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Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814113/intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-using-hyaluronic-acid-or-polyvinylpyrrolidone-a-time-lapse-sibling-oocyte-study
#1
Yanhe Liu, Katie Feenan, Vincent Chapple, Peter Roberts, Phillip Matson
This study evaluated the effect of sperm selection and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) on subsequent fertilization and embryo development using the hyaluronic acid-based SpermSlow™ (HA-ICSI) compared to injection with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP-ICSI). A total of 206 metaphase II oocytes were collected from 21 prospectively enrolled ICSI cycles at Fertility North between July 2014 and March 2015. Sibling oocytes were randomized into HA-ICSI and PVP-ICSI (n = 103 per group). Subsequent fertilization outcomes and embryo development in terms of qualitative and quantitative time-lapse measures following three-day culture in the Embryoscope™ were compared...
August 17, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758506/exposure-to-modern-widespread-environmental-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-their-effect-on-the-reproductive-potential-of-women-an-overview-of-current-epidemiological-evidence
#2
Anetta Karwacka, Dorota Zamkowska, Michał Radwan, Joanna Jurewicz
Growing evidence indicates that exposure to widespread, environmental contaminants called endocrine disruptors (EDCs) negatively affects animal and human reproductive health and has been linked to several diseases including infertility. This review aims to evaluate the impact of environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals [phthalates, parabens, triclosan, bisphenol A (BPA), organochlorine (PCBs) and perfluorinated (PFCs) compounds] on the reproductive potential among women, by reviewing most recently published literature...
July 31, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743202/is-fertility-associated-with-the-number-of-siblings-of-the-couple-evidence-from-india
#3
Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Jitendra Gouda
The influence of family on an individual's fertility has long been an important topic of interest in fertility research. Although studies conducted mostly in developed countries found a significant bearing of fertility of the parents on the fertility of the children, there is a lack of formal research around this topic in India. The present study analyses the effect of sibling size of husband and wife on the completed family size of women using information of 5506 ever-married women aged 45-49 years incorporated in the India Human Development Survey-II (2011-2012)...
July 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738699/caspase-3-gene-expression-in-human-luteinized-granulosa-cells-is-inversely-correlated-with-the-number-of-oocytes-retrieved-after-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
#4
Verônica N Lobach, Maíra Casalechi, Cynthia Dela Cruz, Maria T Pereira, Helen L Del Puerto, Fernando M Reis
Granulosa cells control oocyte maturation through paracrine signalling and changes to the microenvironment around the oocyte. Apoptosis occurs as a physiological mechanism of granulosa cell renewal, but how it relates with the ovarian response to induced ovulation is still unclear. Therefore, this study evaluated apoptosis-related gene expression levels in granulosa cells of patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. We enrolled prospectively 59 consecutive IVF patients referred to a tertiary academic hospital for couple infertility treatment...
July 25, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738736/bacterial-vaginosis-and-the-risk-of-early-miscarriage-in-women-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-a-prospective-cohort-study
#5
Ashraf Moini, Ladan Mohammadi Yeganeh, Marzieh Shiva, Malihe Ahmadieh, Reza Salman Yazdi, Fatemeh Hasani, Narges Bagheri Lankarani, Azam Sanati
This study aimed to assess the possible association of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and early miscarriage in 408 women undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for reasons of male infertility. A vaginal sample was obtained before oocyte retrieval and evaluated for BV-associated bacteria using the Nugent scoring system. The primary outcome was early miscarriage and the secondary outcomes included implantation, pregnancy, late miscarriage, preterm delivery and live birth rates. Chi-square, ANOVA, relative risk and odds ratio were used for data analysis where appropriate...
July 24, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715980/clinical-aspects-of-infertile-47-xyy-patients-a-retrospective-study
#6
Parnaz Borjian Boroujeni, Marjan Sabbaghian, Ahmad Vosough Dizaji, Shabnam Zarei Moradi, Navid Almadani, Faranak Mohammadpour Lashkari, Mohamad Reza Zamanian, Anahita Mohseni Meybodi
47,XYY syndrome is a sex chromosomal anomaly in men, which may be associated with infertility and has an incidence of 0.1% of male births. The clinical and paraclinical characteristics of men suffering from this anomaly have not been fully described. In this retrospective study, we present 37 cases of 47,XYY infertile men with sperm counts varying from normal to azoospermia, referred to the Genetics Laboratory at the Royan Institute, Iran. Thirteen individuals were mosaic and 24 non-mosaics. Non-mosaic patients were classified as azoospermic (nine cases) and normospermic/oligozoospermic men (15 cases)...
July 18, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697325/direct-to-consumer-dna-testing-the-fallout-for-individuals-and-their-families-unexpectedly-learning-of-their-donor-conception-origins
#7
Marilyn Crawshaw
Increasing numbers of donor-conceived individuals (and/or parents) are seeking individuals genetically related through donor conception. One route is through 'direct-to-consumer' (DTC) DNA testing, prompting calls for fertility services to alert donors and prospective parents to the increasing unsustainability of anonymity and secrecy. The complexity of interpreting DNA results in this context has also been discussed, including their lack of absolute certainty, as has the need for professional and peer support...
July 11, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683583/successful-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-and-vitrification-of-oocytes-in-an-adolescent-diagnosed-with-myelodysplastic-pre-malignant-clone-with-monosomy-7
#8
Valerie Laura Peddie, Abha Maheshwari
An improvement in long-term outcomes for malignancies and non-malignant conditions, together with a review of the NICE Guideline, has led to a need to provide clinical services to deal with the sequelae of disease, its treatment, and subsequent survival of young people diagnosed with cancer. In this article, we describe fertility preservation in an adolescent female diagnosed with Myelodysplastic/pre-malignant Clone with Monosomy 7 with pathophysiology like that of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) with known genetic markers in the tumour cells...
July 7, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678565/list-of-human-fertility-reviewers-june-2016-june-2017
#9
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July 5, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678563/effect-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-on-sperm-quality-of-normozoospermic-men
#10
Hassan Safari, Neda Khanlarkhani, Aligholi Sobhani, Atefeh Najafi, Fardin Amidi
The neurotrophin family of proteins and their receptors act as important proliferative and pro-survival factors in differentiation of nerve cells and are thought to play key roles in the development of reproductive tissues and normal function of spermatozoa. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) on the sperm viability and motility, lipid peroxidation (LPO), mitochondrial activity and concentration of leptin, nitric oxide (NO) and insulin in normozoospermic men...
July 5, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678555/2016-impact-factor
#11
Allan A Pacey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669219/the-prevalence-of-non-classic-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-in-russian-women-with-hyperandrogenism
#12
Elena Grodnitskaya, Mark Kurtser
The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH) due to 21-hydroxylase (21-OH) deficiency among hyperandrogenic women in a Russian population and to evaluate diagnostic value of basal serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) level to diagnose this disease. A total of 800 consecutive Caucasian women presenting with elevation of at least one serum androgen and/or manifestation of one of the clinical androgenic symptoms were prospectively recruited and evaluated by basal 17-OHP...
July 3, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658993/influence-of-val16ala-sod2-polymorphism-on-sperm-quality-parameters
#13
Felipe Costa, Fernanda Barbisan, Charles Elias Assmann, Andressa Duarte Seehaber, Moisés Henrique Mastella Thiago Duarte, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the Val16Ala superoxide dismutase manganese-dependent (SOD2) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and sperm reproductive parameters in a sample of Brazilian men. A potential association between this polymorphism and some oxidative biochemical parameters as well as sperm plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels were also evaluated. The study was performed using semen samples obtained from male patients that had undergone semen analysis according to the 2010 World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations and the Val16Ala-SOD2 SNP was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
June 28, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643569/iron-overload-directly-affecting-the-ovaries-in-a-patient-with-diamond-blackfan-anaemia-a-case-report
#14
Mariano Mascarenhas, Victoria Rawnsley, Adam Balen
Iron is a 'one-way' element and the primary point of regulation of body iron stores is at the level of intestinal iron absorption. Repeated blood transfusions for congenital anaemias bypass this regulatory checkpoint and inevitably lead to iron overload in the long-term. Iron overload causes multi-organ dysfunction of the heart, liver, pancreas and joints. It also causes reproductive toxicity primarily through its damaging effect on the anterior pituitary leading to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Another less understood mechanism of reproductive toxicity is direct gonadal damage of excess free iron...
June 23, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625095/fertility-preservation-in-women-with-gynaecologic-cancer-the-impact-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being
#15
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
The aim of this article is to propose a brief commentary about the impact of gynaecologic cancer treatments on the reproductive capacity of affected women and the importance of the fertility preservation treatments to improve quality of life and psychological well-being. The experience of gynaecologic cancer and treatment affects sexual function and psychological well-being of patients. Therefore, the preservation of reproductive potential is central to quality of life. Despite the importance of fertility preservation for cancer survivors' quality of life and psychological well-being, there is still little information about these treatments...
June 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627314/thicker-endometrial-linings-are-associated-with-better-ivf-outcomes-a-cohort-of-6331-women
#16
Emily C Holden, Laura E Dodge, Rita Sneeringer, Vasiliki A Moragianni, Alan S Penzias, Michele R Hacker
Our objective was to determine if a correlation exists between endometrial thickness measured on the day of ovulation trigger during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle and pregnancy outcomes among non-cancelled cycles. We performed a retrospective cohort study looking at 6331 women undergoing their first, fresh autologous IVF cycle from 1 May 2004 to 31 December 2012 at Boston IVF (Waltham, MA). Our primary outcome was the risk ratio (RR) of live birth and positive β-hCG. We found that thicker endometrial linings were associated with positive β-hCG and live birth rates...
June 18, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602104/reproductive-outcome-following-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-the-uk
#17
Abigail Sharpe, Peter Avery, Meenakshi Choudhary
In 2013, the National Health Service Commissioning board centralized the funding in England for up to three cycles of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who have, or are carriers of, a specific genetic disorder. This study presents the historical data of PGD cycles and their clinical outcomes in UK as extrapolated from the national data registry. Retrospective analysis of outcome of cycles undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the UK over the past 20 years was performed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority database (n = 2974)...
June 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597711/embryo-culture-using-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system-improves-live-birth-rates-compared-with-a-conventional-culture-system-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Lihong Wu, Wei Han, Jiang Wang, Xiaodong Zhang, Weiwei Liu, Shun Xiong, Shubiao Han, Junxia Liu, Yang Gao, Guoning Huang
In this prospective cohort study, the effects of a time-lapse monitoring system on embryo quality and clinical pregnancy outcomes were assessed. A total of 608 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization between April 2013 and June 2014 at our institution were recruited for this study and group-matched into a time-lapse monitoring (TLM) (N = 304) or a standard incubator (SI) (N = 304). The patients' characteristics in the TLM and SI groups were not significantly different. The TLM group showed a significantly higher transferable embryo ratio at Day 3 (61...
June 9, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592195/objective-multicentre-performance-of-the-automated-assays-for-amh-and-estimation-of-established-critical-concentrations
#19
Richard Fleming, Craig Fairbairn, Marco Gaudoin
The measurement of AMH has now become widespread practice within the field of fertility treatment and research, despite technical issues with some of the original assays. The two new automated assays, with their potentially improved technical performance, require detailed examination and comparison under different conditions. In addition, the determination of categories of responses to ovarian stimulation, require re-evaluation for these new tests. The performance of the assays across numerous laboratories, and over a protracted timeframe, has been examined through the UK NEQAS published results...
June 8, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589740/a-survey-of-scientists-awareness-of-and-attitudes-to-the-use-of-human-blood-products-and-alternatives-in-human-assisted-reproductive-technology
#20
Kelli Peirce, Peter Roberts, Jaffar Ali, Jacqui Coombes, Phillip Matson
Scientists working in assisted reproduction [members of Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT) Australia, and subscribers of the online forums EmbryoMail and Quartec] were invited to complete an online questionnaire on the use of human blood products in assisted reproductive technologies (ART). A total of 260 started the questionnaire, with 208 (80%) completing it. A total of 62% of respondents had worked in human ART ≥8 years and 68% had post-graduate qualifications. The majority (82%) reported using products of animal or human origin, with 75% knowing why protein was added to culture media and 41% not worried by this...
June 7, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
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