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Fertility and Sterility

Amanda Yunker
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March 30, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Eric S Surrey, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Rebecca L Surrey, Amy Snyder Small, Robert L Gustofson, William B Schoolcraft
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of the arcuate uterus on euploid blastocyst-stage embryo transfer outcomes after comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS). DESIGN: Controlled retrospective trial. SETTING: Tertiary care assisted reproduction technology (ART) center. PATIENT(S): Consecutive patients undergoing in vitro fertilization and euploid embryo transfer after CCS during 2014. INTERVENTION(S): Ultrasound examinations and office hysteroscopy; array comparative genomic hybridization to perform CCS after a trophectoderm biopsy...
March 30, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Anastasios Tranoulis, Alexandros Laios, Andreas Pampanos, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Dimitrios Loutradis, Lina Michala
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and appraise the existing evidence in relation to the efficacy and safety of pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (pGnRH) for the treatment of women with hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 35 studies (three randomized and 32 observational) encompassing 1,002 women with HA. INTERVENTION(S): None...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Lei Yan, Qian Yu, Ya-Nan Zhang, Zizhen Guo, Zhongyuan Li, Jinlei Niu, Jinlong Ma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of type 3 intramural fibroids on in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI) outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-based reproductive medicine center. PATIENT(S): All women undergoing IVF-ICSI from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2016, in our unit. INTERVENTION(S): Each woman was matched with three separate control subjects of the same age (±1 year), number of cycles, type of infertility (primary or secondary), type of protocol used for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), and no uterine fibroids identified by transvaginal ultrasound...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Caizhu Wang, Guixue Feng, Jinhui Shu, Hong Zhou, Bo Zhang, Huanhua Chen, Ruoyun Lin, Xianyou Gan, Zhulian Wu, Tinglv Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of cumulus oophorus complexes (COCs) in the physiologic selection of spermatozoa for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). DESIGN: A prospective sibling oocytes study. SETTING: Center of reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S): Couples undergoing ICSI during 2016, females aged ≤38 years, and at least six metaphase II (MII) oocytes retrieved. Sixty patients were included in the study...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Jenna Friedenthal, Susan M Maxwell, Santiago Munné, Yael Kramer, David H McCulloh, Caroline McCaffrey, James A Grifo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in single thawed euploid embryo transfer (STEET) cycles improves pregnancy outcomes compared with array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single university-based fertility center. PATIENT(S): A total of 916 STEET cycles from January 2014 to December 2016 were identified...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Josep Marí-Alexandre, Moisés Barceló-Molina, Elisa Belmonte-López, Javier García-Oms, Amparo Estellés, Aitana Braza-Boïls, Juan Gilabert-Estellés
OBJECTIVE: To define the microRNA (miRNA) profile and its relationship with cytokines content in peritoneal fluid (PF) from endometriosis patients. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: University hospital, research institute. PATIENT(S): One hundred twenty-six women with endometriosis (EPF) and 45 control women (CPF). MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURE(S): MiRNA arrays were prepared from six EPF and six CPF...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Jacob P Christ, Marlise N Gunning, Giulia Palla, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis B Lambalk, Joop S E Laven, Bart C J M Fauser
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between estrogen (E) exposure and deficiency and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted between 1996 and 2016. SETTING: Tertiary referral centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 385 women with POI, defined by amenorrhea and FSH levels ≥40 IU/L before 40 years of age, were recruited. INTERVENTION(S): None...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
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This document discusses the ethical implications of informing offspring about their conception using gamete or embryo donation. It replaces the 2013 ASRM Ethics Committee document of the same name (Fertil Steril 2013;100:45-9).
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Brianna M Lyttle Schumacher, Jennifer E Mersereau, Anne Z Steiner
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal criteria at which to start GnRH antagonists during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) for in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: Retrospective clinical cohort. SETTING: IVF clinics. PATIENT(S): Women undergoing fresh autologous IVF using GnRH antagonist for ovulation suppression during COH. INTERVENTION(S): Measurement of lead follicle size, E2 level, and cycle day of stimulation on day of antagonist initiation...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Jerri A Miller, Stacey A Missmer, Allison F Vitonis, Vishnudas Sarda, Marc R Laufer, Amy D DiVasta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and experience of migraines in adolescents with surgically confirmed endometriosis compared with those without endometriosis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted within The Women's Health Study: From Adolescence to Adulthood-an ongoing longitudinal cohort. SETTING: Boston Center for Endometriosis. PATIENT(S): Adolescent females enrolled November 2012 through November 2016. The case group included adolescents surgically diagnosed with endometriosis...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Francisco Domínguez
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March 23, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Ada C Dieke, Akanksha Mehta, Dmitry M Kissin, Ajay K Nangia, Lee Warner, Sheree L Boulet
OBJECTIVE: To compare indications and trends in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) use for in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles among residents of states with and without insurance mandates for IVF coverage. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of the National Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance System from 2011 to 2015 for the main outcome and from 2000 to 2015 for trends. SETTING: IVF cycles performed in U.S. fertility clinics...
March 23, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Sonia Herraiz, Anna Buigues, César Díaz-García, Mónica Romeu, Susana Martínez, Inés Gómez-Seguí, Carlos Simón, Aaron J Hsueh, Antonio Pellicer
OBJECTIVE: To assess if infusion of human bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDSCs) could promote follicle development in patients with impaired ovarian functions. DESIGN: Experimental design. SETTING: University research laboratories. ANIMAL(S): Immunodeficient NOD/SCID female mice. INTERVENTION(S): Human BMDSCs were injected into mice with chemotherapy-induced ovarian damage and into immunodeficient mice xenografted with human cortex from poor-responder patients (PRs)...
March 22, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Alex M Kasman, Marie E Thoma, Alexander C McLain, Michael L Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: To determine if regular use of marijuana has an impact on time to pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective review of cross-sectional survey data from male and female respondents aged 15-44 years who participated in the 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth. SETTING: Not applicable. PARTICIPANT(S): The National Survey of Family Growth is a nationally representative population-based sample derived from stratified multistage area probability sampling of 121 geographic areas in the U...
March 14, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Richard J Paulson, Pierre Comizzoli
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March 8, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Eve C Feinberg
"The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see." - Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead.
March 8, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Jacques Donnez, Olivier Donnez, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Like endometriosis, uterine adenomyosis is another enigmatic disease and remains a source of controversy. Uterine adenomyosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial glands in the myometrium. Two main theories may explain its pathogenesis: adenomyosis may arise from invagination of the myometrial basalis into the myometrium; or an alternative theory maintains that it may result from metaplasia of displaced embryonic pluripotent müllerian remants or differentiation of adult stem cells. Uterine adenomyosis is responsible for pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, and infertility...
March 8, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Malinda S Lee, Eden R Cardozo, Anatte E Karmon, Diane L Wright, Thomas L Toth
OBJECTIVE: To identify the impact of embryo transfer time (total seconds from the loading of the transfer catheter to the expulsion of the embryo(s) into the uterine cavity) on clinical pregnancy (CPR), implantation (IR), and live birth (LBR) rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic hospital practice. PATIENT(S): A total of 465 women undergoing 571 frozen-embryo transfers with the use of cryopreserved blastocysts in a single academic institution from 2007 through 2014...
March 7, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Fang Gu, Huanxiao Zhang, Simin Ruan, Jiamin Li, Xinyan Liu, Yanwen Xu, Canquan Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of recurrence between a cohort with a high number (≥6) of endometrial polyps (EPs) and a single-EP cohort among reproductive-age patients after polypectomy. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Single university center. PATIENT(S): Premenopausal women who underwent hysteroscopic endometrial polypectomy were recruited. INTERVENTION(S): Patients underwent a transvaginal ultrasound scan every 3 months after polypectomy to detect EP recurrence...
March 7, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
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