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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909564/seasons-in-the-sun-the-impact-on-ivf-results-one-month-later
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F Vandekerckhove, H Van der Veken, K Tilleman, I De Croo, E Van den Abbeel, J Gerris, P De Sutter
BACKGROUND: Several retrospective studies have evaluated seasonal variations in the outcome of IVF treatment. Some also included weather conditions, mostly temperature and hours of daylight. The results were conflicting. METHODS: In a retrospective study we analysed all fresh cycles (N = 9865) that were started between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012. Because some patients were included more than once, correction for duplicate patients was performed. We focused on individual variables provided as monthly results by our national meteorological institute...
June 27, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906881/stem-cells-and-clinical-practice-new-advances-and-challenges-at-the-time-of-emerging-problems-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-therapies
#2
Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Kamila Bujko, Wojciech Wojakowski
Humans, like other species that reproduce sexually, originate from a fertilized oocyte (zygote), which is a totipotent stem cell giving rise to an adult organism. During the process of embryogenesis, stem cells at different levels of the developmental hierarchy establish all 3 germ layers and give rise to tissue‑committed stem cells, which are responsible for rejuvenation of a given tissue or organ. The robustness of the stem cell compartment is one of the major factors that directly impact life quality as well as lifespan...
November 10, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903344/-a-control-study-of-artificial-oocyte-activation-in-the-same-period
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D Y Hao, R Zhang, X Zhang, C Y Shen, Y Yang, W B Wu, Y L Liu, J Liu, J R Zhang, X L Wang
Objective: To compare the fertility rate and embryo outcome between normal fertilization and the use of Calcium ionophore A23187 on the same period of the same cycle of human ovum for artificial activation. Methods: Patients who conducted the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle in vitro fertilization assisted reproductive from January 2015 to December in reproductive center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were enrolled.The protocol of this study was approved by the ethics committee of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895531/follicular-fluid-biomarkers-for-human-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome-proof-of-principle
#4
Fang Chen, Carl Spiessens, Thomas D'Hooghe, Karen Peeraer, Sebastien Carpentier
BACKGROUND: Human follicular fluid (FF) is a unique biological fluid in which the oocyte develops in vivo, and presents an optimal source for non-invasive biochemical predictors. Oocyte quality directly influences the embryo development and hence, may be used as a predictor of embryo quality. Peptide profiling of FF and its potential use as a biomarker for oocyte quality has never been reported. METHODS: This study screened FF for peptide biomarkers that predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF)...
2016: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889913/long-term-melatonin-treatment-delays-ovarian-aging
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Hiroshi Tamura, Mai Kawamoto, Shun Sato, Isao Tamura, Ryo Maekawa, Toshiaki Taketani, Hiromi Aasada, Eiichi Takaki, Akira Nakai, Russel J Reiter, Norihiro Sugino
Ovarian aging is characterized by gradual declines in oocyte quantity and quality. Melatonin is considered an anti-aging agent due to its cytoprotective actions as an antioxidant. The present study examined whether long-term melatonin treatment would delay ovarian aging in mice. Female ICR mice (10 weeks old) were given melatonin-containing water (100 μg/ml; melatonin) or water only until 43 weeks of age. Their oocytes were recovered from the oviduct, and in vitro fertilization was performed. The ovaries were used for a histological analysis of the number of follicles...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884753/cell-free-dna-induced-apoptosis-of-granulosa-cells-by-oxidative-stress
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Yichun Guan, Wenjuan Zhang, Xingling Wang, Pengfei Cai, Qi Jia, Wenjie Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA is a DNA fragment that is produced by cell apoptosis which can affect the micro-environment of cell apoptosis. The levels of Cell-free DNA have been associated with successful rate of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and embryonic development. Our aim is to determine the relationship between cell-free DNA and embryo quality. The mechanisms of cell-free DNA in granulose and the apoptosis will be determined also. METHODS: The study enrolled patients who were undergone IVF for the first time and grouped the patients as pregnant (n=130) and non-pregnant (n=59)...
November 21, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881734/nlrp2-controls-age-associated-maternal-fertility
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Anna A Kuchmiy, Jinke D'Hont, Tino Hochepied, Mohamed Lamkanfi
Nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins are well-known for their key roles in the immune system. Ectopically expressed NLRP2 in immortalized cell lines assembles an inflammasome and inhibits activation of the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-κB, but the physiological roles of NLRP2 are unknown. Here, we show that Nlrp2-deficient mice were born with expected Mendelian ratios and that Nlrp2 was dispensable for innate and adaptive immunity. The observation that Nlrp2 was exclusively expressed in oocytes led us to explore the role of Nlrp2 in parthenogenetic activation of oocytes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878881/beneficial-effect-of-extracellular-adenosine-5-triphosphate-treatment-on-the-indochinese-leopard-panthera-pardus-delacouri-sperm-quality-after-cryopreservation
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P Thuwanut, W Tipkantha, B Siriaroonrat, P Comizzoli, K Chatdarong
The Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) population, included in CITES Appendix I, has been declining for decades. Proper gamete preservation condition is critical for breeding programme management using artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF). The present study aimed at investigating the impact of post-thawing treatment of leopard semen with extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATPe) on sperm quality (including morphological traits and ability to fertilize an oocyte). Semen from six adult male leopards was collected by electroejaculation (one ejaculation per cat)...
November 22, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873567/early-germinal-vesicle-breakdown-is-a-predictor-of-high-preimplantation-developmental-competent-oocytes-in-mice
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Shogo Higaki, Masao Kishi, Keisuke Koyama, Masashi Nagano, Seiji Katagiri, Tatsuyuki Takada, Yoshiyuki Takahashi
The preselection of highly developmentally competent oocytes for in vitro maturation (IVM) is crucial for improving assisted reproductive technology. Although several intrinsic markers of oocyte quality are known to be closely related to the onset of nuclear maturation (germinal vesicle break down, GVBD), a direct comparison between GVBD timing and oocyte quality has never been reported. In this study, we established a non-invasive oocyte evaluation method based on GVBD timing for preselecting more developmental competent oocytes in mice...
November 22, 2016: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852688/the-role-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-non-male-factor-infertility-in-advanced-maternal-age
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Samer Tannus, Weon-Young Son, Ashley Gilman, Grace Younes, Tal Shavit, Michael-Haim Dahan
STUDY QUESTION: Does ICSI improve reproductive outcomes compared with conventional IVF when used for non-male factor infertility in women aged 40 years and over? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is no advantage of ICSI over conventional IVF in women aged 40 years and over when used for non-male factor infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The use of ICSI has increased dramatically in recent years and is being applied for indications other than male factor infertility...
November 16, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852101/human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-priming-for-fertility-treatment-with-in-vitro-maturation
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REVIEW
Jane Reavey, Katy Vincent, Timothy Child, Ingrid E Granne
BACKGROUND: In vitro maturation (IVM) is a fertility treatment that involves the transvaginal retrieval of immature oocytes, and their subsequent maturation and fertilisation. Although the live birth rate is lower than conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with ovarian stimulation, it is a useful treatment, as it avoids the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Women with polycystic ovaries (PCO) or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of OHSS. Thus, IVM may be a more useful treatment in this patient group...
November 16, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845423/glycine-increases-preimplantation-development-of-mouse-oocytes-following-vitrification-at-the-germinal-vesicle-stage
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Xin-Yan Cao, Jack Rose, Shi-Yong Wang, Yong Liu, Meng Zhao, Ming-Jie Xing, Tong Chang, Baozeng Xu
Ice-free cryopreservation, referred to as vitrification, is receiving increased attention in the human and animal assisted reproduction. However, it introduces the detrimental osmotic stress by adding and removing high contents of cryoprotectants. In this study, we evaluated the effects of normalizing cell volume regulation by adding glycine, an organic osmolyte, during vitrification of mouse germinal vesicle stage oocyte and/or subsequent maturation on its development. The data showed that glycine supplementation in either vitrification/thawing or maturation medium significantly improved the cytoplasmic maturation of MII oocytes manifested by spindle assembly, chromosomal alignment, mitochondrial distribution, euploidy rate, and blastocyst development following fertilization in vitro, compared to the control without glycine treatment...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837562/mature-oocyte-cryopreservation-for-fertility-preservation
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Tina Liang, Tarek Motan
In recent decades, advances in cancer treatment have led to a dramatic improvement in long term survival. This has led to an increasing focus on quality of life after surviving cancer treatment, with fertility being an important aspect. Given the known reproductive risks of cancer therapies, there has been a growing interest in the field of fertility preservation (also referred to as oncofertility). Mature oocyte cryopreservation is no longer considered experimental and has become a realistic option for reproductive aged women prior to undergoing cancer treatment...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832646/the-impact-of-a-standardized-oral-multinutrient-supplementation-on-embryo-quality-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Kazem Nouri, Katharina Walch, Andrea Weghofer, Martin Imhof, Christian Egarter, Johannes Ott
The role of micronutrients in fertility has recently gained increased attention. We aimed to test the impact of a standardized, multinutrient supplementation on outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in a pilot study. One hundred women undergoing IVF/ICSI were prospectively included and randomized to receive either a multinutrient supplementation named PROfertil® female that included folic acid, selenium, vitamin E, catechins, glycyrrhizin, diosgenin, damiana and omega-3-fatty acids (study group; n = 50), or 400 µg folic acid (control group; n = 50)...
November 11, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827818/oocyte-embryo-and-blastocyst-cryopreservation-in-art-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-slow-freezing-versus-vitrification-to-produce-evidence-for-the-development-of-global-guidance
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REVIEW
Laura Rienzi, Clarisa Gracia, Roberta Maggiulli, Andrew R LaBarbera, Daniel J Kaser, Filippo M Ubaldi, Sheryl Vanderpoel, Catherine Racowsky
BACKGROUND: Successful cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos is essential not only to maximize the safety and efficacy of ovarian stimulation cycles in an IVF treatment, but also to enable fertility preservation. Two cryopreservation methods are routinely used: slow-freezing or vitrification. Slow-freezing allows for freezing to occur at a sufficiently slow rate to permit adequate cellular dehydration while minimizing intracellular ice formation. Vitrification allows the solidification of the cell(s) and of the extracellular milieu into a glass-like state without the formation of ice...
November 8, 2016: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824942/identifying-maternal-constraints-on-fetal-growth-and-subsequent-perinatal-outcomes-using-a-multiple-embryo-implantation-model
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Nigel Pereira, Tyler Cozzubbo, Stephanie Cheung, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D Palermo, Queenie V Neri
INTRODUCTION: Although the majority of singleton births after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are uncomplicated, studies have suggested that IVF pregnancies may be independently associated with low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and perinatal mortality. These outcomes complicate multiple gestations as expected, but have also been reported in singletons. A multiple embryo implantation model allows for assessment of the early in utero environment, and therefore, assessment of any maternal constraints on developing fetuses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817140/presence-of-encircling-granulosa-cells-protects-against-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-eggs-cultured-in-vitro
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Meenakshi Tiwari, Anima Tripathi, Shail K Chaube
Increased oxidative stress (OS) due to in vitro culture conditions can affect the quality of denuded eggs during various assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). Presence of intact granulosa cells may protect eggs from OS damage under in vitro culture conditions. The present study was aimed to investigate whether encircling granulosa cells could protect against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced egg apoptosis in ovulated cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) cultured in vitro. The OS was induced by exposing COCs as well as denuded eggs with various concentrations of H2O2 for 3 h in vitro...
November 5, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808664/dynamics-of-the-development-of-multiple-follicles-by-early-versus-late-hcg-administration-in-art-program
#18
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/27807847/aspirin-for-in-vitro-fertilisation
#19
REVIEW
Charalampos S Siristatidis, George Basios, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Paraskevi Vogiatzi
BACKGROUND: Aspirin is used with the aim of optimising the chance of live birth in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), despite inconsistent evidence of its efficacy and safety (in terms of intraoperative bleeding during oocyte retrieval and risk of miscarriage). The most appropriate time to commence aspirin therapy and the length of treatment required are also still to be determined. This is the second update of the review first published in 2007. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of aspirin in women undergoing ART...
November 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805603/in-situ-labeling-of-mitochondrial-dna-replication-in-drosophila-adult-ovaries-by-edu-staining
#20
Zhe Chen, Hong Xu
The mitochondrial genome is inherited exclusively through the maternal line. Understanding of how the mitochondrion and its genome are proliferated and transmitted from one generation to the next through the female oocyte is of fundamental importance. Because of the genetic tractability, and the elegant, ordered simplicity by which oocyte development proceeds, Drosophila oogenesis has become an invaluable system for mitochondrial study. An EdU (5-ethynyl-2´-deoxyuridine) labeling method was utilized to detect mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) replication in Drosophila ovaries...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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