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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314652/corrigendum-to-hysteroscopy-prior-to-a-first-ivf-treatment-cycle-the-need-for-well-performed-rct-reproductive-biomedicine-online-29-2014-142-142
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Janine G Smit, Helen L Torrance, Frank Jm Broekmans, Ben-Willem Mol
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March 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285952/ovarian-response-to-150%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-corifollitropin-alfa-in-a-gnrh-antagonist-multiple-dose-protocol-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Tamara Lerman, Marion Depenbusch, Askan Schultze-Mosgau, Soeren von Otte, Markus Scheinhardt, Inke Koenig, Axel Kamischke, Milan Macek, Arne Schwennicke, Sabine Segerer, Georg Griesinger
The incidence of low (<6 oocytes) and high (>18 oocytes) ovarian response to 150 µg corifollitropin alfa in relation to anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and other biomarkers was studied in a multi-centre (n = 5), multi-national, prospective, investigator-initiated, observational cohort study. Infertile women (n = 212), body weight >60 kg, underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone-antagonist multiple-dose protocol. Demographic, sonographic and endocrine parameters were prospectively assessed on cycle day 2 or 3 of a spontaneous menstruation before the administration of 150 µg corifollitropin alfa...
March 2, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319017/preliminary-investigation-of-the-prevalence-and-implantation-potential-of-abnormal-embryonic-phenotypes-assessed-using-time-lapse-imaging
#3
Amy Barrie, Roy Homburg, Garry McDowell, Jeremy Brown, Charles Kingsland, Stephen Troup
This retrospective, single site observational study aimed to delineate five abnormal embryonic developmental phenotypes, assessing their prevalence, development potential and suitability for inclusion in embryo selection models for IVF. In total, 15,819 embryos from 4559 treatment cycles cultured in EmbryoScope® incubators between January 2014 and January 2016 were included. Time-lapse images were assessed retrospectively for five abnormal embryo phenotypes: direct cleavage, reverse cleavage, absent cleavage, chaotic cleavage and cell lysis...
March 1, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285954/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-and-parity-in-fertile-women-the-model-of-oocyte-donors
#4
Sophie Catteau-Jonard, Marie Roux, Agathe Dumont, Anne-Sophie Delesalle, Geoffroy Robin, Didier Dewailly
In France until the end of 2015, oocyte donors must have had at least one child and be aged 18-37 years. This population of fertile women was selected to examine whether serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentration could be a reliable correlate of spontaneous pregnancy in women who had proven their fertility before. A cohort of 217 women followed between 2009 and 2015 for oocyte donation at the University Hospital of Lille comprised this retrospective study. In these egg donors, aged 20-37 (median: 32 years), the median serum AMH level was 22 pmol/l (5-95th percentiles: 4...
March 1, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319018/the-effect-of-elevated-progesterone-levels-before-hcg-triggering-in-modified-natural-cycle-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles
#5
Eva R Groenewoud, Nick S Macklon, Ben J Cohlen
Recent studies suggest that elevated late follicular phase progesterone concentrations after ovarian stimulation for IVF may result in embryo-endometrial asynchrony, reducing the chance of successful implantation after fresh embryo transfer. It remains unclear to what extent elevated late follicular phase progesterone levels may occur in unstimulated cycles before frozen-thawed embryo transfer, or what affect they may have on outcomes. In this cohort study, 271 patients randomized to the modified natural cycle arm of a randomized controlled trial comparing two endometrial preparation regimens underwent late follicular phase progesterone and LH testing...
February 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285951/potential-role-of-green-tea-catechins-in-the-management-of-oxidative-stress-associated-infertility
#6
REVIEW
Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Ashok Agarwal, Gurpriya Virk, Chak-Lam Cho
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are present in low concentrations in the genital tracts of males and females. Excessive ROS lead to oxidative stress, which damages DNA, lipids and proteins. Such molecular changes result in compromised vitality, increased morphological defects and decreased sperm motility in the male. In the female, oxidative stress interferes with oocyte maturation, and may inhibit in-vitro maturation of the oocyte. Recently, green tea supplementation has been reported to possess properties that may improve the quality of male and female gametes largely due to the ability of catechin polyphenols to quench ROS...
February 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319016/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-kinetics-in-pregnancy-and-post-partum-a-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Sarah McCredie, William Ledger, Christos A Venetis
The aim of this systematic review is to critically appraise the available evidence regarding the kinetics of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) during pregnancy and post-partum. A systematic literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, Scopus and Web of Science on 14 December 2015, aiming to identify studies providing data on the serum concentration of AMH in women at various stages of gestation and post-partum. There was a total of 1719 participants across eight studies. Seven out of the eight studies reported a decline in serum AMH concentration with advancing gestational age...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285953/predictive-value-of-different-covariates-influencing-pregnancy-rate-following-intrauterine-insemination-with-homologous-semen-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Annelies Thijssen, An Creemers, Wim Van der Elst, Eva Creemers, Eva Vandormael, Nathalie Dhont, Willem Ombelet
The aim was to examine the value of different covariates in the prediction of intrauterine insemination (IUI) success. Between July 2011 and September 2015, data from 1401 IUI cycles with homologous semen in 556 couples were collected prospectively, by questionnaire, in a tertiary referral infertility centre. Statistical analysis was performed using generalized estimating equations (GEEs). GEEs were used instead of an ordinary logistic regression model to take into account the correlation between observations from the same person...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283446/magnetic-cell-sorting-of-semen-containing-spermatozoa-with-high-dna-fragmentation-in-icsi-cycles-decreases-miscarriage-rate
#9
Pascual Sánchez-Martín, Mónica Dorado-Silva, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Mercedes González Martínez, Stephen D Johnston, Jaime Gosálvez
This retrospective cohort study investigated whether reproductive outcome could be improved in couples presenting with a high level of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) by treating the ejaculate with the magnetic cell sorting (MACS) sperm selection procedure in combination with prior density gradient centrifugation (DGC). Only men presenting with ≥30% sperm DNA in the ejaculate were included because these patients can be potentially treated with MACS to reduce the proportion of sperm presenting DNA damage. In total, 305 couples were included in this study, and from these, 216 women underwent autologous ICSI (AUTO-ICSI), whereas the remaining 89 participated in oocyte donor ICSI (DONOR-ICSI)...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283447/multi-centre-assessment-of-nitroblue-tetrazolium-reactivity-in-human-semen-as-a-potential-marker-of-oxidative-stress
#10
Jaime Gosálvez, Lamberto Coppola, Jose Luis Fernández, Carmen López-Fernández, Alfredo Góngora, Ricardo Faundez, John Kim, Nabil Sayme, Moises de la Casa, Rebeca Santiso, Keith Harrison, Ashok Agarwal, Stephen Johnston, Sandro C Esteves
The nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reaction as a tracer of oxidative stress was examined in 707 ejaculates from seven clinics. Semen was initially surveyed by classifying the NBT reaction using a pre-established rank for the Oxisperm® test based on three colourimetric levels: L1, low (n = 141 [20%]); L2, medium (n = 538 [76%]) and L3, high (n = 28 [4%]). L3 was indicative of a high level of superoxide anions. Halosperm® chromatin dispersion assay was used to analyse samples of ejaculates 30 min after ejaculation; no difference was found in DNA fragmentation of L1 or L3; L3 category semen samples incubated for 24 h at 37(o)C showed a significantly faster rate (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236600/predicting-pregnancy-rate-following-multiple-embryo-transfers-using-algorithms-developed-through-static-image-analysis
#11
Yun Tian, Wei Wang, Yabo Yin, Weizhou Wang, Fuqing Duan, Shifeng Zhao
Single-embryo image assessment involves a high degree of inaccuracy because of the imprecise labelling of the transferred embryo images. In this study, we considered the entire transfer cycle to predict the implantation potential of embryos, and propose a novel algorithm based on a combination of local binary pattern texture feature and Adaboost classifiers to predict pregnancy rate. The first step of the proposed method was to extract the features of the embryo images using the local binary pattern operator...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268069/in-vitro-culture-of-individual-mouse-preimplantation-embryos-the-role-of-embryo-density-microwells-oxygen-timing-and-conditioned-media
#12
Rebecca L Kelley, David K Gardner
Single embryo culture is suboptimal compared with group culture, but necessary for embryo monitoring, and culture systems should be improved for single embryos. Pronucleate mouse embryos were used to assess the effect of culture conditions on single embryo development. Single culture either before or after compaction reduced cell numbers (112.2 ± 3.1; 110.2 ± 3.5) compared with group culture throughout (127.0 ± 3.4; P < 0.05). Reduction of media volume from 20 µl to 2 µl increased blastocyst cell numbers in single embryos cultured in 5% oxygen (84...
February 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187961/a-retrospective-analysis-of-ovarian-stimulation-with-letrozole-in-women-undergoing-artificial-insemination-by-donor
#13
X J Sun, L Jiang, L C Ji, R Nie, H Chen, L Jin, G J Zhu, K Qian
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the clinical pregnancy rate in women undergoing letrozole ovarian stimulation and artificial insemination by donor (AID). Between 2012 and 2015, 130 natural cycles, 939 letrozole cycles and 130 letrozole plus gonadotrophin cycles were conducted. Letrozole cycles were divided into three groups according to LH concentration on the day of HCG administration (LH <10 mIU/ml and follicle size ≥18 cm; LH ≤10 to <20 mIU/ml; and LH ≥20 mIU/ml). Pregnancy rates were 17...
January 25, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169188/clinical-outcomes-after-ivf-or-icsi-using-human-blastocysts-derived-from-oocytes-containing-aggregates-of-smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum
#14
Fumiaki Itoi, Yukiko Asano, Masashi Shimizu, Rika Nagai, Kanako Saitou, Hiroyuki Honnma, Yasutaka Murata
In this study the clinical and neo-natal outcomes after transfer of blastocysts derived from oocytes containing aggregates of smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) were compared between IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. Clinical and neo-natal outcomes of blastocysts in cycles with at least one SER metaphase II oocyte (SER + MII; SER + cycles) did not significantly differ between the two insemination methods. When SER + MII were cultured to day 5/6, fertilization, embryo cleavage and blastocyst rates were not significantly different between IVF and ICSI cycles...
January 25, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169189/ovarian-stimulation-protocols-for-ivf-is-more-better-than-less
#15
REVIEW
Michael M Alper, Bart C Fauser
Conventional ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF are designed to achieve maximum oocyte yields. Conventional protocols, however, are associated with patient discomfort, increased risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and higher costs. In recent years, mild stimulation protocols have risen in popularity. These protocols typically use lower doses (≤150 IU/day), shorter duration of exogenous gonadotrophins, or both, compared with conventional protocols, with the goal of limiting the number of retrieved oocytes to less than eight...
January 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162937/effect-of-progesterone-elevation-in-follicular-phase-of-ivf-cycles-on-the-endometrial-receptivity
#16
REVIEW
B Lawrenz, H M Fatemi
The premature rise of progesterone during the late follicular phase in stimulated IVF cycles is a frequent event, and emerging evidence shows that premature progesterone rise does negatively affect the outcome of assisted reproductive techniques. The effect of elevated peripheral progesterone levels in the late follicular phase seems to be on the endometrium and the window of implantation, which may lead to asynchrony between the endometrium and the developing embryo. In stimulated cycles, endometrial maturation is advanced on the day of oocyte retrieval, and patients with a progesterone level above 1...
January 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162936/obstetric-and-neo-natal-outcomes-of-icsi-cycles-using-pentoxifylline-to-identify-viable-spermatozoa-in-patients-with-immotile-spermatozoa
#17
Purificación Navas, Alessio Paffoni, Giulia Intra, Antonio González-Utor, Ana Clavero, Maria Carmen Gonzalvo, Rocío Díaz, Rocío Peña, Liliana Restelli, Edgardo Somigliana, Enrico Papaleo, Jose A Castilla, Paola Viganò
Pentoxifylline (PF) represents an effective tool in stimulating motility and identifying viable spermatozoa in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) patients presenting exclusively with immotile spermatozoa. However, its use is not universally accepted for its possible detrimental effects on oocytes, embryos or newborns. To evaluate whether PF use may affect obstetrical/neo-natal outcomes, 102 patients achieving a clinical pregnancy after a PF-ICSI in four IVF units in Spain and Italy were followed up after delivery...
January 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189417/a-randomized-controlled-trial-investigating-the-use-of-a-predictive-nomogram-for-the-selection-of-the-fsh-starting-dose-in-ivf-icsi-cycles
#18
Adolfo Allegra, Angelo Marino, Aldo Volpes, Francesco Coffaro, Piero Scaglione, Salvatore Gullo, Antonio La Marca
The number of oocytes retrieved is a relevant intermediate outcome in women undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This trial compared the efficiency of the selection of the FSH starting dose according to a nomogram based on multiple biomarkers (age, day 3 FSH, anti-Müllerian hormone) versus an age-based strategy. The primary outcome measure was the proportion of women with an optimal number of retrieved oocytes defined as 8-14. At their first IVF/ICSI cycle, 191 patients underwent a long gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist protocol and were randomized to receive a starting dose of recombinant (human) FSH, based on their age (150 IU if ≤35 years, 225 IU if >35 years) or based on the nomogram...
January 23, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131495/multiple-dose-and-double-dose-versus-single-dose-administration-of-methotrexate-for-the-treatment-of-ectopic-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Chun Yang, Jing Cai, Yuhong Geng, Ying Gao
In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the effectiveness and safety among different dosage of methotrexate protocols for the treatment of unruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy was evaluated. Six studies of randomized contorlled trials were identified through searches conducted on PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library between January 1974 and March 2016. The overall success rate of multiple-dose protocol was similar to the single-dose protocol (RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.99 to 1.17, I(2) = 0%). The difference between double-dose and single-dose groups was not significant (RR 1...
January 17, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126236/rs4265085-in-gper1-gene-increases-the-risk-for-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-in-dai-and-bai-ethnic-groups-in-china
#20
Liang Tang, Shui Zheng, Yan Wang, Fang Li, Meihua Bao, Jie Zeng, Ju Xiang, Huaiqing Luo, Jianming Li
Oestrogen receptors are implicated in the pathogenesis of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). Non-genomic oestrogen responses can be mediated by GPER. The prevalence of polymorphisms in GPER1 gene in RSA was assessed in 747 Chinese women from Yunnan province (171 Bai, 258 Chinese Han, 234 Dai, 33 Achang and 51 Jingpo patients). Snapshot technology was used for genotyping the polymorphisms of the GPER1 gene. The rs4265085G was significantly increased in the Dai and Bai groups versus controls (Dai: P < 0...
January 17, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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