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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675489/female-genital-tuberculosis-cases-with-distinct-clinical-symptoms-four-case-reports
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Gonul Aslan, Mahmut Ulger, Seda Tezcan Ulger, Huseyin Durukan, Faik Gurkan Yazici, Gurol Emekdas
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Genital TB (GTB) is a form of extrapulmonary TB that occurs more frequently in women, in whom it classically presents in association with menstrual irregularity, pregnancy loss and short and long-term sequelae especially infertility in infected women. Patients with GTB are usually young women diagnosed during workup for infertility. GTB is rare in postmenopausal women and responsible for only approximately 1% of postmenopausal bleeding...
January 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566862/male-sleep-duration-and-fecundability-in-a-north-american-preconception-cohort-study
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Lauren Anne Wise, Kenneth Jay Rothman, Amelia Kent Wesselink, Ellen Margrethe Mikkelsen, Henrik Toft Sorensen, Craig James McKinnon, Elizabeth Elliott Hatch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prospectively the association between male sleep duration and fecundability. DESIGN: Pregnancy Online Study (PRESTO), a Web-based prospective cohort study of North American couples enrolled during the preconception period (2013-2017). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Male participants were aged ≥21 years; female participants were aged 21-45 years. INTERVENTION(S): None...
March 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492476/does-laparoscopy-still-has-a-role-in-modern-fertility-practice
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Ahmad Mahran, Ahmed R Abdelraheim, Abdelrahman Eissa, Mohamed Gadelrab
Background: More than 3 decades after the introduction of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and despite the improved success rates of assisted reproductive technologies, the argument for performing laparoscopy as a part of the infertility workup still stands. Objective: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy±hysteroscopy in diagnosis and management of infertility in our setting in view of modern fertility practice. Materials and Methods: This case control study was carried out on 600 infertile women subjected to laparoscopy or combined laparoscopy and hysteroscopy at endoscopy unit in Minia University Hospital, Egypt during the period from January 2012 to December 2014...
December 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470775/influence-of-body-mass-index-in-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-in-951-non-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-women-followed-at-a-reproductive-medicine-unit
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Joana Simões-Pereira, Joaquim Nunes, Ana Aguiar, Sandra Sousa, Cátia Rodrigues, Joaquim Sampaio Matias, Carlos Calhaz-Jorge
PURPOSE: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a useful marker of ovarian reserve. Obesity/overweight are increasing and may affect the reproductive health. Previous studies regarding the effect of body mass index (BMI) on AMH levels are discordant. Our main goal was to evaluate the influence of BMI on AMH levels in women without polycystic ovarian syndrome. METHODS: Revision of medical records of 951 women who performed AMH determinations as part of their fertility workup, between 2011 and 2016...
February 22, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392437/independent-association-between-uterine-malformations-and-cervical-insufficiency-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Yael Baumfeld, Reli Hershkovitz, David Yohay, Giuseppe Trojano, Adi Y Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to explore maternal and fetal outcomes in the second and third trimester in women with uterine malformations. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective population-based cohort study including women with a diagnosis of uterine malformation arised from workup for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss, was accidental during pregnancy, or was noticed at the time of cesarean delivery. RESULTS: A total of 280,721 pregnancies met the inclusion criteria and were divided into two study groups: (1) pregnancies in women with uterine malformations (n = 1099); and (2) controls (n = 279,662)...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162950/intrauterine-insemination-fundamentals-revisited
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EDITORIAL
Gautam N Allahbadia
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an assisted conception technique that involves the deposition of a processed semen sample in the upper uterine cavity, overcoming natural barriers to sperm ascent in the female reproductive tract. It is a cost-effective, noninvasive first-line therapy for selected patients with functionally normal tubes, and infertility due to a cervical factor, anovulation, moderate male factor, unexplained factors, immunological factor, and ejaculatory disorders with clinical pregnancy rates per cycle ranging from 10 to 20%...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084059/insl3-expression-in-leydig-cell-hyperplasia-and-leydig-cell-tumors
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Nelli S Lakis, Kara A Lombardo, Shamlal Mangray, George J Netto, Daniela Salles, Andres Matoso
Insulin-like 3 (INSL3) is a hormone produced by Leydig cells (LCs) and leads to physiological testicular descent during embryonic development. We investigated the expression of INSL3 by immunohistochemistry in normal LCs, in Leydig cell tumor (LCT) (n=17 including 15 testes and 2 ovaries) and in Leydig cell hyperplasia (LCH) (n=10). Normally distributed LCs showed strong immunostaining in the cytoplasm in all cases. All 10 cases (100%) of LCH were strongly and diffusely positive in the intertubular areas. Six cases of LCH had nodules raging in size from 0...
October 27, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082932/further-evidence-supports-the-clinical-utility-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-in-male-infertility-workup-and-assisted-reproductive-technology
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EDITORIAL
Sandro C Esteves, Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062797/value-of-three-dimensional-multidetector-ct-hysterosalpingography-in-infertile-patients-with-non-contributory-hysterosalpingography-a-prospective-study
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Shuchi Bhatt, Murtaza Sumbul, Rajpal Rajpal, Gita Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a common health problem requiring imaging to delineate the anatomical causes in women. Three dimensional multi-detector computed tomography hysterosalpingography (3D-MDCT-HSG) offers an easy workup for uterine, tubal and peritoneal factors. METHODS: To present the spectrum of uterine, tubal and peritoneal factors on 3D-MDCT-HSG and determine its diagnostic accuracy for female factor infertility, a prospective study was conducted on 25 infertile women with non-diagnostic HSG from November 2012 to March 2014...
July 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904493/comparative-prospective-study-of-hysterosalpingography-and-hysteroscopy-in-infertile-women
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Leena Wadhwa, Pooja Rani, Pushpa Bhatia
AIM: To compare the findings and diagnostic accuracy of Hysterosalpingography (HSG) and hysteroscopy in infertile women. SETTING AND DESIGN: Prospective comparative study in a tertiary care Centre. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 108 women with primary or secondary infertility were recruited. In all women after basic infertility workup, both HSG and hysteroscopy were performed. RESULTS: Out of 108 women, in 3 women HSG couldn't be done and in one woman there was uterine perforation on hysteroscopy...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865533/introduction-varicoceles-a-contemporary-perspective
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Robert E Brannigan
In this Views and Reviews section, four groups of authors address the timely and highly relevant issue of varicoceles across the male life spectrum. Varicoceles are very prevalent among men presenting for an infertility workup. While reduction in bulk semen parameters (including sperm concentration, motility, and morphology) has long been recognized as a deficit caused by varicoceles, in recent years a number of investigators have shown that varicoceles can have broader, multi-faceted effects on male reproductive health...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825764/systemic-sclerosis-exploring-the-potential-interplay-between-thyroid-disorders-and-pregnancy-outcome-in-an-italian-cohort
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Paola Triggianese, Paola Conigliaro, Maria Sole Chimenti, Carmen Barbato, Elisabetta Greco, Barbara Kroegler, Caterina De Carolis, Roberto Perricone
BACKGROUND: Evidence has shown that pregnancy failure (PF) in women with systemic sclerosis (SSc) consists mainly of preterm delivery (PD) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Thyroid dysfunction (TD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) represent a common feature of SSc. Since TD has been associated with PF, its presence in SSc women may potentially affect pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the interplay between TD and PF in a cohort of SSc women. METHODS: SSc women (n=77) and age-matched controls from the general obstetric population (n=50) were included...
August 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666494/quadro-cornuate-uterus
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Yasmeen Nauman, Samia Husain
Congenital malformations of the female genital tract are a group of miscellaneous deviations from normal anatomy with diverse spectrum. Mullerian anomalies are thought to be present in 0.5% of female population. Three quarter of women remain asymptomatic, the remaining quarter presents with a variety of symptoms including primary amenorrhea, cyclical pain, severe dysmenorrhea, pelvic mass, ectopic pregnancy, infertility and recurrent miscarriages. The American Fertility Society (AFS) classification has been the most widely used classification for categorizing these abnormalities...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611019/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-aberrations-of-the-x-chromosome-as-cause-of-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Albrecht Röpke, Frank Tüttelmann
Male infertility is most commonly caused by spermatogenetic failure, clinically noted as oligo- or a-zoospermia. Today, in approximately 20% of azoospermic patients, a causal genetic defect can be identified. The most frequent genetic causes of azoospermia (or severe oligozoospermia) are Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY), structural chromosomal abnormalities and Y-chromosomal microdeletions. Consistent with Ohno's law, the human X chromosome is the most stable of all the chromosomes, but contrary to Ohno's law, the X chromosome is loaded with regions of acquired, rapidly evolving genes, which are of special interest because they are predominantly expressed in the testis...
November 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410062/role-of-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Pardeep K Mittal, Brent Little, Peter A Harri, Frank H Miller, Lauren F Alexander, Bobby Kalb, Juan C Camacho, Viraj Master, Matthew Hartman, Courtney C Moreno
Infertility is defined herein as the inability to achieve pregnancy after frequently engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse for 1 year. Among infertile couples, the cause of infertility involves the male partner in approximately 50% of cases. Male infertility is usually caused by conditions affecting sperm production, sperm function, or both, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Chronic health problems, injuries, lifestyle choices, anatomic problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects can have a role in male infertility...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379671/ten-cases-with-46-xx-testicular-disorder-of-sex-development-single-center-experience
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Emre Can Akinsal, Numan Baydilli, Abdullah Demirtas, Cetin Saatci, Oguz Ekmekcioglu
OBJECTIVE: To present clinical, chromosomal and hormonal features of ten cases with SRY-positive 46,XX testicular disorder of sex development who were admitted to our infertility clinic. CASES AND METHODS: Records of the cases who were admitted to our infertility clinic between 2004 and 2015 were investigated. Ten 46,XX testicular disorder of sex development cases were detected. Clinical, hormonal and chromosomal assessments were analized. RESULTS: Mean age at diagnosis was 30...
July 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903074/bicornuate-uterus-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-cervical-os-insufficiency-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Yael Baumfeld, Reli Hershkovitz, Giuseppe Loverro, Edoardo Di Naro, David Yohai, Polina Schwarzman, Adi Yehuda Weintraub
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to explore maternal and fetal outcomes in the second and third trimester in women with bicornuate uterus. METHODS: A total of 280,106 pregnancies met the inclusion criteria and were divided in two study groups: (1) pregnancies in women with bicornuate uterus (n = 444); and (2) controls (n = 279,662). The diagnosis of bicornuate uterus was performed in all patients during the workup for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss, during pregnancy, or at the time of cesarean delivery...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873054/expectant-management-may-reduce-overtreatment-in-women-affected-by-unexplained-infertility-confirmed-by-diagnostic-laparoscopy
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S De Cicco, Valeria Tagliaferri, L Selvaggi, D Romualdi, C Di Florio, V Immediata, A Lanzone, M Guido
PURPOSE: To determine whether the mini-invasive surgery still play a role in the diagnostic workup and in the management of the couples affected by unexplained infertility. METHODS: 170 infertile women (age range 25-38 years) with documented normal ovarian, tubal and uterine function underwent combined hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery; 100 women refused surgery or ART treatment (control group) choosing expectant management. A retrospective assessment questionnaire was proposed to enrolled women to collect the rate of spontaneous or ART-induced pregnancies...
February 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864361/causes-of-male-infertility-a-9-year-prospective-monocentre-study-on-1737-patients-with-reduced-total-sperm-counts
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M Punab, O Poolamets, P Paju, V Vihljajev, K Pomm, R Ladva, P Korrovits, M Laan
STUDY QUESTION: What are the primary causes of severe male factor infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although 40% of all patients showed primary causes of infertility, which could be subdivided into three groups based on the severity of their effect, ~75% of oligozoospermia cases remained idiopathic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are few large-scale epidemiological studies analyzing the causes of male factor infertility. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective clinical-epidemiological study was conducted at the Andrology Centre, Tartu University Hospital between 2005 and 2013, recruiting male partners of couples failing to conceive a child for over ≥12 months...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811461/fitz-hugh-curtis-syndrome-an-incidental-diagnostic-finding-in-an-infertility-workup
#20
R C Onoh, C C Mgbafuru, S E Onubuogu, I Ugwuoke
A case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 32-year-old para 1+1 is reported. She presented with inability to conceive of 4 years duration. Her husband's semen analysis was within normal range. She had a hysterosalpingogram that showed bilateral tubal blockage and clinical assessment showed right sided abdominal tenderness, cervical excitation tenderness, and adnexa tenderness. The endocervical swab test for Chlamydia trachomatis was a positive. Laparoscopy and dye test showed adhesion bands on the under surface of the liver (the violin string appearance)...
November 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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