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JBRA Assisted Reproduction

Paulina A Santander Pérez, Álvaro P Ceschin, Daniela M P de Moraes, Lucileine K S N de Oliveira, Nathan I Ceschin, Nathan Ichikawa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze progesterone and prolactin plasma levels nine days after oocyte retrieval and evaluate their correlation with pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization cycles. To achieve pregnancy, several factors are analyzed before and during the in vitro fertilization cycle. Progesterone supplementation for adequate luteal phase support is indicated despite the presence of multiple corpus luteum in IVF stimulation cycles because of blockage caused by hypothalamic agonists and antagonists...
March 15, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Leticia Wietcovsky, David Til, Rafael Alonso Salvador, Nicole Louise Lângaro Amaral, Alfred Paul Senn, Vera Lucia Lângaro Amaral
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of ovarian tissue heterotopic autografting after vitrification in prepubertal rats. METHODS: Fragments of excised ovaries from prepubertal rats were used after assessing post-warming cellular viability, to determine the best vitrification protocol prior to retroauricular autografting. Pre-pubertal females (N=24) were castrated and divided into three group: Group 1 - fresh ovarian tissue transplantation; Group 2 - vitrified/warmed tissue transplantation; Group 3 - bilateral oophorectomy without transplantation...
March 15, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Marina Wanderley Paes Barbosa, Natália Paes Barbosa Valadares, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Silva Amaral, José Rubens Iglesias, Carolina Oliveira Nastri, Wellington de Paula Martins, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: To identify, appraise, and summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing oral dydrogesterone to vaginal progesterone capsules for luteal-phase support (LPS) in women offered fresh or frozen embryo transfers following in vitro fertilization. METHODS: Two independent authors screened the literature for papers based on titles and abstracts, then selected the studies, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias. Dydrogesterone and progesterone were compared based on risk ratios (RR) and the precision of the estimates was assessed through the 95% confidence interval (CI)...
February 28, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Damilare H Adeyemi, Ibukun P Oyeyipo, Kikelomo A Akanbi, Tolulope Oluwole
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the effect of nicotine on serum progesterone and estradiol levels as possible cause of abortion during first trimester of gestation in female Wistar rats. METHODS: Fourteen female rats with regular estrous cycles in the same phase of cycle were divided into two groups (Control and Nicotine-treated) with each group receiving 1ml of distilled water and 1mg/kg of nicotine respectively for the first seven days of pregnancy (GD1-7)...
February 1, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Ciro D Martinhago, Kalina Rn Endo, Mariana A Oliveira, Alex Mm Dias, Gislaine S Pereira, Augusto M Azzolini, Paula Rq Estrada, Caio G Bruzaca, Ana Carolina N Martinhago
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited systemic hemoglobinopathy that affects hemoglobin production in red blood cells, leading to early morbidity and mortality. It is caused by a homozygous nucleotide substitution (c.20A>T) in the β-globin gene (HBB) that changes a glutamic acid to a valine in the protein. We present a case report of a fertile couple, both carriers of the sickle cell anemia mutation, with one affected daughter. Six cycles of assisted reproductive techniques were performed, resulting in 53 embryos in cleavage stage...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Michelli S Tanada, Ivan H Yoshida, Monise Santos, Caroline Z Berton, Elen Souto, Waldemar P de Carvalho, Emerson B Cordts, Caio P Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: Progesterone is a steroid hormone that acts on the endometrium. It is known for producing physical and mood-related side effects. Few studies have looked into how progesterone levels affect embryo development and quality. This study aimed to find a cutoff level for serum progesterone on the day of HCG administration from which embryo quality is impaired. METHODS: The study included 145 cycles, from which 885 oocytes and 613 embryos were obtained. All patients had their serum progesterone levels measured on the day of HCG administration...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Sergio Romero, Ricardo Pella, Francisco Escudero, Ygor Pérez, Mario García, Patricia Orihuela
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of ovarian follicular dominance on the outcome of oocyte in-vitro maturation. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 21 patients with polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovary syndrome (Rotterdam criteria, 2004) subjected to 24 in-vitro maturation (IVM) cycles between October 2015 and January 2017. Patients undergoing IVM received minimal gonadotropin stimulation starting on day 2 or 3 of the cycle; ovum pick-up typically occurred on days 6 to 8...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Carlos R Vaz, Tamara Lamim, Rafael A Salvador, Anna P B Batschauer, Vera Lucia L Amaral, David Til
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate storage time effects in cryopreserved human semen samples, kept in the freezer at a controlled temperature of -80°C, on sperm viability after thawing. METHODS: We used 20 semen samples. Each sample was cryopreserved in 10 fingers, which were divided into five groups: one group was kept in cryogenic canisters throughout the experiment(control), and four groups were kept in a VIP Ultra Low MDF-U76V- PE freezer, with the temperature set at -80°C, for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours, respectively...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Francisco Parera Déniz, Carlos Encinas, Jorge La Fuente
OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient selection method for elective single embryo transfer (eSET), emphasizing inclusion criteria and results. METHODS: This retrospective study included all cases seen in a private clinic between June 2011 and December 2016, in La Paz, Bolivia (3600 meters above sea level). Elective single embryo transfer was the method of choice in 34 IVF/ICSI cycles, all in the blastocyst stage. Gardner's blastocyst classification criteria were used...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Rodopiano S Florêncio, Melaynne S B Meira, Marcos V da Cunha, Mylena N C R Camarço, Eduardo C Castro, Marta C C F Finotti, Vinicius A de Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive efficiency of serum estradiol (E2) concentration in the mid-luteal phase regarding chemical, clinical, and ongoing pregnancies, in patients subjected to IVF/ICSI with fresh embryo transfer. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three patients undergoing IVF/ICSI met all the inclusion criteria for the present study. Most of the patients used antagonists, final maturation was achieved with recombinant chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), and embryo transfer took place on days 3 to 5, but mostly on day 4...
January 16, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Fernanda Sicchieri, Aline Bomfim Silva, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa E Silva, Paula Andrea de Albuquerque Sales Navarro, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Rosana Maria Dos Reis
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical pregnancy rate of intrauterine insemination cycles in relation to patient age, cause of infertility, ovulation induction method, number of mature follicles and sperm with progressive motility. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 237 intrauterine insemination cycles performed from 2011 to 2015 at the Assisted Reproduction Service of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo...
January 12, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Fernando Peña, Rocío Dávalos, Adolfo Rechkemmer, Alvaro Ascenzo, Mauricio Gonzales
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of using a single culture medium not renewed on day 3 on the development of the embryo up to the blastocyst stage. METHODS: The study was carried out in the Assisted Reproduction Laboratory of Clínica Miraflores in the period ranging from April to December of 2016. The study included 589 human embryos obtained from 82 couples submitted to IVF/ICSI with donor oocytes. The couples were randomly divided into two groups: group 1 (medium renewed on day 3) and group 2 (medium not renewed on day 3)...
January 10, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Ludmila Bercaire, Sara Mb Nogueira, Priscila Cm Lima, Vanessa R Alves, Nilka Donadio, Artur Dzik, Mario Cavagna, Renato Fanchin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess a novel protocol designed to improve poor ovarian response through intra-ovarian androgenization. The endpoints were: number of oocytes and mature oocytes retrieved, fertilization, cancellation and pregnancy rates. METHODS: This prospective crossover study enrolled poor responders from previous ovarian stimulation cycles submitted to a novel protocol called ANDRO-IVF. The protocol included pretreatment with transdermal AndroGel(r) (Besins) 25 mg, oral letrozole 2...
January 5, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Aixa Molina, Jose Sánchez, William Sánchez, Vanessa Vielma
OBJECTIVE: To improve endometrial quality and implantation rates after the administration of platelet-rich plasma in patients with refractory endometrium. METHODS: 19 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization, aged between 33 and 45 years with a history of refractory endometrium, to whom platelet rich plasma was given by infusion with a catheter into the uterine cavity on the tenth day of the hormone replacement therapy, and then 72 hours after the first administration...
January 5, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Aline Dt Lima, Vanessa R Alves, Andressa R Rocha, Ana C Martinhago, Ciro Martinhago, Nilka Donadio, Artur Dzik, Mario Cavagna, Luiz H Gebrim
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis was carried out for embryonic analysis in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). This is a rare autosomal-dominant cancer syndrome and the patients with MEN1 are characterized by the occurrence of tumors in multiple endocrine tissues, associated with germline and somatic inactivating mutations in the MEN1 gene. This case report documents a successful preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involving a couple at-risk for MEN1 syndrome, with a birth of a healthy infant...
December 21, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Oyewopo Adeoye, Johnson Olawumi, Adeleke Opeyemi, Oyewopo Christiania
Infertility is a global health problem and it is one of the most stressful conditions amongst married couples. Even though not lethal, it has been described as a radical life changing problem that carries with it significant psychological trauma. Infertility can be caused by various problems and sometimes it is not possible to establish a cause. Oxidative stress, which arises from an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protective antioxidants, influences the entire reproductive lifespan of men and women...
December 21, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Juan Enrique Schwarze, Paula Borda, Pamela Vásquez, Carolina Ortega, Sonia Villa, Javier A Crosby, Ricardo Pommer
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia (PE) occurs in 4.6% of pregnancies worldwide. The social phenomenon of increasing maternal age has raised the demand for donor oocytes. Egg donation has allowed women with poor ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, genetic disorders or surgical menopause to get pregnant. Recipients provide a unique model of immune response because of the differences in the genetic makeup of mothers and fetuses. In PE, immune tolerance may be impaired as a result of having non-autologous eggs implanted...
December 21, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Maria do Carmo B de Souza, Marcia C G Gusmão, Roberto A Antunes, Marcelo M de Souza, Ana L S Rito, Paloma Lira, Ana C A Mancebo, Maria A Tamm, Tatiana R Panaino, Maria J Bahia
OBJECTIVE: Genital and sexual pain is still neglected. Consequences may be dramatic, since infertility and sexual dysfunction may be reciprocally linked. This is the first study to focus on the identification of cases of vaginismus in the ART scenario and on the introduction of intra-cycle interventions as part of a comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered perspective. METHODS: This observational prospective study looked into 425 IVF/ICSI cycles and 226 frozen embryo transfers carried out from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, and found seven cases of vaginismus...
December 19, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
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March 1, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
João Batista A Oliveira
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March 1, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
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