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JBRA Assisted Reproduction

Matheus Roque, Marcello Valle, Marcos Sampaio, Selmo Geber
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if there are differences in the risks of obstetric outcomes in IVF/ICSI singleton pregnancies when compared fresh to frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FET). METHODS: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the obstetric outcomes in singleton pregnancies after FET and fresh embryo transfer. The outcomes included in this study were pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, and placenta accreta. RESULTS: The search yielded 654 papers, 6 of which met the inclusion criteria and reported on obstetric outcomes...
May 21, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Ibukun P Oyeyipo, Damilare H Adeyemi, Temilade R Abe
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of intrauterine exposure to nicotine in the first fourteen days of gestation on the testicular function of male Wistar rats. METHODS: Pups of both control and nicotine-treated groups were selected and sacrificed on day 60 after birth. Birth weight, weight of reproductive organs, hormonal profile, and histopathology were determined in the first filial (F1) generation. RESULTS: Significant decreases in birth weight and litter size were found in the pups treated with nicotine when compared with the animals in the control group...
May 21, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Fernanda G E Raffo, Jorge Blaquier
OBJECTIVE: This report presents a summary of the outcomes achieved at ART center FERTILAB in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with transport IVF-ICSI for 25 years (1990-2014). METHODS: This report included all patients submitted to oocyte retrieval for IVF-ICSI whose oocytes were transported from sites of aspiration located 0.5-58 kilometers away from the central laboratory. The numeric data herein reported were taken from annual reports submitted by our institution (Fertilab) and, for purposes of comparison, by all Argentinian centers to the Latin American Registry of Assisted Reproduction (RLA) within the same time period...
May 14, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Saghar Salehpour, Sedighe Hosseini, Leila Nazari, Nasrin Saharkhiz, Shahrzad Zademodarres
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrinopathies in young women, and it affects 6% to 8% of women in reproductive age. Hyperandrogenism is the hallmark of polycystic ovary syndrome. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of orlistat on weight loss and serum androgen levels among Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome. METHODS: The present study was carried out in the clinic of Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran...
May 14, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Janisse Ferreri Dos Anjos, Emma Gabriela Portillo Osorio, Joana Peñarrubia, Ester Vidal, Francisco Fábregues Gasol
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy after an embryo transfer depends largely on embryo quality, endometrial receptivity, and the technique used in the embryo transfer. Embryo transfers have been reported as inevitably traumatic and difficult for 5-7% of patients in assisted reproduction treatment. In these cases, transmyometrial embryo transfer should be considered as a suitable method to overcome difficult embryo transfers. The aim of this study was to report our experience with this technique and analyze its causes, results and complications...
May 14, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Rosina Ordoqui, Natalibeth Barrera, José María Montes, Mariel Canepa, Carla Bonelli, Carolina Surka, Andrea Torrens, Lidia Cantú, Stefan S du Plessis
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of homologous sperm banking in Uruguay. METHODS: A retrospective investigation was performed on data collected between 2013 and 2015. Reasons for sperm banking, patient age, pre-freeze and post-thaw semen parameters, and recovery rates were analyzed. RESULTS: 623 samples were cryobanked between 2013 and 2015. Only 324 samples were considered for analysis after selection based on inclusion criteria...
May 4, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Ivan H Yoshida, Monise Santos, Caroline Z Berton, Caroline L Chiarella, Michelli S Tanada, Emerson BCordts, Waldemar P de Carvalho, Caio P Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: Euploid embryo transfers yield better implantation rates. In Brazil, morphological evaluation is performed to select the best embryos, since genetic analysis is still an expensive procedure. This study aimed to evaluate whether there is an association between trophectoderm morphology and ploidy status. METHODS: The study included 113 blastocysts formed in D5/D6 from 58 in vitro fertilization cycles held from January/2016 to May/2017. All patients with indication for PGD/PGS were included in the study...
May 3, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Amanda Souza Setti, Rita Cássia Sávio Figueira, Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga, Assumpto Iaconelli, Edson Borges
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether embryos presenting blastomere(s) with no apparent nucleus (BNAN) on days 2 and 3 are more likely to fail to develop into blastocysts, hatch and implant. METHODS: A total of 5705 zygotes obtained from 743 intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles were analyzed. The presence and incidence of BNAN on days 2 and 3 of embryo development were recorded and then associated with ICSI outcomes. RESULTS: The occurrence of BNAN on day 2 of embryo development was determinant to the decreased odds of blastocyst formation (OR: 0...
April 27, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Iratxe López-Pelayo, Javier María Gutiérrez-Romero, Ana Isabel Mangano Armada, María Mercedes Calero-Ruiz, Pablo Javier Moreno de Acevedo-Yagüe
OBJECTIVE: To compare embryo quality, fertilization, implantation, miscarriage and clinical pregnancy rates for embryos cultured in two different commercial culture media until D-2 or D-3. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed 189 cycles performed in 2016. Metaphase II oocytes were microinjected and allocated into single medium (SAGE 1-STEP, Origio) until transferred, frozen or discarded; or, if sequential media were used, the oocytes were cultured in G1-PLUSTM (Vitrolife) up to D-2 or D-3 and in G2-PLUSTM (Vitrolife) to transfer...
April 26, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Larissa Benvenutti, Rafael Alonso Salvador, David Til, Alfred Paul Senn, David Rivero Tames, Nicole Louise Lângaro Amaral, Vera Lúcia Lângaro Amaral
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of two vitrification protocols for rat immature testicular tissue and heterotopic transplantation. METHODS: Twenty-four pre-pubertal Wistar rats were divided into three groups (n=8). After orchiectomy, testicular fragments (3mm) from Groups 1 and 2 were vitrified with different cryoprotectant concentration solutions, using sterile inoculation loops as support. After warming up, the fragments were submitted to cell viability assessment by Trypan blue and histological evaluation...
April 25, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Mariana M Piccolomini, Tatiana Cs Bonetti, Eduardo La Motta, Paulo C Serafini, Jose R Alegretti
OBJECTIVE: To select embryos with higher implantation potential, the extended culture has been the most frequently applied strategy worldwide, and consequently leads to higher live birth rates per transfer. Sperm quality is a determining feature, and it may influence the outcomes of IVF from fertilization to embryo development. Therefore, we hypothesize that blastocyst formation may also be impaired by general semen quality. METHODS: We analyzed 4205 IVF cycles...
April 19, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Georgina Avalos-Durán, Ana María Emilia Cañedo-Del Ángel, Juana Rivero-Murillo, Jaime Enoc Zambrano-Guerrero, Esperanza Carballo-Mondragón, Miguel Ángel Checa-Vizcaíno
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of the physiological ICSI technique (PICSI) vs. conventional ICSI in the prognosis of couples, with respect to the following outcome measures: live births, clinical pregnancy, implantation, embryo quality, fertilization and miscarriage rates. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature, extracting raw data and performing data analysis. Patient(s): Couples with the male factor, who were subjected to in-vitro fertilization...
April 19, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Mauri J Piazza, Almir A Urbanetz
Hand-food-genital syndrome (HFGS) is a rare genetic condition. This report describes the cases of two patients, aged 33 and 15, presenting related somatic abnormalities. HFGS stems from an autosomal anomaly linked to the HOXA 13 gene. Therapeutic procedures are discussed in order to identify the best treatment approach to the patients, as well as possible conditioning genetic anomalies.
April 11, 2018: 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
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
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 invitro 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...
March 1, 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...
March 1, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
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