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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228316/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-as-sole-luteal-support-in-antagonist-based-assisted-reproductive-technology-cycles
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Itai Bar Hava, Moran Blueshtein, Hadas Ganer Herman, Yeela Omer, Gila Ben David
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of GnRH agonists (GnRH-a) as sole luteal phase support in patients undergoing IVF in antagonist-based cycles compared with standard vaginal P preparations. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Private fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Patients who underwent antagonist-based cycles performed at our clinic between 2009 and 2015. INTERVENTION(S): Intranasal GnRH-a or vaginal P as luteal support...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220820/testicular-responses-to-hcg-stimulation-at-varying-doses-in-men-with-spinal-cord-injury
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W A Bauman, M F La Fountaine, C M Cirnigliaro, S C Kirshblum, A M Spungen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective. OBJECTIVES: To test whether provocative stimulation of the testes identifies men with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI), a population in which serum testosterone concentrations are often depressed, possibly due to gonadal dysfunction. To accomplish this objective, conventional and lower than the conventional doses of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) were administered. METHODS: Thirty men with chronic SCI (duration of injury >1 year; 18 and 65 years old; 16 eugonadal (>12...
February 21, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217676/pretreatment-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-cutoff-value-for-medical-treatment-success-with-single-dose-and-multi-dose-regimen-of-methotrexate-in-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
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Junhwan Kim, Young Mi Jung, Da Yong Lee, Byung Chul Jee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate individual pretreatment serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) cutoff value for medical treatment success with single-dose and multi-dose regimen of methotrexate in tubal ectopic pregnancy. METHODS: Eighty-five women who received methotrexate for the treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy during 2003 to 2015 were selected. Fifty-three women received a single-dose regimen and 32 women received a multi-dose regimen. Medical treatment failure was defined as necessity of surgical treatment...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215683/effects-of-hormonal-stimulation-on-the-concentration-and-quality-of-excreted-spermatozoa-in-the-critically-endangered-panamanian-golden-frog-atelopus-zeteki
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Gina Della Togna, Vance L Trudeau, Brian Gratwicke, Matthew Evans, Lauren Augustine, Han Chia, Edward J Bronikowski, James B Murphy, Pierre Comizzoli
Knowledge of basic gamete biology is critical to better protect and propagate endangered amphibian species and also to develop reproductive technologies combined with germplasm cryopreservation. The objectives of the study were to test different hormonal stimulations and then characterize the quantity and quality of Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) spermatozoa. Following intraperitoneal injection of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (des-Gly(10), D-Ala(6), Pro-NHEt(9-)-GnRH 1, 2 or 4 μg/g of body weight), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; 5 or 10 IU/gbw), or Amphiplex™ (0...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214759/the-role-of-hcg-increment-in-the-48h-prior-to-methotrexate-treatment-as-a-predictor-for-treatment-success
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Aviad Cohen, Benny Almog, Yoni Cohen, Guy Bibi, Eli Rimon, Ishai Levin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role HCG change in the 48h prior to methotrexate treatment as a predictor for treatment success. STUDY DESIGN: Medical records of all women who were diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy between January 2001 and June 2013 were reviewed. Four hundred and nine patients received methotrexate due to ectopic pregnancy. The "single dose" methotrexate protocol with 50mg/m(2) was administered to patients with progressing ectopic pregnancy. HCG levels in days 1, 4 and 7 were used to evaluate methotrexate treatment success...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198874/mems-tunable-vcsels-using-2d-high-contrast-gratings
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Pengfei Qiao, Kun Li, Kevin T Cook, Connie J Chang-Hasnain
We demonstrate the room-temperature operation of a two-dimensional (2D) high-contrast grating (HCG) vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) at 1080 nm. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first tunable electrically pumped surface-emitting laser using a 2D HCG. Our theory successfully explains the mechanism of broadband ultrahigh reflection of 2D HCGs. Our monolithic integrated laser exhibits single-mode output power above 0.68 mW under continuous-wave operation. Wavelength tunability is demonstrated via microelectromechanical system-controlled voltage...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193084/value-of-endometrial-echopattern-at-hcg-administration-day-in-predicting-ivf-outcome
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Firoozeh Ahmadi, Farnaz Akhbari, Mina Zamani, Fariba Ramezanali, Rezvaneh Cheraghi
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive  treatment  (ART)  cycle  is an  expensive  procedure with low implantation and pregnancy rate; therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the predictors of success in these patients. OBJECTIVE: The relationship between endometrial echopattern and pregnancy rate was evaluated. METHODS: The endometrial  echopattern  was  analyzed  prospectively  on  the  day  of  human chorionic  gonadotropin  (HCG) administration  in  280  in  vitro  fertilization/intracytoplasmic  sperm  injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles with 8-14 mm endometrial thickness at Royan institute in 2013-2014...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190892/slit2-robo4-signaling-potential-role-of-a-vegf-antagonist-pathway-to-regulate-luteal-permeability
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I Bekes, V Haunerdinger, R Sauter, I Holzheu, W Janni, A Wöckel, C Wulff
Introduction The corpus luteum (CL) is dependent on luteal vascular permeability, which is controlled by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In this study we investigated the role of a potential VEGF antagonist pathway - Slit2/Robo4 - and its influence on endothelial cell adhesion. Materials and Methods Luteinized granulosa cells (LGCs) were stimulated with hCG in the absence or presence of a VEGF inhibitor. The expression of VEGF and Slit2 were measured. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with Slit2 or VEGF, and gene expressions of cadherin 5 (CDH5) and claudin 5 (CLDN5) were measured...
January 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189070/paper-based-microfluidic-devices-for-electrochemical-immunofiltration-analysis-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin
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Liangli Cao, Cheng Fang, Ruosheng Zeng, Xiongjie Zhao, Yuren Jiang, Zhencheng Chen
An electrochemical immunofiltration analysis was introduced into microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) for the first time, which was based on photolithography and screen-printing technology. The hydrophilic test zones of the aldehyde-functionalized screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) were biofunctionalized with capture antibodies (Ab1). A sensitive immune detection method was developed by using primary signal antibody functionalized gold nanoparticles (GNPs/Ab2) and alkaline phosphatase conjugated secondary antibody (ALP-IgG)...
February 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187961/a-retrospective-analysis-of-ovarian-stimulation-with-letrozole-in-women-undergoing-artificial-insemination-by-donor
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X J Sun, L Jiang, L C Ji, R Nie, H Chen, L Jin, G J Zhu, K Qian
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the clinical pregnancy rate in women undergoing letrozole ovarian stimulation and artificial insemination by donor (AID). Between 2012 and 2015, 130 natural cycles, 939 letrozole cycles and 130 letrozole plus gonadotrophin cycles were conducted. Letrozole cycles were divided into three groups according to LH concentration on the day of HCG administration (LH <10 mIU/ml and follicle size ≥18 cm; LH ≤10 to <20 mIU/ml; and LH ≥20 mIU/ml). Pregnancy rates were 17...
January 25, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185934/corticosteroids-deeply-depress-the-in-vitro-steroidogenic-capacity-of-eurasian-perch-ovary-at-the-end-of-the-reproductive-cycle
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S N M Mandiki, S Milla, S Nkogo Robles, P Kestemont
Corticosteroids play positive or negative role in the reproductive mechanisms of many fish species but the physiological contexts relating to such biphasic actions are not well defined. In the present study we investigated to what extent corticosteroids (cortisol-Co, 11-deoxycorticosterone-DOC) hormones may interfere with the steroidogenic capacity of Eurasian perch follicles, and we tested whether the negative interference of corticosteroids may be mitigated by potential stimulating endocrine factors, namely insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) or thyroid hormones (Triidothyronine-T3, thyroxine-T4)...
February 6, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181555/determination-of-biological-activity-of-gonadotropins-hcg-and-fsh-by-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer-based-biosensors
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Olga Mazina, Anni Allikalt, Juha S Tapanainen, Andres Salumets, Ago Rinken
Determination of biological activity of gonadotropin hormones is essential in reproductive medicine and pharmaceutical manufacturing of the hormonal preparations. The aim of the study was to adopt a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR)-mediated signal transduction pathway based assay for quantification of biological activity of gonadotropins. We focussed on studying human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), as these hormones are widely used in clinical practice. Receptor-specific changes in cellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP, second messenger in GPCR signalling) were monitored by a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor protein (T)Epac(VV) in living cells upon activation of the relevant gonadotropin receptor...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179200/laparoscopic-management-of-abdomininal-pregnancy
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Francesco Cosentino, Cristiano Rossitto, Luigi Carlo Turco, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Carmine Vascone, Lavinia Di Meglio, Giovanni Scambia, Mario Malzoni
CASE REPORT OBJECTIVE: To show the surgical management in laparoscopy of a particular localization of an extra-uterine pregnancy misunderstood until 12 week of EG complicated by hemoperitoneum and abortion. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy among women who go to an emergency department with first trimester bleeding, pain, or both ranges from 1 to 16 percent [1]. The most common localization of ectopic pregnancy are the Fallopian tubes while abdominal pregnancy represent at least 1 percent of extra-uterine pregnancies...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179198/cesarean-scar-ectopic-pregnancy-laparoscopic-resection-and-total-scar-dehiscence-repair-a-case-report
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Sara Mahgoub, Victor Gabriele, Emilie Faller, Bruno Langer, Arnaud Wattiez, Lise Lecointre, Cherif Akladios
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Illustrate laparoscopic technique for resection of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy, associated with isthmocele repair. DESIGN: Case report SETTING: Tertiary referral centre in Strasbourg, France. The study was approved by the local IRB. BACKGROUND: Cesarean scar pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. The major risk of this type of pregnancy is the early uterine rupture with massive bleeding and maternal life-threatening...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178056/first-trimester-and-second-trimester-maternal-serum-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-placental-abruption
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Cande V Ananth, Ronald J Wapner, Srinidhi Ananth, Mary E DʼAlton, Anthony M Vintzileos
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the origins of abruption may extend to the stages of placental implantation; however, there are no reliable markers to predict its development. Based on this hypothesis, we sought to evaluate whether first-trimester and second-trimester serum analytes predict placental abruption. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data of 35,307 women (250 abruption cases) enrolled in the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk cohort (1999-2003), a multicenter, prospective cohort study...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166977/caloric-restriction-and-igf-i-administration-promote-rabbit-fecundity-possible-interrelationships-and-mechanisms-of-action
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Alexander V Sirotkin, Iveta Koničková Florkovičová, Olga Østrup Švarcová, Jan Rafay, Jozef Laurincik, Abdel Halim Harrath
The aim of these in vivo and in vitro studies was to examine the influence of caloric restriction (CR), and the administration of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), on rabbit fecundity and to understand the interrelationships between CR and IGF-I, as well as the endocrine and intracellular mechanisms of their effects. Female rabbits were subjected to 50% CR, injections of IGF-I (20 μg/animal/day) and a combination of the two for 10 d before and 2 d after ovulation induced by 25 IU PMSG and 0.25 IU hCG...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166965/impact-of-a-progesterone-releasing-intravaginal-device-and-inflammatory-reaction-on-ovarian-activity-in-embryo-recipient-anestrus-mares
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Thalita Capalbo Milléo Polasek, Luiz Ernandes Kozicki, Victor Breno Pedrosa, Romildo Romualdo Weiss, Melina Andrea Formighieri Bertol, Carlos Eduardo Camargo, Rafaela Talini
This study aimed to correlate the inflammatory reaction (IR) caused by a progesterone-releasing intravaginal device (P4) with ovarian activity and pregnancy rate (PR) in embryo-recipient anestrus mares (to decrease the spring transitional period). 50 animals were assigned to three groups: GP4 (P4 group; n = 16), GP4OH (P4 + oxytetracycline hydrochloride and hydrocortisone sprayed onto the device; n = 14), and GNP4 (no intravaginal P4; n = 20). The administration protocol for GP4 was: Day 0, 750 mg P4 + ovarian examination by ultrasonography (US) + vaginal sample collection; Day 8, US; Day 11, P4 removal + 7...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164575/comparison-of-architect-i2000sr-and-cobas-e601-systems-for-determining-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-beta
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Xiaoyong Guan, Yifan Sun, Hongyu Zhang, Ka Liang, Kang Long, Jin Li, Shifu Tang, Chunming Liu
BACKGROUND: Human chorionic gonadotropin-beta (β-hCG) is an important index used to monitor embryonic development following embryo transfer. Architect i2000sr and Cobas e601 are widely used automated immunoassay systems used to measure serum β-hCG concentrations; however, the correlations between serum β-hCG levels measured with these two immunoassays and the accuracy of the immunoassays have not been fully evaluated. METHODS: Serum β-hCG levels were measured in 133 serum samples using the Architect i2000sr and Cobas e601 automated immunoassay systems...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164510/the-status-of-quality-control-investigation-and-analysis-for-maternal-serum-marker-of-prenatal-screening-laboratories-in-china
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Falin He, Wei Wang, Kun Zhong, Shuai Yuan, Zhiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: This national survey was initiated to investigate the current status of quality control practice of prenatal screening by statistical analysis of the previous half year data of prenatal screening in 2015. METHODS: Data were sent to all Chinese prenatal screening centers via the National Quality Assessment Scheme. This covered the software used, the risk cutoffs, monthly sample throughput, monthly median MoM of AFP, HCG, β-HCG, free β-HCG and uE3, monthly screening positive rates for trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defect (ONTD)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157643/ratios-of-biochemical-markers-in-peritoneal-fluid-to-those-in-venous-blood-for-the-diagnosis-of-ruptured-tubal-pregnancy-a-prospective-study
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Xiao-Lu Zhu, Zhuo-Wei Xue, Yan-Li Xu, Juan Wang, Zhi-Hong Ai, Yin-Cheng Teng
OBJECTIVES: Ectopic pregnancies are among the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in both developed and emerging nations, but tests for early, accurate, and convenient detection are lacking. STUDY DESIGN: Between January 2013 and February 2015, 504 women with tubal pregnancy were prospectively recruited, and their clinical characteristics were recorded. Samples of peritoneal fluid were collected by culdocentesis, and venous blood was drawn from the antecubital vein...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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