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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655999/ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-leading-to-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-malfunction-case-report
#1
Amit Azriel, Benjamin Fleming, Uri P Dior, Samuel Moscovici, Yuval Sufaro, Mohammed Awad, Kate Drummond
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion is a common neurosurgical procedure for hydrocephalus. Unfortunately, VPS malfunction is not uncommon, with an estimated cumulative rate of 32% at 5 years. As flow through the shunt is influenced by the pressure gradient between the ventricles and the peritoneal cavity, malfunction may be caused by elevated intra-abdominal pressure. We present a rare patient with ascites following ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) leading to shunt malfunction. OHSS is a potentially life-threatening complication of controlled ovarian stimulation caused by the administration of exogenous gonadotropins...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605411/efficacy-and-safety-of-pulsatile-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-therapy-among-patients-with-idiopathic-and-functional-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-a-meta-analysis
#2
Anastasios Tranoulis, Alexandros Laios, Andreas Pampanos, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Dimitrios Loutradis, Lina Michala
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and appraise the existing evidence in relation to the efficacy and safety of pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (pGnRH) for the treatment of women with hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 35 studies (three randomized and 32 observational) encompassing 1,002 women with HA. INTERVENTION(S): None...
March 28, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602141/is-thromboprophylaxis-cost-effective-in-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-cost-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Kelly Comerford Wormer, Ayesha A Jangda, Farah A El Sayed, Katherine I Stewart, Sunni L Mumford, James H Segars
BACKGROUND: The majority of serious thromboembolic events occurring in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are in women with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to present a thorough review and cost analysis regarding the use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in OHSS to inform clinical management. DATA SOURCES: Databases used were Pubmed and Embase, in addition to checking reference lists of retrieved articles (inception to November 2017)...
March 19, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587552/work-disability-negotiations-supervisors-view-of-work-disability-and-collaboration-with-occupational-health-services
#4
Liisa Lappalainen, Juha Liira, Anne Lamminpää, Tanja Rokkanen
PURPOSE: To introduce the Finnish practice of collaboration aiming to enhance work participation, to ask supervisors about its reasons and usefulness, to study supervisors' needs when they face work disability, and to compare the experiences of supervisors whose profiles differ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online questionnaire based on the Finnish practice of collaboration between supervisor and occupational health services (OHS) went to supervisors in six public and private organizations...
March 28, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576001/impact-of-metformin-on-ivf-outcomes-in-overweight-and-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#5
Osama S Abdalmageed, Tarek A Farghaly, Ahmed A Abdelaleem, Ahmed E Abdelmagied, Mohammed K Ali, Ahmed M Abbas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of metformin on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This was a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study ( ClinicalTrials.gov : NCT 02910817) carried out in a University IVF Center. The study included 102 overweight and obese women (body mass index [BMI] >24 kg/m2 ) with PCOS who underwent their first fresh autologous IVF-embryo transfer cycle and agreed to participate in the study...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562260/towards-an-optimal-luteal-support-modality-in-agonist-triggered-cycles-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
E A Elgindy, H Sibai, M I Mostafa, A Gibreel, E Darwish, H Maghraby
STUDY QUESTION: In ICSI patients with high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), are antagonist cycles triggered by gonadotropin releasing hormone (GNRH) agonist with a specialized luteal support regimen associated with comparable ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) and less OHSS than those triggered by hCG? SUMMARY ANSWER: In antagonist ICSI cycles, GnRH agonist triggering with a specialized luteal support regimen is associated with comparable OPR to those triggered by hCG but may be less likely to be associated with OHSS...
March 19, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544639/the-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#7
Zeev Blumenfeld
The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic syndrome, which may, infrequently, become severe and evenly fatal. Until the last decade, the worldwide popularity of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and ovulation induction/controlled ovarian hyperstimulation employed in ART for either in vivo fertilization or in vitro fertilization, in the last two decades, has been accompanied by an increase in the cases of OHSS. In the last decade, the substitution of the human chorionic gonadotropin trigger with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist trigger has decreased the incidence of this syndrome but did not eliminate it completely...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543308/follicular-aspiration-versus-coasting-for-ovarian-hyper-stimulation-syndrome-prevention
#8
Nayla J Bushaqer, Nawal M Dayoub, Khalsa K AlHattali, Hisham A Ayyoub, Samaher S AlFaraj, Samar N Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To compare follicular reduction prior to human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) trigger and coasting in terms of ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS) reduction, pregnancy, and cancellation rates in in vitro fertilization/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles. METHODS:  This study was designed as a prospective study. The setting was the IVF unit at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 39 patients undergoing IVF/ICSI cycles, who were at risk of OHSS, 20 were put into a coasting group and 19 had follicular reduction instead...
March 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507026/multiorgan-failure-associated-with-severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-due-to-inadequate-protocol-optimisation-a-rare-but-avoidable-complication
#9
Lorraine Sheena Kasaven, Anastasia Goumenou, Kenneth Adegoke
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a well-recognised iatrogenic complication following controlled ovarian stimulation (COS). Mild to moderate cases are mostly managed conservatively. Severe cases of OHSS can be potentially fatal. For this reason, UK clinics providing licensed fertility treatment are obliged to follow Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority guidelines for reporting severe incidents. We present an unusually severe complication of OHSS resulting in significant morbidity. A nulligravida woman aged 25, with a 4-year history of subfertility and multiple risk factors for the development of OHSS, underwent COS...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497400/luteal-coasting-and-individualization-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-dose-after-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-triggering-for-final-oocyte-maturation-a-retrospective-proof-of-concept-study
#10
Barbara Lawrenz, Suzan Samir, Nicolas Garrido, Laura Melado, Nils Engelmann, Human M Fatemi
Ovarian stimulation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol with the use of GnRH agonist for final oocyte maturation is the state-of-the-art treatment in patients with an expected or known high response to avoid or at least reduce significantly the risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Due to a shortened LH surge after administration of GnRH agonist in most patients, the luteal phase will be characterized by luteolysis and luteal phase insufficiency. Maintaining a sufficient luteal phase is crucial for achievement of a pregnancy; however, the optimal approach is still under debate...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482802/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-luteal-regression-and-steroidogenesis-in-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-model-rat
#11
Xuan Huang, Li Chen, You-Bing Xia, Min Xie, Qin Sun, Bing Yao
AIMS: Electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective and safe therapeutic method widely used for treating clinical diseases. Previously, we found that EA could decrease serum hormones and reduce ovarian size in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) rat model. Nevertheless, the mechanisms that contribute to these improvements remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HE staining was used to count the number of corpora lutea (CL) and follicles. Immunohistochemical and ELISA were applied to examine luteal functional and structural regression...
March 15, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446481/clinical-parameters-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-ohss-following-different-hormonal-triggers-of-oocyte-maturation-in-ivf-treatment
#12
A Abbara, R Islam, S A Clarke, L Jeffers, G Christopoulos, A N Comninos, R Salim, S A Lavery, N L Vuong, P Humaidan, T W Kelsey, G H Trew, W S Dhillo
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious iatrogenic condition, predominantly related to the hormone used to induce oocyte maturation during IVF treatment. Kisspeptin is a hypothalamic neuropeptide that has recently been demonstrated to safely trigger final oocyte maturation during IVF treatment even in women at high risk of OHSS. However to date, the safety of kisspeptin has not been compared to current hormonal triggers of oocyte maturation. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective single-centre cohort study investigating symptoms and clinical parameters of early OHSS in women at high risk of OHSS (antral follicle count or total number of follicles on day of trigger ≥23) triggered with hCG (n=40), GnRH agonist (GnRHa; n=99), or kisspeptin (n=122) at Hammersmith Hospital IVF unit, London, UK (2013-2016)...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439093/dysregulated-genes-and-their-functional-pathways-in-luteinized-granulosa-cells-from-pcos-patients-after-cabergoline-treatment
#13
Hortensia Ferrero, Patricia Diaz-Gimeno, Patricia Sebastian-Leon, Amparo Faus, Raul Gómez, Antonio Pellicer
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive disorder frequently associated with a substantial risk factor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Dopamine receptor 2 (D2) agonists, like Cabergoline (Cb2), have been used to reduce the OHSS risk. However, lutein granulosa cells (LGCs) from PCOS patients treated with Cb2 still show a deregulated dopaminergic tone (decreased D2 expression and low dopamine production) and increased vascularization compared to non-PCOS LGCs. Therefore, to understand the PCOS ovarian physiology, it is important to explore the mechanisms that underlie syndrome based on the therapeutic effects of Cb2...
February 9, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435182/dual-trigger-of-triptorelin-and-hcg-optimizes-clinical-outcome-for-high-ovarian-responder-in-gnrh-antagonist-protocols
#14
Saijiao Li, Danni Zhou, Tailang Yin, Wangming Xu, Qingzhen Xie, Dan Cheng, Jing Yang
In this paper, a retrospective cohort study was conducted to the high ovarian responders in GnRH-antagonist protocols of IVF/ICSI cycles. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether dual triggering of final oocyte maturation with a combination of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) can improve the clinical outcome compared with traditional dose (10000IU) HCG trigger and low-dose (8000IU) HCG trigger for high ovarian responders in GnRH-antagonist in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI) cycles...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430154/repeat-dose-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-trigger-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-provides-a-better-cycle-outcome-a-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Krishna Deepika, Pookilath Baiju, Praneesh Gautham, Rathore Suvarna, Vohra Arveen, Rao Kamini
Objective: Is a single dose of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) trigger to induce final oocyte maturation in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles with GnRH antagonist protocol sufficient to provide optimal oocyte maturity? Design: This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, proof-of-concept study. Setting: This study was carried out at a tertiary care center. Material and Methods: A total of 125 patients diagnosed with PCOS defined as per the ESHRE/ASRM Rotterdam criteria (2003) undergoing IVF in antagonist protocol were randomized into two groups...
October 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411339/evaluation-of-complications-developing-during-and-after-transvaginal-ultrasound-guided-oocyte-retrieval
#16
Selin Özaltın, Serkan Kumbasar, Kadir Savan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the complications of the oocyte retrieval procedure currently used in in vitro fertilisation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 1.031 patients who underwent oocyte retrieval in the IVF unit of our hospital for complications developed during and after the procedure. RESULTS: No complications developed related to sedation or general anaesthesia. Vaginal bleeding was observed in 3.1% of the patients. There was no intra-abdominal bleeding or pelvic organ injuries requiring surgery...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404536/low-dose-hcg-as-trigger-day-and-35-hr-later-have-different-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-occurrence-in-females-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-an-rct
#17
Marzieh Aghahosseini, Ashraf Aleyasin, Venus Chegini, Victoria Chegini
Background: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic complication, which can cause high morbidity and mortality. Use of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist instead of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in GnRH antagonist cycles causes luteinizing hormone surge by GnRH stimulation which reduces the risk of OHSS by reducing the total amount of gonadotropin; however, there is no possibility of transferring fresh embryos. Objective: The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of hCG along with GnRH agonist administration in the occurrence of OHSS and pregnancy rate in females undergoing in vitro fertilization...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388198/individualised-gonadotropin-dose-selection-using-markers-of-ovarian-reserve-for-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-plus-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-ivf-icsi
#18
REVIEW
Sarah F Lensen, Jack Wilkinson, Jori A Leijdekkers, Antonio La Marca, Ben Willem J Mol, Jane Marjoribanks, Helen Torrance, Frank J Broekmans
BACKGROUND: During a cycle of in vitro fertilisation plus intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI), women receive daily doses of gonadotropin follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to induce multifollicular development in the ovaries. Generally, the dose of FSH is associated with the number of eggs retrieved. A normal response to stimulation is often considered desirable, for example the retrieval of 5 to 15 oocytes. Both poor and hyper-response are associated with increased chance of cycle cancellation...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386731/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-can-we-eliminate-it-through-a-multipronged-approach
#19
Nikita Naredi, S K Singh, Prasad Lele, N Nagraj
Background: Prevention of severe Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), a potentially fatal complication of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation has been the aim of all fertility experts. Various pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions have been instituted but the results have been conflicting. These preventive strategies were administered in isolation or as a combination of few aiming to eliminate this iatrogenic sequel. This study aimed to eliminate severe OHSS by multipronged approach incorporating almost all preventive modalities available in patients at high risk for this dreadful complication...
January 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345163/low-dose-hp-hmg-in-an-antagonist-protocol-for-ivf-in-ovulatory-and-anovulatory-patients-with-high-amh
#20
Negjyp Sopa, Elisabeth Clare Larsen, Anders Nyboe Andersen
Women with high-AMH levels have an increased risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Studies have suggested that highly purified menotropin (HP-hMG) Menopur® reduces the risk. We, therefore, studied use of low-dose (112.5 IU/day) HP-hMG in ovulatory and anovulatory patients with high AMH (>32 pmol/L). The primary endpoint was the distribution of patients with appropriate, excessive, and inadequate response (5-14, ≥15, and ≤4 oocytes). Another endpoint was frequency of OHSS. Totally 115 women were included and 78 (67...
January 18, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
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