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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925939/process-and-pitfalls-of-sperm-cryopreservation
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Hamoun Rozati, Thomas Handley, Channa Jayasena
Sperm cryopreservation has been utilized routinely for over 40 years to preserve fertility in men undergoing cancer therapy and allow conception for infertile couples. This article provides a concise and up-to-date review of the literature and covers the latest advances in sperm cryopreservation and its array of clinical indications. Over recent years, the scope of clinical indications used for sperm cryopreservation has expanded widely. Consequently, more patient groups are eligible for sperm freezing, requiring specialist resources and higher running costs...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924382/linker-histone-in-diseases
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Xin Ye, ChuanLin Feng, Tian Gao, Guanqun Mu, Weiguo Zhu, Yang Yang
The linker histone is a protein that binds with the nucleosome, which is generally considered to achieve chromatin condensation in the nucleus. Accumulating evidences suggest that the linker histone is essential in the pathogenesis of several diseases. In this review, we briefly introduce the current knowledge of the linker histone, including its structure, characteristics and functions. Also, we move forward to present the advances of the linker histone's association with certain diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, infection, male infertility and aberrant immunity situations, focusing on the alteration of the linker histone under certain pathological conditions and its role in developing each disease...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922305/mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome-with-bilateral-ovarian-sertoli-cell-tumors-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-a-rare-case
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Alexander L Juusela, Ilana Naghi, Suresh Thani
BACKGROUND: Patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome are infertile secondary to hypoplasia or complete agenesis of the uterus, yet they remain at risk of primary neoplasms of the ovaries because embryologically the uterus and ovaries develop via separate mechanisms. CASE: A 72-year-old nulliparous woman with a history of primary amenorrhea underwent an exploratory laparotomy for a suspected uterine fibroid. In addition to the pelvic mass, the patient was found to have findings consistent with MRKH syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921390/the-state-of-men-s-health-services-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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REVIEW
Michael Fenstermaker, Sujay Paknikar, Amarnath Rambhatla, Dana A Ohl, Ted A Skolarus, James M Dupree
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: For many diseases that place a large burden on our health care system, men often have worse health outcomes than women. As the largest single provider of health care to men in the USA, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) has the potential to serve as leader in the delivery of improved men's health care to address these disparities. RECENT FINDINGS: The VA system has made recent strides in improving benefits for aspects of men's health that are traditionally poorly covered, such as treatment for male factor infertility...
September 18, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913697/developing-a-post-treatment-survivorship-care-plan-to-help-breast-cancer-survivors-understand-their-fertility
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Jessica R Gorman, Anne K Julian, Samantha A Roberts, Sally A D Romero, Jennifer L Ehren, Michael L Krychman, Sarah G Boles, Jun Mao, H Irene Su
PURPOSE: Reproductive-aged breast cancer survivors (BCS) who have completed initial cancer treatment frequently want to know about their future fertility potential. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess if the fertility-related content presented in the survivorship care plan prototype met the informational needs of post-treatment BCS and to provide an opportunity for the target audience to review and react to the proposed content and design. METHODS: We conducted and analyzed transcripts from seven focus groups with BCS to evaluate their reactions to the survivorship care plan prototype...
September 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911932/varicocelectomy-to-upgrade-semen-quality-to-allow-couples-to-use-less-invasive-forms-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Mary K Samplaski, Kirk C Lo, Ethan D Grober, Armand Zini, Keith A Jarvi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of improvement in semen parameters after a varicocelectomy and the fraction that have improvements such that couples needing IVF or IUI are "upgraded" to needing less invasive assisted reproductive technology (ART). DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Academic medical centers. PATIENT(S): Men presenting for a fertility evaluation with a clinical varicocele...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911928/introduction-contemporary-approaches-to-alternative-ovarian-stimulation-strategies-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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Richard J Paulson
In the current practice of IVF, the vast majority of cycles use some form of controlled ovarian stimulation before egg retrieval to increase the number of embryos available for transfer or cryopreservation. However, the optimal stimulation regimen has not been established. This month's Views and Reviews presents five different approaches to alternative ovarian stimulation strategies. These include mild stimulation regimens, modified natural cycles, stimulation with oral agents, in vitro maturation (in the absence of stimulation), and finally, a proposal for patient-tailored ovarian stimulation...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911882/aromatase-inhibitors-a-new-approach-for-controlling-ovarian-function-in-cattle
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M J Yapura, E M Zwiefelhofer, R A Pierson, G P Adams
Numerous treatments and protocols have been used to control the reproductive cycle in cattle, with varying effectiveness and many involving the administration of steroid hormones. Steroid hormones, such as estradiol, are perceived as having a negative impact on consumer health. This internationally shared opinion has led to a ban on the use of steroid hormones in food producing animals in many countries (i.e., European Union, New Zealand, and Australia). Letrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, inactivates the aromatase enzyme responsible for the synthesis of estrogens by reversibly binding to the "heme" group of the P450 subunit...
September 11, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904909/office-based-andrology-and-male-infertility-procedures-a-cost-effective-alternative
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Manaf Alom, Matthew Ziegelmann, Josh Savage, Tanner Miest, Tobias S Köhler, Landon Trost
BACKGROUND: From 2014-2016, our clinical practice progressively incorporated several male infertility and andrology procedures performed under local anesthesia, including circumcision, hydrocelectomy, malleable penile prostheses, orchiectomy, penile plication, spermatocelectomy, testicular prostheses, varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal (VR), and testicular and microepididymal sperm aspiration (TESE/MESA). Given the observed outcomes and potential financial and logistical benefits of this approach for surgeons and patients, we sought to describe our initial experience...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903473/baseline-anatomical-assessment-of-the-uterus-and-ovaries-in-infertile-women-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-which-assessment-methods-are-the-safest-and-most-effective-in-terms-of-improving-fertility-outcomes
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Sarah C Armstrong, Marian Showell, Elizabeth A Stewart, Robert W Rebar, Sheryl Vanderpoel, Cynthia M Farquhar
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the initial presentation of women who suspect that they are infertile, and how best to assess the anatomy of their uterus and ovaries in order to investigate the cause of their infertility, and potentially improve desired fertility outcomes. This review was undertaken as part of a World Health Organization initiative to assess the evidence available to address guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility within a global context. Providing access to care for infertile women will help to ease the psycho-social burdens, such as ostracization, intimate partner violence and other negative consequences of being involuntarily childless or unable to become pregnant despite desiring a biological child or children...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895679/a-modern-approach-to-the-management-of-patients-candidate-to-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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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/28893656/hysteroscopic-isthmoplasty-step-by-step-technique
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Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Brunella Zizolfi, Gloria Calagna, Pierluigi Giampaolino, Filomena Paolella, Giuseppe Bifulco
BACKGROUND: Isthmocele is a characteristic semi-diverticular anomaly of the anterior isthmic wall of the uterus, located at the site of a previous cesarean delivery scar. The etiopathogenesis of isthmocele is still poorly understood, and several hypotheses have been proposed. Possible factors that could play a role in niche development include a very low incision through cervical tissue, an inadequate suturing technique during the closure of the uterine scar surgical interventions that increase adhesion formation or patient-related factors that impair wound healing, or increase inflammation or adhesion formation...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892594/male-infertility-the-other-side-of-the-equation
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Darren J Katz, Patrick Teloken, Ohad Shoshany
BACKGROUND: A male factor contributes to infertility in approximately 50% of couples who fail to conceive, causing significant psychosocial and marital stress. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the general practitioner's (GP's) evaluation of male infertility and indications for referral to a male infertility specialist, and gives an overview of the specialist management of male infertility. DISCUSSION: Male infertility can result from anatomical or genetic abnormalities, systemic or neurological diseases, infections, trauma, iatrogenic injury, gonadotoxins and development of sperm antibodies...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891355/fertility-challenges-for-women-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Djamila L Ghafuri, Sarah-Jo Stimpson, Melissa E Day, Andra James, Michael R DeBaun, Deva Sharma
Sickle cell disease (SCD) represents one of the most common monogenic blood disorders worldwide, with an incidence of over 300,000 newborns affected per year. Reproductive challenges for men and women with SCD have been previously reviewed; however, evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage infertility and increase fecundity are lacking in women with SCD, which is one of the most important factors for quality of life. Areas covered: This review article summarizes the known risk factors for infertility, low fecundity, and premature menopause related to SCD...
September 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884412/mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs-therapy-for-recovery-of-fertility-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zahra Fazeli, Atieh Abedindo, Mir Davood Omrani, Sayyed Mohammad Hossein Ghaderian
In recent years, the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have provided the new opportunities to treat different disorders including infertility. Different studies have suggested that the MSCs have ability to differentiate into germ-like cells under specific induction conditions as well as transplantation to gonadal tissues. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the results obtained from different studies on MSCs therapy for promoting fertility. This search was done in PubMed and Science Direct databases using key words MSCs, infertility, therapy, germ cell, azoospermia, ovarian failure and mesenchymal stem cell...
September 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882134/a-conceptual-framework-for-patient-centered-fertility-treatment
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Elizabeth A Duthie, Alexandra Cooper, Joseph B Davis, Katherine D Schoyer, Jay Sandlow, Estil Y Strawn, Kathryn E Flynn
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered care is a pillar of quality health care and is important to patients experiencing infertility. In this study we used empirical, in-depth data on couples' experiences of infertility treatment decision making to inform and revise a conceptual framework for patient-centered fertility treatment that was developed based on health care professionals' conceptualizations of fertility treatment, covering effectiveness, burden, safety, and costs. METHODS: In this prospective, longitudinal mixed methods study, we collected data from both members (separately) of 37 couples who scheduled an initial consult with a reproductive specialist...
September 7, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879865/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-does-not-affect-semen-quality-in-subfertile-men
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Sorena Keihani, James R Craig, Chong Zhang, Angela P Presson, Jeremy B Myers, William O Brant, Kenneth I Aston, Benjamin R Emery, Timothy G Jenkins, Douglas T Carrell, James M Hotaling
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely used drugs worldwide. PPI use has recently been linked to adverse changes in semen quality in healthy men; however, the effects of PPI use on semen parameters remain largely unknown specifically in cases with male factor infertility. We examined whether PPI use was associated with detrimental effects on semen parameters in a large population of subfertile men. We retrospectively reviewed data from 12 257 subfertile men who had visited our fertility clinic from 2003 to 2013...
September 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879481/association-between-the-number-of-oocytes-retrieved-and-cumulative-live-birth-rate-in-women-aged-35-40%C3%A2-years-undergoing-long-gnrh-agonist-ivf-icsi-cycles
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Jianjun Zhou, Bin Wang, Yali Hu, Haixiang Sun
PURPOSE: To study the association between the numbers of oocytes retrieved and the cumulative live birth rates (LBR) in women aged 35-40 years undergoing long GnRH agonist IVF/ICSI cycles. METHODS: A total of 931 women aged 35-40 years who underwent their first cycle of IVF/ICSI treatment between January 2010 and December 2013 at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital were identified and reviewed. The main endpoint of this study was the cumulative LBR after one complete oocyte retrieval, which included fresh and all subsequent frozen-thaw embryo transfer cycles...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872775/the-impact-of-unilateral-oophorectomy-on-ovarian-reserve-in-assisted-reproduction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Johnny S Younis, Ibrahim Naoum, Nardin Salem, Yuri Perlitz, Ido Izhaki
BACKGROUND: Women following unilateral oophorectomy (UO) are occasionally encountered during assisted reproduction treatment. OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of UO on ovarian reserve in assisted reproduction. SEARCH STRATEGY: Electronic database search was performed using PUBMED, EBSCO, ISI, Trip, ClinicalTrial. gov and Cochrane library followed by manual search to identify published research between January 1978 and December 2015. SELECTION CRITERIA: Controlled studies that compared infertile women following UO undergoing IVF-ET treatment with women with two intact ovaries...
September 5, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868845/tehran-survey-of-potential-risk-factors-for-multiple-births
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Reza Omani Samani, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Samira Vesali, Fatemeh Shokri, Rezvaneh Cheraghi, Farahnaz Torkestani, Mahdi Sepidarkish
Background: The multiple pregnancy incidence is increasing worldwide. This increased incidence is concerning to the health care system. This study aims to determine the frequency of multiple pregnancy and identify factors that affect this frequency in Tehran, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 5170 mothers in labor between July 6-21, 2015 from 103 hospitals with Obstetrics and Gynecology Wards. The questionnaire used in this study consisted of five parts: demographic characteristics; information related to pregnancy; information related to the infant; information regarding the multiple pregnancy; and information associated with infertility...
October 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
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