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Posthumous gamete (sperm or oocyte) retrieval or use for reproductive purposes is ethically justifiable if written documentation from the deceased authorizing the procedure is available. Retrieval of sperm or eggs does not commit a center to their later use for reproduction, but may be permissible under the circumstances outlined in this opinion. Embryo use is also justifiable with such documentation. In the absence of written documentation from the decedent, programs open to considering requests for posthumous use of embryos or gametes should only do so when such requests are initiated by the surviving spouse or partner...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Fang Fang, Yu Bai, Yu Zhang, Andrew Faramand
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of the using oil-soluble contrast material (OSCM) vs. water-soluble contrast material (WSCM) for hysterosalpingography on pregnancy rates in infertile women. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Infertile women. INTERVENTION(S): We included randomized controlled trials comparing pregnancy outcomes in women with infertility undergoing hysterosalpingography using OSCM and WSCM...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Stephanie J Estes, Balasubramanian Bhagavath, Steven R Lindheim
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June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Amerigo Vitagliano, Carlo Saccardi, Marco Noventa, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Ettore Cicinelli, Sara Pizzi, Alessandra Andrisani, Pietro Salvatore Litta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of antibiotic therapy for chronic endometritis (CE) on IVF outcome. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Infertile women with history of recurrent implantation failure, defined as two or more failed ETs, undergoing one or more IVF cycle(s). INTERVENTION(S): The review was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42017062494) before the start of the literature search...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Eleni A Greenwood, Lauri A Pasch, Marcelle I Cedars, Richard S Legro, Esther Eisenberg, Heather G Huddleston
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that insulin resistance is associated with depression risk in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a multicenter randomized trial. SETTING: Multicenter university-based clinical practices. PATIENT(S): Seven hundred thirty-eight women with PCOS by modified Rotterdam criteria seeking pregnancy enrolled in a randomized clinical trial comparing clomiphene citrate versus letrozole...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Mohamad Irani, Claire O'Neill, Gianpiero D Palermo, Kangpu Xu, Chenhui Zhang, Xiaoe Qin, Qiansheng Zhan, Robert N Clarke, Zhen Ye, Nikica Zaninovic, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the blastocyst development rate, as assessed by the day of trophectoderm biopsy (day 5 vs. day 6), affects the live birth rate (LBR) of similarly graded euploid blastocysts. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENT(S): Patients who underwent frozen-thawed single euploid blastocyst transfers from 2013 to 2016 were included. Blastocyst morphologic grading was performed on day 5 or day 6 before the biopsy, with embryos designated into the following groups: good (3-6AA, 3-6AB, and 3-6BA), average (2-6BB), and poor (2-6BC and 2-6CB)...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Lea L B Lauridsen, Linn H Arendt, Andreas Ernst, Nis Brix, Erik T Parner, Jørn Olsen, Cecilia H Ramlau-Hansen
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between maternal diabetes and timing of pubertal development in daughters and sons. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 15,822 mother-child pairs included in the Danish National Birth Cohort and the Puberty Cohort with prospectively collected, register-based and self-reported information on maternal diabetes and self-reported information on pubertal development...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Simon Fishel
On July 25, 1978, the first human was born following extracorporeal fertilization, an event that opened up a new medical science: expanding our knowledge of and developing novel treatments for infertility, radically changing the opportunities for families with inherited monogenic disorders, generating the new discipline of clinical embryology, and paving the way for studies into stem cell biology. In vitro fertilization (IVF), as it became known in its simplest form, went even further: it engaged the myriad of minds in human society...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Laura G Cooney, Lauren W Milman, Liisa Hantsoo, Sara Kornfield, Mary D Sammel, Kelly C Allison, C Neill Epperson, Anuja Dokras
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and lifestyle modification (LS) versus LS alone on weight, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and stress response in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), overweight/obesity, and depressive symptoms. DESIGN: A 16-week pilot randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care PCOS center. PATIENT(S): Overweight/obese women with PCOS and depressive symptoms...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Alexander L Simon, Michelle Kiehl, Erin Fischer, J Glenn Proctor, Mark R Bush, Carolyn Givens, Matthew Rabinowitz, Zachary P Demko
OBJECTIVE: To measure in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes following 24-chromosome single‒nucleotide-polymorphism (SNP)-based preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) and euploid embryo transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Fertility clinics and laboratory. PATIENT(S): Women 20-46 years of age undergoing IVF treatment. INTERVENTION(S): Twenty-four-chromosome SNP-based PGT-A of day 5/6 embryo biopsies...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Emily C Holden, Banafsheh N Kashani, Sara S Morelli, Donald Alderson, Sangita K Jindal, Pamela A Ohman-Strickland, Peter G McGovern
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a difference in obstetrical and perinatal outcomes in blastocyst frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FETs) compared with cleavage-stage FET. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women undergoing autologous FETs at either the blastocyst stage (n = 118,572) or the cleavage stage (n = 117,619) reported to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology in the years 2004-2013...
June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Paolo Vercellini
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June 13, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Sunni L Mumford, Edwina H Yeung
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June 8, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Yochay Bar-Shavit, Lucie Jaillet, Pauline Chauvet, Michel Canis, Nicolas Bourdel
OBJECTIVE: To report and visually demonstrate the feasibility of using indocyanine green (ICG) in endometriosis surgery and to discuss potential benefits. DESIGN: ICG fluorescent imaging has been validated to assess tissue perfusion with clinical use in many medical fields, including gynecology and digestive surgery, but has not described in endometriosis surgery for bowel assessment. To our knowledge, there is no validated, objective, intraoperative method to assess the vascularity of the operated bowel in endometriosis surgery, a potentially good indicator for postoperative fistula formation...
June 6, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Amanda J Adeleye, Lusine Aghajanova, Chia-Ning Kao, Marcelle I Cedars, Mark V Sauer
OBJECTIVE: To report differences in ovarian stimulation outcomes in women using a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-based infertility practice. PATIENT(S): Female patients pursuing either social oocyte cryopreservation or oocyte donation. INTERVENTION(S): Chart review of all female patients presenting from January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2017, for social oocyte cryopreservation or oocyte donation...
June 6, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Paolo Vercellini, Agnese Donati, Federica Ottolini, Annalisa Frassineti, Jessica Fiorini, Vanessa Nebuloni, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Anna Roberto, Paola Mosconi, Edgardo Somigliana
OBJECTIVE: To assess the proportion of patients with symptomatic endometriosis satisfied with their medical treatment 12 months after enrollment in a stepped-care management protocol. DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm, self-controlled study. SETTING: Academic department. PATIENT(S): A cohort of 157 consecutive patients referred or self-referred to our center for symptomatic endometriosis. INTERVENTIONS(S): Systematic detailed information process on medical and surgical treatment followed by a shared decision to start a stepped-care protocol including three subsequent medical therapy steps (oral contraception [OC]; 2...
June 2, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti, Federico Cirillo, Valeria Scolaro, Emanuela Morenghi, Francesca Heilbron, Donatella Girardello, Elena Zannoni, Pasquale Patrizio
OBJECTIVE: To assess complications encountered after transvaginal oocyte retrieval procedures. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: University hospital, fertility center. PATIENT(S): A total of 23,827 consecutive transvaginal oocyte retrieval procedures in 12,615 patients. INTERVENTION(S): Oocyte retrieval procedures performed between June 1996 and October 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): All oocyte retrieval complications...
June 2, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Brooke C Matson, Kelsey E Quinn, Bruce A Lessey, Steven L Young, Kathleen M Caron
OBJECTIVE: To test adrenomedullin (Adm, ADM) as a downstream target of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in endometrial cells and to test midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) as a biomarker of endometriosis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of Adm expression in eutopic endometrium and of MR-proADM in plasma from women with and without endometriosis; and prospective study of MR-proADM levels in women with endometriosis undergoing surgical resection of ectopic lesions...
June 2, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Brianna M Lyttle Schumacher, Anne Marie Z Jukic, Anne Z Steiner
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between antimüllerian hormone (AMH), a measure of ovarian reserve, and miscarriage among naturally conceived pregnancies. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women (n = 533), between 30 and 44 years of age with no known history of infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or endometriosis who conceived naturally. INTERVENTION(S): None...
June 2, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Hanyan Liu, Jianqiao Liu, Shiping Chen, Xiangjin Kang, Hongzi Du, Lei Li
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and risk factors associated with IVF-conceived monozygotic twinning (MZT). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Academic hospital. PATIENT(S): A total of 3,463 women with clinical pregnancies between January 2014 and February 2015 were analyzed. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The measures were the incidence of MZT based on the number of embryos that were replaced, type of insemination method (conventional IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI]), with or without the use of assisted hatching (AH), and day of embryo transferred in fresh and frozen cycles...
June 2, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
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