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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077604/the-mitochondrial-dna-content-of-cumulus-granulosa-cells-is-linked-to-embryo-quality
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V Desquiret-Dumas, A Clément, V Seegers, L Boucret, V Ferré-L'Hotellier, P E Bouet, P Descamps, V Procaccio, P Reynier, P May-Panloup
STUDY QUESTION: Could the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content of cumulus granulosa cells (CGCs) be related to oocyte competence? SUMMARY ANSWER: The quality of embryos obtained during IVF procedures appears to be linked to mtDNA copy numbers in the CGCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Oocyte quality is linked to oocyte mtDNA content in the human and other species, and the mtDNA copy number of the oocyte is related to that of the corresponding CGCs. Moreover, the quantification of CGC mtDNA has recently been proposed as a biomarker of embryo viability...
January 6, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059554/searching-for-love-and-test-tube-babies-iraqi-refugee-men-in-reproductive-exile-on-the-margins-of-detroit
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Marcia C Inhorn
In this article, I explore the reproductive health problems faced by Iraqi refugees, one of America's most rapidly growing immigrant populations. Based on anthropological research in 'Arab Detroit', the 'capital' of Arab America, I explore the experiences of Iraqi refugee men seeking medical help for their infertility. Most required intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a variant of in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, in America's privatized medical system-where a single cycle can cost more than $12,000-few could possibly afford this assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
January 6, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010131/predicting-the-clinical-outcome-of-icsi-by-sperm-head-vacuole-examination
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Khaled Pocate-Cheriet, Ilan Heilikman, Raphael Porcher, Virginie Barraud-Lange, Nathalie Sermondade, Charlene Herbemont, Jean Philippe Wolf, Christophe Sifer
: To assess whether high magnification sperm head vacuole examination (SHVE) and/or standard sperm morphology assessment can predict ICSI outcomes in terms of fertilization, embryo quality, and delivery rates, a prospective observational bicentric study was conducted in two publicly funded assisted reproductive technology (ART) units in France between January and July of 2012. A total of 111 ICSI cycles for exclusively male infertility factors were included. A Spearman's correlation test was performed to validate SHVE reproducibility between the ART units...
December 23, 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007790/the-effect-of-expressive-writing-intervention-for-infertile-couples-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yoon Frederiksen, Mia Skytte O'Toole, Mimi Y Mehlsen, Benedicte Hauge, Helle Olesen Elbaek, Robert Zachariae, Hans Jakob Ingerslev
STUDY QUESTION: Is expressive writing intervention (EWI) efficacious in reducing distress and improving pregnancy rates for couples going through ART treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: Compared to controls, EWI statistically significantly reduced depressive symptoms but not anxiety and infertility-related distress. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ART treatment is considered stressful. So far, various psychological interventions have been tested for their potential in reducing infertility-related distress and the results are generally positive...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990088/impact-of-office-hysteroscopy-in-repeated-implantation-failure-experience-of-a-single-center
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Emre Göksan Pabuçcu, İbrahim Yalçın, Taylan Bodur, Gamze Sinem Çağlar, Recai Pabuçcu
OBJECTIVE: Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is a clinical entity affecting many couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). Various intrauterine pathologies contribute to RIF. Nevertheless, vaginal sonography and hysterosalpingography, which are the common diagnostic tools for the initial follow-up, have limited sensitivities. In this context, we aimed to evaluate the impact of office hysteroscopy (oHS) on live birth rates (LBRs) when performed prior to subsequent ART cycles in women with a history of RIF...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979918/pre-term-birth-and-low-birth-weight-following-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-analysis-of-88-010-singleton-live-births-following-pgd-and-ivf-cycles
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Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Belavendra Antonisamy, Hepsy Y Selliah, Mohan S Kamath
STUDY QUESTION: Is PGD associated with the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes such as pre-term birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW)? SUMMARY ANSWER: There was no increase in the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes of PTB, and LBW following PGD compared with autologous IVF. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pregnancies resulting from ART are associated with a higher risk of pregnancy complications compared with spontaneously conceived pregnancies. The possible reason of adverse obstetric outcomes following ART has been attributed to the underlying infertility itself and embryo specific epigenetic modifications due to the IVF techniques...
December 15, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978775/can-amh-levels-predict-the-need-for-increased-medication-during-ivf-icsi-in-pcos-women
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Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Ahmed M Hussein, Sherif Dahab, Moutaz M Elsherbini, Yossra S Lasheen, Fouad Abu-Hamila
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) to predict the step up of human menopausal gonadotrophins (HMG) dose in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing IVF/ICSI cycles. METHODS: AMH was drawn before ovulation induction in 976 PCOS women scheduled for IVF/ICSI. After all cycles ended, a ROC curve analysis was done to investigate the ability of AMH to predict step up of the HMG. RESULTS: The area under the curve was 0...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928673/do-art-patients-face-higher-c-section-rates-during-their-stage-of-delivery-a-german-monocenter-experience
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Kay Neumann, Christoph Cirkel, Achim Rody, Daniel A Beyer
PURPOSE: The mode of delivery depends on multiple parameters. After assisted reproductive technology (ART), previous studies have shown elevated C-section rates but few studies differentiated between elective and emergency operations and different protocols of cryopreservation. Because these studies did not use multiparity as exclusion criteria which reduces confounding with previous pregnancies, aim of this study is to compare mode of delivery of different techniques of ART using data of primiparae only [1, 2]...
December 7, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921090/the-effect-of-intrauterine-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-injection-before-embryo-transfer-on-the-implantation-and-pregnancy-rate-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Sima Janati, Mohammad Hossein Razi
BACKGROUND: Implantation is one of the essential steps for the success of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Their success depends on three main factors: embryo quality, endometrial receptivity (ER), and synchrony between embryo and endometrium. There are various factors that regulate the complex process of implantation. In this regard, one may refer to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as the most important factor. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of intrauterine hCG injection before embryo transfer (ET) on pregnancy outcome in infertile couples...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916070/-effect-of-luteal-phase-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-administration-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
L P Yu, N Liu, Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the potential efficacy and safety of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist(GnRH-a) administration in the luteal-phase on in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Methods: The relevant papers published before November 2015 were electronically searched in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, WHO ICTRP, ClinicalTrials.gov, CNKI, CBM and WanFang database to collect randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving GnRH-a administration in the luteal-phase on IVF/ICSI cycles in ART...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908224/serum-substance-p-concentrations-to-predict-oocyte-maturation-index-and-clinical-pregnancy
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Yavuz Sahin, Enis Özkaya, Semra Kayatas Eser, Tayfun Kutlu, Ilhan Sanverdi, Gulden Tunali, Ates Karateke
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of serum substance P (SP) concentrations on oocyte maturation and clinical pregnancy. METHODS: Ninety-three women with unexplained infertility underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. Antagonist protocol was started for each participant and at the day of oocyte pick up, serum samples were obtained from each participant to assess SP concentrations, and these concentrations were utilized to predict mature/total oocyte ratio and clinical pregnancy...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881336/-outcome-analysis-of-monozygotic-twin-pregnancy-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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Shu-Xian Feng, Xue-Lan Li, Xing-Yu Zhou, Yu-Dong Liu, Ping-Ping Guo, De-Sheng Ye, Xin Chen, Shi-Ling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence, management, and outcomes of monozygotic twin (MZT) pregnancy conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of clinical pregnancies after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and introcytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) from January, 2010 to June 2015 at our center. We investigated the incidence, managements and outcomes of 94 MZT pregnancies...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876421/prognostic-factors-for-patients-undergoing-vitrified-warmed-human-embryo-transfer-cycles-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Toshifumi Takahashi, Ayumi Hasegawa, Hideki Igarashi, Mitsuyoshi Amita, Jun Matsukawa, Isao Takehara, Satoko Suzuki, Satoru Nagase
We examined the prognostic factors for pregnancy in 210 vitrified-warmed embryo transfer (ET) cycles in 121 patients. The univariate analysis showed that age, gravida, the number of cycles associated with infertility caused by endometriosis, the number of previous assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles, and the number of ICSI procedures were significantly lower in pregnant cycles compared with non-pregnant cycles. The percentages of ET using at least one intact embryo and of ET using at least one embryo that had developed further after warming were significantly higher in pregnant cycles compared with non-pregnant cycles...
November 23, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852097/subclinical-hypothyroidism-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes
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Marcela de Alencar Coelho Neto, Wellington de Paula Martins, Anderson Sanches de Melo, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Paula Andrea Navarro
Purpose Whether preconception elevated concentrations of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) compromises reproductive outcomes in patients undergoing assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs) remains unclear. This study therefore compared the reproductive outcomes in patients with TSH concentrations of < 2.5 mIU/L, 2.5-4.0 mIU/L, and 4.0-10.0 mIU/L undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Methods This retrospective cohort study evaluated the medical records of all women with measured TSH concentrations who underwent IVF/ICSI between January 2011 and December 2012...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846734/reproductive-technologies-and-the-risk-of-congenital-heart-defects
#15
Satoru Iwashima, Takamichi Ishikawa, Hiroaki Itoh
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has become widespread, accounting for ∼2% of all births worldwide, with a similar proportion in Japan. Our goal was to determine whether ART is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart defect (CHD). The study subjects were 2716 pregnant women (2317 in a spontaneous conception [SC] group and 399 in an assisted conception [AC] group). Of patients in the AC group, 142 were treated with ovulation-inducing agents (OIAs), 56 with artificial insemination by the husband (AIH), 159 with in vitro fertilization (IVF), and 42 with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
November 16, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832397/optimal-embryo-transfer-strategy-in-poor-response-may-include-freeze-all
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Murat Berkkanoglu, Kevin Coetzee, Hasan Bulut, Kemal Ozgur
PURPOSE: In this retrospective cohort study, we investigated the best embryo transfer strategy in ICSI cycles with ≤4 oocytes collected at oocyte retrieval. METHODS: Women who underwent antagonist co-treatment COS for ICSI treatment between January 2010 and December 2015 at a private ART clinic (N = 2263). Eight hundred seventy-nine women (group 1) had ≤4 oocytes collected at oocyte retrieval, of whom 645 (group A) had cleavage stage embryo transfer (ET), and 234 (group B) had blastocyst ET...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824942/identifying-maternal-constraints-on-fetal-growth-and-subsequent-perinatal-outcomes-using-a-multiple-embryo-implantation-model
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Nigel Pereira, Tyler Cozzubbo, Stephanie Cheung, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D Palermo, Queenie V Neri
INTRODUCTION: Although the majority of singleton births after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are uncomplicated, studies have suggested that IVF pregnancies may be independently associated with low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and perinatal mortality. These outcomes complicate multiple gestations as expected, but have also been reported in singletons. A multiple embryo implantation model allows for assessment of the early in utero environment, and therefore, assessment of any maternal constraints on developing fetuses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822908/the-duration-of-gonadotropin-stimulation-does-not-alter-the-clinical-pregnancy-rate-in-ivf-or-icsi-cycles
#18
N Purandare, G Emerson, C Kirkham, C Harrity, D Walsh, E Mocanu
BACKGROUND: Ovarian stimulation is an essential part of assisted reproduction treatments. Research on whether the duration of stimulation alters the success in assisted reproduction has not been conclusive. AIM: The purpose of the study was to establish whether the duration of ovarian stimulation alters the success in assisted reproduction treatments. METHODS: All fresh (non-donor) stimulation cycles performed in an academic tertiary referral ART centre over a period of 18 years, between 1st January 1997 and 31st December 2014, were identified...
November 7, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821708/no-increased-risk-of-major-congenital-anomalies-or-adverse-pregnancy-or-neonatal-outcomes-following-letrozole-use-in-assisted-reproductive-technology
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T Tatsumi, S C Jwa, A Kuwahara, M Irahara, T Kubota, H Saito
STUDY QUESTION: Does letrozole use increase the risk of major congenital anomalies and adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in fresh, single-embryo transfer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Letrozole significantly decreases the risk of miscarriage and does not increase the risk of major congenital anomalies or adverse pregnancy or neonatal outcomes compared with natural cycles in patients undergoing ART. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Letrozole is the most commonly used aromatase inhibitor for mild ovarian stimulation in ART...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807847/aspirin-for-in-vitro-fertilisation
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REVIEW
Charalampos S Siristatidis, George Basios, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Paraskevi Vogiatzi
BACKGROUND: Aspirin is used with the aim of optimising the chance of live birth in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), despite inconsistent evidence of its efficacy and safety (in terms of intraoperative bleeding during oocyte retrieval and risk of miscarriage). The most appropriate time to commence aspirin therapy and the length of treatment required are also still to be determined. This is the second update of the review first published in 2007. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of aspirin in women undergoing ART...
3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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