Poor ovarian response is defined as the development of insufficient number of mature ovarian follicles following gonadotrophin stimulation. Management of poor responders is a challenge for the physician.
Dr. Kamini Rao, Infertility Consultant, Medical Director, MILANN infertility centre, explains the various terminologies of poor response, hypo response and suboptimal responders. She discusses the role of mild/modified natural cycle IF, OCP pre-treatment, luteal phase manipulations, effect of DHEA supplementation, double stimulation, accumulation of oocytes, growth hormone, ovarian fragmentation and invitro activation, ovarian rejuvenation and autosomal germline mitochondrial energy transfer in the management of poor responders.
DGO, DORCP, DCH., FRCOG (UK), MOBG (UK), FICOG, FNAMS
Dr. Kamini A. Rao, the Founder and Medical Director of Milann, is a pioneer in the field of Reproductive Medicine in India.
After training in fertility and medicine in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kamini Rao returned to India in 1989 to set up the Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre, now known as Milann.
Dr. Kamini Rao is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine, a member of the National Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology of the Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare and the ICMR, as well as a member of the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy instituted by ICMR and DBT. She has also served as Senate member and is currently a Syndicate member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Kamini Rao was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2014. Other recognitions of her contributions in the field of medicine include - the Karnataka State Award (Rajyotsava Award); the Vidya Ratan Award; Lifetime Achievement Honours Tribute Award from the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad; the Aryabhatta Award from the Aryabhatta Cultural Organisation; the B.C. Roy District Award from the Shimoga district unit of the Indian Medical Association and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bangalore Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Karnataka Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.