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This Committee Opinion provides practitioners with suggestions for optimizing the likelihood of achieving pregnancy in couples/individuals attempting conception who have no evidence of infertility. This document replaces the document of the same name previously published in 2013, Fertil Steril 2013;100(3):631-7.
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
Florence Belva, Mathieu Roelants, Jean De Schepper, André Van Steirteghem, Herman Tournaye, Maryse Bonduelle
STUDY QUESTION: Are reproductive hormone levels (FSH, LH, inhibin B and testosterone) in male offspring conceived by ICSI because of male infertility comparable with those from peers born after spontaneous conception? SUMMARY ANSWER: In this cohort of 54 young men conceived by ICSI because of male-factor infertility, mean and median reproductive hormone levels were found to be comparable with results from spontaneously conceived peers, but ICSI-conceived men were more likely to have low inhibin B (<10th percentile) and high FSH (>90th percentile) levels...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
Yoko Miyoshi, Tohru Yorifuji, Reiko Horikawa, Ikuko Takahashi, Keisuke Nagasaki, Hiroyuki Ishiguro, Ikuma Fujiwara, Junko Ito, Mari Oba, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Hiroyuki Fujisaki, Masashi Kato, Chikako Shimizu, Tomoyasu Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Haruhiko Sago, Tetsuya Takimoto, Hiroshi Okada, Nao Suzuki, Susumu Yokoya, Tsutomu Ogata, Keiichi Ozono
An increasing number of pediatric cancer patients survive, and treatment-related infertility represents one of the most important issues for these patients. While official guidelines in Japan recommend long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), their gonadal function and fertility have not been clarified. To address this issue, we organized a working panel to compile evidence from long-term survivors who received treatments for cancer during childhood or adolescence. In collaboration with members of the CCS Committee of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE), we conducted a questionnaire survey regarding reproductive function in pediatric cancer patients...
April 2016: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
Jason Michael Franasiak, Lowell Teh-en Ku, Kurt T Barnhart
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April 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Kurt T Barnhart, Steven T Nakajima, Elizabeth Puscheck, Thomas M Price, Valerie L Baker, James Segars
OBJECTIVE: To identify the current and future state of the practice of reproductive medicine. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): None. INTERVENTION(S): Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The survey included 57 questions designed to assess practice patterns/metrics and professional satisfaction and morale. RESULT(S): A total of 336/1,100 (31%) responded, and they were 38% women, 61% men, and 76% Caucasian, with a mean age of 54...
May 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Neil F Goodman, Rhoda H Cobin, Walter Futterweit, Jennifer S Glueck, Richard S Legro, Enrico Carmina
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is recognized as the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-aged women around the world. This document, produced by the collaboration of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Androgen Excess Society aims to highlight the most important clinical issues confronting physicians and their patients with PCOS. It is a summary of current best practices in 2014. Insulin resistance is believed to play an intrinsic role in the pathogenesis of PCOS. The mechanism by which insulin resistance or insulin give rise to oligomenorrhea and hyperandrogenemia, however, is unclear...
December 2015: Endocrine Practice
Allison L Goetsch, Catherine Wicklund, Marla L Clayman, Teresa K Woodruff
Genetic counselors believe fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) discussions to be a part of their role when counseling BRCA1/2 mutation-positive patients. This study is the first to explore reproductive endocrinologists' (REI) practices and attitudes regarding involvement of genetic counselors in the care of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers seeking fertility preservation and PGD. A survey was mailed to 1000 REIs from Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (SREI), an American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) affiliate group...
June 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
Neil F Goodman, Rhoda H Cobin, Walter Futterweit, Jennifer S Glueck, Richard S Legro, Enrico Carmina
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is recognized as the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-aged women around the world. This document, produced by the collaboration of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society (AES) aims to highlight the most important clinical issues confronting physicians and their patients with PCOS. It is a summary of current best practices in 2015. PCOS has been defined using various criteria, including menstrual irregularity, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM)...
November 2015: Endocrine Practice
Yael Pecchioli, Mary Anne Jamieson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To create a family tree to chronicle the proliferation of our specialty through fellowships (formal and informal) within the pediatric and adolescent gynecology practice and among the membership of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG). This historical project was undertaken as a way to demonstrate NASPAG's rich sense of heritage and community. The tree is meant to be a dynamic project, a living document, changing and expanding as this field of medicine grows, and offers a form of institutional memory for NASPAG...
December 2015: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Shunichiro Tsuji, Takashi Murakami, Fuminori Kimura, Satoshi Tanimura, Masataka Kudo, Makio Shozu, Hisashi Narahara, Norihiro Sugino
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the current status and management of secondary infertility following cesarean section in Japan. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A two-step questionnaire survey was performed in 1092 facilities, including teaching hospitals and artificial reproductive technology clinics, registered with the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In our questionnaires, we obtained data about symptoms, clinical findings, diagnostic methods, and pregnancy outcomes...
September 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Belina Carranza-Mamane, Jon Havelock, Robert Hemmings, Anthony Cheung, Sony Sierra, Belina Carranza-Mamane, Allison Case, Cathie Dwyer, James Graham, Jon Havelock, Robert Hemmings, Kimberly Liu, Ward Murdock, Tannys Vause, Benjamin Wong, Margaret Burnett
OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations regarding the best management of fibroids in couples who present with infertility. Usual and novel treatment options for fibroids will be reviewed with emphasis on their applicability in women who wish to conceive. OPTIONS: Management of fibroids in women wishing to conceive first involves documentation of the presence of the fibroid and determination of likelihood of the fibroid impacting on the ability to conceive. Treatment of fibroids in this instance is primarily surgical, but must be weighed against the evidence of surgical management improving clinical outcomes, and risks specific to surgical management and approach...
March 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Dominique de Ziegler, David R Meldrum
Training in reproductive endocrinology (REI) and its male variant, andrology, has been profoundly influenced by the central role captured by assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The marked differences in financial, regulatory, and societal/ethical restrictions on ART in different countries of the world also prominently influence the clinical management of infertility. Training should strive for comprehensive teaching of all medically indicated procedures, even if only to optimize cross-border care. Better international standardization of infertility practices and training would benefit worldwide infertility care and should be promoted by international societies...
July 2015: Fertility and Sterility
Shannon Corbett, Doron Shmorgun, Paul Claman, Sarah Healey, Mathias Gysler
OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical aspects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and provide recommendations on its prevention. OPTIONS: Preventative measures, early recognition, and prompt systematic supportive care will help avoid poor outcomes. OUTCOMES: Establish guidelines to assist in the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, early recognition of the condition when it occurs, and provision of appropriate supportive measures in the correct setting...
November 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
N Parahuleva, B Pehlivanov, M Orbecova, E Uchikova, H Ivancheva
UNLABELLED: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age and the leading cause of oligo/anovulatory infertility. The incidence of PCOS in the population is 5-10% depending on the phenotypic expression of the syndrome as use criteria for diagnosis Anti- Mullerian Hormone may be defined as a glycoprotein growth factor having autocrine and paracrine deystvie. Prodused in granulosa cells of the ovary and related to the growth and development of follicles...
2014: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Margaret E Wierman, Wiebke Arlt, Rosemary Basson, Susan R Davis, Karen K Miller, Mohammad H Murad, William Rosner, Nanette Santoro
OBJECTIVE: To update practice guidelines for the therapeutic use of androgens in women. PARTICIPANTS: A Task Force appointed by the Endocrine Society, American Congress of Obestricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), and International Menopause Society (IMS) consisting of six experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. EVIDENCE: The Task Force commissioned two systematic reviews of published data and considered several other existing meta-analyses and trials...
October 2014: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Kenan Omurtag, Natalia M Grindler, Kimberly A Roehl, G Wright Bates, Angeline N Beltsos, Randall R Odem, Emily S Jungheim
The aim of this study was to determine whether practice in states with infertility insurance mandates is associated with physician-reported practice patterns regarding hydrosalpinx management in assisted reproduction clinics. A cross-sectional, internet-based survey of 442 members of Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or Society of Reproductive Surgeons was performed. Physicians practising in states without infertility insurance mandates were more likely to report performing diagnostic surgery after an inconclusive hysterosalpingogram than physicians practising in states with mandates (RR 1...
July 2014: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Takashi Minegishi, Norihiro Sugino, Osamu Ishihara, Jo Kitawaki, Tasuku Harada, Takashi Murakami
The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology Committee summarizes the activities of each subcommittee below from April 2011 to March 2013. 1. Survey for clinical outcomes of infertility treatment for women with adenomyosis and complications of pregnant women with adenomyosis. 2. Survey for multiple pregnancies after controlled ovarian stimulation in non-assisted-reproductive-technology infertility treatment cycles: population-based study in Japan. 3. Study on the effect of endometriosis management on ovarian reserve...
February 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Gerson Weiss
Gerson Weiss speaks to Natasha Leeson, Assistant Commissioning Editor Gerson Weiss obtained his MD degree from New York University (NY, USA). After an internship in internal medicine at Baltimore City Hospital (MD, USA), he completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York University. Further training in reproductive endocrinology was obtained as a postdoctoral research fellow in physiology at the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA), in the laboratory of Dr Ernst Knobil. Following this fellowship, Dr Weiss returned to New York University where he ultimately became Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility...
January 2014: Women's Health
Lindsay Malloch, Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical use and practice attitudes among Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) members regarding the use of letrozole for ovulation induction and infertility treatment. DESIGN: The SART clinic physicians were mailed a cover letter and consent form, a two-page survey, and return envelope. The surveys were returned and analyzed using descriptive statistics. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): None...
December 2013: Fertility and Sterility
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