Prof. Dr. Παναγιώτης Δρακόπουλος

PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed journals)

2020 Racca A, De Munck N, Santos-Ribeiro S, Drakopoulos P, Errazuriz J,  Galvao A,  Popovic B, Mackens S, De Vos M, Verheyen G, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Do we need to measure progesterone in oocyte donation cycles? A retrospective analysis evaluating cumulative live birth rates and embryo quality”, Hum Reprod. 2020 Jan 1;35(1):167-174
2020 Racca A, Drakopoulos P, Van Landuyt L, Willem C, Santos-Ribeiro S, Tournaye H, Blockeel C, Polyzos NP. “Single and double embryo transfer provide similar live birth rates in frozen cycles”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2020 Mar 3:1-5
2020 Polyzos NP, Anckaert E, Drakopoulos P, Tournaye H, Schiettecatte J, Donner H, Bobba G, Miles G, Verhagen-Kamerbeek WDJ, Bosch E. “EStradiol and PRogesterone in In vitro ferTilization (ESPRIT): a multicenter study evaluating third- versus second-generation estradiol and progesterone immunoassays”, J Endocrinol Invest. 2020 Mar 13. doi: 10.1007/s40618-020-01211-x
2020 Drakopoulos P, Romito A, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Modified natural cycle IVF is a reasonable alternative in women of advanced maternal age”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 Apr;40(4):603
2020 Romito A, Bardhi E, Errazuriz J, Blockeel C, Santos-Ribeiro S, Vos M, Racca A, Mackens S, Kelen AV, Panici PB, Vaiarelli A, Tournaye H, Drakopoulos P. “Heterogeneity Among Poor Ovarian Responders According to Bologna Criteria Results in Diverging Cumulative Live Birth Rates”, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020 Apr 16;11:208
2020 Mackens S, Racca A, Van de Velde H, Drakopoulos P, Tournaye H, Stoop D, Blockeel C, Santos-Ribeiro S. “Follicular-phase endometrial scratching: the flight of Icarus? Hum Reprod. 2020 May 1;35(5):1090-1098
2020 Alviggi C, Esteves SC, Orvieto R, Conforti A, La Marca A, Fischer R, Andersen CY, Bühler K, Sunkara SK, Polyzos NP, Strina I, Carbone L, Bento FC, Galliano D, Yarali H, Vuong LN, Grynberg M, Drakopoulos P, Xavier P, Llacer J, Neuspiller F, Horton M, Roque M, Papanikolaou E, Banker M, Dahan MH, Foong S, Tournaye H, Blockeel C, Vaiarelli A, Humaidan P, Ubaldi FM; POSEIDON (Patient-Oriented Strategies Encompassing IndividualizeD Oocyte Number) group. “COVID-19 and assisted reproductive technology services: repercussions for patients and proposal for individualized clinical management”, Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2020 May 13;18(1):45.
2020 Pluchino N, Mamillapalli R, Wegner JM, Ramyead L, Drakopoulos P, Tille JC, Taylor HS. “Estrogen Receptor-α Immunoreactivity Predicts Symptom Severity and Pain Recurrence in Deep Endometriosis”, Fertil Steril. 2020 Jun;113(6):1224-1231.e1
2020 Racca A, Drakopoulos P, Neves AR, Polyzos NP. “Current Therapeutic Options for Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in Assisted Reproductive Technology”, Drugs. 2020 Jul;80(10):973-994
2020 Neves AR, Rodriguez I, Blockeel C, Griesinger G, Garcia-Velasco JA, Drakopoulos P, Alvarez M, PolyzosNP. “A multicentre prospective study investigating the performance of Elecsys® anti-Müllerian hormone assay in predicting extremes of ovarian response to corifollitropin alfa”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 Jul;41(1):29-36
2020 Bardhi E, Blockeel C, Cools W, Santos-Ribeiro S, Racca A, Mackens S, De Vos M, Polyzos NP, Popovic-Todorovic B, De Brucker M, Muzii L, Panici PB, Tournaye H, Drakopoulos P. “Is Ovarian Response Associated With Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in GnRH Antagonist IVF/ICSI Cycles?”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 Aug;41(2):263-270
2020 De Brucker S, Drakopoulos P, Dhooghe E, De Geeter J, Uvin V, Santos-Ribeiro S, Michielsen D, Tournaye H, De Brucker M. “The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on the Semen Parameters of Infertile Men”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2020 Jul 1:1-4
2020 Drakopoulos P, Santos-Ribeiro S, Mackens S, Racca AL, Blockeel C, Tournaye H, Makrigiannakis A. “To delay or not frozen embryo transfer in freeze-all cycles?”, Ann Transl Med. 2020 Jul;8(13):812
2020 Drakopoulos P, Bardhi E, Boudry L, Vaiarelli A, Makrigiannakis A, Esteves SC, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Update on the management of poor ovarian response in IVF: the shift from Bologna criteria to the Poseidon concept”, Ther Adv Reprod Health. 2020 Jul 31;14:2633494120941480
2020 Mackens S, Pareyn S, Drakopoulos P, Deckers T, Mostinckx L, Blockeel C, Segers I, Verheyen G, Santos-Ribeiro S, Tournaye H, De Vos M. “Outcome of in-vitro oocyte maturation in patients with PCOS: does phenotype have an impact?”, Hum Reprod. 2020 Oct 1;35(10):2272-2279.
2020 Delattre S, Segers I, Van Moer E, Drakopoulos P, Mateizel I, Enghels L, Tournaye H, De Vos M. “Combining fertility preservation procedures to spread the eggs across different baskets: a feasibility study”, Hum Reprod. 2020 Sep 20;deaa193
2020 Santos-Ribeiro S, Mackens S, Popovic-Todorovic B, Racca A, Polyzos NP, Van Landuyt L, Drakopoulos P, de Vos M, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “The freeze-all strategy versus agonist triggering with low-dose hCG for luteal phase support in IVF/ICSI for high responders: a randomized controlled trial”, Hum Reprod. 2020 Sep 23;deaa22
2019 Drakopoulos P, van de Vijver A, Parra J, Anckaert E, Schiettecatte J, Smitz J, Blockeel C, Hund M,  Verhagen-Kamerbeek W, He Y,  Polyzos NP, Tournaye H. “Effect of GnRH agonist downregulation on serum AMH levels: a prospective cohort study with repeated measurements”, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Feb 26;10:115
2019 Drakopoulos P, Racca A, Errázuriz J, De Vos M, Tournaye H, Blockeel C, Pluchino N, Santos-Ribeiro S. “The role of progesterone elevation in IVF”, Reprod Biol. 2019 Mar;19(1):1-5
2019 Errázuriz J, Romito A, Drakopoulos P, Frederix B, Racca A, De Munck N, Tournaye H, De Vos M, Blockeel C. “Cumulative Live Birth Rates Following Stimulation With Corifollitropin Alfa Compared With hp-hMG in a GnRH Antagonist Protocol in Poor Ovarian Responders”, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Mar 22;10:175
2019 Santos-Ribeiro S, Racca A, Roelens C, De Munck N, Mackens S, Drakopoulos P, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Evaluating the benefit of measuring serum progesterone prior to the administration of hCG: effect of the duration of late-follicular elevated progesterone following ovarian stimulation on fresh embryo transfer live birth rates”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Apr;38(4):647-654
2019 Errázuriz J,  Drakopoulos P, Pening D, Racca A, De Munck N, De Vos M, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Among Bologna poor responders, does the type of GnRH analogue play any role when Corifollitropin alfa is used?”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Jun;38(6):1010-1017
2019 Drakopoulos P, Errázuriz J, Santos-Ribeiro S,  Tournaye H, Vaiarelli A, Pluchino N, Blockeel C, Polyzos NP. “Cumulative live birth rates in IVF”, Minerva Ginecol. 2019 Jun;71(3):207-210
2019 Rozenholc A, Samouelian V, Warkus T, Gauthier P, Provencher D, Sauthier P, Gauthier F, Drakopoulos P ,Cormier B. “Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Indocyanine Green With Methylene Blue for Sentinel Lymph Node Detection in Endometrial Cancer”, Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun;153(3):500-504
2019 Vaiarelli A, Cimadomo D, Argento C, Ubaldi N, Trabucco E, Drakopoulos P, Venturella R, Conforti A, Alviggi C, Rienzi L, Ubaldi FM. “Double stimulation in the same ovarian cycle (DuoStim) is an intriguing strategy to improve oocyte yield and the number of competent embryos in a short timeframe”, Minerva Ginecol. 2019 Oct;71(5):372-376
2019 Ortega-Hrepich C, Drakopoulos P, Bourgain C, Van Vaerenbergh I, Guzman L, Tournaye H, Smitz J, De Vos M. “Aberrant endometrial steroid receptor expression in in-vitro maturation cycles despite hormonal luteal support: A pilot study”, Reprod Biol. 2019 Jun;19(2):210-217
2019 Plusquin C, Uvin V, Drakopoulos P, De Brucker P, Rosetti J, Francotte J, De Brucker M. “Reduction of hospital stay at maternity unit: an evaluation of the impact on maternal and neonatal readmission”, J Obstet Gynaecol. 2019 Jul 13:1-7
2019 Drakopoulos P, Romito A, Errázuriz J, Santos-Ribeiro S, Popovic-Todorovic B, Racca A, Tournaye H, De Vos M, Blockeel C. “Modified natural cycle IVF versus conventional stimulation in advanced-age Bologna poor responders”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Oct;39(4):698-703
2019 Galvão A, Karakus G, Racca A, Santos-Ribeiro S, De Munck N, Drakopoulos P, De Vos M, Verheyen G, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Oocyte donation in donors with levonorgestrel intrauterine device: a good match?”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Oct;39(4):641-647
2019 Drakopoulos P, Garcia-Velasco J, Bosch E, Blockeel C, de Vos M, Santos-Ribeiro S, Makrigiannakis A, Tournaye H, Polyzos NP. “ICSI does not offer any benefit over conventional IVF across different ovarian response categories in non-male factor infertility: a European multicenter analysis”, J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019 Oct;36(10):2077-2078
2019 Popovic-Todorovic B, Santos-Ribeiro S, Drakopoulos P, De Vos M, Racca A, Mackens S, Thorrez Y, Verheyen G, Tournaye H, Quintero L, Blockeel C. “Predicting suboptimal oocyte yield following GnRH agonist trigger by measuring serum LH at the start of ovarian stimulation”, Hum Reprod. 2019 Oct 2;34(10):2027-2035
2019 Polyzos NP, Drakopoulos P. “Management strategies for POSEIDON’s group 1”, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Oct 1;10:679
2018 Slopien R, Pluchino N, Warenik-Szymankiewicz A, Sajdak S, Luisi M, Drakopoulos P, Genazzani AR. “Correlation between allopregnanolone levels and depressive symptoms during late menopausal transition and early postmenopause”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2018 Feb;34(2):144-147
2018 Costa Ribeiro V, Santos-Ribeiro S  De Munck N, Drakopoulos P,  Polyzos NP, Schutyser V, Verheyen G, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Should we continue to measure endometrial thickness in modern-day medicine? The effect on live birth rates and birthweight”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2018 Apr;36(4):416-426
2018 Racca A, Santos-Ribeiro S, De Munck N, Mackens S, Mateizel I, Drakopoulos P, Camus M, Verheyen G, Tournaye, Blockeel C. “Impact of elevated progesterone on embryo quality: is the freeze all strategy enough to circumvent this issue?”, Hum Reprod. 2018 May 1;33(5):860-868
2018 Siristatidis C, Drakopoulos P, Vogiatzi P, Karageorgiou V, Daskalakis G. “Oocyte-triggering day progesterone levels and endometrial appearance in normoresponders undergoing IVF/ICSI cycles: a hypothesis and a study protocol”, Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig. 2018 May 16;35(3)
2018 Polyzos NP, Davis SR, Drakopoulos P, Humaidan P, De Geyter C, Vega AG, Martinez F, Evangelou E, van de Vijver A, Smitz J, Tournaye H, Barri P; T-TRANSPORT Investigators Group. “Testosterone for Poor Ovarian Responders: Lessons From Ovarian Physiology”, Reprod Sci. 2018 Jul;25(7):980-982
2018 Valerie U, De Brucker S, De Brucker M, Vloeberghs V, Drakopoulos P, Santos-Ribeiro S, Tournaye H. “Pregnancy after vasectomy: surgical reversal or assisted reproduction?”, Hum Reprod. 2018 Jul 1;33(7):1218-1227
2018 Drakopoulos P, Santos-Ribeiro S, Bosch E, Garcia-Velasco J, Blockeel C, Tournaye H, Polyzos NP. “The effect of dose adjustments in a subsequent cycle in women with suboptimal response following conventional ovarian stimulation”, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Jul 23;9:361
2018 De Vos M, Pareyn S, Drakopoulos P, Raimundo J, Anckaert E, Santos-Ribeiro S, Polyzos NP, Tournaye H, Blockeel. “In vitro fertilisation in patients with polycystic ovaries: phenotype matters”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2018 Aug; 37(2):163-171
2018 Drakopoulos P, Rosetti J, Pluchino N, Blockeel C, Santos-Ribeiro R, de Brucker M, Camus M, Tournaye H,  Polyzos NP. “Does the type of GnRH analogue used, affect live birth rates in women with endometriosis undergoing IVF/ICSI treatment, according to the rAFS stage?”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2018 Oct;34(10):884-889
2018 Polyzos NP, Drakopoulos P, Parra J, Pellicer A, Santos-Ribeiro S, Tournaye, H, Bosch E, Garcia-Velasco J.” Cumulative live birth rates according to the number of oocytes retrieved following the first ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI: A European multicenter analysis including ~15.000 women”, Fertil Steril. 2018 Sep;110(4):661-670.e1
2017 Drakopoulos P, Arne van de Vijver, Valerie Schutyser, Stevan Milatovic, Ellen Anckaert,  Johan Schiettecatte,  Christophe Blockeel, Michel Camus, Herman Tournaye, Nikolaos P. Polyzos, “The effect of serum vitamin D levels on ovarian reserve markers: a prospective cross-sectional study”, Hum Reprod 2017 Jan;32(1):208-214
2017 Unuane D, Velkeniers B, Bravenboer B, Drakopoulos P, Tournaye H, Parra J, De Brucker M. “Impact of thyroid autoimmunity in euthyroid women on live birth rate after IUI”, Hum Reprod. 2017 Apr 1;32(4):915-922
2017 Drakopoulos P, La Marca A, Polyzos NP. “Vitamin D and ovarian reserve: making clinical decisions”, Hum Reprod. 2017 May 1;32(5):1138-1139
2017 Drakopoulos P, Duyck C, Gayet-Ageron A, Fernandez S, Irion O, Martinez de Tejada B ‘’What is the optimal duration of oral misoprostol treatment for cervical ripening?’’, J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Jun;30(12):1494-1499
2017 van de Vijver A, Drakopoulos P, Polyzos NP, Van Landuyt L, Mackens S, Santos-Ribeiro S, Vloeberghs V, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfer on the 5th or 7th 2 day of progesterone supplementation in an artificial cycle: a randomized controlled trial”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2017 Oct;33(10):783-786
2017 Drakopoulos P, Mat C, Polyzos NP, Santos-Ribeiro S, van de Vijver A, Van Landuyt L, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “The impact of elevated progesterone at the initiation of an artificially prepared frozen embryo transfer cycle: a case series”, Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2017 Nov 10;18(8):619-621
2017 Drakopoulos P, Vuong TN, Ho NAV, Vaiarelli A, Ho MT, Blockeel C, Camus M, Lam AT, van de Vijver A, Humaidan P, Tournaye H, Polyzos NP. “Corifollitropin alfa followed by hp-HMG versus recombinant FSH in young poor ovarian responders. A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial”, Hum Reprod. 2017 Nov 1;32(11):2225-2233
2017 Blockeel C, Drakopoulos P, Polyzos NP, Tournaye H, García-Velasco JA. “Review the “peer review”, Reprod Biomed Online. 2017 Dec;35(6):747-749
2016 Drakopoulos P, Pluchino N , Bischof P, Cantero P, Meyer P , Chardonnens D. “The effect of growth hormone on endometrial thickness and fertility outcome in the treatment of women with panhypopituarism: case report and review of the literature”, J Reprod Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;61(1-2):78-82
2016 Polyzos NP, Drakopoulos P, Tournaye H. ”Modified natural cycle IVF for poor ovarian responders: rethink before concluding”, Hum Reprod. 2016 Jan;31(1):221-2
2016 Vaiarelli A, Drakopoulos P, Christophe B, De Vos M, van de Vijver A, Camus M, Cosyns S, Tournaye H, Polyzos NP. “Limited ability of circulating anti-Müllerian hormone to predict dominant follicular recruitment in PCOS women treated with clomiphene citrate: A comparison of two different assays“,Gynecol Endocrinol. 2016;32(3):227-30
2016 Drakopoulos P, Blockeel C, Stoop D, Camus M, De vos M, Tournaye H, Polyzos NP. “Conventional ovarian stimulation and single embryo transfer for IVF/ICSI. How many oocytes do we need to maximize cumulative live birth rates after utilization of all fresh and frozen embryos?’’, Hum Reprod. 2016 Feb;31(2):370-6
2016 Blockeel C, Drakopoulos P, Santos-Ribeiro S, Polyzos NP, Tournaye H. “A fresh look at the freeze-all protocol- a SWOT analysis’’, Hum Reprod. 2016 Mar;31(3):491-7
2016 van de Vijver A, Drakopoulos P, Van Landuyt L, Vaiarelli A, Blockeel C, Santos-Ribeiro S, Tournaye, Polyzos NP. “Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy rates following frozen/thawed embryo transfer: a prospective cohort study”, Hum Reprod. 2016 Aug;31:1749-54
2016 Montagut  M, Santos-Ribeiro  S, De Vos  M, Polyzos NP, Drakopoulos P, Mackens  S, van de Vijver, A, van Landuyt  L,  Verheyen G, Tournaye H, Blockeel C. “Frozen-thawed embryo transfers in natural cycles with spontaneous or induced  ovulation: the search for the best protocol continues”, Hum Reprod  2016 Dec;31(12):2803-2810
2015 Drakopoulos P, Casarosa E, Bucci F, Tonani S, Nappi R, Genazzani AR, Petignat P, Pluchino N. “Diurnal Variation of Plasma Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels in Women with Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea”, Neuroendocrinology. 2015;101(3):256-62
2015 Pluchino N, Drakopoulos P, Bianchi-Demicheli F, Wenger JM, Petignat P, Genazzani AR.  “Neurobiology of DHEA and effect on sexuality, mood and cognition”, J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2015 Jan;145:273-80
2015 Pluchino N, Drakopoulos P, Casarosa E, Freschi L, Petignat P, Yaron M, Genazzani AR. “Effect of Estetrol on beta-endorphin level in female rats”, Steroids. 2015 Mar;95:104-10
2015 Polyzos NP, Corona R , Van De Vijver A, Blockee C , Drakopoulos P, Vloeberghs V, De Vos M, Camus M, Humaidan P , Tournaye H . “Corifollitropin alfa followed by hpHMG in GnRH agonist protocols. Two prospective feasibility studies in poor ovarian responders”, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2015;31(11):885-90
2014 Drakopoulos P, Julen O, Petignat P, Dällenbach P.”Spontaneous ectopic tubal pregnancy after laparoscopic tubal sterilization by segmental isthmic partial salpingectomy”, BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 22;2014
2014 Drakopoulos P, Pluchino N, Yaron M, Dällenbach P “Chronic tubal ectopic pregnancy – a rare but challenging diagnosis”, BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jul 31;2014
2014 Pluchino N , Buchs NC , Drakopoulos P , Wenger JM , Morel P, Dällenbach P “Robotic Single-Site Combined Cholecystectomy and Hysterectomy”, Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Oct 29;5(12):1025-1027.
2014 Pluchino N. Drakopoulos P, Streuli I, Wenger JM, Petignat P, Genazzani AR, Carp H. “Recurrent pregnancy loss and endocrine dysfunctions”, Hormones (Athens). 2014 Jul;13(3):314-322
2014 Pluchino N, Drakopoulos P, Petignat P, Genazzani AR. “DHEA supplementation in menopause”,Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep (2014) 3:232–237 DOI 10.1007/s13669-014-0095-6.