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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234954/low-versus-high-volume-of-culture-medium-during-embryo-transfer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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George Α Sigalos, Yannis Michalopoulos, Athanasios G Kastoras, Olga Triantafyllidou, Nikos F Vlahos
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective randomized control trial was to evaluate if the use of two different volumes (20-25 vs 40-45 μl) of media used for embryo transfer affects the clinical outcomes in fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. METHODS: In total, 236 patients were randomized in two groups, i.e., "low volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 20-25 μl of medium and "high volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 40-45 μl of medium...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234808/effect-of-levothyroxine-on-miscarriage-among-women-with-normal-thyroid-function-and-thyroid-autoimmunity-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-and-embryo-transfer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Haining Wang, Hongwei Gao, Hongbin Chi, Lin Zeng, Wenhua Xiao, Yanrong Wang, Rong Li, Ping Liu, Chen Wang, Qing Tian, Zehong Zhou, Jin Yang, Ye Liu, Rui Wei, Ben Willem J Mol, Tianpei Hong, Jie Qiao
Importance: Presence of thyroid autoantibodies in women with normal thyroid function is associated with increased risk of miscarriage. Whether levothyroxine treatment improves pregnancy outcomes among women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is unknown. Objective: To determine the effect of levothyroxine on miscarriage among women undergoing IVF-ET who had normal thyroid function and tested positive for thyroid autoantibodies. Design, Setting, and Participants: An open-label, randomized clinical trial involving 600 women who tested positive for the antithyroperoxidase antibody and were being treated for infertility at Peking University Third Hospital from September 2012 to March 2017...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232894/significant-down-regulation-of-biological-adhesion-genes-in-porcine-oocytes-after-ivm
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Joanna Budna, Piotr Celichowski, Artur Bryja, Marta Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, Michal Jeseta, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus Peter Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Proper maturation of the mammalian oocyte is a compound processes determining successful monospermic fertilization, however the number of fully mature porcine oocytes is still unsatisfactory. Since oocytes' maturation and fertilization involve cellular adhesion and membranous contact, the aim was to investigate cell adhesion ontology group in porcine oocytes. The oocytes were collected from ovaries of 45 pubertal crossbred Landrace gilts and subjected to two BCB tests. After the first test, only granulosa cell-free BCB⁺ oocytes were directly exposed to microarray assays and RT-qPCR ("before IVM" group), or first in vitro matured and then if classified as BCB⁺ passed to molecular analyses ("after IVM" group)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232857/mir-34a-regulates-sperm-motility-in-zebrafish
#4
Wenjie Guo, Binyue Xie, Shuting Xiong, Xufang Liang, Jian-Fang Gui, Jie Mei
Increasing attention has been focused on the role of microRNAs in post-transcription regulation during spermatogenesis. Recently, the miR-34 family has been shown to be involved in the spermatogenesis, but the clear function of the miR-34 family in spermatogenesis is still obscure. Here we analyzed the function of miR-34a, a member of the miR-34 family, during spermatogenesis using miR-34a knockout zebrafish generated by the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/associated protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) system...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231610/-application-time-point-and-effect-observation-of-fire-needling-therapy-in-ivf-et
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Ruonan Wu, Yinping Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of the intervention with fire needling therapy on the uterine microenvironment at the specific time points of menstrual cycle and evaluate the effects on the assisted reproduction. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients of in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation (IVF-ET) were randomized into an observation group (35 cases) and a control group (33 cases). The patients in the two groups all received post-IVF-ET corpus luteum support of the microstimulation scheme in the Clinical Reproduction Center of Jiangsu People's Hospital...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231430/-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-for-pregnancy-of-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer
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Jing Zhong, Linxin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) before and after embryo transfer for the pregnancy of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) patients. METHODS: A total of 1761 IVF-ET patients of natural cycle or hormone replacement cycle were randomly assigned into an observation group (735 cases) and a control group (1026 cases). IVF-ET was applied in the two groups. TEAS was used for 30 min separately in the observation group on 24 h before transfer and within 2 h after transfer...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231321/-efficacy-of-acupuncture-moxibustion-periodic-therapy-on-follicular-maldevelopment-differentiated-as-spleen-and-kidney-yang-deficiency
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Yuxuan Yan, Chang Pan, Jie Wu, Lijie Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion periodic therapy on folli-cular maldevelopment differentiated as spleen and kidney yang deficiency. METHODS: Sixty patients of follicular maldevelopment differentiated as spleen and kidney yang deficiency were randomized as an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. The conventional acupuncture-moxibustion therapy was used in the control group and the acupuncture-moxibustion periodic therapy was applied to the observation group...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231151/in-vitro-effect-of-various-cryoprotectants-on-the-semen-quality-of-endangered-oravka-chicken
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Andrea Svoradová, Lenka Kuželová, Jaromír Vašíček, Andrej Baláži, Emília Hanusová, Peter Chrenek
We aimed to compare the effect of three different permeating cryoprotectants on the post-thaw spermatozoa quality. Pooled semen from Oravka cock line (n = 6) was diluted in Kobidil+ extender and frozen in cryoprotectant solutions containing 8% dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), 8% ethylene glycol (EG) or 8% glycerol (GL) in liquid nitrogen vapours before being plunged into the liquid nitrogen. Spermatozoa motility parameters were assessed in vitro after freezing-thawing by a computer-assisted semen analysis (CASA) system and viability status was examined using fluorescent probes...
December 12, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229435/developmental-and-cytogenetic-assessments-of-preimplantation-embryos-derived-from-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-matured-human-oocytes
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Farzaneh Fesahat, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Hojjatollah Saeedi, Fatemeh Montazeri, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Mohammad Ali Khalili
Aneuploidy is of great relevance to embryo selection, as it represents one of the important causes of implantation failure. Furthermore, immature oocytes, retrieved during gonadotrophin-stimulated IVF cycles, are generally discarded in clinics; whereas, there was no detectable comprehensive evidence on higher rates of aneuploidy based on maturity status on the day of oocyte retrieval. As well, the correlation between embryo morphology on aneuploidy remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the developmental and genetic integrity of human preimplantation embryos from rescue in-vitro matured MII stage oocytes as well as in vivo matured oocytes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228573/pnma5-is-essential-to-the-progression-of-meiosis-in-mouse-oocytes-through-a-chain-of-phosphorylation
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Xiao-Lan Zhang, Peng Liu, Zhi-Xia Yang, Jing-Jing Zhao, Lei-Lei Gao, Bo Yuan, Li-Ya Shi, Chun-Xiang Zhou, Hai-Feng Qiao, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Yan Ying, Jun-Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Feng Ling, Dong Zhang
PNMA (paraneoplastic antigen MA) family includes Pnma1-6. Although other members have been found to be involved in paraneoplastic neurological disorders, death receptor-dependent apoptosis, and tumorigenesis, Pnma5 was thought to be a female fertility factor, as indicated by one genome-wide study. But until now there have not been any further functional studies about Pnma5 in female meiosis. Our preliminary study indicated that Pnma5 might play important roles in meiosis. To further address this, Pnma5 was knocked down in in-vitro maturated (IVM) mouse oocytes, which are common models for mammalian female meiosis, by specific siRNA, and results showed that the loss of Pnma5 significantly delayed the progression of meiosis I and increased chromosome segregation errors during anaphase I...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228554/systemic-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-porcine-granulosa-cells-during-aging
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Li Hui, Guo Shuangshuang, Yu Jianning, Shi Zhendan
Current studies have revealed that aging is a negative factor that suppresses granulosa cell functions and causes low fertility in women. However, the difference in gene expression between normal and aging granulosa cells remains undefined. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the gene expression profiles of granulosa cells during aging. Granulosa cells from young healthy porcine ovaries were aged in vitro by prolonging the culture time (for 48h). First, the extracellular ultrastructure was observed by scanning electron microscopy followed by RNA-seq and KEGG pathway analysis...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228103/fertility-impairment-with-defective-spermatogenesis-and-steroidogenesis-in-male-zebrafish-lacking-androgen-receptor
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Haipei Tang, Yu Chen, Le Wang, Yike Yin, Gaofei Li, Yin Guo, Yun Liu, Haoran Lin, Christopher H K Cheng, Xiaochun Liu
The pivotal role of androgen receptor (AR) in regulating male fertility has attracted much research attention in the past two decades. Previous studies have shown that total androgen receptor knockout would lead to incomplete spermatogenesis and a lowered serum testosterone levels in mice, resulting in azoospermia and infertility. However, the precise physiological role of ar in controlling fertility of male fish is still poorly understood. In this study, we have established an ar knockout zebrafish line by transcription activator-like effectors nucleases (TALENs)...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227846/maternal-human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-concentrations-in-very-early-pregnancy-and-risk-of-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-4372-pregnancies-after-in-vitro-fertilization
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Johanne Dypvik, Andrea Lid Pereira, Tom Gunnar Tanbo, Anne Eskild
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) concentrations on a fixed day in very early pregnancy with development of hyperemesis gravidarum. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included 3107 singleton and 1265 twin pregnancies after in vitro fertilization treated at Department of Reproductive Medicine, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Norway in the period 1996-2013. Maternal serum hCG concentrations was measured on day 12 after embryo transfer...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226457/investigation-of-in-vitro-measurable-sperm-attributes-and-their-influence-on-electroejaculated-bull-semen-with-a-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-protocol-in-australian-bos-indicus-cattle
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N Satake, Saa Edwards, D Tutt, M R McGowan, G B Boe-Hansen
Increasing use of fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in beef cattle production has presented an opportunity for the use of fresh or chilled semen as an alternative to standard cryopreserved semen. The objective of this study was to examine in vitro sperm function and pregnancy rate of electroejaculated semen, chilled and stored for 48 hr, compared to conventionally cryopreserved semen with an optimized FTAI protocol in Brahman cattle. Semen from three Brahman bulls was collected, and aliquots were extended in either chilled (at 5°C) or frozen (LN2 ) in a Tris-egg yolk extender base with 2...
December 11, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225323/mancozeb-impairs-the-ultrastructure-of-mouse-granulosa-cells-in-a-dose-dependent-manner
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Maria Grazia Palmerini, Manuel Belli, Stefania Annarita Nottola, Selenia Miglietta, Serena Bianchi, Sara Bernardi, Sevastiani Antonouli, Sandra Cecconi, Giuseppe Familiari, Guido Macchiarelli
Mancozeb, an ethylene bis-dithiocarbamate, is widely used as a fungicide and exerts reproductive toxicity in vivo and in vitro in mouse oocytes by altering spindle morphology and impairing the ability to fertilize. Mancozeb also induces a premalignant status in mouse granulosa cells (GCs) cultured in vitro, as indicated by decreased p53 expression and tenuous oxidative stress. However, the presence and extent of ultrastructural alterations induced by mancozeb on GCs in vitro have not yet been reported. Using an in vitro model of reproductive toxicity, comprising parietal GCs from mouse antral follicles cultured with increasing concentrations of mancozeb (0...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222841/evaluation-of-an-ovary-on-a-chip-in-large-mammalian-models-species-specificity-and-influence-of-follicle-isolation-status
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J Nagashima, R El Assal, N Songsasen, U Demirci
The ability to grow oocytes from immature ovarian follicles in vitro has significant potential for fertility preservation; yet, it has proved challenging in large mammalian species due to the complex metabolic needs and long-term culture requirements. Currently, follicular incubations are based on a 'static' system with manual exchange of medium. Despite the numerous advantages of conventional culturing approaches, recapitulating the native microenvironment and supporting the survival of ovarian follicles still represent challenges...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221996/vitrification-not-cryoprotectant-exposure-alters-the-expression-of-developmentally-important-genes-in-in-vitro-produced-porcine-blastocysts
#17
Louise K Bartolac, Jenna L Lowe, George Koustas, Christopher G Grupen, Cecilia Sjöblom
The vitrification of embryos is common practice in advanced livestock breeding programs and in human fertility clinics. Recent studies have revealed that vitrification results in aberrant expression of a number of stress related genes. However, few studies have examined the effect that vitrification has on developmentally important genes, and none have been conducted in porcine embryos. The aim of this study was to determine the effects that different vitrification procedures and cryoprotectant combinations have on the expression of imprinted genes in in vitro produced (IVP) porcine blastocysts...
December 5, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221944/living-uterus-donation-and-transplantation-experience-of-interest-and-screening-in-a-single-center-in-the-united-states
#18
Liza Johannesson, Kristin Wallis, E Colin Koon, Gregory J Mckenna, Tiffany Anthony, Sara G Leffingwell, Goran B Klintmalm, Robert T Gunby, Giuliano Testa
BACKGROUND: Little is known about attitudes toward uterus donation and transplantation in society and the interest of the women the treatment is aimed to assist. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the interest of recipients and living donors in our uterus transplantation program; it describes the screening protocol we developed and the results of the screening and reports demographic data and characteristics of screened candidates. STUDY DESIGN: Initial screening and evaluation included physical examinations by a gynecologist and a transplant surgeon; psychological evaluation; imaging (x-ray, computed tomography, ultrasound); blood tests; immunological testing; viral, bacterial, and fungal testing; drug screen; hormonal testing; Pap smear; urinalysis; and electrocardiogram...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221621/-fertility-preservation-in-oncology
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Laure Chaput, Anne-Sophie Grémeau, Solène Vorilhon, Hanae Pons, Cécile Chabrot, Victoria Grèze, Jean-Luc Pouly, Florence Brugnon
Since the improvement of cancer diagnosis and treatment, survival rates of these patients increase. Gonadal damages are frequent consequences of cancer treatments with different evidence of impaired fertility. In this context, fertility preservation should be proposed to patients exposed to potentially gonadotoxic treatments. Different preservation approaches may be proposed depending on patient age, sex, cancer type and type of treatment. The indications of fertility preservation depend on sexual maturity...
December 5, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221424/effects-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-supplementation-on-mice-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve
#20
Xiufeng Lin, Jing Du, Yan Du, Riran Wu, Xiaowu Fang, Yuechan Liao, Song Quan
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been used to improve the pregnancy rate in women with diminished ovarian reserve(DOR) during in vitro fertilization. We aimed to validate the effects of DHEA and identify the possible mechanisms. We constructed a mice model with DOR and analyzed the hormone parameters and follicle counts. In vivo experiment, FSH and LH concentrations in the serum were significantly elevated in the DOR group. However, the FSH and LH concentrations were partially reversed in the DOR + DHEA group...
December 8, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
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