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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211889/reduced-live-birth-rates-after-ivf-icsi-in-women-with-previous-unilateral-oophorectomy-results-of-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Tekla Lind, Jan Holte, Jan I Olofsson, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Johannes Gudmundsson, Elizabeth Nedstrand, Mikael Lood, Lars Berglund, Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a reduced live-birth rate (LBR) after IVF/ICSI treatment in women with a previous unilateral oophorectomy (UO)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A significantly reduced LBR after IVF/ICSI was found in women with previous UO when compared with women with intact ovaries in this large multicentre cohort, both crudely and after adjustment for age, BMI, fertility centre and calendar period and regardless of whether the analysis was based on transfer of embryos in the fresh cycle only or on cumulative results including transfers using frozen-thawed embryos...
December 4, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198975/improvement-of-bovine-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-production-by-ovarian-follicular-wave-synchronization-prior-to-ovum-pick-up
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F L B Cavalieri, F Morotti, M M Seneda, A H B Colombo, M A Andreazzi, I P Emanuelli, L P Rigolon
This study evaluated the effects of the synchronization of ovarian follicular wave emergence on the efficiency of in vitro embryo production. Bos indicus cows (n = 20) were divided into two groups (control vs. synchronization) and subjected to repeated ovum pick-up (OPU) sessions (8 replicates each, with an interval of 21 days in a 2 × 2 crossover design) and subsequent in vitro embryo production. Cows in the control group (n = 10) were submitted to OPU procedures without any stimulation every 21 days...
November 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177245/controlled-ovarian-stimulation-with-r-fsh-plus-r-lh-vs-hmg-plus-r-fsh-in-patients-candidate-for-ivf-icsi-cycles-an-rct
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Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad, Mina Farshbaf Taghinejad, Batool Hossein Rashidi, Fedyeh Haghollahi
Background: Different combination of gonadotropin preparation has been introduced with no definite superiority of one over others in in vitro fertilization (IVF), but individualized regimens for each patient are needed. Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of controlled ovarian stimulation with recombinant- follicle stimulating hormone (r-FSH) plus recombinant-luteinizing hormone (rLH) versus human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) plus r-FSH on fertility outcomes in IVF patients...
July 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153167/a-100-year-review-reproductive-technologies-in-dairy-science
#4
S G Moore, J F Hasler
Reproductive technology revolutionized dairy production during the past century. Artificial insemination was first successfully applied to cattle in the early 1900s. The next major developments involved semen extenders, invention of the electroejaculator, progeny testing, addition of antibiotics to semen during the 1930s and 1940s, and the major discovery of sperm cryopreservation with glycerol in 1949. The 1950s and 1960s were particularly productive with the development of protocols for the superovulation of cattle with both pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin/equine chorionic gonadotrophin and FSH, the first successful bovine embryo transfer, the discovery of sperm capacitation, the birth of rabbits after in vitro fertilization, and the development of insulated liquid nitrogen tanks...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134715/relationship-between-follicular-volume-and-oocyte-competence-blastocyst-development-and-live-birth-rate-optimal-follicle-size-for-oocyte-retrieval
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Barbara Wirleitner, Jasmin Okhowat, Lucie Vištejnová, Milena Králíčková, Marie Karlíková, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Fabien Ectors, Libor Hradecký, Maximilian Schuff, Maximilian Murtinger
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the oocyte competence in GnRHa stimulation cycles with regard to maturity, fertilization and blastocyst rate and clinical outcome (pregnancy and live birth rate) in correlation to follicular volume measured by 3D sonography and follicular fluid composition. METHODS: This was a prospective single-centre study conducted in the period June 2012 - June 2014 including 118 ovum pick-ups (OPUs) with subsequent embryo transfers (ET). Out of 1,493 aspirated follicles we analysed 1,236 follicles and traced oocytes grouped according to follicular volume...
November 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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/29131658/measuring-male-to-male-differences-in-fertility-or-effects-of-semen-treatments
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Rupert P Amann, Richard G Saacke, Guy F Barbato, Dagmar Waberski
Fertility is a convenient but meaningless term unless the outcome measure is stipulated and accounts for dependence of male fertility on the female population. We describe outcome measures and detail the impacts of the physiological status of each female and her external environment, as well as management imposed by humans. We explain the dominant role of the female reproductive tract as a series of hurdles for sperm seeking an ovum. Each spermatozoon in an ejaculate is unique, although usually most are morphologically similar...
November 13, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102140/different-durations-of-whole-raw-soybean-supplementation-during-the-prepartum-period-milk-fatty-acid-profile-and-oocyte-and-embryo-quality-of-early-lactating-holstein-cows
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R Gardinal, G D Calomeni, F Zanferari, T H A Vendramini, C S Takiya, T A Del Valle, F P Renno
The objective of this study was to evaluate different durations of whole raw soybeans (WS) supplementation during the prepartum period on nutrient digestibility, milk yield and composition, energy balance, blood metabolites, and oocyte and embryo quality of transition cows. Thirty-one Holstein cows were used in a completely randomized design and assigned to 4 experimental groups (G): G90, G60, G30, and G0 (control), supplemented with a diet containing 12% of WS from 90, 60, 30, and 0 d relative to the calving date, respectively...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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/29082369/polymorphism-of-mnsod-val16ala-gene-in-pregnancies-with-blighted-ovum-a-case-control-study
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Asiyeh Moshtaghi, Hamidreza Vaziri, Reyhaneh Sariri, Hoorieh Shaigan
BACKGROUND: Blighted ovum is one of the most common reasons for abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is an important antioxidant enzyme in the human immune system. The gene is located on 6q25 chromosome and acts on mitochondrial matrix. In the case of mutation or inactivity of this enzyme, mitochondrial and nuclear DNA will severely be destructed. The most common polymorphism of its gene is Val16Ala. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate a possible mutation in pregnant women who had abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy due to blighted ovum...
August 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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
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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/29076555/puncture-and-drainage-of-the-subordinate-follicles-at-timed-artificial-insemination-prevents-the-risk-of-twin-pregnancy-in-dairy-cows
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F López-Gatius, Rhf Hunter
The objective of this study was to determine whether fluid drainage from the subordinate follicles by ovum pickup procedures prevents the risk of twin pregnancy without reducing the fertility of the cow. Lactating dairy cows with at least two follicles over 12 mm diameter located one on each ovary and selected from synchronized groups for fixed-time insemination were assigned to a Control (n = 49) or Drainage (n = 49) group. The largest follicle was considered as the dominant follicle. Draining of all subordinate follicles (≥10 mm) was performed in the Drainage group...
October 27, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046808/occurrence-and-reproductive-roles-of-hormones-in-seminal-plasma
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Jana Vitku, Lucie Kolatorova, Richard Hampl
Only 2-5% of seminal fluid is composed of spermatozoa, while the rest is seminal plasma. The seminal plasma is a rich cocktail of organic and inorganic compounds including hormones, serving as a source of nutrients for sperm development and maturation, protecting them from infection and enabling them to overcome the immunological and chemical environment of the female reproductive tract. In this review, a survey of the hormones found in human seminal plasma, with particular emphasis on reproductive hormones is provided...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
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/29039178/-potential-clinical-application-of-kisspeptin-in-reproductive-endocrinology
#15
Yanling Fu, Yimin Zhu
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) plays an important role in the process of reproduction. Studies have shown that a family of peptides Kisspeptin can act on GnRH-related neurons, stimulating the secretion of GnRH, and activating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Both animal experiments and clinical studies have shown that exogenous administration of Kisspeptin is able to induce physiological GnRH release in healthy individuals and those with endocrine-disorders, which brings great hope for treatment of reproductive endocrine diseases...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030199/effect-of-iodine-supplementation-in-pregnant-women-on-child-neurodevelopment-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sueppong Gowachirapant, Nidhi Jaiswal, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Valeria Galetti, Sara Stinca, Ian Mackenzie, Susan Thomas, Tinku Thomas, Pattanee Winichagoon, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Michael B Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency during pregnancy might be associated with reduced intelligence quotient (IQ) score in offspring. We assessed the effect of iodine supplementation in mildly iodine-deficient pregnant women on neurodevelopment of their offspring in areas where schoolchildren were iodine sufficient. METHODS: In this randomised, placebo-controlled trial, pregnant women in Bangalore, India, and Bangkok, Thailand, were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive 200 μg iodine orally once a day or placebo until delivery...
November 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024760/rna-processing-in-the-male-germline-mechanisms-and-implications-for-fertility
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Julien M D Legrand, Robin M Hobbs
Mammalian spermatogenesis is a tightly coordinated process that gives rise to mature spermatozoa capable of fertilising an ovum during sexual reproduction. A population of stem and progenitor cells known as undifferentiated spermatogonia enables continual spermatogenesis throughout life. A complex transcriptional network that balances self-renewal of spermatogonia with their timely differentiation in order to maintain constant fertility regulates this process. Importantly, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression plays a critical role in spermatogenesis, necessitated by the profound genetic and morphological changes that occur during meiosis and sperm maturation...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974845/challenges-in-the-routine-praxis-diagnosis-of-hydatidiform-mole-a-tertiary-health-center-experience
#18
Melisa Lelic, Zlatan Fatusic, Ermina Iljazovic, Suada Ramic, Sergije Markovic, Selma Alicelebic
INTRODUCTION: Hydatidiform moles (HM), presenting as complete (CHM) and partial (PHM) form, are rare pregnancy disorder. Diagnosis is based on clinical presentation, ultrasound imaging findings and pathological examination of products of conception. Protein p57, encoded by CKDN1C gene, is paternally imprinted and maternally expressed gene and provides quick insight in genetic basis of HM and allows distinction of CHM from all other conceptions. compare the preevacuational and pathohistological diagnosis with outcome of p57 immunostaining...
August 2017: Medical Archives
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
#19
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/28940191/weekend-free-scheduled-ivf-icsi-procedures-and-single-embryo-transfer-do-not-reduce-live-birth-rates-in-a-general-infertile-population
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Michael Feichtinger, Per O Karlström, Jan I Olofsson, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg
INTRODUCTION: Scheduling of ovum pickup only on weekdays may result in cases of apparently suboptimal timing for human chorionic gonadotropin and ovum pickup. This study aimed to assess whether live-birth rates were reduced in women with a potentially suboptimal day for human chorionic gonadotropin and ovum pickup to avoid weekend work, according to ultrasonographic data on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin planning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An evaluation of the optimal human chorionic gonadotropin priming date was performed in treatment protocols of 1000 consecutive patients undergoing their first in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmatic sperm injection with single-embryo transfer...
September 20, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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