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Progesterone in pregnancy

Paulina A Santander Pérez, Álvaro P Ceschin, Daniela M P de Moraes, Lucileine K S N de Oliveira, Nathan I Ceschin, Nathan Ichikawa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze progesterone and prolactin plasma levels nine days after oocyte retrieval and evaluate their correlation with pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization cycles. To achieve pregnancy, several factors are analyzed before and during the in vitro fertilization cycle. Progesterone supplementation for adequate luteal phase support is indicated despite the presence of multiple corpus luteum in IVF stimulation cycles because of blockage caused by hypothalamic agonists and antagonists...
March 15, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Yudi Geng, Qiaohong Lai, Yang Xun, Lei Jin
OBJECTIVE: To explore factors causing a premature rise in luteinizing hormone among high ovarian responders undergoing the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist ovarian stimulation protocol. METHODS: The present retrospective study included healthy women undergoing fresh cycles using a fixed GnRH antagonist protocol with a predicted high response and antral follicle count (AFC) of at least 15 at the Reproductive Medicine Center of Tongji Hospital, China, between January 1 and December 31, 2016...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Siddhidatri Mishra, Rashmi Bagga, Jasvinder Kalra, Vanita Jain, Sourabh Dutta
Women (n = 300) at 'low risk' for a preterm birth (PTB), a singleton pregnancy and for a 16-24 week period of gestation (POG) were randomised to undergo cervical length (CL) measurement by transvaginal sonography (TVS) or not. The aim was to see if routine CL measurement and treatment of a short CL reduced the PTB rate. 'Low risk' was defined by an absence of a prior abortion or PTB of a singleton infant (>16 to <37 weeks) due to a spontaneous preterm labour (PTL) or a preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (pPROM)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Athena P Souka, Ioannis Papastefanou, Athanasios Pilalis, Dimitrios Kassanos, George Papadopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and the results of introducing a policy of universal screening for preterm delivery. METHODS: Transvaginal sonography for cervical length (CL) measurement was performed at 20-24 weeks of gestation. Vaginal progesterone therapy was offered to women with CL ≤ 15mm. RESULTS: 10,969 singleton pregnancies were assessed. The decline rate was 1.32%. Spontaneous preterm delivery at less than 32 weeks (SPD32), less than 34 weeks (SPD34) and less than 37 weeks (SPD37) occurred in 0...
March 14, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mathilde Bourdon, Pietro Santulli, Fleur Kefelian, Laurine Vienet-Legue, Chloé Maignien, Khaled Pocate-Cheriet, Jacques de Mouzon, Louis Marcellin, Charles Chapron
STUDY QUESTION: How does the duration of estrogen (E2) treatment prior to frozen-blastocyst transfers affect the live birth rate (LBR)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prolonged E2 exposure as part of artificial endometrial preparation (AEP) significantly decreases the LBR after autologous frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: One effective method for endometrial preparation prior to frozen embryo transfer is AEP, a sequential regimen with E2 and progesterone, which aims to mimic the endocrine exposure of the endometrium in a normal cycle...
February 26, 2018: Human Reproduction
Sophie Dupont
Catamenial epilepsy, defined as the exacerbation of the frequency of seizures in a given phase of the menstrual cycle, affects 35% of women. In women with catamenial epilepsy with perimenstrual seizures, progesterone therapy may be effective. In case of enzyme inducer AEDs, hormonal contraception is deprecated (estroprogestative or progestative pill, progestative implant, patches or hormonal rings). Because of its high malformative teratogenic potential, its possible depressive cognitive effects and the autistic risk, sodium valproate is not indicated during pregnancy...
March 8, 2018: La Presse Médicale
Jiayi Wan, Zheng Hu, Ke Zeng, Yongxiang Yin, Min Zhao, Miaoxin Chen, Qi Chen
Abnormalities in the development of placental vasculature in early pregnancy and the failure of transformation of the spiral arteries are associated with the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Sex hormones influence neovascularisation during pregnancy. However the profiling of estrogen and progesterone in preeclampsia is controversial. In this study we investigated the serum levels of estrogen and progesterone in women with preeclampsia. Blood samples were collected from 86 preeclamptic and 97 gestation-matched normotensive pregnancies...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Jasna Jagan Mohan, Prashanth Narayan, Renjini Ambika Padmanabhan, Selin Joseph, Pradeep G Kumar, Malini Laloraya
PROBLEM: Dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK 180) involved in cytoskeletal reorganization is primarily a cytosolic molecule. It is recently shown to be nuclear in HeLa cells but its nuclear function is not known. METHOD OF STUDY: The spatiotemporal distribution of DOCK180 in uterus was studied in uterine cytoplasmic and nuclear compartments during the "window of implantation." The functional significance of nuclear DOCK180 was explored by homology modeling, co-immunoprecipitation assays, and mass spectrometric analysis...
March 8, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Jabbar Abbas Ahmed Al-Saaidi, Khalisa Khadim Khudair, Sura Safe Aubaes Al-Kafaji
Objective: The present study was conducted to investigate the impacts of active and passive immunization against synthetic inhibin and steroid-free bovine follicular fluid, respectively, on reproductive fecundity out of breeding season in Iraqi Awassi ewes. Methods: Follicular fluid was aspired from mature bovine follicles, treated with activated charcoal, and used for immunization of male rabbits for obtaining steroid free bovine follicular fluid (SFBFF) antiserum...
March 2, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Müberra Namlı Kalem, Ziya Kalem, Batuhan Bakırarar, Ali Ergün, Timur Gürgan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible association between progesterone use in the first trimester of pregnancy and fetal nuchal translucency (NT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is an observational case-control study, which was conducted with patients who underwent nuchal scans between March 2015 and February 2016 and consequently delivered live and healthy babies. The study group was composed of assisted reproductive technology pregnancies and used intravaginal progesterone 180 mg/day until gestational week 12...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Pedro-Antonio Regidor, Adolf Eduard Schindler, Bernd Lesoine, Rene Druckman
Introduction The use of 2 × 2000 mg myo-inositol +2 × 200 μg folic acid per day is a safe and promising tool in the effective improvement of symptoms and infertility for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In addition, PCOS is one of the pathological factors involved in the failure of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Typically, PCOS patients suffer of poor quality oocytes. Patients and methods In an open, prospective, non-blinded, non-comparative observational study, 3602 infertile women used myo-inositol and folic acid between 2 and 3 months in a dosage of 2 × 2000 mg myo-inositol +2 × 200 μg folic acid per day...
March 2, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Barbara Lawrenz, Suzan Samir, Nicolas Garrido, Laura Melado, Nils Engelmann, Human M Fatemi
Ovarian stimulation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol with the use of GnRH agonist for final oocyte maturation is the state-of-the-art treatment in patients with an expected or known high response to avoid or at least reduce significantly the risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Due to a shortened LH surge after administration of GnRH agonist in most patients, the luteal phase will be characterized by luteolysis and luteal phase insufficiency. Maintaining a sufficient luteal phase is crucial for achievement of a pregnancy; however, the optimal approach is still under debate...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Gianluca Neglia, Massimo Capuano, Anna Balestrieri, Roberta Cimmino, Francesco Iannaccone, Francesco Palumbo, Giorgio A Presicce, Giuseppe Campanile
The combined effect of six consecutive timed artificial inseminations (TAIs) on pregnancy rates, following two different synchronization protocols on buffalo heifers, over a period of seven months typically characterized by low breeding performances, were investigated in this study. A total of 2189 TAIs were performed on 1463 buffalo heifers within a large buffalo farm in the south of Italy. Individual animals were allowed to undergo synchronization protocol (either a slightly modified Ovsynch or Progesterone treatment) and TAI until establishment of pregnancy or else for not more than six consecutive times...
February 8, 2018: Theriogenology
Zhao-Yan Zhang, Liang Yang, Xiao-Yan Huang, Mei-Xi Wang, Zeng-Chun Ma, Xiang-Lin Tang, Yu-Guang Wang, Yue Gao
The rapid screening technology was used to investigate the transcriptional regulation effect of main chemical constituents in tubers of Polygonum multiflorum, including 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucopyranoside(THSG) and anthraquinones (such as rhein, chrysophanol, aloe-emodin, emodin) on CYP3A4 drug inducers induced by human pregnancy X receptor (PXR).The effect of chemical composition on the cell activity was detected by MTS cell viability assay. IC₅₀ was calculated. The expression vector and the reporter vector were co-transfected into HepG2 cells, with 10 μmol•L⁻¹ rifampicin (RIF) as a positive control, and 10 μmol•L⁻¹ ketoconazole (TKZ) as a negative control...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Christopher M Novak, Maide Ozen, Michael McLane, Sadiq Alqutub, Ji Yeon Lee, Jun Lei, Irina Burd
To assess the fetal neuroprotective potential of progesterone using a well-validated mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intrauterine inflammation (IUI). Embryonic day 17 pregnant mouse dams (n = 69) were randomly allocated to receive 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), micronized progesterone (MP), or vehicle 1 hour prior to intrauterine injection of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or LPS. After 6 hours, mice were killed for the collection of placentas and fetal brains, or pregnancy continued for the evaluation of preterm birth (PTB) and offspring neuromotor function...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Marzieh Aghahosseini, Ashraf Aleyasin, Fatemeh Sadat Sarfjoo, Atossa Mahdavi, Mansooreh Yaraghi, Hojattollah Saeedabadi
Background: The effect of elevated progesterone level on human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) day in in vitro fertilization cycles is controversial. Some suppose that rise in progesterone level seems to have a negative impact on implantation and pregnancy by desynchronizing the endometrium, while others disagree. Objective: To evaluate the superiority of the frozen cycle over fresh cycle on live birth in patients with elevated progesterone level on HCG day. Materials and Methods: In this double-blind, randomized clinical trial, 72 women undergoing assisted reproductive technology with elevated progesterone level (≥1...
December 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Ahmet Gurhan Gurcay, Ismail Bozkurt, Salim Senturk, Atilla Kazanci, Oktay Gurcan, Omer Faruk Turkoglu, Ethem Beskonakli
The most common benign tumor of the brain is meningiomas. Usually diagnosed between the ages of 40-60, they are more common in women. Studies have shown a strong relationship between hormones and malignancies. Although meningiomas are slow-growing tumors of the brain, pregnancy seems to induce its growth speed. Studies concerning meningiomas and hormone relationship may explain the reason why symptoms during pregnancy flare. More specifically, the estrogen and progesterone receptor may take an active role through signal transduction in inducing the growth of the tumor...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Marina Wanderley Paes Barbosa, Natália Paes Barbosa Valadares, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Silva Amaral, José Rubens Iglesias, Carolina Oliveira Nastri, Wellington de Paula Martins, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: To identify, appraise, and summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing oral dydrogesterone to vaginal progesterone capsules for luteal-phase support (LPS) in women offered fresh or frozen embryo transfers following in vitro fertilization. METHODS: Two independent authors screened the literature for papers based on titles and abstracts, then selected the studies, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias. Dydrogesterone and progesterone were compared based on risk ratios (RR) and the precision of the estimates was assessed through the 95% confidence interval (CI)...
February 28, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
A Racca, S Santos-Ribeiro, N De Munck, S Mackens, P Drakopoulos, M Camus, G Verheyen, H Tournaye, C Blockeel
STUDY QUESTION: Is elevated late-follicular phase progesterone (EP) associated with a deleterious impact on embryo quality (EQ) and cumulative live birth rates (LBRs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: EP was associated with a decrease in embryo utilization and cumulative LBRs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Ovarian stimulation promotes the production of progesterone (P) which adversely affects IVF pregnancy outcomes. However, evidence regarding a potential association between EP an EQ is lacking...
February 22, 2018: Human Reproduction
Wei Yang, Tao Zhang, Zhou Li, Xinling Ren, Bo Huang, Guijin Zhu, Lei Jin
To evaluate the combined effect of endometrial thickness and pattern on clinical outcomes in females following in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection and frozen-thawed embryo transfer (IVF/ICSI-FET).FET cycles using at least 1 morphological good-quality blastocyst conducted between 2012 and 2013 at a university-based reproductive center were reviewed retrospectively. Endometrial ultrasonographic characteristics were recorded on the day of progesterone supplementation in FET cycles. In the combined analysis, endometrial thickness groups (group 1: equal or < 8 mm; group 2: >8 mm) were subdivided into 2 endometrial patterns (pattern A: triple-line; pattern B: no-triple line)...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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