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Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421850/semen-parameters-and-pregnancy-rates-after-microsurgical-varicocelectomy-in-primary-versus-secondary-infertile-men
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Essam-Elden Mohamed, Mahwer Gawish, Aly Mohamed
In a prospective study, the outcomes of microsurgical varicocelectomy in men with primary versus secondary infertility were compared. Ninety-two infertile men with a varicocele were included. They were classified into those with primary infertility (n = 57) and secondary infertility (n = 35). Clinical data, semen parameters and scrotal ultrasound finding were available for all patients and microsurgical varicocelectomy was performed on all of them. Spontaneous pregnancy rates and improvement in semen parameters in those men with primary versus secondary infertility were recorded 1 year after surgery...
April 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355952/is-there-evidence-to-support-serum-antinuclear-antibodies-testing-in-women-with-recurrent-implantation-failure-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
#2
Yuuki Charlie Barke Na, Sonia Asif, Nicholas J Raine-Fenning
One of the most challenging aspects of reproductive medicine is the management of recurrent implantation failure. Various investigations, including antinuclear antibodies testing, are performed to seek an explanation and guide treatment. However, is there sufficient evidence or available therapeutic options to support antinuclear antibodies testing? We present a short review on the current literature and an attempt at a systematic review evaluating the association between antinuclear antibodies and recurrent implantation failure to address this question...
March 30, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330414/male-subfertility-as-a-chronic-illness-the-role-of-adaptive-challenges
#3
Eleanor L Stevenson, Kevin R McEleny
Male factor infertility (MFI) is extremely common, often with several associated chronic health conditions. Because a man's fertility assessment may be their first contact with health services, the health care team has a responsibility to act as male health advocates to ensure comprehensive care. The diagnosis of subfertility allows a broader view of these men as patients with a chronic illness who have complex health needs. Because of the associated complexity of care following evaluation, there needs to be new approach in how men affected by MFI should be managed long term...
March 22, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325095/concomitant-use-of-fsh-and-low-dose-recombinant-hcg-during-the-late-follicular-phase-versus-conventional-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-for-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
#4
Carla Andrade Rebello Iaconelli, Amanda Souza Setti, Daniela Paes Almeida Ferreira Braga, Luiz Guilherme Louzada Maldonado, Assumpto Iaconelli, Edson Borges, Tsutomu Aoki
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of low-dose hCG supplementation on ICSI outcomes and controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cost. Three hundred and thirty patients undergoing ICSI were split into groups according to the COS protocol: (i) control group (n = 178), including patients undergoing conventional COS treatment; and (ii) low-dose hCG group (n = 152), including patients undergoing COS with low-dose hCG supplementation. Lower mean total doses of FSH administered and higher mean oestradiol level and mature oocyte rates were observed in the low-dose hCG group...
March 22, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270024/human-mthfr-g1793a-transition-may-be-a-protective-mutation-against-male-infertility-a-genetic-association-study-and-in-silico-analysis
#5
Mohammad Karimian, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar
In this paper, we evaluate the association of the human methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR)-G1793A transition with male infertility using a case-control study, a meta-analysis and an in silico analysis. In the case-control study, 308 blood samples (169 infertile and 139 fertile men) were collected. MTHFR-G1793A genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP. The study revealed a significant protective association between the GA genotype (OR: 0.3737, 95%CI: 0.1874-0.7452, p = 0.0052) and A allele (OR: 0.4266, 95%CI: 0...
March 7, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423955/double-ovarian-stimulation-duostim-protocol-for-fertility-preservation-in-female-oncology-patients
#6
Nikolaos Tsampras, Della Gould, Cheryl T Fitzgerald
This article describes a revised ovarian stimulation protocol (DuoStim) for fertility preservation in female oncology patients which aims to maximise the number of gametes obtained with subsequent improvement in cumulative birth rate, without delaying cancer treatment. Ten patients diagnosed with malignancy between September 2014 and October 2015 were included. The patients were treated with the DuoStim protocol, undergoing two consecutive ovarian stimulation cycles and two oocyte retrievals. The primary outcome was the number of oocytes collected and vitrified during each oocyte retrieval and in total...
February 9, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152641/a-review-of-paediatric-and-adolescent-gynaecology-services-in-a-tertiary-outpatient-clinic
#7
Mugdha Kulkarni, Julie Glanville, Sally Phillot, Adam Balen
Adolescence is a distinctive stage in human development during which many simple and complex medical conditions can present for the first time. Paediatric and adolescent gynaecological conditions need careful multidisciplinary clinical management with a sensitive approach understanding the patients' psychological and physiological circumstances. The objective of this study is to review the tertiary paediatric and adolescent gynaecology service in Leeds, United Kingdom and to present an overview of the various conditions that present to such a clinic...
February 2, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142296/probiotic-supplementation-and-the-effects-on-weight-loss-glycaemia-and-lipid-profiles-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#8
Shahnaz Ahmadi, Mehri Jamilian, Maryam Karamali, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Parvaneh Jafari, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Mohammad Reza Memarzadeh, Zatollah Asemi
The aim of the current study was to assess the effects of probiotic supplementation on weight loss, glycaemia and lipid profiles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 60 women with PCOS were randomized to receive probiotic capsule (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) for 12 weeks. Consumption of probiotic supplements resulted in a significant reduction in weight (-0.5 ± 0.4 vs. +0.1 ± 1.0 kg, p = 0.004) and BMI (-0.2 ± 0...
February 1, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142289/time-lapse-imaging-is-it-time-to-incorporate-this-technology-into-routine-clinical-practice
#9
Priya Bhide, Abha Maheshwari, Rachel Cutting, Susan Seenan, Anita Patel, Khalid Khan, Roy Homburg
Time-lapse imaging (TLI) systems for embryo incubation, assessment and selection are a novel technology available to in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics. However, there is uncertainty about their clinical and cost-effectiveness and insufficient good quality evidence to warrant their routine use. Despite this, enthusiastic commercial marketing and slipping clinical equipoise have led to the widespread hasty introduction of this technology into practice, often at a considerable expense to the patient. We have reviewed the published literature and aim to summarize the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of these systems...
February 1, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256183/british-fertility-society
#10
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April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256182/volume-20-a-major-landmark
#11
Allan A Pacey
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April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118765/lines
#12
Jacqui O'kane
I wrote this poem while marveling at the birth of my now 4-year-old daughter. My husband Stephen and I had tried to conceive for several months, and we were overjoyed when Sophie finally arrived. Embarking on the fertility journey again - this time with deeper awareness of my own subfertility - I reflect anew on the treasures and travails of pregnancy. Specifically, I have noticed that my greatest hopes hinge on the most miniscule lines of a home pregnancy test. That such small lines could subsume sublime significance is a wonder to me...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846734/reproductive-technologies-and-the-risk-of-congenital-heart-defects
#13
Satoru Iwashima, Takamichi Ishikawa, Hiroaki Itoh
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has become widespread, accounting for ∼2% of all births worldwide, with a similar proportion in Japan. Our goal was to determine whether ART is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart defect (CHD). The study subjects were 2716 pregnant women (2317 in a spontaneous conception [SC] group and 399 in an assisted conception [AC] group). Of patients in the AC group, 142 were treated with ovulation-inducing agents (OIAs), 56 with artificial insemination by the husband (AIH), 159 with in vitro fertilization (IVF), and 42 with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844488/how-do-laboratory-embryo-transfer-techniques-affect-ivf-outcomes-a-review-of-current-literature
#14
George Sigalos, Olga Triantafyllidou, Nikos Vlahos
Over the last few years, many studies have focused on embryo selection methods, whereas little attention has been given to the standardization of the procedure of embryo transfer. In this review, several parameters of the embryo transfer procedure are examined, such as the: (i) culture medium volume and loading technique; (ii) syringe and catheters used for embryo transfer; (iii) viscosity and composition of the embryo transfer medium; (iv) environment of embryo culture; (v) timing of embryo transfer; (vi) and standardization of the embryo transfer techniques...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841038/experiences-of-faith-group-members-using-new-reproductive-and-genetic-technologies-a-qualitative-interview-study
#15
Jackie Leach Scully, Sarah Banks, Robert Song, Jackie Haq
This paper explores the experiences of members of faith groups deciding whether or not to use new reproductive or genetic technologies (NRGTs). It is based on 16 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with people with direct experience of NRGTs. Participants identified as members of Christian or Muslim faith traditions and had been faced with deciding whether or not to make use of novel forms of fertility treatment or genetic testing. The findings show that members of faith groups may experience specific barriers of access, and distinctive ethical difficulties, when considering the use of different forms of NRGTs...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825272/cost-effectiveness-of-letrozole-and-purified-urinary-fsh-in-treating-women-with-clomiphene-citrate-resistant-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
AbdelGany Hassan, Nesreen Shehata, Amr Wahba
We aimed to compare the cost effectiveness of letrozole versus purified urinary follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in treating patients with clomiphene citrate (CC)-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This was a randomized trial conducted in Cairo University and Beni-Suef University Hospitals, Egypt. A cohort of 140 eligible women was randomized to receive either letrozole 2.5 mg twice daily for five days, or FSH using a graduated regimen starting with a dose of 75 IU. Treatment was repeated for three months if pregnancy did not occur...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804310/efficacy-of-concurrent-administration-of-mifepristone-and-misoprostol-for-termination-of-pregnancy
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Manju Lata Verma, Uma Singh, Nisha Singh, Pushpa Lata Sankhwar, Sabuhi Qureshi
In this prospective randomized parallel group study, subjects with a pregnancy of less than 63 d were randomized to receive either (i) 200 mg oral mifepristone plus 400 μg misoprostol per vaginally concurrently (group A); (ii) or the administration of misoprostol after 48 h (group B). Transvaginal sonography was performed on the 14th day of misoprostol administration to confirm complete abortion. The primary outcome was to compare the rates of complete abortion in two groups. Secondary outcomes were to compare induction abortion interval, side effects and compliance...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802789/follicular-fluid-lipid-peroxidation-levels-in-women-with-endometriosis-during-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation
#18
Camila Bruna de Lima, Fernanda Bertuccez Cordeiro, Mariana Camargo, Daniel Suslik Zylbersztejn, Agnaldo Pereira Cedenho, Ricardo Pimenta Bertolla, Edson Guimarães Lo Turco
This observational study aimed to establishing a relationship between lipid peroxidation and endometriosis in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. A total of 79 women were divided into two groups: (i) controls (tubal or male factor); and (ii) endometriosis (stages III/IV). The endometriosis diagnosis was confirmed by videolaparoscopy and the controlled ovarian stimulation protocol was similar to all patients. Follicular fluid (FF) lipid peroxidation levels were determined through the quantification of malondialdehyde...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778521/gender-differences-in-perception-of-psychosocial-distress-and-coping-mechanisms-among-infertile-men-and-women-in-saudi-arabia
#19
Fahad D Alosaimi, Mujahid Bukhari, Maram Altuwirqi, Mohamad Habous, Khaled Madbouly, Zeinab Abotalib, Saleh Binsaleh
The objective of the study was to evaluate the differences in psychosocial distress and coping mechanisms among infertile men and women in Saudi Arabia (SA). We performed a cross-sectional study of infertile patients (206 women and 200 men) attending infertility clinics in three referral hospitals in Riyadh, SA. A semi-structured questionnaire was developed to assess socio-demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables. Infertility-related psychosocial pressures were reported in 79 (39.7%) male and 97 (47...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766909/patterns-of-marriage-and-reproductive-practices-is-there-any-relationship
#20
Abouali Vedadhir, Ziba Taghizadeh, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Abbas Ebadi, Abulghasem Pourreza, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi
Today, a transition from traditional to modern marriages can be observed in many countries. This shift in patterns of marriage has evidently affected childbearing and reproductive practices. This study aimed to examine the relationship between patterns of marriage and reproductive practices in Iran. Hence, 880 married women, aged 15-49 years old, living in the North of Iran were selected using a multi-stage cluster sampling strategy and their patterns of marriage and reproductive practices were cross sectionally studied...
April 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
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