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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932897/effect-of-ovarian-endometrioma-on-uterine-and-ovarian-blood-flow-in-infertile-women
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Akmal El-Mazny, Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Sherine Gad-Allah, Suzy Abdelaziz, Ahmed M Hussein
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis has been found to be among the most important factors in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The formation of new blood vessels is critical for the survival of newly implanted endometriotic foci. The use of 3-D power Doppler allows for the demonstration of the dynamic vascular changes that occur during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). We aimed to evaluate the effect of ovarian endometrioma on uterine and ovarian blood flow in infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control study at a university teaching hospital, 138 women with unilateral ovarian endometrioma scheduled for IVF were compared to 138 women with male-factor or unexplained infertility...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927849/the-effect-of-serum-vitamin-d-levels-on-ovarian-reserve-markers-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Arne van de Vijver, Valerie Schutyser, Stevan Milatovic, Ellen Anckaert, Johan Schiettecatte, Christophe Blockeel, Michel Camus, Herman Tournaye, Nikolaos P Polyzos
STUDY QUESTION: Is there any association between serum 25-OH vitamin D levels and ovarian reserve markers in infertile women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Vitamin D is not associated with the ovarian reserve markers, anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC), in infertile women. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The mechanism underlying the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and reproduction is still unclear; however, evidence indicates a potential direct negative impact on ovarian function...
December 6, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924832/impaired-receptivity-and-decidualization-in-dhea-induced-pcos-mice
#3
Shu-Yun Li, Zhuo Song, Min-Jie Song, Jia-Wen Qin, Meng-Long Zhao, Zeng-Ming Yang
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a complex endocrine disorder, is a leading cause of female infertility. An obvious reason for infertility in PCOS women is anovulation. However, success rate with high quality embryos selected by assisted reproduction techniques in PCOS patients still remain low with a high rate of early clinical pregnancy loss, suggesting a problem in uterine receptivity. Using a dehydroepiandrosterone-induced mouse model of PCOS, some potential causes of decreased fertility in PCOS patients were explored...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924460/proteomic-profile-of-maternal-aged-blastocoel-fluid-suggests-a-novel-role-for-ubiquitin-system-in-blastocyst-quality
#4
Gabriella Tedeschi, Elena Albani, Elena Monica Borroni, Valentina Parini, Anna Maria Brucculeri, Elisa Maffioli, Armando Negri, Simona Nonnis, Mauro Maccarrone, Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti
PURPOSE: The etiology of maternal aging, a common cause of female factor infertility and a rate-limiting step in vitro fertilization (IVF) success, remains still unclear. Proteomic changes responsible for the impaired successful pregnancy outcome after IVF with aged blastocysts have not been yet evaluated. The objective of this prospective study was to employ proteomic techniques and bioinformatic tools to enlight differences at the protein level in blastocoel fluid of aged and younger woman...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921090/the-effect-of-intrauterine-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-injection-before-embryo-transfer-on-the-implantation-and-pregnancy-rate-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Sima Janati, Mohammad Hossein Razi
BACKGROUND: Implantation is one of the essential steps for the success of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Their success depends on three main factors: embryo quality, endometrial receptivity (ER), and synchrony between embryo and endometrium. There are various factors that regulate the complex process of implantation. In this regard, one may refer to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as the most important factor. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of intrauterine hCG injection before embryo transfer (ET) on pregnancy outcome in infertile couples...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919438/does-an-increased-body-mass-index-affect-endometrial-gene-expression-patterns-in-infertile-patients-a%C3%A2-functional-genomics-analysis
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Ioanna A Comstock, Patricia Diaz-Gimeno, Sergio Cabanillas, Jose Bellver, Patricia Sebastian-Leon, Meera Shah, Amy Schutt, Cecilia T Valdes, Maria Ruiz-Alonso, Diana Valbuena, Carlos Simon, Ruth B Lathi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the transcriptomic profile of endometrial gene alterations during the window of implantation in infertile obese patients. DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective, case-control study. SETTING: Three academic medical centers for reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S): Infertile patients, stratified into body mass index (BMI) categories according to the World Health Organization guidelines, were included in the study...
December 2, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915039/uterine-immune-profiling-for-increasing-live-birth-rate-a-one-to-one-matched-cohort-study
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Nathalie Lédée, Laura Prat-Ellenberg, Lucie Chevrier, Richard Balet, Cynthia Simon, Clarisse Lenoble, Elie El Irani, Dominique Bouret, Guy Cassuto, Dominique Vitoux, Katia Vezmar, Armand Bensussan, Gérard Chaouat, Marie Petitbarat
BACKGROUND: Embryo implantation remains the main limiting factor in IVF/ICSI program. Endometrial immune remodeling events begin before implantation and are a vital process for pregnancy, preparing future maternal immune tolerance and regulating the placentation process. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 193 patients (analyzed group) enrolled in our IVF program benefitted of an endometrial immune profiling to determine if their uterus was immunologically ready to accept an embryo and, if not, the specific immune mechanisms involved...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908602/kisspeptin-and-embryo-implantation-after-icsi
#8
Zehra Jamil, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Sara Arif, Faiza Alam, Rehana Rehman
A cross-sectional study was carried out at the Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre from June 2014 to June 2015 to relate serum kisspeptin levels on human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) day with pregnancy outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A total of 176 women aged 20 to 42 years, with regular menstrual cycles, normal thyroid function and prolactin levels selected for ICSI were included in the study. Patients with uterine fibroids, metabolic disorders, short agonist and antagonist protocol were excluded...
November 18, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896242/intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-with-freshly-ejaculated-sperms-and-testicular-or-epididymal-sperm-extraction-in-patients-with-idiopathic-cryptozoospermia
#9
Ali Asghar Ketabchi
BACKGROUND: Cryptozoospermia (CO) is a situation in which spermatozoa cannot be observed in a fresh semen sample unless an extended centrifugation and microscopic search are performed. CO patients are suggested to use only intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as infertility treatment. But still there is debate about the choice of sperm source in cryptozoospermic men candidate for ICSI. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate fertility outcomes in men with idiopathic cryptozoospermia who were treated using ICSI with freshly ejaculated sperm and testis sperm extraction (TESE) or percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA)...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889789/effect-of-natural-cycle-endometrial-preparation-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-patients-with-advanced-endometriosis
#10
Haiyan Guo, Yun Wang, Qiuju Chen, Weiran Chai, Qifeng Lv, Yanping Kuang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of natural cycle (NC) endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) in women with advanced endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 179 patients with stage III-IV endometriosis who underwent 233 FET cycles at a tertiary care academic reproductive medical center between March 2011 and August 2013 (group A). The control group included 258 patients with tubal factor infertility who underwent 300 FET cycles (group B)...
November 27, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871060/involvement-of-serum-glucocorticoid-regulated-kinase-1-in-reproductive-success
#11
REVIEW
Yiyun Lou, Minhao Hu, Luna Mao, Yingming Zheng, Fan Jin
Reproductive processes, in particular events that concern pregnancy, are fine-tuned to produce offspring. Reproductive success is of prime importance for the survival of every species. The highly conserved and ubiquitously expressed serum glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) was first implicated in infertility as a regulator of a Na(+) channel. In this review, we emphasize the prominent role of SGK1 during early pregnancy: 1) balancing uterine luminal fluid secretion and reabsorption to aid blastocyst adhesion and to import nutrients and energy; 2) transducing signals from the blastocyst to the receptive endometrium; 3) inducing multiple genes that are involved in uterine receptivity and trophoblast invasion; 4) regulating cell differentiation and antioxidant defenses at the fetomaternal interface; and 5) contributing to the proliferation and survival of decidual stromal cells...
November 9, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865446/the-use-of-utrogestan-during-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-in-normally-ovulating-women-undergoing-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-or-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatments-in-combination-with-a-freeze-all-strategy-a-randomized-controlled-dose-finding-study
#12
Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical characteristics in a Utrogestan and hMG protocol with the use of different doses of Utrogestan in normally ovulating women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments. DESIGN: Prospective controlled study. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical center. PATIENT(S): A total of 150 infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI treatments. INTERVENTION(S): Utrogestan and hMG were administered simultaneously beginning on cycle day 3...
November 16, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858152/effect-of-elevated-estradiol-levels-on-the-hcg-administration-day-on-ivf-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-in-the-long-gnrh-agonist-protocol-analysis-of-3393-cycles
#13
Meimei Wang, Cuifang Hao, Hongchu Bao, Xin Huang, Zhenteng Liu, Wei Zhang, Fenghua Li
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the association between elevated serum estradiol (E 2) levels on the human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) administration day and in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy and birth outcomes in the long GnRH-agonist protocol. METHODS: This study analyzed the data of 3393 infertile women who underwent initial fresh IVF. The patients were categorized into high and low E 2 groups based on their serum E 2 levels on the hCG day...
November 17, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855570/genetics-of-suspected-thrombophilia-in-serbian-females-with-infertility-including-three-cases-homozygous-for-fii-20210a-or-fv-1691a-mutations
#14
Jelena Djurovic, Oliver Stojkovic, Jelena Todorovic, Aleksandra Brajic, Sanja Stankovic, Svetlana Obradovic, Gorana Stamenkovic
Reproductive failure (recurrent foetal loss, unexplained infertility and IVF implantation failure) may be, in a number of cases, explained by thrombophilia, either acquired or inherited. Several genes contribute to thrombophilia, some with major effect (Factor V, Factor II), and some with minor effect (MTHFR, PAI-1, ATIII, etc.). The aim of this study was to estimate frequency of thrombophilia-associated genotypes (FII20210G > A, FV1691G > A, MTHFR677C > T and PAI-1 -675 4G/5G) in a group of 1631 Serbian women experiencing reproductive failure, and compare it with a healthy, female control group...
November 18, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834288/maternal-t-regulatory-cell-depletion-impairs-embryo-implantation-which-can-be-corrected-with-adoptive-t-regulatory-cell-transfer
#15
Ryan J Heitmann, R Patrick Weitzel, Yanling Feng, James H Segars, John F Tisdale, Erin Foran Wolff
Maternal immune tolerance of fetal engraftment is critical for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, but the exact mechanisms permitting this semi-allograft in the maternal host are not completely understood. Further, failure of the embryo to implant in the uterus accounts for at least 30% of the best prognosis in vitro fertilization cycles when a perfect embryo is transferred to a normal uterus. We hypothesized that T regulatory cells (Tregs), defined by CD4(+)CD25hi surface expression and the FoxP3+ transcription factor, play an important role in the initiation of the earliest stages of pregnancy, specifically implantation of the embryo...
November 9, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822357/donation-of-surplus-frozen-pre-embryos-to-research-in-israel-underlying-motivations
#16
Aviad Raz, Jonia Amer-Alshiek, Mor Goren-Margalit, Gal Jacobi, Alyssa Hochberg, Ami Amit, Foad Azem, Hadar Amir
BACKGROUND: The high number of IVF procedures performed in Israel has had an unforeseen consequence: accumulation of large amounts of surplus frozen embryos. After five years that the frozen embryos are kept for free, patients need to make an embryo disposition decision. One option is donation for research. The donation rate in Israel is very low. Our aim was to understand the attitudes, values and perceptions of female IVF patients that decided to donate their surplus frozen embryos to research...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818117/-induced-abortion-guidelines-for-clinical-practice%C3%A2-%C3%A2-text-of-the-guidelines-short-text
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C Vayssière, A Gaudineau, L Attali, K Bettahar, S Eyraud, P Faucher, P Fournet, D Hassoun, M Hatchuel, C Jamin, B Letombe, T Linet, M Msika Razon, A Ohanessian, H Segain, S Vigoureux, N Winer, S Wylomanski, A Agostini
OBJECTIVE: Develop recommendations for the practice of induced abortion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Pubmed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign Gyn-Obs societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: The number of induced abortions (IA) has been stable for several decades. There are a lot of factors explaining the choice of abortion when there is an unplanned pregnancy (UPP). Early initiation and choice of contraception in connection to the woman's life are associated with lower NSP...
December 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810339/novel-immunotherapeutic-approaches-for-treatment-of-infertility
#18
REVIEW
Samaneh Abdolmohammadi-Vahid, Shahla Danaii, Kobra Hamdi, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Majid Ahmadi, Mehdi Yousefi
One of the most important reasons of infertility and human reproductive failure is related to uncontrolled immunological response of maternal immune system to early embryo or fetus, that cause rejection of this semi-allograft. Therefore, a tolerance in the immune system is essential to modulate the reactions against the fetus to avoid rejection. The immune system imbalance during implantation or pregnancy may lead to implantation failure or miscarriage. So, use of immunosuppressive or immunomodulator agents can be helpful to prevent immunological attack...
October 31, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808664/dynamics-of-the-development-of-multiple-follicles-by-early-versus-late-hcg-administration-in-art-program
#19
Maddalena Falagario, Paolo Trerotoli, Annarosa Chincoli, Isabella Cobuzzi, Margherita P Vacca, Doriana Falagario, Claudia Nardelli, Raffaella Depalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, in patients stimulated with recombinant FSH and GnRH antagonists, whether triggering the final maturation of oocytes affects IVF outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Five hundred and six IVF procedures were divided into three groups according to the timing of hCG administration: when at least 2 follicles reached the diameter of 17 mm, at least 2 follicles reached 18 mm and at least 2 follicles reached 20 mm. The main outcome was the number of mature oocyte that was the dependent variable of a multivariate model whose independents were, age, AFC, hCG timing, E2 levels at hCG day, number of follicles in different categories of dimension...
November 3, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805902/association-of-foxd1-variants-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-mice-and-humans
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Paul Laissue, Besma Lakhal, Magalie Vatin, Frank Batista, Gaëtan Burgio, Eric Mercier, Esther Dos Santos, Christophe Buffat, Diana Carolina Sierra-Diaz, Gilles Renault, Xavier Montagutelli, Jane Salmon, Philippe Monget, Reiner A Veitia, Céline Méhats, Marc Fellous, Jean-Christophe Gris, Julie Cocquet, Daniel Vaiman
Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a common cause of infertility, but previous attempts at identifying RSA causative genes have been relatively unsuccessful. Such failure to describe RSA aetiological genes might be explained by the fact that reproductive phenotypes should be considered as quantitative traits resulting from the intricate interaction of numerous genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. Here, we studied an interspecific recombinant congenic strain (IRCS) of Mus musculus from the C57BL6/J strain of mice harbouring an approximate 5 Mb DNA fragment from chromosome 13 from Mus spretus mice (66H-MMU13 strain), with a high rate of embryonic resorption (ER)...
October 2016: Open Biology
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