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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904504/role-of-serpine-gene-polymorphism-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-and-preeclampsia
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Nidhi Sharma, Jayashree K Srinivasan, Margeret Harriet Priya, Venkatachalam Sibiya
This is a rare case of serpine gene polymorphism causing thrombophilia and recurrent implantation failure following intrauterine insemination. SERPINE1 gene encodes plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 and inhibits fibrinolysis, or clot dissolution. The 4G variant results in increased expression of SERPINE1 and consequently higher inhibition of fibrinolysis, thus leading to thrombophilia. The patient had unexplained primary infertility for 9 years. Ovulation induction was done with gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist long protocol...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886590/corpora-lutea-in-superovulated-ewes-fed-different-planes-of-nutrition
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A Kraisoon, D A Redmer, C S Bass, C Navanukraw, S T Dorsam, V Valkov, A Reyaz, A T Grazul-Bilska
The corpus luteum (CL) is an ovarian structure which is critical for the maintenance of reproductive cyclicity and pregnancy support. Diet and/or diet components may affect some luteal functions. FSH is widely used to induce multiple follicle development and superovulation. We hypothesized that FSH would affect luteal function in ewes fed different nutritional planes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if FSH-treatment affects (1) ovulation rate; (2) CL weight; (3) cell proliferation; (4) vascularity; (5) expression of endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) and soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) proteins; and (6) luteal and serum progesterone (P4) concentration in control (C), overfed (O), and underfed (U) ewes at the early- and mid-luteal phases...
August 12, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854586/folate-homocysteine-and-the-ovarian-cycle-among-healthy-regularly-menstruating-women
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Kara A Michels, Jean Wactawski-Wende, James L Mills, Karen C Schliep, Audrey J Gaskins, Edwina H Yeung, Keewan Kim, Torie C Plowden, Lindsey A Sjaarda, Ellen N Chaljub, Sunni L Mumford
STUDY QUESTION: How are concentrations of plasma homocysteine and serum folate associated with reproductive hormones and anovulation in regularly menstruating women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Higher homocysteine was associated with sporadic anovulation and hormonal changes that may be indicative of impaired ovulatory function, but higher serum folate was associated only with higher luteal phase progesterone. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Higher folate levels as well as some variants in genes relevant to one-carbon metabolism, are associated with improved reproductive outcomes and responses to fertility treatment, but only a few small studies have explored the relationship between markers of one-carbon metabolism and menstrual cycle characteristics...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837035/estradiol-use-in-the-luteal-phase-and-its-effects-on-pregnancy-rates-in-ivf-cycles-with-gnrh-antagonist-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lanna Marla Andrade Pinheiro, Priscilla da Silva Cândido, Tássia Camila Moreto, Wanessa Gonzaga Di Almeida, Eduardo Camelo de Castro
For all the steps of in vitro fertilization to occur successfully, factors such as the quality of retrieved oocytes and endometrial receptivity to the embryo must be ensured. Current studies have shown that endometrial receptivity can be optimized using dedicated exogenous progesterone for luteal phase support in assisted reproduction cycles. But it has not yet been established the benefits of additional use of estradiol in this support. Analyzing pituitary suppression protocols that employ GnRH antagonists, this review will address literature publications between the years 2000-2016, shedding light on this issue to answer questions about the benefits of supplementation...
September 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829842/voice-in-different-phases-of-menstrual-cycle-among-naturally-cycling-women-and-users-of-hormonal-contraceptives
#5
Irena Pavela Banai
Previous studies have shown changes in women's behavior and physical appearance between the non-fertile and fertile phases of the menstrual cycle. It is assumed that these changes are regulated by fluctuations in sex hormone levels across the cycle. Receptors for sex hormones have been found on the vocal folds, suggesting a link between hormone levels and vocal fold function, which might cause changes in voice production. However, attempts to identify changes in voice production across the menstrual cycle have produced mixed results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826363/human-parturition-nothing-more-than-a-delayed-menstruation
#6
Mihaela Pavlicev, Errol R Norwitz
Humans are one of the few mammalian viviparous species in which pregnancy is extended beyond the luteal phase, the phase during which progesterone is synthesized by the maternal ovary. Instead, it is the fetal placenta that produces progesterone throughout the latter 2 trimesters of human pregnancy. The placenta is developmentally crucial for reproductive success and is the most conspicuous anatomical novelty of placental mammals. However, before it can exert its dual functions as both an endocrine organ and an organ capable of facilitating gas and nutrient exchange, enormous changes must take place within the uterus to not only tolerate the presence of this hemiallogeneic tissue but to also accommodate and support placental development...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741624/hormonal-cycle-and-contraceptive-effects-on-amygdala-and-salience-resting-state-networks-in-women-with-previous-affective-side-effects-on-the-pill
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Jonas Engman, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Lena Moby, Johan Wikström, Mats Fredrikson, Malin Gingnell
The mechanisms linking ovarian hormones to negative affect are poorly characterized, but important clues may come from the examination of the brain's intrinsic organization. Here, we studied the effects of both the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives (OCs) on amygdala and salience network resting-state functional connectivity using a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled design. Hormone levels, depressive symptoms, and resting-state functional connectivity were measured in 35 healthy women (24...
June 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663739/impact-of-mid-luteal-phase-gnrh-agonist-administration-on-reproductive-outcomes-in-gnrh-agonist-triggered-cycles-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abdelhamid Benmachiche, Sebti Benbouhedja, Abdelali Zoghmar, Amel Boularak, Peter Humaidan
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the addition of a mid-luteal bolus of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) improves the implantation rate (IR) in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Private IVF center. PATIENTS: 328 IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients were triggered with GnRHa and received 1,500 IU HCG on the day of oocyte pick-up (OPU) in addition to a standard luteal phase support (LPS)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638367/gnrh-agonist-trigger-and-lh-activity-luteal-phase-support-versus-hcg-trigger-and-conventional-luteal-phase-support-in-fresh-embryo-transfer-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-systematic-prisma-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Thor Haahr, Matheus Roque, Sandro C Esteves, Peter Humaidan
INTRODUCTION: The use of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) for final oocyte maturation trigger in oocyte donation and elective frozen embryo transfer cycles is well established due to lower ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) rates as compared to hCG trigger. A recent Cochrane meta-analysis concluded that GnRHa trigger was associated with reduced live birth rates (LBRs) in fresh autologous IVF cycles compared to hCG trigger. However, the evidence is not unequivocal, and recent trials have found encouraging reproductive outcomes among couples undergoing GnRHa trigger and individualized luteal LH activity support...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579410/characterization-of-hormonal-profiles-during-the-luteal-phase-in-regularly-menstruating-women
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Rene Ecochard, Thomas Bouchard, Rene Leiva, Saman Abdulla, Olivier Dupuis, Olivia Duterque, Marie Garmier Billard, Hans Boehringer, Christophe Genolini
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the variability of hormonal profiles during the luteal phase in normal cycles. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Ninety-nine women contributing 266 menstrual cycles. INTERVENTION(S): The women collected first morning urine samples that were analyzed for estrone-3-glucuronide, pregnanediol-3-alpha-glucuronide (PDG), FSH, and LH. The women had serum P tests (twice per cycle) and underwent ultrasonography to identify the day of ovulation...
July 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559342/follistatin-is-critical-for-mouse-uterine-receptivity-and-decidualization
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Paul T Fullerton, Diana Monsivais, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Martin M Matzuk
Embryo implantation remains a significant challenge for assisted reproductive technology, with implantation failure occurring in ∼50% of in vitro fertilization attempts. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying uterine receptivity will enable the development of new interventions and biomarkers. TGFβ family signaling in the uterus is critical for establishing and maintaining pregnancy. Follistatin (FST) regulates TGFβ family signaling by selectively binding TGFβ family ligands and sequestering them...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513550/hcg-triggering-in-art-an-evolutionary-concept
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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/28502859/the-significance-of-estradiol-metabolites-in-human-corpus-luteum-physiology
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REVIEW
Luigi Devoto, Soledad Henríquez, Paulina Kohen, Jerome F Strauss
The human corpus luteum (CL) is a temporary endocrine gland derived from the ovulated follicle. Its formation and limited lifespan is critical for steroid hormone production required to support menstrual cyclicity, endometrial receptivity for successful implantation, and the maintenance of early pregnancy. Endocrine and paracrine-autocrine molecular mechanisms associated with progesterone production throughout the luteal phase are critical for the development, maintenance, regression, and rescue by hCG which sustains CL function into early pregnancy...
May 11, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459828/individual-luteolysis-pattern-after-gnrh-agonist-trigger-for-final-oocyte-maturation
#14
Barbara Lawrenz, Nicolas Garrido, Suzan Samir, Francisco Ruiz, Laura Melado, Human M Fatemi
Final oocyte maturation using GnRH-agonist trigger in a GnRH-antagonist protocol is increasingly common, as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is almost completely avoided. However, this approach might lead to reduced pregnancy rates due to severe luteolysis. This proof of concept study evaluated the extend of luteolysis by measuring progesterone levels 48 hours after oocyte retrieval in 51 patients, who received GnRH-agonist trigger for final oocyte maturation in a GnRH-antagonist protocol due to the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447505/does-pituitary-suppression-affect-live-birth-rate-in-women-with-congenital-hypogonadotrophic-hypogonadism-undergoing-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Sezcan Mumusoglu, Baris Ata, Volkan Turan, Berfu Demir, Inci Kahyaoglu, Kiper Aslan, Ayse Seyhan Ata, Bulent Yilmaz, Kayhan Yakin, Berrin Avci, Gurkan Uncu, Gurkan Bozdag
In this retrospective multicenter cohort study, women with congenital hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (CHH) (n = 57) who underwent intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection in-between 2010-2014 were compared to age-matched controls with tubal factor infertility (n = 114) to assess ovarian stimulation cycle and pregnancy outcomes. Live birth rates (LBRs) per started cycle were 31.6 and 24.6% in CHH and controls groups, respectively (p = 0.36). Comparable success rates were also confirmed with the logistic regression analysis (OR: 1...
April 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440715/gnrh-agonist-triggering-for-final-oocyte-maturation-in-gnrh-antagonist-ivf-cycles-induces-decreased-lh-pulse-rate-and-amplitude-in-early-luteal-phase-a-possible-luteolysis-mechanism
#16
Samer Tannus, Yechiel Burke, Christopher R McCartney, Shahar Kol
The use of GnRH agonist to trigger final oocyte maturation in GnRH-antagonist in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles has been shown to significantly reduce or even eliminate the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) by inducing rapid luteolysis early in the luteal phase. The exact mechanism of this early luteolysis is still widely unknown. Since luteinizing hormone (LH) has a major role in corpus luteum support, we sought to explore the pattern of LH secretion early in the luteal phase. Ten high risk patients for developing OHSS and triggered with GnRH agonist were included...
April 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407852/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-telomerase-immortalized-porcine-luteal-cells
#17
Liang Zhang, Yong Huang, Zhenyu Wang, Xiaomao Luo, Hongling Zhang, Qian Du, Lingling Chang, Xiaomin Zhao, Dewen Tong
Luteal cells play a crucial role in pregnancy through secreting progesterone to maintain pregnancy and support of fetus. However, low cellular yields and inability to passage primary porcine luteal cells (PLCs) in vitro limit the luteal cell study. Therefore, developing an immortalized porcine luteal cell line is necessary for studying luteal cells activity and function in different diseases. In this study, primary PLCs were obtained from gilts at day 30 to day 50 of gestation and immortalized by human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384857/assessment-of-musculoskeletal-strength-and-levels-of-fatigue-during-different-phases-of-menstrual-cycle-in-young-adults
#18
L C Pallavi, Urban John D Souza, G Shivaprakash
INTRODUCTION: Some of the physiological factors and athletic performance might show variation along the phases of menstrual cycle. The alterations seen in these physiological parameters of various systems relating to oscillations in hormonal levels do affect the autonomic nervous system and metabolic functions. Former studies heave inconclusively about the influence of hormones on exercise performance, predominantly muscle strength and rate of fatigue during different phases of the menstrual cycle...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333318/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-dydrogesterone-versus-micronized-vaginal-progesterone-for-luteal-support-in-in-vitro-fertilization
#19
Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
STUDY QUESTION: Is oral dydrogesterone 30 mg daily (10 mg three times daily [TID]) non-inferior to micronized vaginal progesterone (MVP) 600 mg daily (200 mg TID) for luteal support in in vitro fertilization (IVF), assessed by the presence of fetal heartbeats determined by transvaginal ultrasound at 12 weeks of gestation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Non-inferiority of oral dydrogesterone versus MVP was demonstrated at 12 weeks of gestation, with a difference in pregnancy rate and an associated confidence interval (CI) that were both within the non-inferiority margin...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333292/a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial-of-hcg-as-luteal-phase-support-in-natural-cycle-frozen-embryo-transfer
#20
Vivian Chi Yan Lee, Raymond Hang Wun Li, William Shu Biu Yeung, H O Pak Chung, Ernest Hung Yu Ng
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of hCG as luteal phase support in natural cycle frozen embryo transfer (FET) increase the ongoing pregnancy rate? STUDY ANSWER: The use of hCG in natural cycle FET did not improve the ongoing pregnancy rate. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The use of luteal phase support in stimulated cycles has been associated with higher live-birth rates and the results are similar when using hCG or progesterone. STUDY DESIGN SIZE, DURATION: This is a randomized double-blinded controlled trial of 450 women recruited between August 2013 and October 2015...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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