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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/29210255/the-legalisation-of-gamete-donation-in-italy
#2
Andrea Boggio
Since 2004, the regulation of assisted reproduction in Italy has undergone substantial reform as an effect of key judicial intervention. Limitations on embryo production, screening and transfer, the prohibition against engaging in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selection, and the ban on gamete donation have all been removed by courts. In this article, I discuss how judicial intervention has improved the ability of Italian couples to access assisted reproduction technologies (ARTs), and how the expansion of reproductive rights is, however, still incomplete...
March 2017: European Journal of Health Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203382/thirteen-years-experience-of-893-pgd-cycles-for-monogenic-disorders-in-a-publicly-funded-nationally-regulated-regional-hospital-service
#3
Anne Girardet, Aliya Ishmukhametova, Victoria Viart, Stéphanie Plaza, Florielle Saguet, Garance Verriere, Samir Hamamah, Isabelle Coupier, Emmanuelle Haquet, Tal Anahory, Marjolaine Willems, Mireille Claustres
This study provides an overview of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for single gene diseases and the management of expanding indications in the context of a fully financially covered service at Montpellier's regional hospital centre. Within the framework of a restrictive law ruling PGD in France, only the parental genetic risk can be studied in embryos (concurrent aneuploidy screening is not allowed). PCR-based techniques were developed combining mutation detection and closely linked short tandem repeat markers within or flanking the affected genes, and set up more than 100 different robust fluorescent multiplex assays for 61 monogenic disorders...
November 22, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202974/embryo-aneuploidy-is-not-impacted-by-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-exposure
#4
Carlos Hernandez-Nieto, Joseph Lee, Taraneh Nazem, Dmitry Gounko, Alan Copperman, Benjamin Sandler
OBJECTIVE: To study whether maternal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has any influence on rates of blastocyst aneuploidy and/or in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Private and academic IVF center. PATIENT(S): Patients who underwent IVF with preimplantation genetic treatment with trophectoderm biopsy (n = 4,355 cycles) and patients who underwent a single-embryo transfer (SET) between January-2012 and June-2017 (n = 2,132 cycles)...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199274/recent-developments-in-genetics-and-medically-assisted-reproduction-from-research-to-clinical-applications
#5
REVIEW
J C Harper, K Aittomäki, P Borry, M C Cornel, G de Wert, W Dondorp, J Geraedts, L Gianaroli, K Ketterson, I Liebaers, K Lundin, H Mertes, M Morris, G Pennings, K Sermon, C Spits, S Soini, A P A van Montfoort, A Veiga, J R Vermeesch, S Viville, M Macek
Two leading European professional societies, the European Society of Human Genetics and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, have worked together since 2004 to evaluate the impact of fast research advances at the interface of assisted reproduction and genetics, including their application into clinical practice. In September 2016, the expert panel met for the third time. The topics discussed highlighted important issues covering the impacts of expanded carrier screening, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, voiding of the presumed anonymity of gamete donors by advanced genetic testing, advances in the research of genetic causes underlying male and female infertility, utilisation of massively parallel sequencing in preimplantation genetic testing and non-invasive prenatal screening, mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes, and additionally, issues related to cross-generational epigenetic inheritance following IVF and germline genome editing...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141509/relative-morphokinetics-assessed-by-time-lapse-imaging-are-altered-in-embryos-from-patients-with-endometriosis
#6
Alexander Freis, Jens Erik Dietrich, Moritz Binder, Verena Holschbach, Thomas Strowitzki, Ariane Germeyer
INTRODUCTION: Time-lapse technology allows almost continuous noninvasive assessment of embryonic development. It was shown previously that relative kinetics defining cleavage synchronicity are better predictors of blastocyst quality than absolute time points. This study aims to compare relative kinetics in embryos from patients with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Time-lapse data were collected retrospectively from 596 patients undergoing infertility treatment for in vitro fertilization from January 2011 to July 2016...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126206/the-incidence-and-origin-of-segmental-aneuploidy-in-human-oocytes-and-preimplantation-embryos
#7
D Babariya, E Fragouli, S Alfarawati, K Spath, D Wells
STUDY QUESTION: What is the incidence, origin and clinical significance of segmental aneuploidy in human oocytes and preimplantation embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: Segmental aneuploidy occurs at a considerable frequency in preimplantation embryos with a majority being mitotic in origin. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In recent years, accurate techniques for the detection of aneuploidy in single cells have been developed. Research using such methods has confirmed that aneuploidy is a common feature of human oocytes and preimplantation embryos...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111206/functional-mutant-gata4-identification-and-potential-application-in-preimplantation-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-diseases
#8
REVIEW
You Yu, Wei Lei, Junjie Yang, Yan-Chang Wei, Zhen-Ling Zhao, Zhen-Ao Zhao, Shijun Hu
Congenital heart diseases (CHDs) affect nearly 1% of all neonates and show an increasing tendency. The complex inheritance patterns and multifactorial etiologies make these defects difficult to be identified before complete manifestation. Genetic screening has identified hundreds of specific mutant sites for CHDs based on cardiac transcriptional factors. GATA4 is a master regulator required for ventral morphogenesis and heart tube formation. Its mutation is most widely studied in CHDs. In the past decades, over 100 GATA4 mutant sites have been reported, but only a few functional sites have been identified...
October 27, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101998/will-noninvasive-methods-surpass-invasive-for-assessing-gametes-and-embryos
#9
REVIEW
Tim Sanchez, Emily A Seidler, David K Gardner, Daniel Needleman, Denny Sakkas
The need to identify the most viable embryo following in vitro fertilization (IVF) was established early in the history of human IVF. The stalwart of identifying the best embryos has been morphology. Other techniques have however seen wide acceptance, including the use of preimplantation genetic screening, even though concerns exist over the invasive nature of the technique. Alternatively, noninvasive assessment technologies have tried to determine an embryo's viability through measurements of factors in the media or by imaging of the embryo...
November 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101997/assessment-of-embryo-morphology-and-developmental-dynamics-by-time-lapse-microscopy-is-there-a-relation-to-implantation-and-ploidy
#10
REVIEW
Nikica Zaninovic, Mohamad Irani, Marcos Meseguer
Time-lapse microscopy (TLM) is an exciting novel technology with great potential for enhancing embryo selection in the embryology laboratory. This non-invasive objective assessment of embryos has provided a new tool for predicting embryo development and implantation potential. TLM detects several morphological phenomena that are often missed with static observations using conventional incubators, such as irregular divisions, blastocyst collapse and re-expansion, timing of blastocoel appearance, and timing of formation and internalization of fragments...
November 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100625/impact-of-multiple-blastocyst-biopsy-and-vitrification-warming-procedures-on-pregnancy-outcomes
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Cara K Bradley, Mark Livingstone, Maria V Traversa, Steven J McArthur
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of multiple blastocyst biopsy and vitrification-warming procedures on clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Private fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) patients undergoing comprehensive chromosome screening, including monogenic disorder and chromosome rearrangement cases. INTERVENTION(S): Warming and transfer of euploid blastocysts biopsied and vitrified-warmed once (group 1 [G1, control]; n = 2,130), biopsied once but vitrified-warmed twice (group 2 [G2]; n = 34), or biopsied and vitrified-warmed twice (group 3 [G3]; n = 29)...
October 31, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080869/-metabolomic-profiling-in-culture-media-of-day-5-human-embryos
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I M Zorina, C M Eldarov, S A Yarigina, N P Makarova, D Yu Trofimov, V Yu Smolnikova, E A Kalinina, M Yu Bobrov
The aim of this study was to determine the changes of metabolomic profiles in embryonic culture media (ECM) for the evaluation of quality and implantation potential of human embryos. ECM (n=163) were collected on day 5 before transfer or cryopreservation. Some embryos were used in preimplantation genetic screening for detection of aneuploidy karyotypes. Samples were subdivided into groups according to embryo morphological classification (by Gardner), genetic analysis and implantation data. ECM were extracted with methanol, precipitates were separated by centrifugation and metabolite production of individual embryo was analysed by LC-MS (the positive ion mode)...
October 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039173/-effects-of-embryo-cryopreservation-and-thawing-on-clinical-outcomes-of-transplantable-embryos-after-cleavage-stage-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-or-screening
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Biwei Shi, Long Cui, Xiaoqun Ye, Yinghui Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of embryo cryopreservation and thawing on clinical outcomes of transplantable embryos after preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in cleavage-stage. METHODS: The clinical data of 302 cases (including 118 cases using frozen/thawing embryos and 184 cases using fresh embryos) undergoing PGD/PGS in Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine during January 2011 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037231/optimal-parameters-for-determining-the-lh-surge-in-natural-cycle-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfers
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Mohamad Irani, Alex Robles, Vinay Gunnala, David Reichman, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the exact parameters that define the LH surge for natural cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfers (NC-FET). Accurately determining the LH surge would affect the timing, and subsequently the success rates, of embryo transfer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to delineate the optimal levels and relationship for luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol in an effort to optimally identify the LH surge in NC-FET. METHODS: It is a retrospective study that was performed in an academic medical center...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988928/preimplantation-genetic-screening-results-of-a-worldwide-web-based-survey
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Ariel Weissman, Gon Shoham, Zeev Shoham, Simon Fishel, Milton Leong, Yuval Yaron
Our objective was to evaluate and characterize the extent and patterns of worldwide usage of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) among the assisted reproductive technique community. A prospective, web-based questionnaire with questions relating to practices of, and views on, PGS was directed to users and non-users of PGS. A total of 386 IVF units from 70 countries conducting 342,600 IVF cycles annually responded to the survey. A total of 77% of respondents routinely carry out PGS in their clinics for a variety of indications: advanced maternal age (27%), recurrent implantation failure (32%) and recurrent pregnancy loss (31%)...
September 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987789/female-age-serum-antim%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-level-and-number-of-oocytes-affect-the-rate-and-number-of-euploid-blastocysts-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
#16
Antonio La Marca, Maria Giulia Minasi, Giovanna Sighinolfi, Pierfrancesco Greco, Cindy Argento, Valentina Grisendi, Francesco Fiorentino, Ermanno Greco
OBJECTIVE: To study the relative role of female age and ovarian reserve, measured through serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) in determining the rate and number of euploid blastocysts in in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of cycles performed in 2014-2015. SETTING: Tertiary referral IVF center. PATIENT(S): A total of 578 infertile couples undergoing IVF/ICSI and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) analysis...
November 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982142/optimal-timing-of-blastocyst-vitrification-after-trophectoderm-biopsy-for-preimplantation-genetic-screening
#17
Hsiu-Hui Chen, Chun-Chia Huang, En-Hui Cheng, Tsung-Hsien Lee, Lee-Feng Chien, Maw-Sheng Lee
Is the timing of vitrification after trophectoderm (TE) biopsy associated with successful implantation and pregnancy after the embryo transfer of blastocysts subjected to preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)? In this retrospective cohort study, 1329 blastocysts from 223 patients were subjected to TE biopsy for performing array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) tests. The PGS and frozen blastocyst transfer (FET) cycles were performed from December 2012 to May 2015. Only the good quality and expanded blastocysts on day 5 or 6 were selected for biopsy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980182/combined-advanced-parental-age-has-an-additive-negative-effect-on-live-birth-rates-data-from-4057-first-ivf-icsi-cycles
#18
Nicole O McPherson, Deirdre Zander-Fox, Andrew D Vincent, Michelle Lane
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an additive effect of combined advanced maternal and paternal age on pregnancy and live birth rates. METHODS: Retrospective data analysis of 4057 first cycles at a fertility centre between 2009 and 2013 was compiled. Donor, preimplantation genetic screening and double embryo transfer cycles were excluded. Main outcomes measured were clinical pregnancy, viable pregnancy, live birth and term birth. RESULTS: Logistic regression indicated strong negative associations for maternal ages exceeding 27 years with clinical pregnancies (p < 0...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978073/presence-of-embryonic-dna-in-culture-medium
#19
Linlin Yang, Qiaoying Lv, Wei Chen, Jian Sun, Yu Wu, Yiying Wang, Xiong Chen, Xiaojun Chen, Zhenbo Zhang
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has successfully assisted couples with genetic diseases to conceive healthy babies during the past decades. However, biopsy of the blastomere has potential lesion to the embryos which commonly results in abortion. Thus, a noninvasive PGD is needed. In the past, the presence of genetic materials in maternal plasma or serum has triggered a great innovation of noninvasive prenatal diagnosis. Nevertheless, it is not clear whether embryonic DNA is also present in embryonic culture medium...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973897/mapping-allele-with-resolved-carrier-status-of-robertsonian-and-reciprocal-translocation-in-human-preimplantation-embryos
#20
Jiawei Xu, Zhen Zhang, Wenbin Niu, Qingling Yang, Guidong Yao, Senlin Shi, Haixia Jin, Wenyan Song, Lei Chen, Xiangyang Zhang, Yihong Guo, Yingchun Su, Linli Hu, Jun Zhai, Yile Zhang, Fangli Dong, Yumei Gao, Wenhui Li, Shiping Bo, Mintao Hu, Jun Ren, Lei Huang, Sijia Lu, X Sunney Xie, Yingpu Sun
Reciprocal translocations (RecT) and Robertsonian translocations (RobT) are among the most common chromosomal abnormalities that cause infertility and birth defects. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy using comprehensive chromosome screening for in vitro fertilization enables embryo selection with balanced chromosomal ploidy; however, it is normally unable to determine whether an embryo is a translocation carrier. Here we report a method named "Mapping Allele with Resolved Carrier Status" (MaReCs), which enables chromosomal ploidy screening and resolution of the translocation carrier status of the same embryo...
October 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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