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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 21, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633292/ahp2-ahp3-and-ahp5-act-downstream-of-cki1-in-arabidopsis-female-gametophyte-development
#2
Zhenning Liu, Li Yuan, Xiaoya Song, Xiaolin Yu, Venkatesan Sundaresan
Histidine phosphotransfer proteins (HPs) are key elements of the two-component signaling system, which act as a shuttle to transfer phosphorylation signals from histidine kinases (HKs) to response regulators (RRs). CYTOKININ INDEPENDENT 1 (CKI1), a key regulator of central cell specification in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte, activates the cytokinin signaling pathway through the Arabidopsis histidine phosphotransfer proteins (AHPs). There are five HP genes in Arabidopsis, AHP1-AHP5, but it remains unknown which AHP genes act downstream of CKI1 in Arabidopsis female gametophyte development...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633287/genetic-diseases-and-aneuploidies-can-be-detected-with-a-single-blastocyst-biopsy-a-successful-clinical-approach
#3
Maria Giulia Minasi, Francesco Fiorentino, Alessandra Ruberti, Anil Biricik, Elisabetta Cursio, Ettore Cotroneo, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Matteo Surdo, Francesca Spinella, Ermanno Greco
STUDY QUESTION: Can simultaneous detection of aneuploidies and genetic diseases or chromosomal aberrations in blastocysts reduce the chance of transferring embryos with low implantation potential, guaranteeing good clinical outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The screening for chromosomal aneuploidies revealed that 50.6% of blastocysts diagnosed free of genetic disease or balanced, were aneuploid, therefore avoiding the transfer of blastocysts potentially resulting in implantation failures, miscarriages, or in some cases, in health affected live births...
June 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632990/shortening-gametes-co-incubation-time-improves-live-birth-rate-for-couples-with-a-history-of-fragmented-embryos
#4
Anne Le Bras, Laetitia Hesters, Vanessa Gallot, Cathie Tallet, Gerard Tachdjian, Nelly Frydman
Short gamete co-incubation (SGCO) consists in decreasing the duration of contact between oocytes and sperm from the standard overnight insemination (SOI) toward 2 hours. However, the effectiveness of this technique to improve in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes remains controversial. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of SGCO in a poor prognosis population with a history of fragmented embryos defined by the presence of at least 50% of the embryos with more than 25% of cytoplasmic fragments...
June 20, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632762/dot1l-inhibitor-improves-early-development-of-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#5
Jia Tao, Yu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zuo, Renyun Hong, Hui Li, Xing Liu, Weiping Huang, Zubing Cao, Yunhai Zhang
Incomplete epigenetic reprogramming of the genome of donor cells causes poor early and full-term developmental efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Previous research indicate that inhibition of the histone H3 K79 methyltransferase DOT1L, using a selective pharmacological inhibitor EPZ004777 (EPZ), significantly improved reprogramming efficiency during the generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells. However, the roles of DOT1L in porcine nuclear transfer-mediated cellular reprogramming are not yet known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629925/a-50-reduction-in-multiple-live-birth-rate-is-associated-with-a-13-cost-saving-a-real-life-retrospective-cost-analysis
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Karen Peeraer, Thomas M D'Hooghe, Cindy Vandoren, Jeroen Trybou, Carl Spiessens, Sophie Debrock, Diane De Neubourg
Belgian legislation limiting the number of embryos for transfer has been shown to result in a 50% reduction of the multiple live birth rate (MLBR) per cycle without having a negative impact on the cumulative delivery rate per patient within six cycles or 36 months. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the cost saving associated with a 50% reduction in MLBR. A retrospective cost analysis was performed of 213 couples, who became pregnant and had a live birth after one or more assisted reproductive technology treatment cycles, and their 254 children...
June 5, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629172/the-role-of-hcg-in-implantation-a-mini-review-of-molecular-and-clinical-evidence
#7
REVIEW
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Thomas Vrekoussis, Emmanouel Zoumakis, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Udo Jeschke
Embryo implantation is a complex process involving continuous molecular cross-talk between the embryo and the decidua. One of the key molecules during this process is human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG effectively modulates several metabolic pathways within the decidua contributing to endometrial receptivity. Herein, a brief overview of the molecular mechanisms regulated by HCG is presented. Furthermore, we summarize the existing evidence regarding the clinical impact on reproductive outcomes after endometrial priming with HCG prior to embryo transfer...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625759/predictive-value-of-serum-hcg-concentrations-in-pregnancies-achieved-after-single-fresh-or-vitrified-warmed-blastocyst-transfer
#8
Galia Oron, Tal Shavit, Efrat Esh-Broder, Son Weon-Young, Togas Tulandi, Hananel Holzer
Possible differences between serum HCG levels in pregnancies achieved after transfer of a single fresh or a vitrified-warmed blastocyst were evaluated. Out of 1130 single blastocyst transfers resulting in positive HCG results, 789 were single fresh blastocyst transfers and 341 single vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfers. The initial serum HCG levels of 869 clinical intrauterine pregnancies were evaluated, 638 after the transfer of a single fresh blastocysts and 231 after the transfer of a single vitrified-warmed blastocysts...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621049/lower-foxo3-mrna-expression-in-granulosa-cells-is-involved-in-unexplained-infertility
#9
Hikaru Yamamoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Natsuho Saito, Atsushi Hayashi, Masami Hayashi, Yoshito Terai, Masahide Ohmichi
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether FOXO1 and FOXO3 mRNA expression in granulosa cells is the cause of unexplained infertility. METHODS: Thirty-one patients aged <40 years (13 with unexplained infertility and 18 with male partner infertility as a control group) whose serum anti-Müllerian hormone level was >0.5 ng/μL were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent oocyte retrieval under a short protocol from June 2012 to October 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619101/in-vitro-production-of-bovine-embryos-derived-from-individual-donors-in-the-corral-%C3%A2-dish
#10
Maaike Catteeuw, Eline Wydooghe, Erik Mullaart, Hiemke M Knijn, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Since the identity of the embryo is of outmost importance during commercial in vitro embryo production, bovine oocytes and embryos have to be cultured strictly per donor. Due to the rather low yield of oocytes collected after ovum pick-up (OPU) per individual cow, oocyte maturation and embryo culture take place in small groups, which is often associated with inferior embryo development. The objective of this study was to improve embryonic development in small donor groups by using the Corral(®) dish...
June 15, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617534/afc-vs-amh-prediction-of-ovarian-response-in-women-with-endometrioma-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
#11
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/28617148/outcomes-of-ivf-cycles-coupled-with-pgs-by-acgh-of-embryos-from-donor-and-autologous-oocytes-transferred-after-vitrification-to-women-of-advanced-maternal-age
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Elena M Fedorova, Svetlana A Shlykova, Ksenia V Shunkina, Olga G Zaitceva, Elena N Lapina, Taras V Yanchuk, Alla S Kalugina
It is well documented that aneuploidy rate in preimplantation embryos increases with the mother's age, and at the same time the number of oocytes diminishes. Consequently, for patients of advanced maternal age two options are available to overcome these limitations: use of oocytes from young donors, or use of own oocytes coupled with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for 24 chromosomes. However, it is not clear which strategy might be more effective. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate outcomes of IVF cycles coupled with transfer of vitrified embryos from donor or autologous oocytes, both with or without PGS...
June 15, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616498/xenotransplantation-a-special-case-of-one-health
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REVIEW
Joachim Denner
The chronic shortage of human transplants to treat tissue and organ failure has led to the development of xenotransplantation, the transplantation of cells, tissues and organs from another species to human recipients. For a number of reasons, pigs are best suited as donor animals. Successful, routine xenotransplantation would have an enormous impact on the health of the human population, including the young, who sometimes require a replacement organ or islet cells, but especially the elderly, who more often suffer the consequences of organ failure...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609281/ectopic-ovarian-pregnancy-after-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-with-testicular-spermatozoa-a-case-report
#14
Javier García-Ferreyra, Roly Hilario, Julio Dueñas
Ovarian ectopic pregnancy is a rare event in both natural and assisted human reproduction settings. There are few reports of this event after in vitro fertilization. Diagnosis can be challenging, since it requires specific medical expertise. Patients with this condition call for careful management during treatment so as to not affect their fertility potential. This paper describes the case of a woman submitted to ICSI and embryo transfer who subsequently had an ovarian ectopic pregnancy and underwent a laparoscopic partial right oophorectomy...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609272/outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-overweight-and-obese-women
#15
Antonio MacKenna, Juan Enrique Schwarze, Javier A Crosby, Fernando Zegers-Hochschild
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity among patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Latin America and its consequences on treatment outcomes. METHODS: We used the Latin American Registry of ART to obtain women's age and body mass index (BMI), cancellation rate, number of oocytes retrieved and embryos transferred, clinical pregnancy, live birth and miscarriage rates from 107.313 patients undergoing autologous IVF and ICSI during four years; a multivariable analysis was performed to determine the effect of BMI on cancellation, oocytes retrieved, pregnancy, live birth and miscarriage, adjusting for age, number of embryos transferred and embryo developmental stage upon embryo transfer, when appropriate...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609270/a-prospective-study-comparing-two-embryo-transfer-soft-catheters
#16
Emily De Conto, Artur K Schuster, Vanessa K Genro, Rita Chapon, Daniela S da Silva, João Sabino Cunha-Filho
OBJECTIVES: To compare reproductive outcomes using two different soft catheters i.e. Set TDT® and Cook® Sydney IVF. The primary outcome was defined as a positive β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) test. METHODS: Our prospective study recruited 68 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization cycles in a private fertility clinic in Porto Alegre, Brazil, between January 2014 and April 2016. They were divided into two groups according to the catheter that would be used for the embryo transfer, and the groups were matched by age...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609124/the-impact-of-laparoscopic-surgery-of-peritoneal-endometriosis-and-endometrioma-on-the-outcome-of-icsi-cycles
#17
Ismail Guler, Ahmet Erdem, Yuksel Oguz, Funda Cevher, Mehmet Firat Mutlu, Nuray Bozkurt, Mesut Oktem, Mehmet Erdem
Our objective was to assess the role of laparoscopic removal of ovarian endometriomas and ablation of peritoneal endometriosis on the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) - Embryo Transfer cycles by comparing with the results of patients with untreated endometriomas and tubal factor without underlying endometriosis confirmed by laparoscopy. For this purpose, between 2002 and 2015, outcomes of 257 ICSI cycles of 150 patients, including 91 cycles of 48 patients in minimal endometriosis, 57 cycles of 25 patients in endometrioma removal, 65 cycles of 53 patients in non-operated endometrioma, and 44 cycles of 24 patients in tubal factor groups were retrospectively analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608596/live-birth-rate-following-oral-antibiotic-treatment-for-chronic-endometritis-in-infertile-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#18
Kotaro Kitaya, Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Yukiko Takaya, Rie Nishiyama, Kohei Yamaguchi, Takumi Takeuchi, Tomomoto Ishikawa
PROBLEM: The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the prevalence of chronic endometritis (CE) in infertile women with a history of repeated implantation failure (RIF) and to determine whether oral antibiotic treatment improves their live birth rate in the following embryo transfer (ET) cycles. METHOD OF STUDY: Endometrial biopsy samples obtained from infertile women with RIF were subjected to immunohistochemistrical/histopathologic diagnosis of CE. Following antibiotic administration to the RIF/CE group, their histopathologic cure rate, microbial detection rate, and reproductive outcome in the subsequent ET cycles were prospectively studied...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606454/high-oestradiol-concentration-after-ovarian-stimulation-is-associated-with-lower-maternal-serum-beta-hcg-concentration-and-neonatal-birth-weight
#19
Suying Liu, Yanping Kuang, Yu Wu, Yun Feng, Qifeng Lyu, Li Wang, Yijuan Sun, Xiaoxi Sun
In this retrospective study, the relationship between maternal serum oestradiol and progesterone levels after fresh embryo transfer or frozen embryo transfer (FET), and serum beta-HCG levels in early pregnancy and neonatal birth weight was examined. Included for analysis were 5643 conceived singletons: 2610 after FET and 3033 after fresh embryo transfer. Outcome measures included maternal serum oestradiol, progesterone, beta-HCG levels during the peri-implantation period, birth weight and small-for-gestational-age (SGA)...
May 22, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606451/peak-serum-estradiol-level-during-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-is-not-associated-with-lower-levels-of-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-or-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-cohort-study
#20
Caitlin Dunne, Kristy Cho, Angel Shan, Jennifer Hutcheon, Ursula Smith Durland, Ken Seethram, Jon C Havelock
OBJECTIVE: During controlled ovarian stimulation in IVF, supraphysiologic levels of estradiol (E2) have been associated with poor placentation and adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to investigate whether high peak E2 on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin trigger is associated with low pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) and adverse perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study at a private, university-affiliated fertility centre in Vancouver, BC...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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