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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045673/age-related-changes-in-the-mitochondria-of-human-mural-granulosa-cells
#1
Yifan Liu, Ming Han, Xiaoshuang Li, Hui Wang, Minyue Ma, Shihui Zhang, Yifan Guo, Shuling Wang, Yuanfen Wang, N Duan, Bing Xu, Jingwen Yin, Yuanqing Yao
STUDY QUESTION: What changes in the mitochondria of human mural granulosa cells (mGCs) with maternal aging? SUMMARY ANSWER: The mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and the ability of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) of mGCs declines with reproductive aging, accompanied with more abnormal mitochondria. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mitochondria play an important role in the dialogue between the mGCs and oocytes. However, the underlying mechanism of mitochondrial dysfunction in mGCs in aging is still poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045667/survey-of-reproductive-experiences-and-outcomes-of-cancer-survivors-who-stored-reproductive-material-before-treatment
#2
K Hammarberg, M Kirkman, C Stern, R I McLachlan, G Clarke, F Agresta, D Gook, L Rombauts, B Vollenhoven, J R W Fishe
STUDY QUESTION: What are the reproductive experiences and outcomes of people who store reproductive material before cancer treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: Of respondents who had tried to achieve pregnancy since completing cancer treatment almost all had succeeded, in most cases through natural conception. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: People of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer can cryopreserve reproductive material to guard against the adverse effects on fertility of gonadotoxic treatment...
October 17, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040638/low-serum-progesterone-on-the-day-of-embryo-transfer-is-associated-with-a-diminished-ongoing-pregnancy-rate-in-oocyte-donation-cycles-after-artificial-endometrial-preparation-a-prospective-study
#3
E Labarta, G Mariani, N Holtmann, P Celada, J Remohí, E Bosch
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a relationship between serum progesterone (P) and endometrial volume on the day of embryo transfer (ET) with ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) in artificial endometrium preparation cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: Patients with serum P < 9.2 ng/ml on the day of ET had a significantly lower OPR but endometrial volume was not related with OPR. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: A window of optimal serum P levels during the embryo implantation period has been described in artificial endometrium preparation cycles...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040606/pinopode-score-around-the-time-of-implantation-is-predictive-of-successful-implantation-following-frozen-embryo-transfer-in-hormone-replacement-cycles
#4
X Y Jin, L J Zhao, D H Luo, L Liu, Y D Dai, X X Hu, Y Y Wang, X Lin, F Hong, T C Li, S Y Zhang
STUDY QUESTION: Is pinopode measurement of any prognostic value? SUMMARY ANSWER: Pinopode expression was significantly associated with the occurrence of pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pinopodes are expressed in the endometrium during the implantation period. Pinopode measurement has been proposed as a marker of endometrial receptivity. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Center of Reproductive Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, between 2014 and 2016, recruiting 172 women with infertility and undergoing frozen embryo transfer following IVF treatment...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040541/placental-nano-vesicles-target-to-specific-organs-and-modulate-vascular-tone-in-vivo
#5
Mancy Tong, Joanna L Stanley, Q Chen, Joanna L James, Peter R Stone, Larry W Chamley
STUDY QUESTION: How do nano-vesicles extruded from normal first trimester human placentae affect maternal vascular function? SUMMARY ANSWER: Placental nano-vesicles affect the ability of systemic mesenteric arteries to undergo endothelium- and nitric oxide- (NO-) dependent vasodilation in vivo in pregnant mice. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Dramatic cardiovascular adaptations occur during human pregnancy, including a substantial decrease in total peripheral resistance in the first trimester...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040538/immobilization-or-mobilization-after-iui-an-rct
#6
J van Rijswijk, M R Caanen, V Mijatovic, C G Vergouw, P M van de Ven, C B Lambalk, R Schats
STUDY QUESTION: Does 15 min of immobilization after IUI improve pregnancy rates? SUMMARY ANSWER: Immobilization for 15 min after IUI does not improve pregnancy rates. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Prior RCTs report a beneficial effect of supine immobilization for 15 min following IUI compared to immediate mobilization, however, these studies can be criticized. Given the importance for the logistics in daily practice and the lack of biological plausibility we planned a replication study prior to potential implementation of this procedure...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040537/chromosomal-abnormalities-in-1663-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-the-clinical-consequences
#7
R B Donker, V Vloeberghs, H Groen, H Tournaye, C M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, J A Land
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermic men and what are the clinical consequences in terms of increased risk for absent spermatogenesis, miscarriages and offspring with congenital malformations? SUMMARY ANSWER: The prevalence of chromosomal abnormalities in azoospermia was 14.4%, and the number of azoospermic men needed to be screened (NNS) to identify one man with a chromosomal abnormality with increased risk for absence of spermatogenesis was 72, to prevent one miscarriage 370-739 and to prevent one child with congenital malformations 4751-23 757...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040529/insulin-resistance-in-a-large-cohort-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-comparison-between-euglycaemic-hyperinsulinaemic-clamp-and-surrogate-indexes
#8
Flavia Tosi, Enzo Bonora, Paolo Moghetti
STUDY QUESTION: Could surrogate indexes identify insulin resistant individuals among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Surrogate indexes may be able to rule in, but not rule out, insulin resistance in women with PCOS. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Insulin resistance is a typical finding of women with PCOS and most clinical information on this issue is based upon surrogate indexes of insulin resistance. However, data on the performance of these indexes in PCOS women are very limited...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040513/targeted-metabolomics-reveals-reduced-levels-of-polyunsaturated-choline-plasmalogens-and-a-smaller-dimethylarginine-arginine-ratio-in-the-follicular-fluid-of-patients-with-a-diminished-ovarian-reserve
#9
J M Chao de la Barca, T Boueilh, G Simard, L Boucret, V Ferré-L'Hotellier, L Tessier, C Gadras, P E Bouet, P Descamps, V Procaccio, P Reynier, P May-Panloup
STUDY QUESTION: Does the metabolomic profile of the follicular fluid (FF) of patients with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) differ from that of patients with a normal ovarian reserve (NOR)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The metabolomic signature of the FF reveals a significant decrease in polyunsaturated choline plasmalogens and methyl arginine transferase activity in DOR patients compared to NOR patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The composition of the FF reflects the exchanges between the oocyte and its microenvironment during its acquisition of gametic competence...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040590/constructing-the-crystal-ball-how-to-get-reliable-prognostic-information-for-the-management-of-subfertile-couples
#10
R van Eekelen, N van Geloven, M van Wely, D J McLernon, M J Eijkemans, S Repping, E W Steyerberg, B W Mol, S Bhattacharya, F van der Veen
Couples in whom the results of an initial fertility workup fail to identify the presence of any obvious barriers to conception are diagnosed with unexplained subfertility. Couples who have tried to conceive for a relatively short time have a good chance of natural conception and thus may not benefit from immediate access to ART. As fertility decreases over time, the main dilemma that clinicians and couples face is when to abandon an expectant approach in favour of active treatment. Several prognostic or predictive models have been used to try to discriminate between couples with high and low chances of conception but have been unable to compare individualized chances of conception associated with ART relative to chances of natural conception at various time points...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040583/taste-receptor-polymorphisms-and-male-infertility
#11
M Gentiluomo, L Crifasi, A Luddi, D Locci, R Barale, P Piomboni, D Campa
STUDY QUESTION: Are polymorphisms of taste receptor genes associated with male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: This study has showed the associations between three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in taste receptors genes (TASR) and male infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Recent studies showed the expression of taste receptors in the testis and in spermatozoa, suggesting their possible role in infertility. The vast genetic variability in taste genes results in a large degree of diversity in various human phenotypes...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040540/new-debate-is-it-time-for-infertility-weight-loss-programmes-to-be-couple-based
#12
Damian Best, Alison Avenell, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Gertraud Stadler
With obesity on the rise in the general population, it has also become more prevalent among people of reproductive age. Weight loss has shown benefits in overweight women and men experiencing fertility problems. However, the existing weight-loss interventions for individuals with infertility are associated with high drop-out rates and limited success. In this article, we argue for the development of weight-loss programmes targeting couples, as couples are routinely seen in fertility clinics, rather than individuals...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040519/high-gonadotropin-dosage-does-not-affect-euploidy-and-pregnancy-rates-in-ivf-pgs-cycles-with-single-embryo-transfer
#13
Oleksii O Barash, Mary D Hinckley, Evan M Rosenbluth, Kristen A Ivani, Louis N Weckstein
STUDY QUESTION: Does high gonadotropin dosage affect euploidy and pregnancy rates in PGS cycles with single embryo transfer? SUMMARY ANSWER: High gonadotropin dosage does NOT affect euploidy and pregnancy rates in PGS cycles with single embryo transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PGS has been proven to be the most effective and reliable method for embryo selection in IVF cycles. Euploidy and blastulation rates decrease significantly with advancing maternal age...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040511/development-of-the-testis-in-pre-pubertal-boys-with-cancer-after-biopsy-for-fertility-preservation
#14
M Uijldert, A Meißner, A A de Melker, A M M van Pelt, M D van de Wetering, R R van Rijn, M van Wely, F van der Veen, S Repping
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular growth affected by a testicular biopsy intended for fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys with cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Testicular growth of the biopsied testis is not impeded in comparison to the non-biopsied contralateral testis up until 1 year after surgery. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys by means of testicular biopsy has been conducted for more than 15 years. Although immediate adverse effects of testicular biopsy are rare (1%), no data exist on the effect of biopsy on testicular growth...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040579/cultural-determinants-influence-assisted-reproduction-usage-in-europe-more-than-economic-and-demographic-factors
#15
Patrick Präg, Melinda C Mills
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent do financial, demographic and cultural determinants explain the vast cross-national differences in ART treatments in Europe? SUMMARY ANSWER: The normative cultural acceptance of ART is a major driver of ART treatments in Europe, above and beyond differences in country wealth, demographic aspects and religious composition. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are vast differences in the number of ART treatments across European countries, which are to some extent related to country affluence, regulation, and insurance coverage and costs...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040530/the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-is-not-increased-in-normal-weight-women-with-pcos
#16
Rasa Pelanis, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Pernille Ravn, Laure Morin-Papunen, Juha S Tapanainen, Terhi Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Peter Fedorcsak, Marianne Andersen, Dorte Glintborg
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) needed in all women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY QNSWER: OGTT is not routinely needed in women with PCOS and BMI < 25 kg/m2. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and increased prevalence of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) which is closely linked to obesity and possibly age, ethnicity and PCOS phenotype. Several guidelines recommend OGTT upon diagnosis of PCOS and during follow-up...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040512/fertility-related-knowledge-and-reproductive-goals-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-short-communication
#17
V Lehmann, M C Keim, L Nahata, E L Shultz, J L Klosky, M A Tuinman, C A Gerhardt
STUDY QUESTION: Do young adult survivors of childhood cancer know their fertility status, in the context of their parenthood goals and screening for gonadal functioning? SUMMARY ANSWER: While 80% of survivors (who were without children) wanted children in the future, most did not know their fertility status, and screening for gonadal functioning was underutilized. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but fertility counseling and assessment are underutilized...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040510/genomic-fragmentation-and-extrachromosomal-telomeric-repeats-impact-assessment-of-telomere-length-in-human-spermatozoa-quantitative-experiments-and-systematic-review
#18
P Kurjanowicz, S Moskovtsev, C Librach
STUDY QUESTION: Can differences in DNA isolation alter assessment of sperm telomere length (spTL) and do they account for conflicting results in the literature on spTL and male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: DNA isolation methods preferentially include or exclude short, extrachromosomal (EC) telomere-specific sequences that alter spTL measurements, and are responsible for a proportion of the disparity observed between investigations. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The relationship between spTL and male fertility has become an active area of research...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040471/endometriosis-fertility-index-predicts-live-births-following-surgical-resection-of-moderate-and-severe-endometriosis
#19
S Maheux-Lacroix, E Nesbitt-Hawes, R Deans, H Won, A Budden, D Adamson, J A Abbott
STUDY QUESTION: Can live birth be accurately predicted following surgical resection of moderate-severe (Stage III-IV) endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Live births can accurately be predicted with the endometriosis fertility index (EFI), with adnexal function being the most important factor to predict non-assisted reproductive technology (non-ART) fertility or the requirement for ART (www.endometriosisefi.com). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility prognosis is important to many women with severe endometriosis...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040564/n-cadherin-identifies-human-endometrial-epithelial-progenitor-cells-by-in-vitro-stem-cell-assays
#20
Hong P T Nguyen, L Xiao, James A Deane, Ker-Sin Tan, Fiona L Cousins, Hirotaka Masuda, Carl N Sprung, Anna Rosamilia, Caroline E Gargett
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a specific surface marker that identifies human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with adult stem cell activity using in vitro assays? SUMMARY ANSWER: N-cadherin isolates clonogenic, self-renewing human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with high proliferative potential that differentiate into cytokeratin+ gland-like structures in vitro and identifies their location in some cells of gland profiles predominantly in basalis endometrium adjacent to the myometrium...
September 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
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