Killick S RUltrasound guided embryo transfer maximizes the IVF results on day 3 and day 4 embryo transfer but has no impact on day 5. Human Reproduction (2002); 17(4):1131
  • Nugent D, Watson A J, Killick S R, Balen A H, Rutherford A JA randomized controlled trial of tubal flushing with lipiodol for unexpected infertility. Fertility & Sterility (2002); 77 (1):173-5
  • Hassan M A M, Killick S REvidence for the decline in male fertility with increasing age. Fertility and Sterility (2003); 79(3):1520-1527
  • Dickerson E, Cho L, Maguiness S, Killick SK and Atkin SL Does insulin resistance affect stimulated ovarian response during an IVF cycle in non-PCOS women? (2008) Poster ESHRE 24th Annual Meeting, Barcelona (Spain) 9 July 2008.
  • Hassan MAM and Killick SR Ultrasound diagnosis of polycystic ovaries in women who have no symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome is not associated with subfertility or subfecundity. Obstetrical and Gynecological survey (2004) 59(4):263-265
  • Hassan MAM and Killick SRNegative lifestyle is associated with a significant reduction in fecundity. Fertility and Sterility (2004) 81(2):384-392
  • Hassan MAM and Killick SR Is previous use of hormonal contraception associated with a detrimental effect on subsequent fecundity?Human Reproduction (2004) 19(2):344-351
  • Hassan MAM and Killick SR Is previous aberrant reproductive outcome predictive of subsequently reduced fecundity? Human Reproduction (2005) 20(3):657-664
  • Killick S, Trussell J, Cleland K and Moreau CFactors associated with subfertility among women attending an antenatal clinic in Hull.Human Fertility (2009) 12(4):191-197
  • Killick SR, Trussell J, Leary C and Guthrie KSperm content of pre-ejaculatory fluid. IN PRESS (2010)
  • Killick SR Ultrasound assessment of fertility. In Clinical Ultrasound. (2010) 3rd Edition. Eds. Allan PL, Baxter G and Weston MJ. Chapter 38. Elsevier
  • Al-Azemi M, Stephen Killick SR, Duffy S, Pye C, Refaat B and Ledger W. Multi marker assessment of ovarian reserve predicts oocyte yield after superovulation. IN PRESS (2010)
  • Killick SRAssessing Fallopian Tube Patency. In The Fallopian Tube in Infertility and IVF Practice, (2010) Eds Ledger W, Tan SL and Bahathiq. Cambridge University Press.