Our Research & Publications

Our track record in scientific research and publications is unrivalled among other fertility centers in the region, and is a testimony to our commitment to doing everything necessary, and in the proper scientific way, to help you achieve success in your treatment.

In our hands, you could be assured of getting the best medicine and science, and hence the best results.

Our publications include books, chapters, review articles, original studies, conference abstracts and presentations.
Here is a list of some of our publications.

BOOKS
  • Sharif K, Coomarasamy A (Editors) (2012)Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges and Management Options.Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
  • Sharif K(2008) MRCOG Part 2 Success Manual.Elsevier, London.
  • Sharif K,Gee H, Whittle MJ (2008) MRCOG Part 1 Success Manual.Elsevier, London.
  • HassanaienM,Sharif Ket al (2007) The Secrets of MRCOG. Rila Medical Publications, London.
  • Abedin P,Sharif K(2003) MRCOG II Short Essay Questions.Blackwell Science, Oxford.
  • Sharif K(2001) MRCOG Oral Assessment Examination.WB Saunders, London.
  • Sharif K, Weaver JB (2000) MRCOG Survival Guide – Second Edition.WB Saunders, London.
  • Sharif K, Jordan JA (Editors) (1997) Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology: MCQ for MRCOG Part 2.WB Saunders, London. Published also in interactive computer disk format.
  • Sharif K, Gee H, Whittle MJ (1995) Basic Science in Obstetrics & Gynaecology: MCQ for MRCOG Part 1.WB Saunders, London. Published also in interactive computer disk format.
  • Sharif K, Weaver JB, Gee H (1994) MRCOG Survival Guide – First Edition.WB Saunders, London.

CHAPTERS
  • Abu-Rafea B, Sharif K (2015) Uterine Septum, In: Gynecologic & Obstetric Surgery: Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. A. Coomarasamy, M. Shafi, G.W. Davila and K. K. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 85-88.

  • Sharif K (2012) The patient with cervical stenosis, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 85-88.

  • Sharif K (2012) Ovarian stimulation for IVF in a patient with previous severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome , In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 175-177.

  • Sharif K (2012) The patient over-responding to controlled ovarian stimulation during IVF, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 208-213.

  • Sharif K (2012) Delayed oocytes retrieval, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 219-222.

  • Sharif K (2012) Difficult embryo transfer In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 252-256.

  • Sharif K (2012) The patient presenting with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. pp 274-278.

  • Sharif K (2012) Unexpected inability to produce a semen sample on the day of oocyte retrieval, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 337-339.

  • Sharif K, Al-Ahmad M (2012) Using the wrong sperm or embryos in IVF, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 331-335.

  • Sharif K (2012) The azoospermic patient, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 340-343.

  • Sharif K (2012) Unexpected number or gender of babies after IVF, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 383-386.

  • Sharif K (2012) IVF when the prognosis is very poor or futile, In: Assisted Reproduction Techniques; Challenges & Management Options. (Eds. K. Sharif, A. Coomarasamy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp 421-424.

  • Sharif K, Olufowobi O (2006) Chemistry, Ultra-structure and Physics of Cervical Secretions, In: The Cervix (Eds. J. Jordan, A. Singer, H. Jones, M. Shafi), 2nd edition, Balckwell Science, Oxford.

  • Hammadieh N, Olufowobi O, Afnan M, Sharif K (2004) Factors affecting the outcome of assisted conception. In: Progress in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Ed. J. Studd), volume 16, Churchill Livingston, Edinburgh, pp 259-286.

  • Sharif K(2001) Advances in the treatment of male factor infertility, In:Recent Advances in Obstetrics & Gynaecology(Ed. J.Bonnar), volume 21, Churchill Livingston, Edinburgh, pp 141–159.

  • Watson E,Sharif K(2001) Shoulder Dystocia, In:RCOG Year Book of Obstetrics & Gynaecology(Ed. D. Sturdee), RCOG, London, pp 324–337.

  • Gee H, Sharif K (1998) Management of the first stage of labour, In: Vignettes for the MRCOG (Ed. RG Farquharson), Quay Books, Wiltshire, pp 89–103.

  • Sharif K, Afnan M (1997) Ovarian Function and Ovulation Induction, In:Gynaecology(Eds. R.Shaw, P.Soutter, S.Stanton), 2nd edition, Churchill Livingston, Edinburgh, pp 223–236.

 



PAPERS
  • Abou Setta, A, Wahab A, Ola B, Madkour W,Sharif K, Al-Inany H, (2011).Preimplantation genetic screening for aneuploidies: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Evidence Based Women’s Health Journal1: 43-50
  • Sharif K, Ghunaim S (2010) Management of 273 cases of recurrent implantation failure: results of a combined evidence-based protocol. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 21:373-380.
  • Oyesanya O, Olufowobi O, Ross W,Sharif K, Afnan M (2009). Prognosis of oocyte donation cycles: a prospective comparison of the IVF–embryo transfer cycles of recipients who used shared oocytes versus those who used altruistic donors. Fertility & Sterility [in press].
  • Sharif K, Ghunaim S (2008) Surgical sperm retrieval for ICSI – What not to do. Fertility & Sterility 98:17-19.
  • Hammadieh N, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Papaioannou S, Afnan M,Sharif K(2008). Ultrasound-guided hydrosalpinx aspiration during egg collection improves pregnancy outcome in in-vitro fertilization: a Randomised Controlled Trial. Human Reproduction 23: 1113-1117.
  • Olufowobi O,Sharif K,Papaioannou S, Mohamed H, Neelakantan D, Afnan M. (2005) Role of rescue IVF-ET treatment in the management of high response in stimulated IUI cycles. J Obstet Gynaecol 25:166-8.
  • Sharif K(2004) Embryo transfer techniques: what affects the results? Middle East Fertility Society Journal 9, 209-212.
  • Papaioannou P, Afnan M,Sharif K(2004) The role of selective salpingography and tubal catheterisation in the management of the infertile couple. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 16, 325-329.
  • Hammadieh N, Afnan M, Evans J,Sharif K, Amso N, Olufowobi O (2004). A postal survey of hydrosalpinx management prior to IVF in the United Kingdom. Human Reproduction 19, 1009-1012.
  • Papaioannou P, Afnan M,Sharif K(2004) Selective salpingography and tubal catheterisation in the diagnosis and treatment of proximal tubal blockage. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 6,16–20.
  • Sakkas D, D'Arcy Y, Percival G, Sinclair L, Afnan M,Sharif K(2004) The use of the egg share model to investigate the paternal influence on fertilization and embryo development after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertility & Sterility 82, 74–79.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, McHugho J, Coomarasamy A, Ola B,Sharif K(2003). Modification of the coaxial technique for selective salpingography with measurement of tubal perfusion pressures. Human Fertility 6, 84-88.
  • Ola B, M Afnan, Papaioannou S,Sharif K, Bjorndahl L, Coomarasamy A. (2003). Accuracy of sperm-cervical mucus penetration tests in evaluating sperm motility in semen: a systematic quantitative review. Human Reproduction 18, 1037-46.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Girling AJ, Ola B, Olufowobi O, Coomarasamy A,Sharif K(2003). Diagnostic and therapeutic value of selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in an unselected infertile population. Fertility & Sterility 79, 613-617.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M (2003). The IVF league tables: time for a reality check. Human Reproduction 18, 483-485.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Girling AJ, Coomarasamy A, McHugo J,Sharif K. (2003). The potential value of tubal perfusion pressures measured during selective salpingography in predicting fertility. Human Reproduction 18, 358-363.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Girling A, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Olufowobi O, McHugo J, Hammadieh N,Sharif K(2002). Long-term fertility prognosis following selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in women with proximal tubal blockage. Human Reproduction 17, 2325-2330.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Girling AJ, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Olufowobi O, McHugo J. Hammadieh N,Sharif K(2002) The effect on pregnancy rates of tubal perfusion pressure reductions achieved by guide-wire tubal catheterization. Human Reproduction 17, 2174-9.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Girling AJ, Ola B, Hammadieh N, Coomarasamy A,Sharif K(2002) The learning curve of selective salpingography and tubal catheterization. Fertility & Sterility 77,1049-52.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Hammadieh N, Temperton, DH, McHugo J,Sharif K(2002) Long-term safety of fluroscopically guided selective salpingography and tubal catheterization. Human Reproduction 17, 370-2.
  • Ola B, Afnan M,Sharif K, Hammadieh N, Papaioannou S, Coomarasamy A (2001) Cost-effectiveness of recombinant versus urinary FSH. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80, 1141-2.
  • Ola B, Afnan M,Sharif K, Papaioannou S, Hammadieh N, Barrett CR (2001) Should ICSI be the treatment of choice for all cases of in-vitro conception? Considerations of fertilisation and embryo development, cost effectiveness and safety. Human Reproduction 16, 2485-90.
  • Sakkas D, Percival G, D'Arcy Y,Sharif K, Afnan M (2001) Assessment of early cleaving in vitro fertilised human embryos at the 2-cell stage before transfer improves embryo selection. Fertility & Sterility 76, 1150-6.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Yassen I, Awanouga A (2001) Endometrial thickness and vaginal bleeding as predictors of pituitary desensitisation using long protocol GnRH-agonists in IVF. Middle East Fertility Society Journal 6, 116-22.
  • Sakkas D, Percival G, D’Arcy Y, Lenton W,Sharif K, Afnan M (2001) Blastocyst transfer for patients with multiple assisted reproduction treatment failures: preliminary experience. Human Fertility 4, 104–108.
  • Sharif K(2000) Reclassification of azoospermia: the time has come? Human Reproduction 15, 237–238.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M,Sharif K(1999) A controlled comparison of ovarian response to controlled stimulation in first generation Asian women compared with white Caucasians undergoing in vitro fertilisation. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 106, 407–409.
  • Sharif K, Elgendy M, Lashen H, Afnan M (1998) Age and basal FSH as predictors of IVF outcome. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 105, 107–112.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M (1998) Quality control in postgraduate training. British Medical Journal316, 7142S, 2–3.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Lashen H, Elgendy M, Morgan C, Sinclair L (1998) Is bed rest necessary following embryo transfer? Fertility & Sterility 69, 478-481.
  • Sinclair L, Morgan C, Lashen H, Afnan M,Sharif K(1998) Nurses performing embryo transfer. The development and results of the Birmingham experience. Human Reproduction 13, 699–702.
  • Elgendy M, Afifi Y, Lenton W, Afnan M,Sharif K(1998) Reducing the dose of GnRH-a on starting ovarian stimulation; effect on ovarian response and IVF outcome. Human Reproduction 13, 2382–2385.
  • Sharif K, Kato O (1998) Technique of transmyometrial embryo transfer. Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2, 124–129.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Khalaf Y, Bilalis D, Lashen H (1997) Ultrasound prediction of follicular volume in assisted conception. Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2, 53–56.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Lenton W, Bilalis D, Hunjan M, Khalaf Y (1996) Transmyometrial embryo transfer following difficult immediate mock transcervical transfer. Fertility & Sterility 65, 1071–1074.
  • Gray D,Sharif K(1996) Home birth: is it a safe option? British Journal of Midwifery 4, 144–146.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Lenton W (1995) Mock embryo transfer with a full bladder immediately before the real transfer for in-vitro fertilisation treatment: the Birmingham experience of 113 cases. Human Reproduction 10, 1715–1718.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Lenton W, Khalaf Y, Ebbiary N, Bilalis D (1995) Do patients need to remain in bed after embryo transfer? The Birmingham experience of 103 IVF cycles with no bed rest following embryo transfer. Human Reproduction 10, 1427–1429.
  • Sharif K, Weaver JB, Afnan M, Newton JR (1995) How to organise a local revision course for postgraduate examinations. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 53, 131–135.
  • Sharif K, Jordan JA (1995) The six-week postnatal visit: are we doing it right? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 54, 7–10.
  • Gee H,Sharif K(1994) Management of the first stage of labour. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 52, 395–400.
  • Sharif K, Barrett P, Sharma V (1993) Subcutaneous versus intramuscular self-administration of highly purified urofollitrophin in superovulation for in vitro fertilisation: a randomised, cross-over study of patients’ preferences and tolerability. British Journal of Clinical Research4,183–189.
  • Sharif K, Clarke P, Whittle MJ (1993) Routine six-week postnatal vaginal examination: to do or not to do? Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 13, 251–252.
  • Sharif K, Whittle MJ (1993) Routine antenatal fetal heart auscultation: is it necessary ? Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 13, 111–112.
  • Sharif K, Olah K, Gee H (1993) Umbilical cord blood pH and base deficit: time dependent change at room temperature. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 13, 107–110.

CASE REPORTS
  • Olufowobi O, Sorinola O, Afnan M, Papaioannou S, McHugo J,Sharif K(2002). Spontaneous disappearance of a normal adnexa associated with a contralateral polycystic-appearing ovary. Obstetrics & Gynecology 100,1136-1138.
  • Kaufmann S,Sharif K, Sharma V, McVerry B (1998) Term delivery in a woman with severe congenital neutropenia treated with growth colony stimulating factor. Human Reproduction 13, 498-499.
  • Sharif K, Kaufmann S, Sharma V (1994) Heterotopic pregnancy obtained after in-vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer following bilateral total salpingectomy. Human Reproduction 9, 1966–1967.
  • Sharif K, Gee H, Bombiari L (1993) Pelvic inflammatory disease in pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology13, 38–39.
  • Sharif K,Mould J (1993) Paraplegia: an unusual presentation of endometrial carcinoma. Obstetrics & Gynaecology Today4, 35–36.
  • Sharif K,Gee H (1993) Combined intrauterine and extra-uterine gestations. Obstetrics & Gynaecology Today 4, 15.

CORRESPONDENCE
  • Olufowobi O, Afnan M, Sorinola O, Papaioannou S,Sharif K(2002) Misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81, 993.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Olufowobi O,Sharif K(2002) Investigation of the infertile couple: laparoscopy after normal hysterosalpingography? Human Reproduction 17:1928-9.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Ola B, Coomarasamy A, Hammadieh N,SharifK(2001) Validity of comparisons? Fertility & Sterility 2001;76, 427-8.
  • Hammadieh N,Sharif K, Afnan M, Papaioannou S, Ola B (2001) Beware of cytogenetic results after successful bone marrow transplantation. British Medical Journal 323, 285.
  • Papaioannou S, Afnan M, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Hammadieh N, Sharif K(2001) The use of repeat hysterosalpingography. Fertility & Sterility 76, 849-50.
  • Ola B, Hammadieh N, Papaioannou S, Afnan M,Sharif K(2001) The effect of intercourse on pregnancy rates during assisted human reproduction. Human Reproduction 16, 2029.
  • Sharif K(1998) Bed rest following embryo transfer—Necessary? Fertility & Sterility 70, 982.
  • Sharif K, Lenton W, Bilalis D, Afnan M (1996) Techniques of embryo transfer. Human Reproduction11, 458–459.
  • Sharif K(1994) The role of ergometrine in the development of pulmonary oedema with â agonists in preterm labour. British Medical Journal308, 721.
  • Sharif K, Sharma V (1994) Ectopic pregnancy: are biochemical tests at all helpful? British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 101, 179–180.
  • Sharif K, Hammadieh N (1993) Routine postnatal pelvimetry: forget it. British Medical Journal 307, 1065.
  • Sharif K(1993) Delayed analysis of umbilical cord blood. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 13, 387.
  • Sharif K, Gee H (1992) Emergency cervical cerclage. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 99, 529.
  • Sharif K(1991) Fetal heart rate monitoring in labour. Hospital Doctor 3,12.
  • Sharif K(1991) Patient’s access to medical records. Hospital Doctor 22,10.

POSTERS
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Papainnnou S,, Sinclair L, Lenton W (2001) The Birmingham Egg Sharing Program. Presented at the Orlando meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Hammadieh N, Ola B, Sinclair L, D’Arcy Y (2001) Does Donating Half of Your Eggs Reduce Your Chances of Success in In-Vitro Fertilisation? A Comparative Study Using the Egg Sharing Model. Presented at the Orlando meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
  • Afnan M, Papainnnou S, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Hammadieh N, McHugo J,Sharif K(2001) Live birth rates after guide-wire tubal recanalization in cases of proximal tubal obstruction. Presented at the Lausanne meeting of ESHRE.
  • Papainnnou S, Afnan M, Coomarasamy A, Ola B, Hammadieh N, McHugo J,Sharif K(2001) The learning curve of selective salpingography. Presented at the Lausanne meeting of ESHRE.
  • Hammadieh N,Sharif K, Ola B, Papainnnou S, Essa M (2001) Outcome of transfer of frozen embryos derived from ICSI or conventional IVF. Presented at the Lausanne meeting of ESHRE.
  • Papainnnou S, Afnan M, Coomarasamy A, Hammadieh N, Ola B,Sharif K(2001) Safety of selective salpingoraphy and tubal catheterization. Presented at the Birmingham British Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Yassen I, Awanouga, N (1999) High dose stimulation for IVF in young patients with high basal FSH. Presented at the Toronto annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Elgendy M, Yassen I (1998) High dose stimulation for patients with high basal FSH in IVF. Presented at the Amman 5th meeting of the Middle East Fertility Society.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M, Bilalis D,Sharif K(1997) Embryo cryopreservation to prevent OHSS; a better outcome for patients. Presented at the Edinburgh meeting of ESHRE.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M, Elgendy M, Bilalis D,Sharif K(1997) Measuring LH levels on hCG day can predict IVF outcome. Presented at the Edinburgh meeting of ESHRE.
  • Elgendy M, Afnan M, D’Arcy Y, Gibbs A, Lashen H, Lenton W,Sharif K(1997) The minimal effective dose of GnRH analogue for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in IVF. Presented at the Edinburgh meeting of ESHRE.
  • Sharif K, Bilalis D, Lenton W, Hunjan M, Afnan M (1995) Pregnancy rates after elective and obligatory transfer of 2 embryos. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Sharif K, Bilalis D, Khalaf Y, Lenton W, Hunjan M, Afnan M (1995) The ultrasound prediction of follicular volume. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Sharif K, Khalaf Y, Bilalis D, Bhattacharya D, Afnan M (1995) The simplification of methotrexate treatment of ectopic pregnancy: oral folinic acid rescue. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Sharif K, Lenton W, Bilalis D, Khalaf Y, Hunjan M, Afnan M (1995) Ultrasound-directed transvaginal transmyometrial embryo transfer. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Khalaf Y,Sharif K, Bilalis D, Lenton W, Hunjan M, Afnan M (1995) The correlation between collected oocyte number and quality in IVF-ET. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Morgan C, Sinclair L,Sharif K, Bilalis D, Afnan M (1995) The effect of structured educational intervention on the chosen number of transferred embryos after IVF. Presented at the Warwick joint meeting of the British Andrology Society & British Fertility Society.
  • Afnan M,Sharif K(1995) Tubal catheterization in the treatment of proximal tubal occlusion. Presented at the Dublin 27th British Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Ahmed N, D’Arcy Y, Gibbs A, Afnan M,Sharif K, Newton JR (1995) Effect of antisperm antibodies on semen characteristics before and after swim-up preparation. Presented at the Washington 51st meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
  • Sharif K, Barrett P, Wiley M, Haigh C, Sharma V (1993) Self administration of a new highly purified urofollitrophin; analysis of efficacy and patient preference for route of administration. Presented at the Oxford annual meeting of the British Fertility Society.bi

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Ola B, Papainnnou S, Sinclair L, D’Arcy Y (2001) The Outcome of Egg Donation Treatment from Fertile versus Infertile Donors: A Comparative Study Using the Egg Sharing Model. Presented at the Orlando meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
  • Ola B, Brewis I, Ivic A, Onyeaka H, Bradley D, Girling A, Afnan M,Sharif K, Papainnnou S, Hammadieh N, Barratt C (2001) Development of a novel home-test device for motile sperm. Presented at the Lausanne meeting of ESHRE.
  • D’Arcy Y,Sharif K, Sinclair L, Afnan M, Sakkas D (2001) Paternal influence on fertilisation rate and embryo score after IVF and ICSI: the Egg Sharing Model. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M, Yassen I, Awanouga N (1999) Evaluation of endometrial thickness and vaginal bleeding as predictors of pituitary desensitisation using long protocol gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonists. Presented at the Toronto annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
  • Sharif K, Kato O (1998) Technique and results of transmyometrial embryo transfer. Presented at the Amman 5th meeting of the Middle East Fertility Society.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M, Kennefik A, Haskins J,Sharif K(1998) Optimisation of the outcome in donor insemination programme. Presented at the Goteborg meeting of the ESHRE.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M,Sharif K, Afifi Y, Elgendy M (1998) Ethnic origin and in-vitro fertilisation. Presented at the Sheffield meeting of the British Fertility Society.
  • Lashen H, Afnan M, McDougall L,Sharif K(1998) Optimisation of controlled ovarian stimulation for intrauterine insemination. Presented at the San Francisco joint meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine & IFFS.
  • Elgendy M, Afnan M, Afifi Y,Sharif K(1998) A prospective randomised trial assessing a step-down dose versus a fixed dose regimens of recombinant FSH for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in IVF/ICSI programs. Presented at the San Francisco joint meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine & IFFS.
  • Sharif K, Afnan M (1996) The medical management of ectopic pregnancy. Presented at the 2nd Pan Italian-Arab Conference in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Amman, Jordan.
  • Sharif K, Lenton W, Afnan M (1995) Ultrasound directed transvaginal transmyometrial embryo transfer following IVF. Presented at the Clermond-Ferrand/ France meeting of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology(awarded ISUOG Prize).
  • Afnan M,Sharif K(1995) A new approach to the classification of proximal tubal disease. Presented at the Washington 51st meeting of the American Society of Gyne-Radiology.
  • Afnan M,Sharif K, McHugo J (1995) Correlation of intrauterine pregnancies following tubal catheterisation and tubal filling pressures. Presented at the Washington 51st meeting of the American Society of Gyne-Radiology.
  • Afnan M,Sharif K(1995) Evaluation of a commercially available tubal filling pressure measuring system. Presented at the Washington 51st meeting of the American Society of Gyne-Radiology.
  • Afnan M,Sharif K(1995) The place of standardised selective salpingography in the diagnosis and treatment of tubal disease. Presented at the London 4th biennial meeting of the International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy.
  • Sharif K, Bilalis D, Afnan M (1995) The Birmingham University IVF programme: preliminary experience and results. Presented at the spring meeting of the Birmingham & Midland Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society.

About Us

Through the vision and expertise of Dr Khaldoun Sharif and his team at the Fertility and Genetics Center, we provide individualised, high quality and comprehensive care in reproductive medicine and infertility. This is based on unique qualities present in our unit.more