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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081535/efficacy-and-safety-of-continuous-subcutaneous-infusion-of-recombinant-human-gonadotropins-for-congenital-micropenis-during-early-infancy%C3%A2
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Athanasia Stoupa, Dinane Samara-Boustani, Isabelle Flechtner, Graziella Pinto, Isabelle Jourdon, Laura González-Briceño, Maud Bidet, Kathleen Laborde, Didier Chevenne, Anne-Elodie Millischer, Henri Lottmann, Thomas Blanc, Yves Aigrain, Michel Polak, Jacques Beltrand
BACKGROUND: Early postnatal administration of gonadotropins to infants with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) can mimic minipuberty, thereby increasing penile growth. We assessed the effects of gonadotropin infusion on stretched penile length (SPL) and hormone levels in infants with congenital micropenis. METHODS: Single-center study including 6 males with micropenis in case of isolated CHH (n = 4), panhypopituitarism (n = 1), and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS; n = 1)...
January 12, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081480/does-the-addition-of-salpingectomy-or-fimbriectomy-to-hysterectomy-in-premenopausal-patients-compromise-ovarian-reserve-a-prospective-study
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Y Naaman, Y Hazan, M Gillor, G Marciano, R Bardenstein, Z Shoham, A Ben-Arie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in ovarian reserve in patients following hysterectomy, with or without bilateral salpingectomy or fimbriectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Open-label, prospective cohort trial of patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine indications. Levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), and ultrasonic measures of peak systolic flow velocity/diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio and resistance index (RI) in the ovarian artery were taken from patients before and 6 weeks after hysterectomy, hysterectomy+salpingectomy or hysterectomy+fimbriectomy...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074436/intrafollicular-inflammatory-cytokines-but-not-steroid-hormone-concentrations-are-increased-in-naturally-matured-follicles-of-women-with-proven-endometriosis
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Gengxiang Wu, N A Bersinger, M D Mueller, M von Wolff
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess whether the intrafollicular cytokine profile in naturally developed follicles is different in women with endometriosis, possibly explaining the lower reproductive outcome in endometriosis patients. METHODS: A matched case-control study was conducted at a university-based infertility and endometriosis centre. The study population included 17 patients with laparoscopically and histologically confirmed endometriosis (rAFS stages II-IV), each undergoing one natural cycle IVF (NC-IVF) treatment cycle between 2013 and 2015, and 17 age-matched NC-IVF women without diagnosed endometriosis (control group)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066837/age-specific-nomograms-for-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-anti-mullerian-hormone-a-pilot-study-in-ile-ife-nigeria
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Omoladun Temitope Okunola, Olusegun Kayode Ajenifuja, Morebise Olabisi Loto, Afolabi Salawu, Oluseyi Stephen Omitinde, Joel Akande, Elizabeth Oke
BACKGROUND: Assessment of ovarian reserve is one of the steps in the management of infertile couples. Follicle Stimulating hormone (FSH) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) are commonly used ovarian reserve markers in Africa. However, there is paucity of age-specific reference values for FSH and AMH among the African population. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at conducting a pilot study for generation of age-specific nomograms for FSH and AMH among fertile women in Ile-Ife, Nigeria...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066836/a-comparative-study-on-the-results-of-agonist-and-antagonist-protocols-based-on-serum-amh-levels-in-patients-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
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Fatemeh Nikmard, Behrouz Aflatoonian, Elham Hosseini, Abbas Aflatoonian, Mehrdad Bakhtiyari, Reza Aflatoonian
BACKGROUND: Serum concentrations of antimullerian hormone (AMH) correlate with ovarian response during assisted reproduction treatment (ART) cycles. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study attempted to evaluate the selection of ovarian stimulation protocols based on serum AMH levels in patients and its impact on the results of ART. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on AMH levels, the patients with tubal factor infertility were divided in three groups of normal, low and high AMH levels...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062641/melatonin-levels-in-follicular-fluid-as-markers-for-ivf-outcomes-and-predicting-ovarian-reserve
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Jing Tong, Shi-le Sheng, Yun Sun, Huihui Li, Wei-Ping Li, Cong Zhang, Zijiang Chen
Good-quality oocytes are critical for the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF), but, to date, there is no marker of ovarian reserve available that can accurately predict oocyte quality. Melatonin exerts its antioxidant actions as a strong radical scavenger that might affect oocyte quality directly, since it is the most potent antioxidant in follicular fluid. To investigate the precise role of endogenous melatonin in IVF outcomes, we recruited 61 women undergoing treatment cycles of IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedures and classified them into three groups according to their response to ovarian stimulation...
January 6, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050957/prediction-of-metaphase-ii-oocytes-according-to-different-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-levels-in-antagonist-icsi-cycles
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Joyce B da Silva, Tatiana R Panaino, Maria A Tamm, Paloma Lira, Patricia C F Arêas, Ana C A Mancebo, Marcelo M de Souza, Roberto A Antunes, Maria do Carmo B de Souza
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to assess a qualitative aspect of ovarian response in terms of metaphase II oocytes according to different serum Anti-Müllerian hormone levels in antagonist ICSI cycles. A prediction index might contribute to the individualization of care. METHODS: This observational study looked into 287 antagonist ICSI cycles carried out with patients treated in a single center between January of 2012 and January of 2016. Serum AMH and subgroup analyses were performed based on five AMH ranges (≤ 0...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045957/normal-levels-of-sox9-expression-in-the-developing-mouse-testis-depend-on-the-tes-tesco-enhancer-but-this-does-not-act-alone
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Nitzan Gonen, Alexander Quinn, Helen C O'Neill, Peter Koopman, Robin Lovell-Badge
During mouse sex determination, transient expression of the Y-linked gene Sry up-regulates its direct target gene Sox9, via a 3.2 kb testis specific enhancer of Sox9 (TES), which includes a core 1.4 kb element, TESCO. SOX9 activity leads to differentiation of Sertoli cells, rather than granulosa cells from the bipotential supporting cell precursor lineage. Here, we present functional analysis of TES/TESCO, using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in mice. Deletion of TESCO or TES reduced Sox9 expression levels in XY fetal gonads to 60 or 45% respectively relative to wild type gonads, and reduced expression of the SOX9 target Amh...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043339/age-related-changes-in-transcriptional-abundance-and-circulating-levels-of-anti-mullerian-hormone-and-sertoli-cell-count-in-crossbred-and-zebu-bovine-males
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S K Rajak, A Kumaresan, N M Attupuram, S Chhillar, R K Baithalu, S Nayak, L Sreela, Raushan K Singh, U K Tripathi, T K Mohanty, Savita Yadav
Age-related changes in peripheral anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations and transcriptional abundance of AMH gene in testicular tissue were studied in crossbred (Holstein Friesian × Tharparkar) and Zebu (Tharparkar) males. In both the breeds, basal AMH concentrations were estimated using ELISA method in blood plasma obtained from six males each at 1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months age. After blood collection at respective ages, all the males were castrated and expression and immunolocalization of AMH was performed in the testicular tissue...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040471/developmental-effects-of-imatinib-mesylate-on-follicle-assembly-and-early-activation-of-primordial-follicle-pool-in-postnatal-rat-ovary
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Babak Asadi-Azarbaijani, Regiane R Santos, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Saskia Braber, Majorie B M van Buursen, Jorma Toppari, Ola D Saugstad, Mirja Nurmio, Irma C Oskam
Imatinib mesylate is an anti-cancer agent that competitively inhibits several receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). RTKs play important roles in the regulation of primordial follicle formation, the recruitment of primordial follicles into the pool of growing follicles and maturation of the follicles. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib on primordial follicle assembly and early folliculogenesis in postnatal rats. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either imatinib (150mg/kg) or placebo (water) on postnatal days 2-4...
December 28, 2016: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036005/bisphenol-a-and-ovarian-reserve-among-infertile-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Wei Zhou, Fang Fang, Wenting Zhu, Zi-Jiang Chen, Yanzhi Du, Jun Zhang
To better understand possible effects of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure on ovarian reserve in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), we measured creatinine adjusted urinary BPA (BPA_Cre) concentrations and used regression models to evaluate the association between urinary BPA level and antral follicle count (AFC), antimullerian hormone (AMH), day-3 follicle stimulating hormone levels (FSH) and inhibin B (INHB) in 268 infertile women diagnosed with PCOS. BPA was detected in all women with a median concentration of 2...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012077/retrospective-cohort-study-amh-is-the-best-ovarian-reserve-markers-in-predicting-ovarian-response-but-has-unfavorable-value-in-predicting-clinical-pregnancy-in-gnrh-antagonist-protocol
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Huiyu Xu, Lin Zeng, Rui Yang, Ying Feng, Rong Li, Jie Qiao
BACKGROUND: Various ovarian reserve markers have been used to predict ovarian response and pregnancy. However, concerning Chinese population, fewer trials have been performed using the combined ovarian reserve markers to predict ovarian response and pregnancy in GnRH antagonist protocols. METHODS: Data from a total of 373 patients' in vitro fertilization cycles using GnRH antagonist protocol was retrospectively included. According to our center's daily practice, circulating follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and estradiol (E2) were tested on menstrual cycle day 2-4 or hCG trigger day, and the concentration of AMH was determined despite of menstrual cycle...
December 23, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011097/hemostasis-during-ovarian-cystectomy-a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-suturing-versus-surgical-energy-on-ovarian-function
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Ann Peters, Noah B Rindos, Ted Lee
This systematic review compares the effect of suturing and surgical energy utilized for hemostasis during ovarian cystectomies on ovarian function. A search of the Scopus, Embase, and PubMed databases was conducted through December 1(st) 2016 for prospective and retrospective trials as well as Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) that analyzed ovarian function following ovarian cystectomies where hemostasis was obtained using suturing vs. surgical energy. Of the twenty-five studies identified, twelve studies, with a total of 1,133 subjects, met the criteria and were included in this review...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001021/outcomes-of-first-ivf-icsi-in-young-women-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve
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Jonathan Cohen, Leonisse Mounsambote, Perrine Prier, Emmanuelle Mathieu D'Argent, Lise Selleret, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet, Vanina Delarouziere, Rachel Levy, Emile Darai, Jean M Antoine
BACKGROUND: There is no consensual definition of diminished ovarian reserve and the best therapeutic strategy has not yet been demonstrated. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate outcomes following a first IVF/ICSI cycle in young women with diminished ovarian reserve. Women with tubal factor, endometriosis or previous stimulation cycle were excluded. We defined diminished ovarian reserve as women ≤38 years with an AMH ≤1.1 ng/mL or antral follicular count ≤7...
December 21, 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998701/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-obese-adolescent-girls-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Joon Young Kim, Hala Tfayli, Sara F Michaliszyn, SoJung Lee, Alexis Nasr, Silva Arslanian
PURPOSE: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is proposed as a biomarker of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study investigated: (1) AMH concentrations in obese adolescents with PCOS versus without PCOS; (2) the relationship of AMH to sex steroid hormones, adiposity, and insulin resistance; and (3) the optimal AMH value and the multivariable prediction model to determine PCOS in obese adolescents. METHODS: AMH levels were measured in 46 obese PCOS girls and 43 obese non-PCOS girls...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993552/new-pcos-like-phenotype-in-older-infertile-women-of-likely-autoimmune-adrenal-etiology-with-high-amh-but-low-androgens
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Norbert Gleicher, Vitaly A Kushnir, Sarah K Darmon, Qi Wang, Lin Zhang, David F Albertini, David H Barad
How anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and testosterone (T) interrelate in infertile women is currently largely unknown. We, therefore, in a retrospective cohort study investigated how infertile women with high-AMH (AMH ≥75th quantile; n=144) and with normal-AMH (25th-75th quantile; n=313), stratified for low-T (total testosterone ≤19.0ng/dL), normal-T (19.0-29.0ng/dL) and high-T (>29.0ng/dL) phenotypically behaved. Patient age, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), dehyroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA sulphate (DHEAS), cortisol (C), adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), IVF outcomes, as well as inflammatory and immune panels were then compared between groups, with AMH and T as variables...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987358/relationship-between-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-antral-follicle-count-across-the-menstrual-cycle-using-the-beckman-coulter-access-assay-in-comparison-with-gen-ii-manual-assay
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Julia Schiffner, Judith Roos, David Broomhead, Joseph van Helden, Erhard Godehardt, Daniel Fehr, Günter Freundl, Sarah Johnson, Christian Gnoth
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to validate Beckman Coulter's fully automated Access Immunoassay System (BC Access assay) for anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and compare it with Beckman Coulter's Modified Manual Generation II assay (BC Mod Gen II), with regard to cycle AMH fluctuations and antral follicle counts. METHODS: During one complete menstrual cycle, transvaginal ultrasound was performed on regularly menstruating women (n=39; 18-40years) every 2 days until the dominant ovarian follicle reached 16mm, then daily until observed ovulation; blood samples were collected throughout the cycle...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987339/evaluation-of-ovarian-reserve-using-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-antral-follicle-count-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-preliminary-study
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Savas Karakus, Ali Sahin, Yunus Durmaz, Huseyin Aydin, Caglar Yildiz, Ozlem Akkar, Mansur Dogan, Ahmet Cengiz, Meral Cetin, Ali Cetin
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine ovarian reserve status using anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) level and antral follicle count (AFC) in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Twenty-four women with SS diagnosed according to the classification criteria proposed by the American-European Consensus Group and 25 healthy women as controls were enrolled in this study. Ovarian reserve was assessed on clinical findings, AFC, and serum AMH and reproductive hormone levels...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978775/can-amh-levels-predict-the-need-for-increased-medication-during-ivf-icsi-in-pcos-women
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Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Ahmed M Hussein, Sherif Dahab, Moutaz M Elsherbini, Yossra S Lasheen, Fouad Abu-Hamila
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) to predict the step up of human menopausal gonadotrophins (HMG) dose in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing IVF/ICSI cycles. METHODS: AMH was drawn before ovulation induction in 976 PCOS women scheduled for IVF/ICSI. After all cycles ended, a ROC curve analysis was done to investigate the ability of AMH to predict step up of the HMG. RESULTS: The area under the curve was 0...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976974/predictive-values-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-antral-follicle-count-and-ovarian-response-prediction-index-orpi-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes
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Mahnaz Ashrafi, Mandana Hemat, Arezoo Arabipoor, Reza Salman Yazdi, Akram Bahman-Abadi, Rezvaneh Cheraghi
This prospective study was performed from June 2012 to June 2014 at Royan Institute to compare the predictive values of serum anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), antral follicle count (AFC) and ovarian response prediction index (ORPI) ([AFC × AMH]/age) for in vitro fertilisation/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycle outcomes. Five hundred and fifty women included in the study with male factor and unexplained infertility were the first candidates for IVF/ICSI cycles. Serum AMH level was measured by a commercial ELISA kit and AFC was calculated by a transvaginal ultrasonography on day 2-3 of the menstrual cycle before starting ovarian stimulation...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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