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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925288/twins-and-socioeconomic-factors-changes-in-the-last-20%C3%A2-years
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Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, Konstantinos Voulgaris, Emmanouela Sdona, Christos Christou, Despina D Briana
Socioeconomic factors associated with twins/multiples have been sparsely studied. Analyzing data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, regarding twin out of total births from 1996 to 2015, we showed that twinning rate in Greece has increased from 1996 and onwards, in parallel with advanced maternal age and decline in total births. Higher twin rates are associated with higher maternal education, better paid parental occupations, and thus wealthier families, married maternal status, while immigrants present a lower twinning rate than Greeks...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923285/patient-and-cycle-characteristics-predicting-high-pregnancy-rates-with-single-embryo-transfer-an-analysis-of-the-society-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes-between-2004-and-2013
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Jennifer Mersereau, Jamie Stanhiser, Charles Coddington, Tiffany Jones, Barbara Luke, Morton B Brown
OBJECTIVE: To analyze factors associated with high live birth rate and low multiple birth rate in fresh and frozen-thawed assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): The study population included 181,523 women undergoing in vitro fertilization with autologous fresh first cycles, 27,033 with fresh first oocyte donor cycles, 37,658 with fresh second cycles, and 35,446 with frozen-thawed second cycles...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923284/fertility-outcome-and-information-on-fertility-issues-in-individuals-with-different-forms-of-disorders-of-sex-development-findings-from-the-dsd-life-study
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Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Nicole Reisch, Claire Bouvattier, Ute Thyen, Peggy Cohen Kettenis, Robert Roehle, Birgit Köhler, Anna Nordenström
OBJECTIVE: To investigate fertility outcome in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development (DSD), if assisted reproductive technology (ART) was used, and the patients' satisfaction with the information they had received. DESIGN: A cross-sectional multicenter study, dsd-LIFE. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,040 patients aged ≥16 years with different DSD diagnoses participated...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921586/down-syndrome-maternal-serum-markers-in-oocyte-donation-and-other-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Aurore Bonnin, Françoise Muller, Marie-Victoire Senat, Corinne Sault, Armelle Galland, Joëlle Taieb, Sophie Dreux, Jean Bouyer, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVE: Because maternal serum markers (PAPP-A, hCGβ, and AFP) used for Down syndrome (DS) screening have been described as predictors of obstetrical complications and because assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies are known to be at increased risk for obstetrical complications, it is unclear whether or not correction factors should be applied to the calculated risk of DS. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DS maternal serum markers in oocyte donation (OD) and ART pregnancies in comparison with natural pregnancies...
September 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916332/assessing-the-use-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-united-states-by-non-united-states-residents
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Aaron D Levine, Sheree L Boulet, Roberta M Berry, Denise J Jamieson, Hillary B Alberta-Sherer, Dmitry M Kissin
OBJECTIVE: To study cross-border reproductive care (CBRC) by assessing the frequency and nature of assisted reproductive technology (ART) care that non-U.S. residents receive in the United States. DESIGN: Retrospective study of ART cycles reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ART Surveillance System (NASS) from 2006 to 2013. SETTING: Private and academic ART clinics. PATIENT(S): Patients who participated in ART cycles in the United States from 2006 to 2013...
August 31, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912811/corrigendum-to-in-vitro-antioxidant-treatment-of-semen-samples-in-assisted-reproductive-technology-effects-of-myo-inositol-on-nemaspermic-parameters
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Mariangela Palmieri, Palma Papale, Antonietta Della Ragione, Giuseppa Quaranta, Giovanni Russo, Sabatino Russo
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2016/2839041.].
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911932/varicocelectomy-to-upgrade-semen-quality-to-allow-couples-to-use-less-invasive-forms-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Mary K Samplaski, Kirk C Lo, Ethan D Grober, Armand Zini, Keith A Jarvi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of improvement in semen parameters after a varicocelectomy and the fraction that have improvements such that couples needing IVF or IUI are "upgraded" to needing less invasive assisted reproductive technology (ART). DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Academic medical centers. PATIENT(S): Men presenting for a fertility evaluation with a clinical varicocele...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911930/low-fertility-awareness-in-u-s-reproductive-aged-women-and-medical-trainees-creation-and-validation-of-the-fertility-infertility-treatment-knowledge-score-fit-ks
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Rashmi Kudesia, Elizabeth Chernyak, Beth McAvey
OBJECTIVE: To create, validate, and use a fertility awareness survey based on current U.S. DATA: HASH(0x354e788) DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Phase 1 included U.S. women ages 18-45; phase 2 included female medical students and obstetrics and gynecology trainees at two urban academic programs. INTERVENTION(S): Survey including demographics, the Fertility & Infertility Treatment Knowledge Score (FIT-KS) instrument, and General Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905329/kant-s-formula-of-humanity-and-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-case-for-duties-to-future-children
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Tatiana Patrone
The paper asks the question whether Kant's ethical theory can be applied to issues in assisted reproductive technology (ART). It argues against three objections to applying Kant's ethics to ART: (i) the non-identity objection, (ii) the gen-ethics objection, and (iii) the care-ethics objection. After showing that neither of the three objections is sufficiently persuasive the paper proposes a reading of Kant's 'formula of humanity,' and especially its negative clause (i.e., the 'merely as means' clause), that can be of some guidance in ART...
September 13, 2017: Monash Bioethics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904906/a-step-by-step-guide-to-office-based-sperm-retrieval-for-obstructive-azoospermia
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Robert M Coward, Jesse N Mills
A variety of surgical options exists for sperm retrieval in the setting of obstructive azoospermia (OA). With appropriate preparation, the majority of these techniques can safely be performed in the office with local anesthesia and with or without monitored anesthesia care (MAC). The available techniques include percutaneous options such as percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) and testicular sperm aspiration (TESA), as well as open techniques that include testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA)...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904798/patterns-of-residual-hiv-1-rna-shedding-in-the-seminal-plasma-of-patients-on-effective-antiretroviral-therapy
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Christophe Pasquier, Marie Walschaerts, Stéphanie Raymond, Nathalie Moinard, Karine Saune, Myriam Daudin, Jacques Izopet, Louis Bujan
BACKGROUND: More and more HIV-1-infected men on effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) have unprotected sex in order to procreate. The main factor influencing transmission is seminal HIV shedding. While the risk of HIV transmission is very low, it is difficult to assess in individuals. Nevertheless, it should be quantified. RESULTS: We retrospectively analysed seminal plasma HIV-1 shedding by 362 treated HIV-infected men attending a medically assisted reproduction centre (1998-2013) in order to determine its frequency, the impact of the antiretroviral regimen on HIV shedding, and to identify shedding patterns...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904501/patient-experience-with-conscious-sedation-as-a-method-of-pain-relief-for-transvaginal-oocyte-retrieval-a-cross-sectional-study
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Himanshu Singhal, Prasanna S Premkumar, Achamma Chandy, Aleyamma T Kunjummen, Mohan S Kamath
AIM: The aim of the study was to measure patient's satisfaction level and acceptance of conscious sedation as a method of pain relief following transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR) during assisted reproduction technology treatment. We also evaluated the factors that may influence the efficacy of conscious sedation method. SETTING AND DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study was conducted from October 2015 to January 2016 at a university-level hospital and 100 women were recruited...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904499/does-first-serum-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-value-prognosticate-the-early-pregnancy-outcome-in-an-in-vitro-fertilisation-cycle
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Nikita Naredi, S K Singh, Rajesh Sharma
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies achieved through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are associated with adverse first trimester outcomes in comparison to spontaneously achieved pregnancies. In view of this, it is imperative to predict the success as well as prognosticate the pregnancy outcome of an IVF cycle not only for the clinicians but also the couples undergoing IVF. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) value has, thus, been used as a biomarker for pregnancy outcome after IVF and also an aid in counselling and management of the patient...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904498/correlation-of-site-of-embryo-transfer-with-ivf-outcome-analysis-of-743-cycles-from-a-single-center
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Neeta Singh, Kusum Lata, Neena Malhotra, P Vanamail
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of site of embryo transfer (ET) on reproductive outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 743 ultrasound-guided ET in fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles from a single center over a period of 4 years was conducted. The distance between the fundal endometrial surface and the air bubble was measured, and accordingly, patients were divided into four groups (≤10 mm; >10 and ≤15 mm; >15 and 20 mm; >20 and <25 mm)...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904496/serum-amh-level-to-predict-the-hyper-response-in-women-with-pcos-and-non-pcos-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-art
#15
Radha Vembu, Nellepalli Sanjeeva Reddy
BACKGROUND: It is essential to determine the cut-off value of serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) to predict the hyper response in assisted reproductive technology (ART). There are few studies mentioning the cut-off value for the hyper response in infertile women but not specifically for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and non-PCOS groups. With this in background, this study was conducted. AIM: To determine the cut-off value of serum AMH to predict the hyper response in women with PCOS and non-PCOS undergoing a controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in ART...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902630/pseudohypoparathyroidism-type-1b-associated-with-assisted-reproductive-technology
#16
Monica Fernandez, Maria Jose Zambrano, Joel Riquelme, Claudia Castiglioni, Marie-Laure Kottler, Harald Jüppner, Veronica Mericq
Evidence suggests an increased incidence of imprinting disorders in children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Maternal loss-of-methylation at GNAS exon A/B, observed in pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1b (PHP1B), leads to decreased expression of the stimulatory Gsα. We present a patient conceived by ART, who presented at age 4 years with delayed neurocognitive development and persistently increased creatine kinase (CK). At 6 years an elevated PTH was detected with normal calcium and a low 25(OH) vitamin D level (25OHD)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900768/maternal-and-paternal-infertility-disorders-and-treatments-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-findings-from-the-study-to-explore-early-development
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Laura A Schieve, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Shericka Harris, Craig Newschaffer, Julie Daniels, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Lisa A Croen, Gayle C Windham
Previous studies of associations between ASD and conception using assisted reproductive technology (ART) are inconsistent and few studies have examined associations with other infertility treatments or infertility disorders. We examined associations between ASD and maternal/paternal infertility disorders and numerous maternal treatments among 1538 mother-child pairs in the Study to Explore Early Development, a population-based case-control study. ASD was associated with any female infertility diagnosis and several specific diagnoses: blocked tubes, endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898686/the-impact-of-ovulation-induction-and-ovarian-stimulation-on-the-risk-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-on-neonatal-outcomes-a-case-control-study
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Lionel Carbillon, Heloise Gronier, Isabelle Cedrin-Durnerin, Isabelle Pharisien, Minh T Nguyen, Paul Valensi, Emmanuel Cosson
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of ovarian stimulation procedures on the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus and neonatal outcomes according to women's characteristics and the causes of infertility. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, case/control study. PATIENTS: Spontaneous pregnancies (group A, n=8107), pregnancies achieved after mild ovarian ovulation induction without other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures (group B, n=44), pregnancies after mild ovarian stimulation and ART procedures (group C, n=53) or pregnancies after multi (>2) follicular stimulation with gonadotrophin therapy and ART procedures (group D, n=133); all of the groups had identical protocols for prenatal care...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895679/a-modern-approach-to-the-management-of-patients-candidate-to-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Roberta Venturella, Alberto Vaiarelli, Daniela Lico, Filippo M Ubaldi, Fulvio Zullo, Costantino DI Carlo
The growing use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and the incorrect information from mass media, determined in the public the wrong idea that the right moment of life for programming a pregnancy can be delayed well beyond the physiological fertile age. Spare and insufficient health authorities' interventions are driven to explain to the general population the reduction of the fertility potential of couples and particularly of women with advancing age. This situation, characterized by more and more women seeking for pregnancy after age 38-40 imposes to specialists in Reproductive Medicine an honest and transparent counselling...
September 12, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895055/maqasid-al-shariah-as-a-complementary-framework-for-conventional-bioethics-application-in-malaysian-assisted-reproductive-technology-art-fatwa
#20
Abdul Halim Ibrahim, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman, Shaikh Mohd Saifuddeen
Rapid development in the area of assisted reproductive technology (ART), has benefited mankind by addressing reproductive problems. However, the emergence of new technologies and techniques raises various issues and discussions among physicians and the masses, especially on issues related to bioethics. Apart from solutions provided using conventional bioethics framework, solutions can also be derived via a complementary framework of bioethics based on the Higher Objectives of the Divine Law (Maqasid al-Shariah) in tackling these problems...
September 11, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
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