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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713816/effect-of-the-camelid-s-seminal-plasma-ovulation-inducing-factor-%C3%AE-ngf-a-kisspeptin-target-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Khalid El Allali, Najlae El Bousmaki, Hassan Ainani, Valérie Simonneaux
Female mammals are classified into spontaneous and induced ovulators based on the mechanism eliciting ovulation. Ovulation in spontaneous species (e.g., human, sheep, cattle, horse, pigs, and most rodents) occurs at regular intervals and depends upon the circulating estradiol. However, in induced ovulators (e.g., rabbits, ferrets, cats, and camelids), ovulation is associated with coitus. In the later, various factors have been proposed to trigger ovulation, including auditory, visual, olfactory, and mechanic stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675921/cycle-regimens-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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REVIEW
Tarek Ghobara, Tarek A Gelbaya, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), pregnancy rates following frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) treatment cycles have historically been found to be lower than following embryo transfer undertaken two to five days following oocyte retrieval. Nevertheless, FET increases the cumulative pregnancy rate, reduces cost, is relatively simple to undertake and can be accomplished in a shorter time period than repeated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with fresh embryo transfer...
July 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635413/the-high-responder-a-review-of-pathophysiology-and-outcomes-during-ivf-treatment
#3
Mariano Mascarenhas, Adam H Balen
This review attempts to summarize the known literature on high responders to ovarian stimulation during assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Response to gonadotrophins is subject to significant interindividual and intercycle variation, thus carrying a risk of high response or poor response to ovarian stimulation regimens. The main risk for high responders is the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) which is associated with significant morbidity. Hence, the definition of high responders in the literature has primarily focussed on risk factors for OHSS...
September 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627314/thicker-endometrial-linings-are-associated-with-better-ivf-outcomes-a-cohort-of-6331-women
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Emily C Holden, Laura E Dodge, Rita Sneeringer, Vasiliki A Moragianni, Alan S Penzias, Michele R Hacker
Our objective was to determine if a correlation exists between endometrial thickness measured on the day of ovulation trigger during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle and pregnancy outcomes among non-cancelled cycles. We performed a retrospective cohort study looking at 6331 women undergoing their first, fresh autologous IVF cycle from 1 May 2004 to 31 December 2012 at Boston IVF (Waltham, MA). Our primary outcome was the risk ratio (RR) of live birth and positive β-hCG. We found that thicker endometrial linings were associated with positive β-hCG and live birth rates...
June 18, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625761/impact-of-vitamin-d-levels-on-ovarian-reserve-and-ovarian-response-to-ovarian-stimulation-in-oocyte-donors
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Alberta Maria Fabris, Maria Cruz, Carlos Iglesias, Alberto Pacheco, Azadeh Patel, Jayesh Patel, Human Fatemi, Juan Antonio García-Velasco
Recently, growing interest in vitamin D has emerged from findings that demonstrate a low vitamin D status in populations. Similarly, much interest has been shown in the role that anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) plays in reproductive physiology. Considerable confusion as to whether vitamin D status is related to ovarian function can be found in the literature. Our retrospective study was performed from June 2014 to April 2015. Oocyte donors were recruited and stimulated under the antagonist protocol with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist to trigger ovulation...
May 19, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613109/growth-of-the-arabidopsis-sub-epidermal-integument-cell-layers-might-require-an-endosperm-signal
#6
Elisa Fiume, Olivier Coen, Wenjia Xu, Loïc Lepiniec, Enrico Magnani
The seed, the reproductive unit of angiosperms, is physically protected by the seed coat. The seed coat develops from the ovule integuments after fertilization. The Arabidopsis ovule integuments are made of 5-6 cell layers of epidermal and sub-epidermal origin. The growth of the epidermal integument cell layers responds to an endosperm signal mediated by the AGAMOUS-LIKE 62 MADS box transcription factor with limited embryo contribution. By contrast, the sub-epidermal integument cell layers require the embryo to expand whereas the role of the endosperm is still unclear...
June 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596003/empty-follicle-syndrome-revisited-definition-incidence-aetiology-early-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Alberto Revelli, Andrea Carosso, Giuseppina Grassi, Gianluca Gennarelli, Stefano Canosa, Chiara Benedetto
In this review, the definition, incidence and possible causes of empty follicle syndrome (EFS), including molecular mechanisms that may underlie the syndrome, are discussed, along with prevention and treatment options. EFS is the complete failure to retrieve oocytes after ovarian stimulation, despite apparently normal follicle development and adequate follicular steroidogenesis. Two variants of EFS have been described: the 'genuine' form (gEFS), which occurs in the presence of adequate circulating HCG levels at the time of oocyte aspiration, and the 'false' form (f-EFS), which is associated with circulating HCG below a critical threshold...
May 23, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578436/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-triggering-with-concomitant-administration-of-low-doses-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-or-a-freeze-all-strategy-in-high-responders
#8
Meric Karacan, Erkan Erdem, Akin Usta, Ayse Arvas, Ziya Cebi, Teksen Camlibel
To compare the live birth rates and moderate/severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) rates of 2 different approaches using gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist triggering in high responder women. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed to evaluate intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer (ET) outcomes in high responder women who underwent ovulation induction with a GnRH antagonist protocol between April 2011 and March 2015. In group 1 (n=74), GnRH agonist was used for ovulation triggering with the concomitant use of 1500 IU of urinary human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) immediately after oocyte retrieval followed by fresh ET and standard luteal support...
June 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571651/timing-therapeutic-donor-inseminations-in-natural-cycles-human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-administration-versus-urinary-lh-monitoring
#9
Hady El Hachem, Roland Antaki, Camille Sylvestre, Louise Lapensée, Guillaume Legendre, Pierre Emmanuel Bouet
This cohort study assessed whether timing therapeutic donor sperm inseminations (TDI) in natural cycles (NC) using ultrasound monitoring and ovulation trigger with human chorionic gonadotrophin (US/HCG) improves cumulative live birth rates (LBR) compared with detection of LH surge with urinary kits (u-LH). It included 232 normo-ovulatory women aged ≤40 years, undergoing 538 TDI in NC between 2011 and 2014. In the u-LH group (113 women, 267 cycles), TDI was performed the day following a positive test. In the US/HCG group (119 women, 271 cycles), ovulation was triggered with HCG when a follicle ≥17 mm was noted, and TDI performed 36 h later...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550023/the-super-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-clomiphene-citrate-for-ovarian-stimulation-in-intrauterine-insemination
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N A Danhof, M van Wely, Cam Koks, J Gianotten, J P de Bruin, B J Cohlen, D P van der Ham, N F Klijn, Mha van Hooff, Fjm Broekmans, K Fleischer, Cah Janssen, J M Rijn van Weert, J van Disseldorp, M Twisk, M Traas, Mfg Verberg, M J Pelinck, J Visser, Dam Perquin, DES Boks, H R Verhoeve, C F van Heteren, Bwj Mol, S Repping, F van der Veen, M H Mochtar
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of four cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) with ovarian stimulation (OS) by follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or by clomiphene citrate (CC), and adherence to strict cancellation criteria. SETTING: Randomised controlled trial among 22 secondary and tertiary fertility clinics in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 732 women from couples diagnosed with unexplained or mild male subfertility and an unfavourable prognosis according to the model of Hunault of natural conception...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532660/bio-equivalent-doses-of-recombinent-hcg-and-recombinent-lh-during-ovarian-stimulation-result-in-similar-oestradiol-output-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Birgit Alsbjerg, Helle Olesen Elbaek, Rita Jakubcionyte Laursen, Betina Boel Povlsen, Thor Haahr, Claus Yding Andersen, Peter Humaidan
In nature, HCG is secreted by the implanting embryo from peri-implantation and onwards. In contrast, LH is mandatory for steroidogenesis and follicular development during the follicular phase, working in synergy with FSH. Moreover, LH is mandatory for the function of the corpus luteum. Although LH and HCG bind to the same receptor, significant molecular, structural and functional differences exist, inducing differences in bioactivity. This randomized controlled study compared the effect of recombinent FSH stimulation combined with daily either micro-dose recombinent HCG or recombinent LH supplementation in a 1:1 bioactivity ratio from day 1 of stimulation in a long gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist down regulation protocol...
May 11, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520729/top-quality-blastocyst-formation-rates-in-relation-to-progesterone-levels-on-the-day-of-oocyte-maturation-in-gnrh-antagonist-ivf-icsi-cycles
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V S Vanni, E Somigliana, M Reschini, L Pagliardini, E Marotta, S Faulisi, A Paffoni, P Vigano', W Vegetti, M Candiani, E Papaleo
Cycles with progesterone elevation during controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for IVF/ICSI are commonly managed with a "freeze-all" strategy, due to a well-recognized detrimental effect of high progesterone levels on endometrial receptivity. However, also a detrimental effect of elevated progesterone on day-3 embryo quality has recently been found with regards to top quality embryo formation rate. Because blastocyst culture and cryopreservation are largely adopted, we deemed relevant to determine whether this detrimental effect is also seen on blastocyst quality on day 5-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513550/hcg-triggering-in-art-an-evolutionary-concept
#13
REVIEW
Anat Hershko Klement, Adrian Shulman
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is no longer a single, omnipotent ovulation triggering option. Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, initially presented as a substitute for hCG, has led to a new era of administering GnRH agonist followed by hCG triggering. According to this new concept, GnRH agonist enables successful ovum maturation, while hCG supports the luteal phase and pregnancy until placental shift.
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467768/gnrh-agonist-triggering-of-ovulation-replacing-hcg-a-30-year-old-revolution-in-ivf-practice-led-by-rambam-health-care-campus
#14
REVIEW
Shahar Kol, Ofer Fainaru
Final oocyte maturation is a crucial step in in vitro fertilization, traditionally achieved with a single bolus of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) given 36 hours before oocyte retrieval. This bolus exposes the patient to the risks of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), particularly in the face of ovarian hyper-response to gonadotropins. Although multiple measures were developed to prevent OHSS, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist triggering is now globally recognized as the best approach to achieve this goal...
April 28, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467764/anovulatory-patients-demonstrate-a-sharp-decline-in-lh-levels-upon-gnrh-antagonist-administration-during-ivf-cycles
#15
Linoy Segal, Ofer Fainaru, Shahar Kol
To evaluate the decrease in luteinizing hormone (LH) levels following gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist administration in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, data were retrospectively collected from 305 consecutive IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles of patients who underwent ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins and were treated with GnRH antagonist for the prevention of premature luteinization. We compared the percent change in LH concentration from stimulation start to that observed before ovulation triggering in patients with or without anovulation...
April 28, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454491/extension-of-the-clomiphene-citrate-stair-step-protocol-to-gonadotropin-treatment-in-women-with-clomiphene-resistant-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#16
Eran Horowitz, David Levran, Ariel Weissman
Our objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of direct initiation of gonadotropin ovarian stimulation without prior withdrawal bleeding in anovulatory clomiphene citrate (CC) resistant polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients. Eighteen PCOS patients underwent ovulation induction with CC using a stair-step regimen. Patients who failed to respond to the maximal dose of CC initiated gonadotropin stimulation without inducing withdrawal bleeding, using the chronic low dose regimen. The primary outcome measure was the time to ovulation from the beginning of CC treatment until the day of ovulatory trigger...
April 28, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427285/premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-symptoms-following-ovarian-suppression-triggered-by-change-in-ovarian-steroid-levels-but-not-continuous-stable-levels
#17
Peter J Schmidt, Pedro E Martinez, Lynnette K Nieman, Deloris E Koziol, Karla D Thompson, Linda Schenkel, Paul G Wakim, David R Rubinow
OBJECTIVE: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) symptoms are eliminated by ovarian suppression and stimulated by administration of ovarian steroids, yet they appear with ovarian steroid levels indistinguishable from those in women without PMDD. Thus, symptoms could be precipitated either by an acute change in ovarian steroid levels or by stable levels above a critical threshold playing a permissive role in expression of an underlying infradian affective "pacemaker." The authors attempted to determine which condition triggers PMDD symptoms...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426370/pin-formed-protein-a-door-to-reveal-the-mechanism-for-auxin-triggered-initiation-of-cotton-fiber
#18
Mi Zhang, Yuehua Xiao, Jianyan Zeng, Yan Pei
Cotton fibers are differentiated ovule epidermal cells that provide an ideal model to study cell differentiation and elongation. Establishment of auxin maximum in fiber cells is crucial for cotton-fiber protrusion from ovule surface. However, it is unclear where the auxin originates from and how the auxin accumulates in fiber cells. Our recent results indicate that the auxin is mainly imported from the outside of ovules, and transported to fiber cells through GhPIN (homolog of PIN-formed proteins in cotton) -mediated polar auxin transport, rather than in situ synthesis...
May 4, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410121/nitric-oxide-signaling-during-meiotic-cell-cycle-regulation-in-mammalian-oocytes
#19
REVIEW
Meenakshi Tiwari, Shilpa Prasad, Ashutosh N Pandey, Karuppanan V Premkumar, Anima Tripathi, Anumegha Gupta, Doddalingaiah R Chetan, Pramod K Yadav, Tulsidas G Shrivastav, Shail K Chaube
  Nitric oxide (NO) acts as a major signal molecules and modulate physiology of mammalian oocytes. Ovarian follicles generate large amount of NO through nitric oxide synthase (NOS) pathway to maintain diplotene arrest in preovulatory oocytes. Removal of oocytes from follicular microenvironment or follicular rupture during ovulation disrupt the flow of NO from granulosa cells to the oocyte that results a transient decrease of oocyte cytoplasmic NO level. Decreased NO level reduces cyclic nucleotides level by inactivating guanylyl cyclases directly or indirectly...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400616/granulosa-cell-endothelin-2-expression-is-fundamental-for-ovulatory-follicle-rupture
#20
Joseph A Cacioppo, Po-Ching Patrick Lin, Patrick R Hannon, Daniel R McDougle, Arnon Gal, CheMyong Ko
Ovulation is dependent upon numerous factors mediating follicular growth, vascularization, and ultimately oocyte release via follicle rupture. Endothelin-2 (EDN2) is a potent vasoconstrictor that is transiently produced prior to follicle rupture by granulosa cells of periovulatory follicles and induces ovarian contraction. To determine the role of Edn2 expression, surgical transplant and novel conditional knockout mice were super-ovulated and analyzed. Conditional knockout mice utilized a new iCre driven by the Esr2 promoter to selectively remove Edn2...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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