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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937611/hcg-biological-functions-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Chinedu Nwabuobi, Sefa Arlier, Frederick Schatz, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Charles Joseph Lockwood, Umit Ali Kayisli
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced primarily by differentiated syncytiotrophoblasts, and represents a key embryonic signal that is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. hCG can activate various signaling cascades including mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 2 (Smad2), protein kinase C (PKC), and/or protein kinase A (PKA) in several cells types by binding to luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) or potentially by direct/indirect interaction with transforming growth factor beta receptor (TGFβR)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935403/suppression-of-progesterone-synthesis-in-human-trophoblast-cells-by-fine-particulate-matter-primarily-derived-from-industry
#3
Cui Wang, Jinhuan Yang, Zhengliang Hao, Chenxue Gong, Lihua Tang, Yingling Xu, Dezhao Lu, Zhuoyu Li, Meirong Zhao
Epidemiological studies have exhibited a positive association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure and adverse pregnancy outcome (APO). However, source-related effect and the potential mechanism have not been thoroughly elucidated in toxicology. In this study, PM2.5 was collected during a severe winter haze episode in an energy-base city of China. We coupled this approach with the source appointment by applying the Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory and Concentration Weighted Trajectory model. We observed that the primary trajectory with high polluted air mass came from the northwest of the sampling site...
September 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933569/day-two-post-retrieval-1500-iui-hcg-bolus-progesterone-free-luteal-support-post-gnrh-agonist-trigger-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Sharon Vanetik, Linoy Segal, Tatiana Breizman, Shahar Kol
Small dose of hCG (1500 IU) on the day of oocyte retrieval, followed by daily progesterone administration, is currently the preferred way to secure adequate luteal support following GnRH agonist trigger. In the current proof-of-concept study, we explored the possibility that a bolus of 1500 IU hCG, given two days after oocyte retrieval, may be sufficient to sustain adequate luteal support without additional progesterone treatment. From February 2015 to August 2016, we obtained 44 pregnancies following GnRHa trigger followed by day 2 hCG (1500 IU) support only (study group)...
September 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930821/sonographic-image-of-cervix-epithelioid-trophoblastic-tumor-coexisting-with-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-in-a-postmenopausal-woman-a-case-report
#5
Yi Zhu, Guo-Nan Zhang, Rui-Bo Zhang, Yu Shi, Deng-Feng Wang, Rong He
RATIONALE: Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT) is a distinctive but rare gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) composed of chorionic-type intermediate trophoblast cells. Approximately 50% ETT arose from the uterine cervix or lower uterine segment following a previous pregnancy with vaginal bleeding. With its unusual ability to simulate an invasive epithelioid neoplasm, ETT frequently poses a diagnostic challenge, especially involving the uterine cervix. PATIENT CONCERNS: We herein report the case of a 60-year-old female with persistent vaginal bleeding and middle-level elevation of serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930160/human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-as-a-possible-mediator-of-leiomyoma-growth-during-pregnancy-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Veronica Sarais, Greta Chiara Cermisoni, Matteo Schimberni, Alessandra Alteri, Enrico Papaleo, Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Vigano'
Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic benign tumors. Studies supporting a strong pregnancy-related growth of leiomyomas generally claimed a crucial role of sex steroid hormones. However, sex steroids are unlikely the unique actors involved as estrogen and progesterone achieve a pick serum concentration in the last trimester while leiomyomas show a typical increase during the first trimester. Given the rapid exponential raise in serum human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) at the beginning of gestation, we conducted a review to assess the potential role of hCG in the striking growth of leiomyomas during initial pregnancy...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927899/does-hormonal-contraception-during-molar-pregnancy-follow-up-influence-the-risk-and-clinical-aggressiveness-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia-after-controlling-for-risk-factors
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Patrícia Rangel Sobral Dantas, Izildinha Maestá, Jorge Rezende Filho, Joffre Amin Junior, Kevin M Elias, Neil Howoritz, Antonio Braga, Ross S Berkowitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of hormonal contraception (HC) on the development and clinical aggressiveness of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) and the time for normalization of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with women diagnosed with molar pregnancy, followed at the Rio de Janeiro Trophoblastic Disease Center, between January 2005 and January 2015. The occurrence of postmolar GTN and the time for hCG normalization between users of HC or barrier methods (BM) during the postmolar follow-up or GTN treatment were evaluated...
September 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927039/an-unexpected-invasive-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn-a-case-report
#8
Manfei Si, Peng Li, Zeng Yuan, Hui Ma, Baoxia Cui, Beihua Kong
Rudimentary horns of the uterus develop as a result of a partial non-development of one Müllerian duct, a type of congenital uterine anomaly. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is uncommon and the outcome tends to be poor, with the majority of cases resulting in rupture between 10 and 15 gestational weeks, with significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the availability of imagiological procedures and the advances being made in this field, the diagnosis of this type of ectopic pregnancy often only occurs during laparotomy or laparoscopy subsequent to abdominal pain and collapse...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925570/first-trimester-screening-based-on-ultrasound-and-cfdna-vs-first-trimester-combined-screening-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Karl Oliver Kagan, Fabrina Sroka, Jiri Sonek, Harald Abele, Kai Lüthgens, Maximilian Schmid, Philipp Wagner, Sara Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, Markus Hoopmann
OBJECTIVE: Prospective randomized trial to compare the performance of first trimester combined screening (FTCS) with an approach that uses the combination of a detailed ultrasound examination and cfDNA analysis. METHODS: Pregnant women with a normal first-trimester ultrasound examination at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation (fetal NT ≤3.5 mm and no fetal defects) were randomized into two groups. In the first group, the risk of aneuploidy was assessed using FTCS based on the most recent FMF UK algorithm...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925272/-fertility-preserving-methods-in-women-with-breast-cancer-before-gonadotoxic-therapy
#10
N Halászová, I Crha, M Huser, V Weinberger, J Žáková, M Ješeta, E Lousová, E Filipinská, P Ventruba
OBJECTIVE: To present current options and own experiences with ovarian stimulation in young women with breast cancer before gonadotoxic therapy. DESIGN: Review article with own experiencies. METHODS: Literary search, analysis of own experiences with complex therapy in women with breast cancer planning pregnancy, definitions of stimulating protocols, using methods of assisted reproduction. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917126/effects-of-a-single-administration-of-different-gonadotropins-on-day-7%C3%A2-post-insemination-on-pregnancy-outcomes-of-rabbit-does
#11
N M Hashem, Z R Aboul-Ezz
This study aimed to investigate the effects of a single administration of one of three different gonadotropins on Day 7 post-insemination on ovarian activity, progesterone (P4) concentration and pregnancy outcomes of rabbit does. Multiparous, non-lactating, V-line does were artificially inseminated after synchronization and ovulation induction with equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG; 25 IU im) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH; 0.8  μg buserelin im) 48 h later. On Day 7 post-inseminarion, does were randomly allocated into four groups (n = 40/group)...
September 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911926/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-modifies-early-maternal-serum-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-kinetics-but-obstetrical-and-neonatal-outcomes-are-not-impacted
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Cécile Choux, Julie Barberet, Perrine Ginod, Jonathan Cottenet, Céline Bruno, Eric Benzénine, Paul Sagot, Patricia Fauque
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) on beta-hCG kinetics and obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective single-center case-control study. SETTING: University tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): A total of 77 patients who presented a clinical pregnancy after IVF and had been hospitalized for severe OHSS were included in this study and compared with 231 controls presenting an IVF-induced clinical pregnancy without OHSS and matched for the year of pregnancy and the number of gestational sacs...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911134/thyroid-function-and-premature-delivery-in-tpo-antibody-negative-women-the-added-value-of-hcg
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Tim I M Korevaar, Eric A P Steegers, Layal Chaker, Marco Medici, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Theo J Visser, Yolanda B de Rijke, Robin P Peeters
Context: Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulates thyroid function during pregnancy. We recently showed that thyroid autoimmunity severely attenuated the thyroidal response to hCG stimulation and that this may underlie the higher risk of premature delivery in thyroperoxidase antibody (TPOAb)-positive women. We hypothesized that a lower thyroidal response to hCG stimulation in TPOAb-negative women is also associated with a higher risk of premature delivery and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905168/the-usefulness-of-testosterone-administration-in-identifying-false-positive-elevation-of-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-in-patients-with-germ-cell-tumor
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Akitoshi Takizawa, Koji Kawai, Takashi Kawahara, Takahiro Kojima, Satoru Maruyama, Nobuo Shinohara, Shusuke Akamatsu, Tomomi Kamba, Terukazu Nakamura, Osamu Ukimura, Ryosuke Jikuya, Takeshi Kishida, Kenichi Kakimoto, Kazuo Nishimura, Toru Harabayashi, Satoshi Nagamori, Shinichi Yamashita, Yoichi Arai, Yoshitomo Sawada, Noritoshi Sekido, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda, Tohru Nakagawa, Yukio Homma, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
OBJECTIVE: The pituitary production of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) can cause false-positive results during or after germ cell tumor (GCT) treatment. Because hypogonadism leads to pituitary hCG production, testosterone administration test (TAT) has been recommended for pituitary hCG diagnosis. However, little is known about its efficacy for the discrimination of pituitary hCG as detected by currently used hCG assays in treatment of GCT. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study to determine the usefulness of TAT...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904504/role-of-serpine-gene-polymorphism-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-and-preeclampsia
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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/28904499/does-first-serum-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-value-prognosticate-the-early-pregnancy-outcome-in-an-in-vitro-fertilisation-cycle
#16
Nikita Naredi, S K Singh, Rajesh Sharma
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies achieved through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are associated with adverse first trimester outcomes in comparison to spontaneously achieved pregnancies. In view of this, it is imperative to predict the success as well as prognosticate the pregnancy outcome of an IVF cycle not only for the clinicians but also the couples undergoing IVF. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) value has, thus, been used as a biomarker for pregnancy outcome after IVF and also an aid in counselling and management of the patient...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902042/performance-of-a-quick-pregnancy-test-on-whole-blood-in-early-pregnancy-units-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Caroline Legoupil, Isabelle Enderle, Flore-Anne Le Baccon, Claude Bendavid, Lucas Peltier, Estelle Bauville, Jean Leveque, Vincent Lavoue, Maela Le Lous
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic performance of the NG-Test human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) WB, which is a new point-of-care (POC) hCG whole-blood test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included women consulted in early pregnancy units for vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain with unknown pregnancy status after medical consultation including a pelvic ultrasound scan. A new POC test (the NG-Test hCG WB) and the usual laboratory serum test (considered the gold standard) were performed in patients...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900749/chromosomal-polymorphisms-are-independently-associated-with-multinucleated-embryo-formation
#18
Ling Sun, Zhi-Heng Chen, Li Yang, Cui-Xing Yi, Jun Liu, Chun-Quan Ou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore the factors associated with embryo multinucleation, particularly focused on the influence of parental chromosomal polymorphisms in embryo multinucleation. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study involving 1260 infertile couples undergoing their first IVF/ICSI cycles. Couples were screened for abnormalities in their karyotype and were evaluated for blastomere persistence of multinucleation. Demographic characteristics, stimulation protocol, and pregnant outcomes were analyzed using logistic regression analysis...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892983/transient-thyrotoxicosis-in-molar-pregnancy
#19
Samarth Virmani, Sujatha B Srinivas, Rama Bhat, Raghavendra Rao, Ranjini Kudva
Molar pregnancy is one of the components of a broader spectrum of diseases known as Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD), presenting with amenorrhoea and irregular bleeding which may be rarely associated with passage of vesicles per vagina. However, it can rarely be associated with hyperthyroidism, which may be associated with clinical features of hyperthyroidism. The following is a report of a 20-year-old woman who presented with amenorrhea followed by irregular bleeding per vagina, thyromegaly and abnormal levels of thyroid hormones...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890427/blastocyst-transfer-does-not-improve-cycle-outcome-as-compared-to-d3-transfer-in-antagonist-cycles-with-an-elevated-progesterone-level-on-the-day-of-hcg
#20
Cem Demirel, Serkan Aydoğdu, Arzu İlknur Özdemir, Gülşah Keskin, Ercan Baştu, Faruk Buyru
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between progesterone elevation on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration and clinical pregnancy rates of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles with the transfer of embryos at different developmental stages (day-3 versus day-5 ETs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of fresh IVF/ICSI; 194 cycles out of 2676 conducted in a single center...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
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