Reproductive Health

Dr Derman a top doctor again

Seth G Derman,MD, top doctor: Princeton IVF blog

Dr. Seth Derman listed as top doctor in Reproductive Medicine again for 2018

A top fertility doctor in New Jersey 2018 from Inside Jersey magazine

Our medical director at Princeton IVF and a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Delaware Valley OBGYN and Infertility, Lifeline Medical Associates, Dr. Seth Derman has been named one of Inside Jersey Magazine's Top 2219 Doctors for 2018.

The candidates for the top doctor list are vetted  by Castle Connolly, and nominated and selected by their peers for inclusion in this list.

Tuberculosis and infertility

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Tuberculosis (TB) and Infertility

Just recently, we passed World Tuberculosis Day. If you are like most folks, you probably never even knew that such a day even existed. In fact, most doctors here in the US, including fertility doctors, don't pay much attention to tuberculosis anyhow and think of it as a disease of the past, not really much of an issue here at home. Certainly, tuberculosis is a disease that is uncommon here in 21st century America. But that is not necessarily true around the world.

Practicing here in New Jersey, we see patients who have moved here from all over the world, and particularly quite a few from India. TB is endemic in India where it has been estimated that 40 % or more of the population is affected. Many who have been infected with tuberculosis are not even aware of it. 

While we generally think of TB as respiratory disease, it can also affect the reproductive system. While here in the United States, it is very uncommon to see genital tuberculosis, that is not necessarily true in other countries. TB can infect and damage the fallopian tubes and the lining of the uterus resulting in infertility. While this is relatively uncommon, it seen by New Jersey fertility doctors and obgyns from time to time, though most are unaware that it is even a possibility. Many can be helped by modern technologies such as IVF.

It turns out after all there is a connection between World TB Day and the world of Reproductive Medicine. Its a reminder that not all of the diseases we though we have conquered have completely been defeated.

Happy 35th Birthday Louise Brown !

Today Louise Brown the first child born from In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) turned 35 years old. The pioneering work of Drs. Steptoe and Edwards has led to a revolution in infertility care that has led to over 5.5 million births.

Do human embryos like music? Maybe

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For many years, people would talk to their plants to try to make them to grow better. In a new twist on this same idea, IVF researchers in Spain fertilized eggs (using ICSI) and cultured half of the eggs with music and half without.  It turns out that the eggs exposed to music were more likely to fertilize.  Click here for more.