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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337578/evolution-of-the-corpus-luteum-volume-determined-ultrasonographically-and-its-relation-to-the-plasma-progesterone-concentration-after-artificial-insemination-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-dairy-cows
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C Gómez-Seco, B Alegre, F Martínez-Pastor, J G Prieto, J R González-Montaña, M E Alonso, J C Domínguez
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the evolution of the corpus luteum (CL) volume that was determined ultrasonographically with the pregnancy status in lactating dairy cows during early pregnancy. Ultrasound examinations were carried out on 76 cows following artificial insemination (AI). Plasma concentrations of progesterone were determined from blood samples collected at each ultrasound examination. Conception was confirmed by ultrasonography on day 30 after AI. Around day 14 post-insemination (p...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336266/progesterone-and-estradiol-profiles-in-different-reproductive-stages-of-captive-collared-peccary-pecari-tajacu-females-assessed-by-fecal-metabolites
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Concepción Ahuja-Aguirre, Lorena López-deBuen, Susana Rojas-Maya, Bertha C Hernández-Cruz
The study determined the fecal progesterone and estradiol profiles in different reproductive stages of captive collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) females from eastern Mexico. Fifteen adult females were included. At the start of the study the females were either pregnant (early, mid, or late pregnancy), lactating, or non-lactating of unknown pregnancy status. Feces from each female were collected once a week during nine consecutive months to determine concentrations of fecal progesterone and estradiol metabolites using ELISA...
March 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334503/the-fetal-safety-of-clomiphene-citrate-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Asher Weller, Sharon Daniel, Gideon Koren, Eitan Lunenfeld, Amalia Levy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether exposure to CC for ovulation induction is associated with either overall major malformations or specific fetal anomalies. DESIGN: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort. Exposure was defined as CC dispension from two months before conception through the first month of pregnancy. SETTINGS: Four databases were combined: medication, birth, hospitalization and pregnancy terminations. POPULATION: The study included all women in southern Israel who gave birth or underwent pregnancy termination at Soroka Medical Center from 1998 to 2009...
March 23, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334158/the-impact-of-pregnancy-on-taste-function
#4
Ezen Choo, Robin Dando
It is common for women to report a change in taste (for instance an increased bitter or decreased sweet response) during pregnancy, however specifics of any variation in taste with pregnancy remain elusive. Here we review studies of taste in pregnancy, and discuss how physiological changes occurring during pregnancy may influence taste signaling. We aim to consolidate studies of human pregnancy and "taste function" (studies of taste thresholds, discrimination, and intensity perception, rather than hedonic response or self-report), discussing differences in methodology and findings...
February 23, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333318/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-dydrogesterone-versus-micronized-vaginal-progesterone-for-luteal-support-in-in-vitro-fertilization
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Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral dydrogesterone 30 mg daily (10 mg three times daily [TID]) non-inferior to micronized vaginal progesterone (MVP) 600 mg daily (200 mg TID) for luteal support in in vitro fertilization (IVF), assessed by the presence of fetal heartbeats determined by transvaginal ultrasound at 12 weeks of gestation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Non-inferiority of oral dydrogesterone versus MVP was demonstrated at 12 weeks of gestation, with a difference in pregnancy rate and an associated confidence interval (CI) that were both within the non-inferiority margin...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333292/a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial-of-hcg-as-luteal-phase-support-in-natural-cycle-frozen-embryo-transfer
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Vivian Chi Yan Lee, Raymond Hang Wun Li, William Shu Biu Yeung, H O Pak Chung, Ernest Hung Yu Ng
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of hCG as luteal phase support in natural cycle frozen embryo transfer (FET) increase the ongoing pregnancy rate? STUDY ANSWER: The use of hCG in natural cycle FET did not improve the ongoing pregnancy rate. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The use of luteal phase support in stimulated cycles has been associated with higher live-birth rates and the results are similar when using hCG or progesterone. STUDY DESIGN SIZE, DURATION: This is a randomized double-blinded controlled trial of 450 women recruited between August 2013 and October 2015...
March 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333280/hcg-activates-the-erk1-2-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-transiently-increasing-the-progesterone-receptor-and-regulating-genes-associated-with-endometrial-receptivity
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Alejandro Tapia-Pizarro, Sebastián Archiles, Felipe Argandoña, Cecilia Valencia, Keyla Zavaleta, María Cecilia Johnson, Reinaldo González-Ramos, Luigi Devoto
STUDY QUESTION: How does hCG signal in human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and what is its role in regulating ESC function? SUMMARY ANSWER: CG signaling in ESCs activates the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (Erk1/2) pathway through exchange protein activated by cAMP (Epac) and transiently increases progesterone receptor (PR) transcript and protein expression and its transcriptional function. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: hCG is one of the earliest embryo-derived secreted signals in the endometrium, which abundantly expresses LH/hCG receptors...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333025/high-progesterone-levels-in-the-beginning-of-icsi-antagonist-cycles-and-clinical-pregnancy-still-a-concern
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Tatiana R Panaino, Joyce B da Silva, Maria Augusta T de Lima, Paloma Lira, Patricia C Arêas, Ana Cristina A Mancebo, Marcelo M de Souza, Roberto A Antunes, Maria do Carmo B de Souza
OBJECTIVE: In controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) using antagonist cycles, an incomplete luteolysis could happen after an inefficient previous luteolysis. Since antagonist cycles are frequent today, this study aims to access the impact of serum progesterone in the beginning and at the end of stimulation, and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: single-center cohort study, 461 fresh embryo transfers in ICSI antagonist cycles. Serum progesterone levels was measured in the beginning of COH (P4i) and on hCG day (P4f) using threshold values of 1...
February 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323291/vaginal-use-of-micronized-progesterone-for-luteal-support-a-randomized-study-comparing-utrogestan%C3%A2-and-crinone%C3%A2-8
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Lucie Michnova, Jiri Dostal, Milan Kudela, Petr Hamal, Katerina Langova
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Luteal phase physiology is distorted by in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists, Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation leads to luteal phase defect and for this reason, luteal phase support is now an integral part of IVF/ICSI-ET programs. The support is provided by hCG, progesterone or GnRH-a. This study compared the efficiency, safety and tolerance of two vaginal micronized progesterones, Utrogestan and Crinone 8%...
March 14, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319314/progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-birth-the-studies-are-getting-better-but-there-is-still-room-for-improvement
#10
Carr Men Chung, Maud van Zijl, Jeffrey A Keelan, Ben Willem Mol
Spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) remains one of the pressing problems of modern obstetrics. Allen and Corner first isolated progesterone and proposed the name because of its pro-gestational activity (Allen 1930). Progesterone prolongs pregnancy via a range of actions in the myometrium, cervix and placenta which, when exploited pharmacologically, might delay or even prevent PTB. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318214/preterm-labor-prevention-and-management
#11
Kristen Rundell, Bethany Panchal
In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks' gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if there are regular contractions and concomitant cervical change. Less than 10% of women with a clinical diagnosis of preterm labor will deliver within seven days of initial presentation. Women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery are 1...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318099/inadvertent-p-hacking-among-trials-and-systematic-reviews-of-the-effect-of-progestogens-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M Prior, R Hibberd, N Asemota, J G Thornton
BACKGROUND: Progestogens have been evaluated in numerous trials and meta-analyses, many of which concluded they were effective. However, two large trials PROMISE and OPPTIMUM have recently concluded that progesterone was ineffective. This raises the possibility that earlier studies and reviews had been biased by either selective publication or selective choice of outcomes, so called "P-hacking". OBJECTIVES: To compare the findings all progestogen trials and systematic reviews with those of trials with pre-registered primary outcomes which avoided selective outcome reporting...
March 20, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303993/predictive-factors-for-pregnancy-outcome-following-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-and-intrauterine-insemination
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Goncayetkin Yildirim, Lale Susan Turkgeldi, Nadiye Koroglu
OBJECTIVE: To establish predictive factors for positive pregnancy outcome in cases of controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination. METHODS: The retrospective study was conducted at Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital and comprised subjects having undergone ovulation induction cycles and intrauterine insemination between June 2010 and June 2015. Data was analysed in terms of various parameters affecting clinical pregnancy rates...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295285/tolosa-hunt-syndrome-presenting-during-pregnancy-following-progesterone-administration
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Charles E Litwin, Annie S O Leung
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1 case per 1 million people per year [1]. A 24 year-old woman (G2 P0 A1 ) at 37(+3) weeks of pregnancy presented at the study institution reporting a 2-week unilateral headache on the left side, worsening nausea, and 1 day of progressively worsening left eye diplopia and photophobia. No significant medical or surgical history was reported, and the index pregnancy had been uncomplicated with the exception of some first-trimester bleeding that resulted in the patient being prescribed vaginal progesterone as part of a clinical trial...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295170/implementing-universal-cervical-length-screening-in-asymptomatic-women-with-singleton-pregnancies-challenges-and-opportunities
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Michelle K Pedretti, Brenda M Kazemier, Jan E Dickinson, Ben W J Mol
Cervical length (CL) screening has been successfully utilised to identify asymptomatic women, with a singleton pregnancy, at risk of preterm birth (PTB), thereby providing an opportunity to offer interventions that may reduce that risk. Cervical length screening with ultrasound is most effectively performed with a transvaginal approach. Universal cervical length screening, encompassing all singleton pregnancies rather than restricting screening to those considered at increased risk of PTB, is currently not widely used, despite a growing body of evidence in support of its utility for PTB prevention...
March 10, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294091/modifications-of-the-g6g-timed-ai-protocol-improved-pregnancy-per-ai-and-reduced-pregnancy-loss-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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F Heidari, E Dirandeh, Z Ansari Pirsaraei, M G Colazo
In dairy cows, subjected to a G6G protocol, objectives were to determine effects of (1) extending the interval from prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) during presynchronization; and (2) adding a second PGF2α treatment before artificial insemination (AI), on ovarian response, plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations and pregnancy per AI (P/AI). In a 2×2 factorial design, lactating cows were randomly assigned to one of four timed AI (TAI) protocols: (1) G6G (n=149), one injection of PGF2α, GnRH 2 days later and a 7-day Ovsynch (GnRH, 7 days, PGF2α, 56 h, GnRH, 16 h, TAI) was initiated 6 days later; (2) G6GP (n=144), an additional PGF2α treatment (24 h after the first) during Ovsynch of the G6G protocol; (3) MG6G, one injection of PGF2α, GnRH 4 days later before initiation of the G6G protocol; and (4) MG6GP, an additional PGF2α treatment (24 h after the first) during Ovsynch of the MG6G protocol...
March 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281680/human-endometrial-stromal-cells-are-highly-permissive-to-productive-infection-by-zika-virus
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Isabel Pagani, Silvia Ghezzi, Adele Ulisse, Alicia Rubio, Filippo Turrini, Elisabetta Garavaglia, Massimo Candiani, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Ippolito, Guido Poli, Vania Broccoli, Paola Panina-Bordignon, Elisa Vicenzi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a recently re-emerged flavivirus transmitted to humans by mosquito bites but also from mother to fetus and by sexual intercourse. We here show that primary human endometrial stromal cells (HESC) are highly permissive to ZIKV infection and support its in vitro replication. ZIKV envelope expression was detected in the endoplasmic reticulum whereas double-stranded viral RNA colocalized with vimentin filaments to the perinuclear region. ZIKV productive infection also occurred in the human T-HESC cell line together with the induction of interferon-β (IFN-β) and of IFN-stimulated genes...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280497/activation-of-blood-cd3-cd56-cd8-t-cells-during-pregnancy-and-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Clara de Andrés, Lidia Fernández-Paredes, Marta Tejera-Alhambra, Bárbara Alonso, Rocío Ramos-Medina, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón
A striking common feature of most autoimmune diseases is their female predominance, with at least twice as common among women than men in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), the prevailing MS clinical form with onset at childbearing age. This fact, together with the protective effect on disease activity during pregnancy, when there are many biological changes including high levels of estrogens and progesterone, puts sex hormones under the spotlight. The role of natural killer (NK) and NKT cells in MS disease beginning and course is still to be elucidated...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278440/lower-allopregnanolone-during-pregnancy-predicts-postpartum-depression-an-exploratory-study
#19
Lauren M Osborne, Fiona Gispen, Abanti Sanyal, Gayane Yenokyan, Samantha Meilman, Jennifer L Payne
Current evidence is mixed on the role of progesterone and its metabolites in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. We measured second and third trimester (T2 and T3) progesterone (PROG) and allopregnanolone (ALLO) levels by ELISA and postpartum depression (PPD) by clinician interview (DSM-IV criteria) in 60 pregnant women with a prior diagnosis of a mood disorder. Methods included multivariate and logistic regression with general linear mixed effect models. We found that, after adjustment, every additional ng/mL of T2 ALLO resulted in a 63% (95% CI 13% to 84%, p=0...
February 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278220/placental-hormone-profiles-as-predictors-of-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Hui Lim, Sioned Powell, Helen C Mcnamara, A Forbes Howie, Ann Doust, Maria E Bowman, Roger Smith, Jane E Norman, Sarah J Stock
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to analyse placental hormone profiles in twin pregnancies to determine if they could be used to predict preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: Progesterone, estradiol, estriol and corticotropin-releasing hormone were measured using competitive immunoassay and radioimmunoassay in serum and saliva samples of 98 women with twin pregnancies,at 3 or more gestational timepoints. Hormone profiles throughout gestation were compared between very preterm (<34 weeks; n = 8), preterm (<37 weeks; n = 40) and term (37+ weeks; n = 50) deliveries...
2017: PloS One
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