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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132036/holding-immature-bovine-oocytes-in-a-commercial-embryo-holding-medium-high-developmental-competence-for-up-to-10%C3%A2-h-at-room-temperature
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Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Maaike Catteeuw, Ann Van Soom, Geert Opsomer
Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) following Ovum Pick Up (OPU) is all too often hampered by a large time gap between the harvest of oocytes of the first and last OPU session of the day. Immediately after retrieval, oocyte maturation is initiated, resulting in oocytes maturing at different time points which necessitates laborious scheduling of the IVP process. In this study, the potential of a commercial embryo holding medium (EHM; Syngro, Bioniche Inc.) to hold immature bovine oocytes was validated. We assessed the effect of holding time and temperature on (1) oocytes' maturation; (2) blastocyst development and quality at day 8 post insemination; and (3) blastocyst yield in small groups of oocytes/zygotes simulating OPU settings...
November 4, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126090/the-vanishing-follicle-in-women-with-low-number-of-developing-follicles-during-assisted-reproduction
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Johnny S Younis, Shiran Yakovi, Ido Izhaki, Sami Haddad, Moshe Ben-Ami
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the occurrence of the "vanishing follicle" phenomenon in women with low number of developing follicles in assisted reproduction. STUDY DESIGN: Women with ≤ 6 follicles on the day of hCG administration with ≥ 14mm diameter were prospectively studied. Primary outcome measures were disappearance of ≥14mm and all-diameter follicles on the day of oocyte pick-up compared to the day of hCG administration. RESULTS: Among the 120 women recruited, 95 were found eligible and completed the study...
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102132/effects-of-supplemental-calcium-salts-of-palm-oil-and-chromium-propionate-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-productive-and-reproductive-traits-of-mid-to-late-lactating-holstein-%C3%A3-gir-dairy-cows-consuming-excessive-energy
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T Leiva, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, R D Bertin, E A Colombo, V F B Miranda, L A C Lourenço, S M B Rodrigues, J L M Vasconcelos
This experiment compared insulin sensitivity, milk production, and reproductive outcomes in dairy cows consuming excessive energy during mid to late lactation and receiving in a 2 × 2 factorial design (1) concentrate based on ground corn (CRN; n = 20) or including 8% (DM basis) of Ca salts of palm oil (CSPO; n = 20), and (2) supplemented (n = 20) or not (n = 20) with 2.5 g/d of Cr-propionate. During the experiment (d 0-203), 40 multiparous, nonpregnant, lactating 3/4 Holstein × 1/4 Gir cows (initial days in milk = 81 ± 2; mean ± SE) were offered corn silage for ad libitum consumption, and individually received concentrate formulated to allow diets to provide 160% of their daily net energy for lactation requirements...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078197/source-treatment-and-type-of-nuclear-donor-cells-influences-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-development-of-embryos-cloned-by-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-in-camel-camelus-dromedarius
#4
Nisar A Wani, Seung B Hong
Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of source, treatment and type of nuclear donor cells on embryonic and fetal development of somatic cell nuclear-transfer reconstructs in dromedary camel. In experiment 1, actively growing, serum starved or confluent skin fibroblast cells were used as nuclear donors. In experiment 2, skin fibroblasts from 4 different animals while in experiment 3, skin fibroblasts and cumulus cells from the same animal were used as nuclear donors. In all the three experiments, mature oocytes collected by transvaginal ovum pick up were used as recipient cytoplasts...
October 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078039/effectiveness-of-seminal-plasma-in-ivf-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Gabriele Saccone, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Andrea Ciardulli, Claudia Caissutti, Marialuigia Spinelli, Daniel Surbek, Michael von Wolff
BACKGROUND: In in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques only 20 to 25% of the transferred embryos lead to a pregnancy OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the beneficial effects of SP or semen applied at the time of oocyte aspiration or embryo transfer SEARCH STRATEGY: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until August 2017. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of SP or semen in IVF treatment. Trials were considered if women were exposed to any kind of SP or semen (either SP/semen injection or sexual intercourse) around the time of oocyte pickup and embryo transfer...
October 27, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040498/genome-stability-of-bovine-in-vivo-conceived-cleavage-stage-embryos-is-higher-compared-to-in-vitro-produced-embryos
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Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Masoud Zamani Esteki, Aspasia Destouni, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Urban Besenfelder, Vitezslav Havlicek, Katrien Smits, Ants Kurg, Andres Salumets, Thomas D'Hooghe, Thierry Voet, Ann Van Soom, Joris Robert Vermeesch
STUDY QUESTION: Is the rate and nature of chromosome instability (CIN) similar between bovine in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured cleavage-stage embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is a major difference regarding chromosome stability of in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured embryos, as CIN is significantly lower in in vivo-derived cleavage-stage embryos compared to in vitro-cultured embryos. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: CIN is common during in vitro embryogenesis and is associated with early embryonic loss in humans, but the stability of in vivo-conceived cleavage-stage embryos remains largely unknown...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988321/apoptotic-biomarkers-in-cumulus-cells-in-relation-to-embryo-quality-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Ensieh Salehi, Reza Aflatoonian, Ashraf Moeini, Nazila Yamini, Ebrahim Asadi, Zahra Khosravizadeh, Masoumeh Dehghan Tarzjani, Zhila Naghibi Harat, Farid Abolhassani
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between gene expression pattern of apoptotic biomarkers in cumulus cells of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients and the quality of oocytes and embryos. METHODS: 40 intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients, of whom 20 were PCOS and 20 were healthy women, were included in this study. Serum hormone levels were measured using Radioimmunoassay for each patient. The expression of survivin, caspase-3, and caspase-7 in 200 cumulus complexes surrounding mature oocytes (100 in PCOS versus 100 in control groups) collected individually at pick up was examined by real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR)...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960429/the-effects-of-low-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-combined-with-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-protocol-on-women-with-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-for-in-vitro-fertilization
#8
Shutian Jiang, Yanping Kuang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) combined with human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) protocol on cycle characteristics and outcomes of infertile women with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) undergoing ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical centre. PATIENT(S): Forty-six infertile patients with HH and seventy-one infertile patients with tubal factor (TF) infertility undergoing IVF...
September 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929977/exposure-to-follicular-fluid-during-oocyte-maturation-and-oviductal-fluid-during-post-maturation-does-not-improve-in-vitro-embryo-production-in-the-horse
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Cécile Douet, Olivia Parodi, Nicola Antonio Martino, Giovanni Michele Lacalandra, Michele Nicassio, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Maria Elena Dell'Aquila, Ghylène Goudet
Most wild equids and many domestic horse breeds are at risk of extinction, so there is an urgent need for genome resource banking. Embryos cryopreservation allows the preservation of genetics from male and female and is the fastest method to restore a breed. In the equine, embryo production in vitro would allow the production of several embryos per cycle. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used to generate horse embryos, but it requires expensive equipment and expertise in micromanipulation, and blastocyst development rates remain low...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837025/comparison-of-two-different-dosage-of-gnrh-agonist-as-ovulation-trigger-in-oocyte-donors-a-randomized-controled-trial
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Sonia Morales Zarcos, Pamela Valdivieso Mejía, Carla Donado Stefani, Pascual Sánchez Martin, Fernando Sánchez Martin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the results obtained with two different GnRH agonist dosages: 0.3mg versus 0.4mg to trigger ovulation in oocyte donor cycles. METHODS: Experimental controlled randomized trial including 40 patients from a private practice center. The patients were randomized into two groups. Group A received a single dose of Triptorelin 0.3mg (Decapeptyl®) 36hours before pick-up. Group B patients received Triptorelin 0.4mg (Decapeptyl®) before pick-up to final oocyte maturation...
September 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822904/the-effect-of-age-and-length-of-gonadotropin-stimulation-on-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-of-holstein-calf-oocytes
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Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Werner Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Paulo R da Rosa, Matheus P De Cesaro, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Hernan Baldassarre, Vilceu Bordignon
The use of oocytes recovered from prepubertal donors for in vitro embryo production has great potential for accelerating the rate of genetic gain in the dairy industry. However, these oocytes are known to be less developmentally competent than those from adult donors. In this study, we investigated the effect of age and gonadotropin stimulation in Holstein heifers subjected to oocyte collection every two weeks between 2 and 6 months of age. In order to assess the effect of gonadotropin stimulation, animals were subjected to one of three treatments, namely Short (ST; 36-42 h), Long (LT; ≥72 h) and No Treatment (NT) prior to laparoscopic ovum pick-up (LOPU)...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822459/oral-propylene-glycol-modifies-follicular-fluid-and-gene-expression-profiles-in-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-and-embryos-in-feed-restricted-heifers
#12
G Gamarra, C Ponsart, S Lacaze, F Nuttinck, A Cordova, P Mermillod, B Marquant-Le Guienne, D Monniaux, P Humblot, A A Ponter
Dietary supplementation with propylene glycol (PG) increases in vitro production of high-quality embryos in feed-restricted heifers. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of PG in feed-restricted heifers on follicular fluid insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 concentrations, expression of IGF system genes in oocytes and cumulus cells and the expression of selected genes in blastocysts. Feed-restricted (R) heifers were drenched with water or PG during induced oestrous cycles (400mL of PG or water/drench, daily drenching at 1600 hours for the first 9 days of the oestrous cycle)...
August 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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/28662882/ovum-pick-up-interval-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-managed-under-wetland-conditions-in-argentina-effect-on-follicular-population-oocyte-recovery-and-in-vitro-embryo-development
#14
J Konrad, G Clérico, M J Garrido, G Taminelli, M Yuponi, R Yuponi, G Crudeli, M Sansinena
The excellent adaptation of water buffalo (Bubalis bubalis) to swampy environments means that animals are frequently managed in areas with restricted access for reproductive procedures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the ovum pick-up (OPU) interval on follicular population, oocyte recovery, oocyte quality and in vitro embryo production. Twelve Murrah buffaloes were subjected to two consecutive dominant follicle reductions, and randomly assigned to either 7-day (n=6) or 14-day (n=6) OPU interval groups...
June 20, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619101/in-vitro-production-of-bovine-embryos-derived-from-individual-donors-in-the-corral-%C3%A2-dish
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
#16
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/28566018/autoimmune-abnormality-affects-ovulation-and-oocyte-pick-up-in-mrl-mpj-fas-lpr-lpr-mice
#17
M Hosotani, O Ichii, T Nakamura, S Otsuka-Kanazawa, Y Hosny Ali Elewa, Y Kon
Ovulation and oocyte-pick-up are essential processes in fertilization. Herein, we found associations between autoimmune disease and the aforementioned processes in mice. At three and six months, along with the evaluation of autoimmune disease indices, the ovary, mesosalpinx, and oviducts were histologically examined in C57BL/6, MRL/MpJ, and MRL/MpJ-Fas (lpr/lpr) mice as healthy control, mild and severe models of autoimmune disease, respectively. In superovulated mice, the number of "oocyte cumulus complexes" found in the ampulla was macroscopically counted, and that of "ovulated oocytes" was histologically evaluated, as indicated by ruptured follicles or corpora hemorrhagica in ovaries...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518085/analysis-of-chromosome-segregation-histone-acetylation-and-spindle-morphology-in-horse-oocytes
#18
Federica Franciosi, Irene Tessaro, Rozenn Dalbies-Tran, Cecile Douet, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Pascal Papillier, Ileana Miclea, Valentina Lodde, Alberto M Luciano, Ghylene Goudet
The field of assisted reproduction has been developed to treat infertility in women, companion animals, and endangered species. In the horse, assisted reproduction also allows for the production of embryos from high performers without interrupting their sports career and contributes to an increase in the number of foals from mares of high genetic value. The present manuscript describes the procedures used for collecting immature and mature oocytes from horse ovaries using ovum pick-up (OPU). These oocytes were then used to investigate the incidence of aneuploidy by adapting a protocol previously developed in mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483501/fertility-outcomes-after-extended-searches-for-ejaculated-spermatozoa-in-men-with-virtual-azoospermia
#19
Netanella Miller, Tal Biron-Shental, Yael Pasternak, Michael Belenky, Shai Shefi, Pavel Itsykson, Arie Berkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the fertility outcomes of extended searches for ejaculated spermatozoa in men with virtual azoospermia. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of 242 couples whose male partner suffered from nonobstructive azoospermia and who were treated with the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): One hundred forty patients were referred to an extended search in the ejaculate and 102 patients were referred to microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE)...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428945/a-successful-pregnancy-using-completely-immotile-but-viable-frozen-thawed-spermatozoa-selected-by-laser
#20
Huanhua Chen, Guixue Feng, Bo Zhang, Hong Zhou, Jinhui Shu, Xianyou Gan
The aim of this study was to report a successful pregnancy using completely immotile frozen-thawed spermatozoa selected by laser. A single laser shot was used to detect the presence of viable immotile spermatozoa in fresh and frozen-thawed testicular spermatozoa. The viability rate was 55.8% after the laser detection, and cryopreservation was carried out immediately. The thawing test was performed on the day of oocyte pick-up, and no motile sperm were observed after extending the culture for another 4 hours, while a survival rate of 39...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
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