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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152320/intramuscular-progesterone-gestone-versus-vaginal-progesterone-suppository-cyclogest-for-luteal-phase-support-in-cycles-of-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer-patient-preference-and-drug-efficacy
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Amal Yaseen Zaman, Serdar Coskun, Ahmed Abdullah Alsanie, Khalid Arab Awartani
Background: The requirement for luteal phase support (LPS) in stimulated IVF cycles is well established, however drug choice, and route of administration and duration of use are not. This report evaluates patients' preference and satisfaction by using either vaginal or intramuscular (IM) progesterone (P) supplementation for luteal phase support after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Methods: It is a prospective cohort study done in a reproductive and infertility unit in a tertiary care hospital from March 2013 through February 2015 for four hundred and nine patients undergoing IVF-ET...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121217/effect-of-ulipristal-acetate-and-mifepristone-at-emergency-contraception-dose-on-the-embryo-endometrial-attachment-using-an-in-vitro-human-trophoblastic-spheroid-and-endometrial-cell-co-culture-model
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Hang-Wun Raymond Li, Ying-Xing Li, Tian-Tian Li, Hongjie Fan, Ernest Hung-Yu Ng, William Shu-Biu Yeung, Pak-Chung Ho, Kai-Fai Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Do both ulipristal acetate (UPA) and mifepristone inhibit embryo-endometrial attachment at concentrations corresponding to the emergency contraception (EC) dose? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both UPA and mifepristone at concentrations corresponding to the EC dose do not have an inhibitory effect on embryo implantation, although mifepristone at a higher concentration appeared to have such an effect. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Levonorgestrel is commonly used for EC, but it only acts through inhibition of ovulation...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105961/ultrasound-and-haematological-changes-during-the-early-luteal-phase-in-women-at-high-risk-for-developing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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George T Lainas, Tryfon G Lainas, Christos A Venetis, Ioannis A Sfontouris, Ioannis Z Zorzovilis, Efthymia Alexopoulou, Basil C Tarlatzis, Efstratios M Kolibianakis
OBJECTIVE: To assess ultrasound and haematological changes in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) during the early luteal phase in women at high risk for developing OHSS. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 319 women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), at high risk for OHSS following human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) triggering of final oocyte maturation. Patients were treated with GnRH agonist or antagonist protocol and were monitored for 5 days post oocyte retrieval...
November 6, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102428/gnrha-trigger-and-luteal-coasting-a-new-approach-for-the-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-high-risk-patient
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Barbara Lawrenz, Peter Humaidan, Shahar Kol, Human M Fatemi
Final oocyte maturation using gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) is increasingly common as it almost eliminates the risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in high-responder patients. The first studies using this approach showed a poor reproductive outcome when only vaginal progesterone was used as luteal phase support, due to the luteolysis that will develop as a result of LH withdrawal. Timely luteal administration of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) will counterbalance the low LH concentrations and therefore maintain progesterone production from the corpora lutea, however, some patients with a high number of follicles will develop OHSS using this approach...
October 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037085/luteal-phase-serum-progesterone-levels-after-gnrh-agonist-trigger-how-low-is-still-high-enough-for-an-ongoing-pregnancy
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B Lawrenz, S Samir, L Melado, F Ruiz, H M Fatemi
In the past years, individualization of assisted reproductive technique (ART)-treatment is increasingly common to customize the treatment protocol to the patient's specific conditions. The use of GnRH-agonist for final oocyte maturation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-antagonist protocol is the best approach to reduce the risk for ovarian hyperstimulation in high responder patients. However, due to severe luteolysis, the reproductive outcome with this approach in combination with the use of vaginal progesterone as luteal phase support, was poor...
October 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023359/menstrual-disruption-with-exercise-is-not-linked-to-an-energy-availability-threshold
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Jay L Lieberman, Mary Jane De Souza, David A Wagstaff, Nancy I Williams
INTRODUCTION: Chronic reductions in energy availability (EA) suppress reproductive function. A particular calculation of EA quantifies the dietary energy remaining after exercise for all physiological functions. Reductions in LH pulse frequency have been demonstrated when EA using this calculation is < 30 kcal/ kg ffm·d. PURPOSE: We determined whether menstrual disturbances (MD) are induced when EA is < 30 kcal/ kg ffm·d. METHODS: Thirty-five sedentary, ovulatory women 18-24 yr (weight= 59...
October 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954628/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-differences-in-mechanisms-regulating-cessation-of-luteal-function-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-dogs
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Sophie Zatta, Hubert Rehrauer, Aykut Gram, Alois Boos, Mariusz Pawel Kowalewski
BACKGROUND: In the domestic dog, corpora lutea (CL) are the only source of progesterone (P4), both in pregnant and non-pregnant cycles because there is no placental steroidogenesis. The absence of an endogenous luteolysin in absence of pregnancy results in long-lasting physiological pseudopregnancy, strongly contrasting with the acute luteolysis observed prepartum. The underlying biological mechanisms and the involvement of P4 signalling remain, however, not fully understood. Therefore, here, next-generation sequencing (RNA-Seq) was performed on CL from the late luteal phase and compared with normally luteolyzing CL collected at the prepartum P4 decrease...
September 27, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938733/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
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Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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
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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
#14
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
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