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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125183/ovarian-surgery-for-symptom-relief-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sam Lepine, Junyoung Jo, Mostafa Metwally, Ying C Cheong
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition, affecting approximately one in 10 women. PCOS is defined by two of three features: oligo- or anovulation, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism or both, or polycystic ovaries.Women with PCOS can have a wide range of health problems, including infrequent and irregular periods, unwanted hair growth and acne, and subnormal fertility. Long-term health concerns include an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and the development of precancerous disease of the womb...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096046/oral-medications-including-clomiphene-citrate-or-aromatase-inhibitors-with-gonadotropins-for-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation
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Mohan S Kamath, Abha Maheshwari, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Kar Yee Lor, Ahmed Gibreel
BACKGROUND: Gonadotropins are the most commonly used medications for controlled ovarian stimulation in in vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, they are expensive and invasive, and are associated with the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Recent calls for more patient-friendly regimens have led to growing interest in the use of clomiphene citrate (CC) and aromatase inhibitors with or without gonadotropins to reduce the burden of hormonal injections. It is currently unknown whether regimens using CC or aromatase inhibitors such as letrozole (Ltz) are as effective as gonadotropins alone...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062796/controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-with-intrauterine-insemination-is-more-successful-after-r-hcg-administration-than-spontaneous-lh-surge
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Evan Taerk, Edward Hughes, Cassandra Greenberg, Michael Neal, Shilpa Amin, Mehrnoosh Faghih, Megan Karnis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether clinical pregnancy rate is affected by timing intrauterine insemination (IUI) according to serum LH surge, r-hCG trigger, or a combination of LH surge and r-hCG trigger in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) cycles for patients with a variety of infertility etiologies. METHODS: The last 365 consecutive COH-IUI cycles performed at ONE Fertility Burlington in 2014 were reviewed and categorized according to method of IUI timing...
July 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052328/increased-sperm-cell-production-in-ageing-roosters-by-an-oral-treatment-with-an-aromatase-inhibitor-and-a-natural-herbal-extract-designed-for-improving-fertility
#4
H Adeldust, A Farzinpour, A Farshad, J Rostamzadeh, M Lopez-Bejar
Rooster fertility peaks between 30 and 40 weeks of age and declines rapidly from 50 weeks of age. This is linked to a reduction in the number of spermatozoa in the ejaculate due to high density of spermatids in the seminiferous tubules of low-fertility roosters. In this study, we assessed the effects over spermatogenesis of both letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, and a commercial herbal extract designed for improving fertility composed by Tribulus, Cinnamomum, Zingiber and Sativus. Forty-two-week-old Ross 308 roosters (n = 24) were distributed into four groups: control, letrozole (0...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965550/in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-treatments-with-the-use-of-clomiphene-citrate-or-letrozole
#5
REVIEW
Jigal Haas, Robert F Casper
There has been increasing interest in combining the oral agents clomiphene citrate (CC) and letrozole with gonadotropins in IVF: for poor responders to reduce the amount of gonadotropins used, and in normal responders to reduce the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS). In normal responders, mild stimulation with the use of CC and gonadotropins was found to decrease the number of oocytes retrieved and result in good pregnancy rates, but in most studies the cumulative pregnancy rate was lower compared with conventional ovarian stimulation when frozen embryo transfers were considered...
October 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925272/-fertility-preserving-methods-in-women-with-breast-cancer-before-gonadotoxic-therapy
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N Halászová, I Crha, M Huser, V Weinberger, J Žáková, M Ješeta, E Lousová, E Filipinská, P Ventruba
OBJECTIVE: To present current options and own experiences with ovarian stimulation in young women with breast cancer before gonadotoxic therapy. DESIGN: Review article with own experiencies. METHODS: Literary search, analysis of own experiences with complex therapy in women with breast cancer planning pregnancy, definitions of stimulating protocols, using methods of assisted reproduction. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911882/aromatase-inhibitors-a-new-approach-for-controlling-ovarian-function-in-cattle
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M J Yapura, E M Zwiefelhofer, R A Pierson, G P Adams
Numerous treatments and protocols have been used to control the reproductive cycle in cattle, with varying effectiveness and many involving the administration of steroid hormones. Steroid hormones, such as estradiol, are perceived as having a negative impact on consumer health. This internationally shared opinion has led to a ban on the use of steroid hormones in food producing animals in many countries (i.e., European Union, New Zealand, and Australia). Letrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, inactivates the aromatase enzyme responsible for the synthesis of estrogens by reversibly binding to the "heme" group of the P450 subunit...
September 11, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874259/outcomes-from-a-university-based-low-cost-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-program-providing-access-to-care-for-a-low-resource-socioculturally-diverse-urban-community
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Christopher N Herndon, Yanett Anaya, Martha Noel, Hakan Cakmak, Marcelle I Cedars
OBJECTIVE: To report on outcomes from a university-based low-cost and low-complexity IVF program using mild stimulation approaches and simplified protocols to provide basic access to ART to a socioculturally diverse low-income urban population. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic infertility center. PATIENT(S): Sixty-five infertile couples were enrolled from a county hospital serving a low-resource largely immigrant population...
October 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874104/ovarian-stimulation-in-patients-with-cancer-impact-of-letrozole-and-brca-mutations-on-fertility-preservation-cycle-outcomes
#9
Volkan Turan, Giuliano Bedoschi, Volkan Emirdar, Fred Moy, Kutluk Oktay
BACKGROUND: Aromatase inhibitors (AI) have been introduced to reduce estrogen exposure in women with estrogen-sensitive cancer undergoing ovarian stimulation for oocyte/embryo cryopreservation. There have been questions regarding whether the addition of AI and the presence of BRCA mutations affect cycle outcomes. We sought to determine the impact of letrozole and BRCA mutations on fertility preservation (FP) cycle outcomes of patients undergoing ovarian stimulation with an antagonist protocol...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865552/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-trigger-increases-the-number-of-oocytes-and-embryos-available-for-cryopreservation-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-for-fertility-preservation
#10
Nigel Pereira, Amelia G Kelly, Logan D Stone, Justine D Witzke, Jovana P Lekovich, Rony T Elias, Glenn L Schattman, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To compare the oocyte and embryo yield associated with GnRH-agonist triggers vs. hCG triggers in cancer patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertilization preservation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic center. PATIENT(S): Cancer patients undergoing COS with letrozole and gonadotropins or gonadotropin-only protocols for oocyte or embryo cryopreservation. INTERVENTION(S): Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist or hCG trigger...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854590/double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-letrozole-versus-clomiphene-citrate-in-subfertile-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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S A Amer, J Smith, A Mahran, P Fox, A Fakis
STUDY QUESTION: Would letrozole as a primary ovulation induction agent generate better pregnancy rates than clomiphene citrate (CC) in subfertile women with anovulatory polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Participants receiving letrozole as a primary treatment achieved a significantly (P = 0.022) higher clinical pregnancy rate per patient (61.2%) compared to CC (43.0%). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: According to a recent Cochrane systematic review (2014), letrozole appears to improve live-birth (LB) and pregnancy rates in anovulatory women with PCOS, compared to CC...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, I Schipper, L A Louwé, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650773/a-successful-live-birth-with-in-vitro-fertilization-and-thawed-embryo-transfer-after-conservative-treatment-of-recurrent-endometrial-cancer
#13
Sung Woo Kim, Hoon Kim, Seung-Yup Ku, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim, Young Min Choi
Estrogen-dependent early stage endometrial cancer is relatively common in young women of reproductive age. The standard treatment is hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), even in early stage well-differentiated endometrial cancer patients. This surgical option results in permanent loss of fertility. There have been some reports of live births using in vitro fertilization after conservative management of endometrial cancer with high-dose progestin for the purpose of fertility preservation. However, most were not recurrent cases and pregnancy was achieved through conventional in vitro fertilization, which usually raises serum estradiol levels and may lead to the recurrence of endometrial cancer...
June 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629583/ex%C3%A2-vivo-retrieval-and-cryopreservation-of-oocytes-from-oophorectomized-specimens-for-fertility-preservation-in-a-brca1-mutation-carrier-with-ovarian-cancer
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Nigel Pereira, Andrea G Hubschmann, Jovana P Lekovich, Glenn L Schattman, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of ex vivo oocyte retrieval from oophorectomized specimens in a BRCA1 mutation carrier undergoing surgical staging for ovarian cancer. DESIGN: Video case report and literature review. SETTING: University-affiliated center. PATIENT(S): A 37-year-old single woman, gravida 0, with a known BRCA1 mutation, presented to her oncologist with a complex right ovarian mass and elevated CA-125 level...
August 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578791/letrozole-an-aromatase-inhibitor-reduces-post-peak-age-related-regression-of-rooster-reproductive-performance
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Emad Abdulgabbar Ali, Mahdi Zhandi, Armin Towhidi, Mojtaba Zaghari, Mahdi Ansari, Mojtaba Najafi, Hamid Deldar
This study was designed to evaluate orally administrated Letrozole (Lz) on reproductive performance, plasma testosterone and estradiol concentrations and relative abundance of mRNA of GnRH, FSH and LH in roosters. Ross 308 roosters (n=32) that were 40-weeks of age were individually housed and received a basal standard diet supplemented different amounts of capsulated Lz [0 (Lz-0), 0.5 (Lz-0.5), 1 (Lz-1) or 1.5 (Lz-1.5), mg Lz/bird/day] for 12 weeks. Sperm quality variables and plasma testosterone and estradiol concentrations were assessed from the first to the tenth week of the treatment period...
May 27, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562472/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-combined-with-a-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-or-letrozole-for-fertility-preserving-treatment-of-endometrial-carcinoma-and-complex-atypical-hyperplasia-in-young-women
#16
Huimei Zhou, Dongyan Cao, Jiaxin Yang, Keng Shen, Jinghe Lang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) combined with a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system or an aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) in young women with well-differentiated early endometrial carcinoma (EC) and complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis including the clinical characteristics of 29 patients younger than 45 years with early well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus (EC) or CAH who were treated at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, from January 2012 to April 2016...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462402/letrozole-gnrh-antagonist-stimulation-protocol-in-poor-ovarian-responders-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-an-rct
#17
Mahbod Ebrahimi, Firouzeh Akbari-Asbagh, Mojgan Ghalandar-Attar
BACKGROUND: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol has been proposed as a potentially proper option for the patients with limited ovarian reserve. Nevertheless, there is no significant difference in terms of clinical pregnancy between the GnRH antagonist and agonist cycles. The use of aromatase inhibitors such as letrozole was suggested by some studies. OBJECTIVE: The object of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of letrozole co-treatment with GnRH-antagonist protocol in ovarian stimulation of poor responder patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
February 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333356/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-for-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Rachael J Rodgers, Geoffrey D Reid, Juliette Koch, Rebecca Deans, William L Ledger, Michael Friedlander, Robert B Gilchrist, Kirsty A Walters, Jason A Abbott
STUDY QUESTION: Can controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) for fertility preservation be effectively conducted in women with breast cancer without worsening their prognosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: COH with co-administration of letrozole suppresses oestradiol levels without significantly impacting oocyte yield or decreasing disease-free survival rates. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Oestradiol has the capacity to stimulate the proliferation of breast cancer cells...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236310/clomiphene-citrate-and-letrozole-to-reduce-follicle-stimulating-hormone-consumption-during-ovarian-stimulation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
T N Bechtejew, M N Nadai, C O Nastri, W P Martins
OBJECTIVE: To assess the available evidence comparing effectiveness of ovarian stimulation (OS) using clomiphene citrate (CC) and/or letrozole (LTZ) to reduce follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) consumption compared with standard OS. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared reproductive outcomes following in-vitro fertilization. We searched 11 electronic databases and hand-searched the reference lists of included studies and related reviews...
September 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122888/response-to-ovarian-stimulation-is-not-impacted-by-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Molly M Quinn, Hakan Cakmak, Joseph M Letourneau, Marcelle I Cedars, Mitchell P Rosen
STUDY QUESTION: Does a breast cancer diagnosis impact ovarian function in the setting of fertility preservation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Ovarian reserve and ovarian stimulation outcomes are similar in patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer and patients undergoing elective fertility preservation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Prior studies, with small study populations, lack of controlling for individual differences in ovarian reserve and infertile controls, have reported conflicting outcomes for cancer patients undergoing ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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