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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921750/successful-treatment-with-intrauterine-delivery-of-dexamethasone-for-repeated-implantation-failure
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Tao Zhang, Chunyu Huang, Yan Du, Ruochun Lian, Meilan Mo, Yong Zeng, Gil Mor
PROBLEM: Effective therapy for endometrial receptivity of patients with repeated embryo implantation failure (RIF) is far undeveloped. Whether intrauterine perfusion of dexamethasone (DXM), local administration of drugs with less systematic side-effects, benefit for embryo implantation by suppressing uterine NK (uNK) cells to improve endometrial receptivity remains unknown. METHOD OF STUDY: Women with RIF were analyzed for the correlation between the percentage of uNK cells during implantation window and following clinical pregnancy rate to determine the appropriate range of uNK for embryo implantation...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916763/maternal-diabetes-causes-developmental-delay-and-death-in-early-somite-mouse-embryos
#2
Jing Zhao, Theodorus B M Hakvoort, Jan M Ruijter, Aldo Jongejan, Jan Koster, Sigrid M A Swagemakers, Aleksandar Sokolovic, Wouter H Lamers
Maternal diabetes causes congenital malformations and delays embryonic growth in the offspring. We investigated effects of maternal diabetes on mouse embryos during gastrulation and early organogenesis (ED7.5-11.5). Female mice were made diabetic with streptozotocin, treated with controlled-release insulin implants, and mated. Maternal blood glucose concentrations increased up to embryonic day (ED) 8.5. Maternal hyperglycemia induced severe growth retardation (approx.1 day) in 53% of the embryos on ED8.5, death in most of these embryos on ED9...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915981/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-improves-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-study
#3
Fan Qu, Fang-Fang Wang, Yan Wu, Jue Zhou, Nicola Robinson, Paul J Hardiman, Jie-Xue Pan, Yi-Jing He, Yu-Hang Zhu, Han-Zhi Wang, Xiao-Qun Ye, Ke-Lin He, Long Cui, Hong-Li Zhao, Ying-Hui Ye
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, and controlled study. SETTING: IVF center in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred and eighty-one infertile patients with bilateral tubal blockage who were referred for IVF. Patients were randomized into four groups. INTERVENTION: TEAS was administered for 30min, respectively, at 24h before TVOR and two hours before ET...
September 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914881/microrna-200c-impairs-uterine-receptivity-formation-by-targeting-fut4-and-%C3%AE-1-3-fucosylation
#4
Qin Zheng, Dandan Zhang, Y U Yang, Xinyuan Cui, Jiaqi Sun, Caixia Liang, Huamin Qin, Xuesong Yang, Shuai Liu, Qiu Yan
Successful embryo implantation requires the establishment of a receptive endometrium. Poor endometrial receptivity has generally been considered as a major cause of infertility. Protein glycosylation is associated with many physiological and pathological processes. The fucosylation is catalyzed by the specific fucosyltransferases. Fucosyltransferase IV (FUT4) is the key enzyme for the biosynthesis of α1,3-fucosylated glycans carried by glycoproteins, and the previous studies showed FUT4 expression changed dynamically during perimplantation...
September 15, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913142/day-3-embryo-transfer-versus-day-5-blastocyst-transfers-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Şafak Hatırnaz, Mine Kanat Pektaş
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to show whether transferring day 5 embryos resulted in higher implantation and pregnancy rates than transferring day 3 embryos in Turkish women undergoing an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 190 women who had ICSI after retrieval of more than four oocytes on the day of fertilization check were randomly assigned to undergo embryo transfer either on day 3 or day 5. RESULTS: Day 3 and day 5 transfers were statistically similar with respect to the age of woman (p=0...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913141/outcome-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-after-preinstillation-of-a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-in-the-uterine-cavity-just-before-embryo-transfer
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Pınar Çağlar Aytaç, Bülent Haydardedeoğlu, Halis Özdemir, Esra Bulgan Kılıçdağ
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) injection prior to embryo transfer on implantation and pregnancy rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy with and without GnRHa preinstallation into the uterine cavity just before embryo transfer between January 2012 and March 2013 in a single IVF center of a university hospital. Patients were evaluated based upon implantation, pregnancy, live birth, and miscarriage rates...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913126/angular-pregnancy
#7
İbrahim Alanbay, Mustafa Öztürk, Kazım Emre Karaşahin, Müfit Cemal Yenen
Angular pregnancy is a rare condition in which the embryo is implanted in the lateral angle of the uterine cavity, medial to the uterotubal junction and round ligament, and causes life-threatening obstetric complications. It is important to differentiate this condition from interstitial and cornual pregnancy because they all result in emergency conditions. Although angular pregnancy can progress to term pregnancy, it may be associated with major obstetric complications such as uterine rupture, placental retention, postpartum hemorrhage, or may need further surgery and hysterectomy...
December 2016: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911212/apposition-to-endometrial-epithelial-cells-activates-mouse-blastocysts-for-implantation
#8
Peter T Ruane, Stéphane C Berneau, Rebekka Koeck, Jessica Watts, Susan J Kimber, Daniel R Brison, Melissa Westwood, John D Aplin
STUDY QUESTION: How do interactions between blastocyst-stage embryos and endometrial epithelial cells regulate the early stages of implantation in an in vitro model? SUMMARY ANSWER: Mouse blastocyst apposition with human endometrial epithelial cells initiates trophectoderm differentiation to trophoblast, which goes on to breach the endometrial epithelium. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro models using mouse blastocysts and human endometrial cell lines have proven invaluable in the molecular characterisation of embryo attachment to endometrial epithelium at the onset of implantation...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906477/microrna-signaling-in-embryo-development
#9
REVIEW
Nicole Gross, Jenna Kropp, Hasan Khatib
Expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is essential for embryonic development and serves important roles in gametogenesis. miRNAs are secreted into the extracellular environment by the embryo during the preimplantation stage of development. Several cell types secrete miRNAs into biological fluids in the extracellular environment. These fluid-derived miRNAs have been shown to circulate the body. Stable transport is dependent on proper packaging of the miRNAs into extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes. These vesicles, which also contain RNA, DNA and proteins, are on the forefront of research on cell-to-cell communication...
September 14, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904506/erratum-relationship-between-morphology-euploidy-and-implantation-potential-of-cleavage-and-blastocyst-stage-embryos
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[This corrects the article on p. 49 in vol. 10, PMID: 28479756.].
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904504/role-of-serpine-gene-polymorphism-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-and-preeclampsia
#11
Nidhi Sharma, Jayashree K Srinivasan, Margeret Harriet Priya, Venkatachalam Sibiya
This is a rare case of serpine gene polymorphism causing thrombophilia and recurrent implantation failure following intrauterine insemination. SERPINE1 gene encodes plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 and inhibits fibrinolysis, or clot dissolution. The 4G variant results in increased expression of SERPINE1 and consequently higher inhibition of fibrinolysis, thus leading to thrombophilia. The patient had unexplained primary infertility for 9 years. Ovulation induction was done with gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist long protocol...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904494/vitamin-d-deficiency-does-not-influence-reproductive-outcomes-of-ivf-icsi-a-study-of-oocyte-donors-and-recipients
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Manish Banker, Dipesh Sorathiya, Sandeep Shah
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and its active metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D (1,25-(OH)2D3), play a significant role in reproduction. AIM: To assess the effect of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level on oocyte quality and endometrial receptivity by studying oocyte donors and their recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study consisted of two groups: Group A (recipient group) and Group B (donor group). All the participants of Groups A1 and B1 as well as Groups A2 and B2 were subcategorized into vitamin D-deficient (<20 ng/mL) and vitamin D replete-insufficient (20 to ≥30 ng/mL), respectively...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903582/methylprednisolone-for-prevention-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ladan Mohammadi Yeganeh, Ashraf Moini, Marzieh Shiva, Naimeh Mirghavam, Narges Bagheri Lankarani
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of methylprednisolone on prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). This randomised controlled trial was carried out between November 2009 and December 2013. A total of 219 eligible patients were randomly allocated for treatment (n = 108) or control groups (n = 111). The treatment group received oral methylprednisolone starting from the first day of stimulation...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900763/the-association-between-fatty-acid-index-and-in-vitro-fertilization-outcomes
#14
Ashley M Eskew, Kelly C Wormer, Michelle L Matthews, H James Norton, Margaret A Papadakis, Bradley S Hurst
PURPOSE: Fatty acids have been shown to play an important role in oocyte competence and early implantation of the embryo. Our hypothesis-generating study sought to determine if individual fatty acids expressed as a percentage of total erythrocyte fatty acids are associated with embryo quality and other in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study at an academic fertility center. Sixty women undergoing their first IVF cycle were recruited...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895679/a-modern-approach-to-the-management-of-patients-candidate-to-assisted-reproductive-technologies
#15
Roberta Venturella, Alberto Vaiarelli, Daniela Lico, Filippo M Ubaldi, Fulvio Zullo, Costantino DI Carlo
The growing use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and the incorrect information from mass media, determined in the public the wrong idea that the right moment of life for programming a pregnancy can be delayed well beyond the physiological fertile age. Spare and insufficient health authorities' interventions are driven to explain to the general population the reduction of the fertility potential of couples and particularly of women with advancing age. This situation, characterized by more and more women seeking for pregnancy after age 38-40 imposes to specialists in Reproductive Medicine an honest and transparent counselling...
September 12, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894044/mitochondrial-functionality-in-female-reproduction
#16
Łukasz Gąsior, Regina Daszkiewicz, Mateusz Ogórek, Zbigniew Polański
In most animal species female germ cells are the source of mitochondrial genome for the whole body of individuals. As a source of mitochondrial DNA for future generations the mitochondria in the female germ line undergo dynamic quantitative and qualitative changes. In addition to maintaining the intact template of mitochondrial genome from one generation to another, mitochondrial role in oocytes is much more complex and pleiotropic. The quality of mitochondria determines the ability of meiotic divisions, fertilization ability, and activation after fertilization or sustaining development of a new embryo...
January 4, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888353/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening-current-status-and-future-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Hsin-Fu Chen, Shee-Uan Chen, Gwo-Chin Ma, Sung-Tsang Hsieh, Horng-Der Tsai, Yu-Shih Yang, Ming Chen
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a clinically feasible technology to prevent the transmission of monogenic inherited disorders in families afflicted the diseases to the future offsprings. The major technical hurdle is it does not have a general formula for all mutations, thus different gene locus needs individualized, customized design to make the diagnosis accurate enough to be applied on PGD, in which the quantity of DNA is scarce, whereas timely result is sometimes requested if fresh embryo transfer is desired...
September 6, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887326/ifnt-and-fertility-in-ruminants
#18
Niamh Forde, Pat Lonergan
Establishment of pregnancy in domestic ruminants includes pregnancy recognition signaling by the conceptus, implantation, and placentation. Despite the high fertilisation success rate in ruminants, a significant amount of embryo loss occurs, primarily during early gestation. Interferon-tau (IFNT), a Type I interferon that is exclusively secreted by the cells of the trophectoderm of the ruminant conceptus, has been recognized as the primary agent for maternal recognition of pregnancy in ruminants. It produces its antiluteolytic effect on the corpus luteum by inhibiting expression of oxytocin receptors in the uterine epithelial cells which prevents pulsatile, luteolytic secretion of prostaglandin F2α by the uterine endometrium...
September 8, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887104/should-we-consider-day-2-and-day-3-embryo-morphology-before-day-5-transfer-when-blastocysts-reach-a-similar-good-quality
#19
Charlene Herbemont, Solmaz Sarandi, Jeremy Boujenah, Isabelle Cedrin-Durnerin, Nathalie Sermondade, Alexandre Vivot, Christophe Poncelet, Michael Grynberg, Christophe Sifer
Clinical outcomes of 291 day-5 blastocyst transfers carried out between January 2012 and March 2016 were retrospectively compared according to their quality at day 2 and 3. Inclusion criteria were female age younger than 37 years; first or second IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle; quality of the transferred blastocyst: blastocoele B3 or higher; inner-cell-mass A/B; trophectoderm A/B; and known implantation outcome for each transferred blastocyst. Blastocysts were classified into good-quality and poor-quality embryo groups at day 2 and 3...
August 4, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886319/morphokinetic-analysis-of-human-embryo-development-and-its-relationship-to-the-female-age-a-retrospective-time-lapse-imaging-study
#20
N Akhter, M Shahab
Time-lapse imaging technique has provided embryologists with a unique chance of studying the embryo morphokineticsto select the most viable embryos for implantation in the field of IVF (In vitro fertilization).The conventional method of morphological evaluations has proved that maternal age affects the human embryo quality. This retrospective study carried out at Islamabad Clinic Serving Infertile Couples, Islamabad, Pakistan mainly focuses on the effect of female age on human embryo morphokinetics. A total number of 200 patients undergoing ICSI treatment cycles at the clinic were selected for the study and divided into five age groups (< 26, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, and > 40 years)...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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