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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915981/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-improves-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-study
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Fan Qu, Fang-Fang Wang, Yan Wu, Jue Zhou, Nicola Robinson, Paul J Hardiman, Jie-Xue Pan, Yi-Jing He, Yu-Hang Zhu, Han-Zhi Wang, Xiao-Qun Ye, Ke-Lin He, Long Cui, Hong-Li Zhao, Ying-Hui Ye
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, and controlled study. SETTING: IVF center in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred and eighty-one infertile patients with bilateral tubal blockage who were referred for IVF. Patients were randomized into four groups. INTERVENTION: TEAS was administered for 30min, respectively, at 24h before TVOR and two hours before ET...
September 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904494/vitamin-d-deficiency-does-not-influence-reproductive-outcomes-of-ivf-icsi-a-study-of-oocyte-donors-and-recipients
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Manish Banker, Dipesh Sorathiya, Sandeep Shah
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and its active metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D (1,25-(OH)2D3), play a significant role in reproduction. AIM: To assess the effect of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level on oocyte quality and endometrial receptivity by studying oocyte donors and their recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study consisted of two groups: Group A (recipient group) and Group B (donor group). All the participants of Groups A1 and B1 as well as Groups A2 and B2 were subcategorized into vitamin D-deficient (<20 ng/mL) and vitamin D replete-insufficient (20 to ≥30 ng/mL), respectively...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900763/the-association-between-fatty-acid-index-and-in-vitro-fertilization-outcomes
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Ashley M Eskew, Kelly C Wormer, Michelle L Matthews, H James Norton, Margaret A Papadakis, Bradley S Hurst
PURPOSE: Fatty acids have been shown to play an important role in oocyte competence and early implantation of the embryo. Our hypothesis-generating study sought to determine if individual fatty acids expressed as a percentage of total erythrocyte fatty acids are associated with embryo quality and other in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study at an academic fertility center. Sixty women undergoing their first IVF cycle were recruited...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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/28886319/morphokinetic-analysis-of-human-embryo-development-and-its-relationship-to-the-female-age-a-retrospective-time-lapse-imaging-study
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N Akhter, M Shahab
Time-lapse imaging technique has provided embryologists with a unique chance of studying the embryo morphokineticsto select the most viable embryos for implantation in the field of IVF (In vitro fertilization).The conventional method of morphological evaluations has proved that maternal age affects the human embryo quality. This retrospective study carried out at Islamabad Clinic Serving Infertile Couples, Islamabad, Pakistan mainly focuses on the effect of female age on human embryo morphokinetics. A total number of 200 patients undergoing ICSI treatment cycles at the clinic were selected for the study and divided into five age groups (< 26, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, and > 40 years)...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865549/effect-of-oocyte-vitrification-on-embryo-quality-time-lapse-analysis-and-morphokinetic-evaluation
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Ana Cobo, Aila Coello, Jose Remohí, Jose Serrano, Jose Maria de Los Santos, Marcos Meseguer
OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether oocyte vitrification may affect subsequent embryo development from a morphokinetic standpoint by means of time-lapse imaging. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated private IVF center. PATIENT(S): Ovum donation cycles conducted with the use of vitrified (n = 631 cycles; n = 3,794 embryos) or fresh oocytes (n = 1,359 cycles; n = 9,935 embryos) over 2 years. INTERVENTIONS(S): None...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854728/a-second-dose-of-kisspeptin-54-improves-oocyte-maturation-in-women-at-high-risk-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-phase-2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ali Abbara, Sophie Clarke, Rumana Islam, Julia K Prague, Alexander N Comninos, Shakunthala Narayanaswamy, Deborah Papadopoulou, Rachel Roberts, Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya, Risheka Ratnasabapathy, Alexander Nesbitt, Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Rehan Salim, Stuart A Lavery, Stephen R Bloom, Les Huson, Geoffrey H Trew, Waljit S Dhillo
STUDY QUESTION: Can increasing the duration of LH-exposure with a second dose of kisspeptin-54 improve oocyte maturation in women at high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A second dose of kisspeptin-54 at 10 h following the first improves oocyte yield in women at high risk of OHSS. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Kisspeptin acts at the hypothalamus to stimulate the release of an endogenous pool of GnRH from the hypothalamus...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835940/pregnancy-outcome-of-delayed-start-gnrh-antagonist-protocol-versus-gnrh-antagonist-protocol-in-poor-responders-a-clinical-trial-study
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Abbas Aflatoonian, Aflatoonian Hosseinisadat, Ramesh Baradaran, Maryam Farid Mojtahedi
BACKGROUND: Management of poor-responding patients is still major challenge in assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Delayed-start GnRH antagonist protocol is recommended to these patients, but little is known in this regards. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was assessment of delayed-start GnRH antagonist protocol in poor responders, and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial included sixty infertile women with Bologna criteria for ovarian poor responders who were candidate for IVF...
April 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822715/reproductive-outcomes-of-segmented-in-vitro-fertilization-in-patients-diagnosed-with-endometriomas
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Kemal Ozgur, Hasan Bulut, Murat Berkkanoglu, Kevin Coetzee
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of ovarian endometriomas on endometrial receptivity in frozen embryo transfers (FET) of segmented in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective, matched-control study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2). SETTING: A single, private assisted reproductive technology center. PATIENTS: Thirty patients diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral endometrioma were compared with 60 patients without endometrioma from 1,894 patients who underwent segmented IVF treatment between September 2014 and September 2016...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810691/improvement-of-implantation-potential-in-mouse-blastocysts-derived-from-ivf-by-combined-treatment-with-prolactin-epidermal-growth-factor-and-4-hydroxyestradiol
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Miki Takeuchi, Misato Seki, Etsuko Furukawa, Akihito Takahashi, Kyosuke Saito, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Kenji Ezoe, Emiko Fukui, Midori Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Matsumoto
STUDY QUESTION: Can supplementation of medium with prolactin (PRL), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2) prior to embryo transfer improve implantation potential in mouse blastocysts derived from IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combined treatment with PRL, EGF and 4-OH-E2 improves mouse blastocyst implantation rates, while alone, each factor is ineffective. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blastocyst dormancy during delayed implantation caused by ovariectomy is maintained by continued progesterone treatment in mice, and estrogen injection rapidly activates blastocysts to implantation-induced status in vivo...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795047/influence-of-the-insemination-method-on-the-outcomes-of-elective-blastocyst-culture
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Caizhu Wang, Guixue Feng, Bo Zhang, Jinhui Shu, Hong Zhou, Xianyou Gan, Ruoyun Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of the insemination method on the outcomes of elective blastocyst culture. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of elective blastocyst culture performed between January 2011 and December 2014. RESULTS: There were 2,003 cycles of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 336 cycles of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), including 25,652 and 4,164 embryos that underwent sequential blastocyst culture, respectively...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712646/live-births-after-embryo-selection-using-morphokinetics-versus-conventional-morphology-a-retrospective-analysis
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Simon Fishel, Alison Campbell, Sue Montgomery, Rachel Smith, Lynne Nice, Samantha Duffy, Lucy Jenner, Kathyrn Berrisford, Louise Kellam, Rob Smith, Ivy D'Cruz, Ashley Beccles
The increasing corpus of clinical studies using time-lapse imaging for embryo selection demonstrates considerable variation in study protocols and only limited-sized study cohorts. Outcome measures are based on implantation or clinical pregnancy; some predict blastulation from early cleavage-stage data, and few have evaluated live birth. Erroneously, most studies treat the embryos as independent variables and do not include patient or treatment variables in the statistical analyses. In this study, cohort size was 14,793 patients and 23,762 cycles...
June 23, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697910/duphaston-and-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-protocol-in-normally-ovulatory-women-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatments-in-combination-with-embryo-cryopreservation
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Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endocrine characteristics and clinical outcomes in normal ovulatory patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) with the use of a Duphaston and hMG protocol during in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments in combination with frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) compared with the characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing an Utrogestan and hMG protocol. DESIGN: Prospective controlled study...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676034/cathepsin-b-inhibitor-improves-developmental-competency-and-cryo-tolerance-of-in-vitro-ovine-embryos
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M Pezhman, S M Hosseini, S Ostadhosseini, Sh Rouhollahi Varnosfaderani, F Sefid, M H Nasr-Esfahani
BACKGROUND: Cathepsin B is a lysosomal cysteine protease involved in apoptosis and oocytes which have lower developmental competence show higher expression of Cathepsin B. Furthermore, expression of Cathepsin B show a decreasing trend from oocyte toward blastocyst stage. RESULTS: Present study assessed the effect of cathepsin B inhibitor, E-64, on developmental competency and cryo-survival of pre-implantation ovine IVF derived embryos. Cathepsin B inhibitor was added during day 3 to 8 of development...
July 4, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670921/progesterone-progesterone-estradiol-and-art-outcomes-in-day-5-transfer-cycles
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Ritika Arora, Crystal Chan, Xiang Y Ye, Ellen M Greenblatt
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of elevated luteal-phase progesterone levels (PE) and high progesterone/estradiol ratio ('P/E2' ratio) on IVF outcomes, exclusively in GnRH-antagonist cycles with day-5 embryo transfer. PE was not found to have a significant effect on implantation or clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) (OR 0.56, 95% CI 0.25-1.25, p = .16). Elevated 'P/E2' ratio (≥0.55) on trigger day was associated with a poorer response to stimulation and lower clinical pregnancy rates (OR 0...
July 2, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670424/a-comparison-of-outcomes-from-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-stimulated-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-plus-either-recombinant-luteinizing-hormone-or-human-menopausal-gonadotropins-in-subjects-treated-with-long-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-protocols
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Nathalie Bleau, Mohammed Agdi, WeonYoung Son, SeangLin Tan, Michael H Dahan
BACKGROUND: This study compared rates of pregnancy and in vitro fertilization (IVF) parameters in subjects stimulated with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) plus either recombinant human luteinizing hormone (r-LH) or human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) in a long gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist IVF protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study enrolled patients who underwent IVF stimu- lation with a long GnRH agonist protocol and received FSH plus r-LH or hMG...
July 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635583/cigarette-smoke-is-associated-with-altered-expression-of-antioxidant-enzymes-in-granulosa-cells-from-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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Maria Cristina Budani, Erminia Carletti, Gian Mario Tiboni
This study was undertaken to evaluate whether cigarette smoke is associated with changes in the expression of antioxidant enzymes in granulosa cells of women undergoing IVF treatments. For this aim, the expression of three antioxidant enzymes (SOD1, SOD2 and catalase) in non-smokers (n = 20) and smokers (n = 20) was analyzed. There was a statistically significant overexpression of SOD2 and catalase mRNA levels in smokers in comparison with non-smokers. Cigarette smoking was associated with a lower fertilization rate, implantation rate and pregnancy rate in comparison with non-smokers...
June 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617534/afc-vs-amh-prediction-of-ovarian-response-in-women-with-endometrioma-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
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A A Ersahin, H Arpaci, S S Ersahin, N Celik, M Acet
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical value of antral follicle count (AFC) and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) for the prediction of ovarian response in women with endometrioma undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF using GnRH antagonist treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with endometrioma who underwent their first IVF/ICSI cycle with GnRH antagonist treatment were included in the study. The average AMH values were recorded as 1.5-2 ng/mL. Fifty infertile women are not suffering from endometrioma were selected from those with male factor infertility as control...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612309/pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-should-we-use-icsi-for-all
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Baruch Feldman, Adva Aizer, Masha Brengauz, Keren Dotan, Jacob Levron, Eyal Schiff, Raoul Orvieto
OBJECTIVE: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is commonly used during pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in vitro fertilization (IVF), aiming to eliminate the risk of contamination from extraneous sperm DNA. Recently, ICSI "overuse" in non-male infertility has been doubted, since it does not offer an advantage over IVF. Prompted by the aforementioned observations, we sought to assess the accuracy of IVF vs ICSI in PGD cases, as might be reflected by a difference in the prevalence of discarded embryos as a consequent of parental contamination...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609269/corifollitropin-alfa-compared-to-daily-rfsh-or-hp-hmg-in-gnrh-antagonist-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-protocol-for-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
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Priscila Morais Galvão Souza, Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa, Thalita Reis Esselin Rassi, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Amaral Silva
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the outcomes of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with corifollitropin alfa versus daily recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rRFSH) or highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-HMG) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles based on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols. The primary endpoints were total number of oocytes and mature oocytes. METHODS: This retrospective study looked into 132 controlled ovarian stimulation cycles from IVF or oocyte cryopreservation performed in a private human reproduction center between January 1 and December 31, 2014...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
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