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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501371/endometriosis-on-the-uterosacral-ligament-a-marker-of-ureteral-involvement
#1
Raquel Lima, Helizabet Abdalla-Ribeiro, Ana Luisa Nicola, Aline Eras, Anna Lobao, Paulo Ayroza Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between ultrasound measurements of endometriosis nodules on the uterosacral ligament (USL) and the risk of ureteral involvement, as well as to assess whether associations with other ultrasound variables increase the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis of ureteral endometriosis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Four hundred sixty-three women with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE)...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501370/gamete-donation-current-practices-public-opinion-and-unanswered-questions
#2
EDITORIAL
Leena Nahata, Nathanael Stanley, Gwendolyn Quinn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501369/validation-study-of-the-screenivf-an-instrument-to-screen-women-or-men-on-risk-for-emotional-maladjustment-before-the-start-of-a-fertility-treatment
#3
Henrietta D L Ockhuijsen, Maarten van Smeden, Agnes van den Hoogen, Jacky Boivin
OBJECTIVE: To examine construct and criterion validity of the Dutch SCREENIVF among women and men undergoing a fertility treatment. DESIGN: A prospective longitudinal study nested in a randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Couples, 468 women and 383 men, undergoing an IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment in a fertility clinic, completed the SCREENIVF. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Construct and criteria validity of the SCREENIVF...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501368/contribution-of-immunology-to-implantation-failure-of-euploid-embryos
#4
REVIEW
Jason M Franasiak, Richard T Scott
Outcomes in assisted reproduction have seen marked improvement. With increased ability in the embryology laboratory to use extended embryo culture which in turn enables other selective techniques, such as trophectoderm biopsy and comprehensive chromosome screening, the chance of success per embryo transfer is increased. However, even the selection of a euploid blastocyst, which selects out many embryonic factors, does not yield successful implantation and ultimately delivery in all cases. Among the factors that affect implantation failure of apparently reproductively competent embryos, the immune system has been perhaps both the most plausible and the most debated...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501367/old-habits-die-hard-retrospective-analysis-of-outcomes-with-use-of-corticosteroids-and-antibiotics-before-embryo-transfer
#5
Leah Kaye, Chantal Bartels, Alison Bartolucci, Lawrence Engmann, John Nulsen, Claudio Benadiva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical pregnancy rates in embryo transfer (ET) cycles with and without peri-implantation corticosteroid and oral antibiotic administration. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic. PATIENT(S): Eight hundred and seventy-six ETs with or without the routine use of methylprednisolone and doxycycline. INTERVENTION(S): Embryo transfer procedures...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501366/reproductive-outcomes-after-a-single-dose-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-compared-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-for-the-induction-of-final-oocyte-maturation-in-hyper-responder-women-aged-35-40%C3%A2-years
#6
Samer Tannus, Rola Turki, Yoni Cohen, Weon-Young Son, Tal Shavit, Michael Haim Dahan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reproductive outcomes after the use of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) compared with hCG for the induction of final oocyte maturation in GnRH antagonist cycles performed in hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Academic fertility center. PATIENT(S): Two hundred seventy-two hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation under GnRH antagonist suppression were included...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501365/why-natural-killer-cells-are-not-enough-a-further-understanding-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-and-human-leukocyte-antigen
#7
REVIEW
Diana Alecsandru, Juan A García-Velasco
The immune system's role in recurrent reproductive failure is a controversial issue in assisted reproduction. Most studies into immune system implication in reproduction have focused on finding markers of peripheral blood and less on the uterine environment. Peripheral blood natural killer cells have become an "immune study core" for women with recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure, based on the mistaken notion that they cause reproductive failure by killing or "rejecting" the embryo. Maternal-fetal tolerance begins at the uterine level, so successful adaptation to the fetus occurs after a complicated process...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501364/immune-modulation-treatments-where-is%C3%A2-the-evidence
#8
REVIEW
Malene Meisner Hviid, Nick Macklon
While advances in assisted reproductive techniques have been substantial, failure of the apparently viable embryo to implant remains a source of distress and frustration to patients and specialists alike. The unique maternal immunological response to the embryo and the notion that defects in early placentation underlie the great complications of pregnancy have focused attention on the therapeutic potential of peri-implantation immunomodulation. On the face of it, the rationale for this approach is very attractive...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501363/sex-and-gender-you-should-know-the-difference
#9
EDITORIAL
Darcy E Broughton, Robert E Brannigan, Kenan R Omurtag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501362/mode-of-conception-does-not-appear-to-affect-placental-volume-in-the-first-trimester
#10
Sara J Churchill, Erica T Wang, Marcy Akhlaghpour, Ellen H Goldstein, Dina Eschevarria, Naomi Greene, Matthew Macer, Temeka Zore, John Williams, Margareta D Pisarska
OBJECTIVE: To study whether infertility treatments, including IVF and non-IVF fertility treatments, are associated with diseases of placental insufficiency in early gestation. First trimester placental volumes by ultrasound and chorionic villi weight during sampling (CVS) were performed to detect differences between pregnancies conceived spontaneously versus with fertility treatments. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Academic tertiary center...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501361/intrauterine-insemination-with-gonadotropin-stimulation-or-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-for-the-treatment-of-unexplained-subfertility-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Anupa Nandi, Priya Bhide, Richard Hooper, Anil Gudi, Amit Shah, Khalid Khan, Roy Homburg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the best first line management option for the treatment of unexplained subfertility-controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) with gonadotropins and IUI or IVF. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Single center trial in a tertiary referral unit. PATIENT(S): Couples with unexplained subfertility. INTERVENTION(S): Couples were randomized to receive either three cycles of IUI + COH or one cycle of IVF...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495178/transurethral-resection-of-ejaculatory-ducts-a-step-by-step-guide
#12
Luís Felipe Sávio, Joseph Palmer, Nachiketh Soodana Prakash, Raul Clavijo, Desmond Adamu, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the key components for completing a successful transurethral resection of ejaculatory ducts (TURED) for completely obstructed ejaculatory ducts (EDs). DESIGN: Video presentation. SETTING: University of Miami Hospital. PATIENT(S): A 40-year-old man presenting with primary infertility and abnormal semen analysis (pH 6.4, volume of 0.7 cc, concentration 16 million/cc, and 7% motility) in whom a transrectal ultrasonography revealed dilated seminal vesicles measuring more than 1...
May 9, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487032/preconception-assisted-reproductive-technology-counseling-in-the-age-of-zika
#13
EDITORIAL
Chantel I Washington Cross, James H Segars
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483506/laparoscopic-repair-of-a-symptomatic-post-cesarean%C3%A2-section-isthmocele-a-video-case-report
#14
Giorgio Aimi, Laura Buggio, Nicola Berlanda, Paolo Vercellini
OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique for laparoscopic management of post-cesarean section isthmocele. DESIGN: Surgical video article. Local Institutional Review Board approval for the video reproduction has been obtained. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 36-year-old patient with a history of two previous cesarean deliveries. She complained of persistent postmenstrual spotting and chronic pelvic pain. At transvaginal ultrasound examination, a cesarean scar defect of 20...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483505/post-thaw-recovery-of-rare-or-very-low-concentrations-of-cryopreserved-human-sperm
#15
Martin Kathrins, Nikita Abhyankar, Ohad Shoshany, Juergen Liebermann, Meike Uhler, Gail Prins, Craig Niederberger
OBJECTIVE: To analyze cases in which no sperm could be identified after thawing among cryopreserved samples of rare or very low concentrations of sperm. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-institution, cross-sectional. SETTING: Male infertility clinic. PATIENT(S): We identified couples that underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with the use of either ejaculated or testicular cryopreserved-thawed sperm. Inclusion criteria were men with <100,000 total ejaculated sperm or men with azoospermia due to spermatogenic dysfunction who underwent microsurgical testicular sperm extraction with similarly low pre-cryopreservation sperm counts...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483504/introduction-immunology-and-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-21st-century
#16
REVIEW
Juan A Garcia-Velasco
In the past few years we have witnessed reproductive immunology taking a leading role after repeated implantation failure. We still face the problem of even euploid embryos that either fail to implant or are miscarried. These focused articles present the attending clinician with the most recent evidence to understand how immunology contributes to human reproduction, what can be done at the clinical level, and what is still an area for research and should not be offered to patients outside of a clinical research scenario...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483503/gaps-in-knowledge-among-physicians-regarding-diagnostic-criteria-and-management-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#17
Anuja Dokras, Shailly Saini, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Jay Schulkin, Laura Cooney, Helena Teede
OBJECTIVE: To identify gaps in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) knowledge and practice patterns among physicians in North America in response to significant dissatisfaction identified among women with PCOS regarding their diagnosis and treatment experience. DESIGN: Online survey conducted via American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology of gynecologists (ObGyn) and American Society of Reproductive Medicine of reproductive endocrinologists (REI-ObGyn) in 2015-16...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483502/oxidative-stress-a-key-regulator-of-leiomyoma-cell-survival
#18
Nicole M Fletcher, Mohammed S Abusamaan, Ira Memaj, Mohammed G Saed, Ayman Al-Hendy, Michael P Diamond, Ghassan M Saed
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of attenuating oxidative stress with the use of dichloroacetate (DCA) on the expression of key redox enzymes myeloperoxidase (MPO) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) as well as on apoptosis. DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: University medical center. PATIENT(S): Cells established from myometrium and uterine fibroid from the same patients. INTERVENTION(S): Cells were exposed to normal (20% O2) or hypoxic (2% O2) conditions for 24 hours with or without DCA (20 μg/mL), a metabolic modulator that shifts anaerobic to aerobic metabolism...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483501/fertility-outcomes-after-extended-searches-for-ejaculated-spermatozoa-in-men-with-virtual-azoospermia
#19
Netanella Miller, Tal Biron-Shental, Yael Pasternak, Michael Belenky, Shai Shefi, Pavel Itsykson, Arie Berkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the fertility outcomes of extended searches for ejaculated spermatozoa in men with virtual azoospermia. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of 242 couples whose male partner suffered from nonobstructive azoospermia and who were treated with the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): One hundred forty patients were referred to an extended search in the ejaculate and 102 patients were referred to microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE)...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434753/inform-and-consent-more-than-just-sign-here
#20
EDITORIAL
Jody Lynee Madeira, Kathryn Coyne, Ami S Jaeger, J Preston Parry, Steven R Lindheim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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