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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645047/neurological-condition-assessed-with-the-hempel-examination-and-cognition-and-behaviour-at-4years
#1
Pamela Schendelaar, Jorien Seggers, Maas Jan Heineman, Mijna Hadders-Algra
AIM: To investigate associations between neurological condition, assessed with the Hempel examination, in terms of minor neurological dysfunction (MND) and neurological optimality, and cognition and behaviour at 4years. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analyses within a prospective, assessor-blinded follow-up study. SUBJECTS: Four-year-old singletons born to subfertile parents (n=235; 120 boys). OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome parameters were complex minor neurological dysfunction (complex MND) and the neurological optimality score (NOS)...
June 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635535/effect-of-the-previous-reproductive-outcomes-in-subfertile-women-after-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-and-or-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-treatments-on-perinatal-anxious-and-depressive-symptomatology
#2
Francesca Agostini, Fiorella Monti, Marcella Paterlini, Federica Andrei, Stefano Palomba, Giovanni Battista La Sala
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to investigate the effects of previous reproductive outcomes on the levels of depression, anxiety and perceived social support in subfertile women who conceived after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was developed. Data were collected on subfertile patients who conceived after IVF/ICSI treatment. All demographic and clinical data were recorded...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621618/placental-imprinting-variation-associated-with-assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-subfertility
#3
Julia F Litzky, Maya A Deyssenroth, Todd M Everson, David A Armstrong, Luca Lambertini, Jia Chen, Carmen J Marsit
Infertility affects one in six couples in developed nations, resulting in an increasing use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Both ART and subfertility appear to be linked to lower birth weight outcomes, setting infants up for poor long-term health. Prenatal growth is, in part, regulated via epigenetically controlled imprinted genes in the placenta. Although differences in DNA methylation between ART and control infants have been found, it remains unclear whether these differences are due to the ART procedures or to the underlying parental subfertility and how these methylation differences affect imprinted gene expression...
June 16, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617068/nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-the-endometrium-of-normal-and-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#4
Onder Koc, Safak Ozdemirici, Mustafa Acet, Ummugulsum Soyturk, Suleyman Aydin
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression levels of endometrial NFκB p65 differ between normal weight and overweight PCOS women and to compare them with BMI-matched control subjects without PCOS. The study group comprised 20 normal weight (BMI: 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)) and 15 overweight PCOS women (BMI: 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) with infertility. Healthy fertile women without PCOS were recruited as the control group. The patients in the normal weight PCOS group and control group were age and BMI-matched...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608497/the-effect-of-hpv-infection-on-ivf-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Charalampos Siristatidis, Dennis Vaidakis, Eleni Sertedaki, Wellington Martins
OBJECTIVES: Tο identify, appraise and summarize the available data, concerning the impact of HPV infection on the reproductive outcomes following in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: We searched for studies on PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Lilacs and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from inception to Mar-2017. Any type of HPV infection in the woman assessed through PCR, subfertility factors and IVF indications and protocols were considered. Our primary outcomes were live birth/ongoing pregnancy and miscarriage, while secondary included clinical and laboratory parameters...
June 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606381/which-origin-for-polycystic-ovaries-syndrome-genetic-environmental-or-both
#6
Patrick Fenichel, Charlotte Rougier, Sylvie Hieronimus, Nicolas Chevalier
Polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS), the most common female endocrine disorder, affects 7-10% of women of childbearing age. It includes ovarian hyperandrogenism, impaired follicular maturation, anovulation and subfertility. Insulin resistance, although present in most cases, is not necessary for diagnosis. It increases hyperandrogenism and long-term metabolic, cardiovascular and oncological risks. The origin of hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia has a genetic component, as demonstrated by familial aggregation studies and recent identification of associated genomic variants, conferring a particular susceptibility to the syndrome...
June 9, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602111/genetics-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#7
Kateryna Mykhalchenko, Daria Lizneva, Tatiana Trofimova, Walidah Walker, Larisa Suturina, Michael P Diamond, Ricardo Azziz
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal and metabolic disorder affecting 5 to 20% of reproductive-aged women worldwide that results in androgen excess, menstrual dysfunction and oligo-ovulatory subfertility, with increased risks for type 2 diabetes, endometrial adenocarcinoma, and potentially vascular disease, among other morbidities. PCOS is a complex genetic trait with strong heritability accounting for as high as 70% of the development of the disorder. Areas covered: The authors summarize the historical and recent findings of genetic studies of PCOS, such as familial studies, twin studies, and molecular genetic studies, including the results of recent genome wide associated studies...
July 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588183/orlistat-the-lipase-inhibitor-therapy-in-overweight-and-obese-subfertile-women
#8
D Rahman, S M Shahida, T Hussain, A Begum
This experimental study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of orlistat (a pancreatic lipase inhibitor) therapy over lifestyle change on weight reduction and ovulation in overweight and obese subfertile women. It was carried out in Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Dhaka, Bangladesh from August 2015 to January 2016. Subfertile obese and overweight female patients attending the study centre during study period was considered as study population...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583593/altered-expression-of-cytokines-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-il-8-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-bovine-follicular-persistence
#9
A F Stassi, M E Baravalle, E M Belotti, F Rey, N C Gareis, P U Díaz, F M Rodríguez, C J Leiva, H H Ortega, N R Salvetti
In dairy cattle, cystic ovarian disease (COD) is an important cause of subfertility, and two of the main signs are ovulation failure and follicular persistence. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of the cytokines IL-1α, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α in ovarian follicular structures at different times of persistence in a model of follicular persistence induced by prolonged treatment with progesterone in dairy cows. Protein expression of IL-1α, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566207/aberrations-in-sperm-dna-methylation-patterns-are-associated-with-abnormalities-in-semen-parameters-of-subfertile-males
#10
M Laqqan, E F Solomayer, M Hammadeh
Infertility affects about 15% of couples worldwide, with approximately 7% of males suffering from infertility problems. This study was designed to assess the relationship between alterations in sperm DNA methylation patterns and semen parameters in subfertile males. Of a total of 108 males, 30 samples were subjected to 450K BeadChip arrays to evaluate the variation in DNA methylation level between cases and controls. Three CpG sites showed the highest difference in methylation levels (cg09737095, cg14271023, and cg17662493), which are located in the KCNJ5, MLPH, and SMC1β genes, respectively; these were selected for further analysis using deep bisulfite sequencing in 78 independent samples (21 proven fertile "controls", and 57 subfertile "cases")...
May 26, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565817/medical-perspective-in-testicular-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#11
Salvatore Arena, Roberta Iacona, Pietro Antonuccio, Tiziana Russo, Vincenzo Salvo, Eloisa Gitto, Pietro Impellizzeri, Carmelo Romeo
Testicular torsion or torsion of the spermatic cord is one of the most serious urological conditions. It causes testicular injury, which potentially leads to male subfertility. The turning of the spermatic cord and spermatic structures around themselves results in biochemical and histological changes; however, following testicular detorsion, tissues undergo reperfusion that causes more severe damage than that induced by ischemia. Since the primary causes of testicular damage are reactive oxygen species production, an increase in intra-mitochondrial calcium concentration and an increased rate of cellular apoptosis, different medications may potentially be effective...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558006/pulse-doppler-ultrasound-as-a-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-testicular-dysfunction-in-stallions
#12
Jose M Ortiz-Rodriguez, Luis Anel-Lopez, Patricia Martín-Muñoz, Mercedes Álvarez, Gemma Gaitskell-Phillips, Luis Anel, Pedro Rodríguez-Medina, Fernando J Peña, Cristina Ortega Ferrusola
Testicular function is particularly susceptible to vascular insult, resulting in a negative impact on sperm production and quality of the ejaculate. A prompt diagnosis of testicular dysfunction enables implementation of appropriate treatment, hence improving fertility forecasts for stallions. The present research aims to: (1) assess if Doppler ultrasonography is a good tool to diagnose stallions with testicular dysfunction; (2) to study the relationship between Doppler parameters of the testicular artery and those of sperm quality assessed by flow cytometry and (3) to establish cut off values to differentiate fertile stallions from those with pathologies causing testicular dysfunction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557831/female-exposure-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-fecundity-a-review
#13
Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Audrey J Gaskins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been known for their ability to interfere with aspects of hormone action resulting in adverse health consequences among animals and humans; however, the effects of EDCs on human fecundity have shown inconsistent findings. This review summarizes the most recent epidemiologic literature from humans on the potential effects of female exposure to nonpersistent EDCs, specifically bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, parabens, and triclosan, on fecundity, measured by markers of reproductive hormones, markers of ovulation or ovarian reserve, IVF outcomes, and time-to-pregnancy...
May 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553316/microrna-155-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-new-potential-markers-of-subfertility-in-men-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Dag Eckersten, Christos Tsatsanis, Aleksander Giwercman, Laila Bruun, Mats Pihlsgård, Anders Christensson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Men with terminal renal failure are often infertile. Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), a marker of Sertoli cell function, is decreased among men with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Recently, a microRNA, miR-155, has been shown to be a potential marker for subfertility. We studied miR-155 and semen parameters in patients with CKD who were not yet on dialysis. We also aimed to study possible associations between AMH, miR-155, and semen parameters to evaluate them as markers of fertility...
January 2017: Nephron Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550023/the-super-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-clomiphene-citrate-for-ovarian-stimulation-in-intrauterine-insemination
#15
N A Danhof, M van Wely, Cam Koks, J Gianotten, J P de Bruin, B J Cohlen, D P van der Ham, N F Klijn, Mha van Hooff, Fjm Broekmans, K Fleischer, Cah Janssen, J M Rijn van Weert, J van Disseldorp, M Twisk, M Traas, Mfg Verberg, M J Pelinck, J Visser, Dam Perquin, DES Boks, H R Verhoeve, C F van Heteren, Bwj Mol, S Repping, F van der Veen, M H Mochtar
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of four cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) with ovarian stimulation (OS) by follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or by clomiphene citrate (CC), and adherence to strict cancellation criteria. SETTING: Randomised controlled trial among 22 secondary and tertiary fertility clinics in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 732 women from couples diagnosed with unexplained or mild male subfertility and an unfavourable prognosis according to the model of Hunault of natural conception...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547739/determination-of-spermatic-vein-reflux-after-varicocele-repair-helps-to-define-the-efficacy-of-treatment-in-improving-sperm-parameters-of-subfertile-men
#16
S D'Andrea, A Micillo, A Barbonetti, A V Giordano, S Carducci, A Mancini, S Necozione, F Francavilla, S Francavilla
PURPOSE: A continuous spermatic venous reflux (SVR) at colour Doppler ultrasound (CDU) is an evidence for varicocele, a frequent correlate for male subfertility. We explored whether SVR after left varicocele repair is predictive for changes in semen quality in subfertile men. METHODS: Blood hormones (FSH, LH, and total testosterone) and scrotal CDU were obtained in subfertile patients with left grade II or grade III varicocele on physical evaluation and a poor sperm quality...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540977/oral-contraceptive-pill-progestogen-or-oestrogen-pretreatment-for-ovarian-stimulation-protocols-for-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-techniques
#17
REVIEW
Cindy Farquhar, Luk Rombauts, Jan Am Kremer, Anne Lethaby, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), hormone pills given before ovarian stimulation may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pretreatment with the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) or with a progestogen or oestrogen alone in ovarian stimulation protocols affects outcomes in subfertile couples undergoing ART. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases from inception to January 2017: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register Studies Online, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536663/endometriosis-nodule-causing-spontaneous-haemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Junaid Rafi, Geetha Mahindrakar, Debjani Mukhopadhyay
Spontaneous haemoperitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) due to endometriosis is a very rare condition and this is a case of a 41-year-old primigravida, who presented at 32 weeks with sudden onset of severe lower abdominal pain without any uterine activity. This was a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy, following in vitro fertilisation for subfertility secondary to severe endometriosis. On admission, pain score was eight, with ten being the maximum of the scale. The vital signs were stable. Abdominal palpation revealed generalised tenderness with no guarding or palpable contraction...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534597/metabolomics-for-improving-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technologies
#19
REVIEW
Charalampos S Siristatidis, Eleni Sertedaki, Dennis Vaidakis
BACKGROUND: In order to overcome the low effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the high incidence of multiple births, metabolomics is proposed as a non-invasive method to assess oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity, and facilitate a targeted subfertility treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of metabolomic assessment of oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity for improving live birth or ongoing pregnancy rates in women undergoing ART, compared to conventional methods of assessment...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530327/-clinical-aspects-of-intrauterine-insemination
#20
REVIEW
Eliezer Girsh, Semion Meltzer, Buzhena Saar-Ryss, Gad Liberty, Jaakov Rabinson, Shevach Friedler
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an intervention performed frequently in the treatment of couples suffering from subfertility and women treated using donor sperm. The factors predicting its success include female parameters such as age and ovarian function and male parameters such as sperm quality. However, many details regarding its clinical application such as the methodology of sperm preparation, timing of IUI, the number of inseminations in the same cycle, the recommended number of cycles to be performed and the minimal threshold values of the sperm sample profile required are controversial...
August 2016: Harefuah
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