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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913455/inherited-thrombophilia-a-double-edged-sword
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Saskia Middeldorp
Inherited thrombophilia is a blood coagulation disorder that increases the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). During the last decades, the practice of testing has evolved from testing selected populations, leading to high perceived risks, to broad testing for various conditions that included VTE, arterial thrombosis, and pregnancy complications. Because results of such tests usually do not guide treatment decisions, not testing patients with VTE for inherited thrombophilia is on the "Choosing Wisely" list endorsed by multiple specialty societies, including ASH...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911012/the-role-of-age-of-disclosure-of-biological-origins-in-the-psychological-wellbeing-of-adolescents-conceived-by-reproductive-donation-a-longitudinal-study-from-age-1-to-age-14
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Elena Ilioi, Lucy Blake, Vasanti Jadva, Gabriela Roman, Susan Golombok
BACKGROUND: The question of whether children should be told of their biological origins is one of the most controversial issues regarding the birth of children through donated eggs, sperm, embryos or surrogacy. METHODS: In the sixth phase of this longitudinal study when the children were aged 14 years, family relationships and adolescent adjustment were examined in 87 families created through reproductive donation and 54 natural conception families. The quality of family relationships was assessed by standardised interview with mothers and by standardised questionnaires and an observational measure with mothers and adolescents...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909843/increased-risk-of-large-for-gestational-age-birthweight-in-singleton-siblings-conceived-with-in-vitro-fertilization-in-frozen-versus-fresh-cycles
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Barbara Luke, Morton B Brown, Ethan Wantman, Judy E Stern, James P Toner, Charles C Coddington
BACKGROUND: Children born from fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles are at greater risk of being born smaller and earlier, even when limited to singletons; those born from frozen cycles have an increased risk of large-for-gestational age (LGA) birthweight (z-score ≥1.28). This analysis sought to overcome limitations in other studies by using pairs of siblings, and accounting for prior cycle outcomes, maternal characteristics, and embryo state and stage. METHODS: Pairs of singleton births conceived with IVF and born between 2004 and 2013 were identified from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System database, matched for embryo stage (blastocyst versus non-blastocyst) and infant gender, categorized by embryo state (fresh versus frozen) in 1st and 2nd births (four groups)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909790/strigolactones-affect-tomato-hormone-profile-and-somatic-embryogenesis
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Yuanli Wu, Evgenia Dor, Joseph Hershenhorn
Exogenously applied GR24 affected somatic embryo formation and morphogenesis of strigolactone-deficient tomato mutant through cross-talk with auxins and cytokinins indicating involvement of SLs in the embryogenic process. Strigolactones (SLs) mediate the regulation of plant responses to the environment through cross-talk with other plant hormones, especially auxins. Auxins play a crucial role in coordinating the morphogenesis and development of plant reproductive organs, including the signal-transduction cascade leading to the reprogramming of gene-expression patterns before embryo formation...
December 1, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909565/non-invasive-methods-for-embryo-selection
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H N Sallam, N H Sallam, S H Sallam
With the widespread use of assisted reproduction, a simple and practical method for embryo selection is needed to optimize the chances of pregnancy while diminishing the incidence of multiple pregnancy and its accompanying problems. Many non-invasive methods for embryo selection have been proposed and some are more promising than others. This review summarizes these methods and attempts to evaluate them in the light of the best currently available evidence and to find out whether any of them is ripe for replacing or supplementing the time-honored method of morphological assessment...
June 27, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908686/effect-of-different-vitrification-solutions-and-cryodevices-on-viability-and-subsequent-development-of-buffalo-oocytes-vitrified-at-the-germinal-vesicle-gv-stage
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Amr S El-Shalofy, Adel R Moawad, Gamal M Darwish, Sayed T Ismail, Aly B A Badawy, Magdy R Badr
The cryopreservation of immature oocytes would generate a readily available, non-seasonal source of female gametes for research and reproduction. In domestic animals, the most promising results on oocyte cryopreservation have been reported in cattle, few studies have been conducted on buffalo. The aim of the present study was to compare the use of different vitrification solutions and various cryodevices on viability and developmental competence of buffalo oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage...
November 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905550/deep-sequencing-of-transcriptome-profiling-of-gstm2-knock-down-in-swine-testis-cells
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Yuqi Lv, Yi Jin, Yongqiang Zhou, Jianjun Jin, Zhenfa Ma, Zhuqing Ren
Glutathione-S-transferases mu 2 (GSTM2), a kind of important Phase II antioxidant enzyme of eukaryotes, is degraded by nonsense mediated mRNA decay due to a C27T substitution in the fifth exon of pigs. As a reproductive performance-related gene, GSTM2 is involved in embryo implantation, whereas, functional deficiency of GSTM2 induces pre- or post-natal death in piglets potentially. To have some insight into the role of GSTM2 in embryo development, high throughput RNA sequencing is performed using the swine testis cells (ST) with the deletion of GSTM2...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903344/-a-control-study-of-artificial-oocyte-activation-in-the-same-period
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D Y Hao, R Zhang, X Zhang, C Y Shen, Y Yang, W B Wu, Y L Liu, J Liu, J R Zhang, X L Wang
Objective: To compare the fertility rate and embryo outcome between normal fertilization and the use of Calcium ionophore A23187 on the same period of the same cycle of human ovum for artificial activation. Methods: Patients who conducted the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle in vitro fertilization assisted reproductive from January 2015 to December in reproductive center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were enrolled.The protocol of this study was approved by the ethics committee of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901279/dopamine-agonists-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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REVIEW
Huilin Tang, Selma Mourad, Suo-Di Zhai, Roger J Hart
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially serious complication of ovarian stimulation in assisted reproduction technology (ART). It is characterised by enlarged ovaries and an acute fluid shift from the intravascular space to the third space, resulting in bloating, increased risk of venous thromboembolism and decreased organ perfusion. Most cases are mild, but forms of moderate or severe OHSS appear in 3% to 8% of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles. The dopamine agonist cabergoline was introduced as a secondary prevention intervention for OHSS in women at high risk of OHSS undergoing ART treatment...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899313/prognostic-factors-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-women-with-endometriosis-related-infertility
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Chloé Maignien, Pietro Santulli, Vanessa Gayet, Marie-Christine Lafay-Pillet, Diane Korb, Mathilde Bourdon, Louis Marcellin, Dominique de Ziegler, Charles Chapron
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technology is one of the therapeutic options offered for managing endometriosis-associated infertility. Yet, published data on assisted reproductive technology outcome in women affected by endometriosis are conflicting and the determinant factors for pregnancy chances unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate assisted reproductive technology outcomes in a series of 359 endometriosis patients, to identify prognostic factors and determine if there is an impact of the endometriosis phenotype...
November 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898841/rapid-communication-nerve-growth-factor-influences-cleavage-rate-and-embryo-development-in-sheep
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M Crispo, P C Dos Santos-Neto, M Vilariño, A P Mulet, A de León, L Barbeito, A Menchaca
Recent information about Nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein traditionally associated to the nervous system that regulates survival and maturation of developing neurons, suggests that it may exert action also on different levels in the reproductive system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of NGF added during in vitro oocyte maturation, fertilization or in vitro embryo development in sheep. Nerve growth factor was supplemented to the culture medium at 0, 100, or 1,000 ng/mL, during either in vitro maturation (Exp...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893658/freeze-all-embryo-transfer-awareness-and-acceptance-of-ivf-et-patients-in-china
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Yan-Xiu Guo, Yan-Jing Yin, Li Tian
The aim of the study was to determine the level of awareness and acceptance of in vitro fertilization pre-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) patients for freeze-all embryo transfer, improve relevant technical specifications, and optimize treatment results based on medical experience.Questionnaires were completed by women who received in vitro fertilization embryo transfer. A total of 377 valid samples were included into this study. Through focus group discussions and tablet assisted intercept interviews, we analyzed the basic situation, the awareness for frozen-all embryo transfer, and the need for frozen-all embryo transfer information for infertile patients...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892879/cytokine-activation-during-embryonic-development-and-in-hen-ovary-and-vagina-during-reproductive-age-and-salmonella-infection
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M Anastasiadou, G Michailidis
Salmonellosis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases and is usually associated with consumption of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contaminated poultry meat or eggs. Contamination with SE is usually the result of infection of the digestive tract, or reproductive organs, especially the ovary and vagina. Thus, knowledge of endogenous innate immune mechanisms operating in the ovary and vagina of hen is an emerging aspect of reproductive physiology. Cytokines are key factors for triggering the immune response and inflammation in chicken to Salmonella infection...
September 28, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889924/dental-ontogeny-of-a-white-shark-embryo
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Taketeru Tomita, Kei Miyamoto, Akira Kawaguchi, Minoru Toda, Shin-Ichiro Oka, Ryo Nozu, Keiichi Sato
Unlike most viviparous vertebrates, lamniform sharks develop functional teeth during early gestation. This feature is considered to be related to their unique reproductive mode where the embryo grows to a large size via feeding on nutritive eggs in utero. However, the developmental process of embryonic teeth is largely uninvestigated. We conducted X-ray microcomputed tomography to observe the dentitions of early-, mid-, and full-term embryos of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Lamniformes, Lamnidae)...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889868/biobanking-of-different-body-fluids-within-the-frame-of-ivf-a-standard-operating-procedure-to-improve-reproductive-biology-research
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Michael Schenk, Berthold Huppertz, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Darja Kastelic, Martina Hörmann-Kröpfl, Gregor Weiss
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the collection, transport, and storage of human cumulus cells, follicular fluid, blood serum, seminal plasma, embryo culture supernatant, and embryo culture supernatant control obtained within the IVF process under approved protocols and written informed consent from participating patients. The SOP was developed at the Kinderwunsch Institut Schenk, Dobl, Austria, together with Biobank Graz of the Medical University of Graz, Austria...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889789/effect-of-natural-cycle-endometrial-preparation-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-patients-with-advanced-endometriosis
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Haiyan Guo, Yun Wang, Qiuju Chen, Weiran Chai, Qifeng Lv, Yanping Kuang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of natural cycle (NC) endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) in women with advanced endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 179 patients with stage III-IV endometriosis who underwent 233 FET cycles at a tertiary care academic reproductive medical center between March 2011 and August 2013 (group A). The control group included 258 patients with tubal factor infertility who underwent 300 FET cycles (group B)...
November 27, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885443/roles-of-the-haustorium-and-endosperm-during-the-development-of-seedlings-of-acrocomia-aculeata-arecaceae-dynamics-of-reserve-mobilization-and-accumulation
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Hellen Cássia Mazzottini-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Monteiro Ribeiro, Denise Maria Trombert Oliveira
The mobilization of palm seed reserves is a complex process because of the abundance and diversity of stored compounds and results from the development of a highly specialized haustorium. This work focused on the important Neotropical oleaginous palm Acrocomia aculeata, with the aim of defining phases of seedling development associated with mobilization of reserves and elucidating the role of haustorium and endosperm in this process. Standard methods were performed, including biometric, anatomical, and histochemical analyses, as well as the evaluation of the activities of the enzymes endo-β-mannanase and lipase, throughout the reserve mobilization in seeds during germination and in seedlings...
November 24, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881336/-outcome-analysis-of-monozygotic-twin-pregnancy-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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Shu-Xian Feng, Xue-Lan Li, Xing-Yu Zhou, Yu-Dong Liu, Ping-Ping Guo, De-Sheng Ye, Xin Chen, Shi-Ling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence, management, and outcomes of monozygotic twin (MZT) pregnancy conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of clinical pregnancies after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and introcytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) from January, 2010 to June 2015 at our center. We investigated the incidence, managements and outcomes of 94 MZT pregnancies...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881083/loss-of-maternal-annexin-a10-via-a-34-kb-deleted-type-copy-number-variation-is-associated-with-embryonic-mortality-in-japanese-black-cattle
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Shinji Sasaki, Takayuki Ibi, Takayuki Akiyama, Moriyuki Fukushima, Yoshikazu Sugimoto
BACKGROUND: Conception is a fundamental trait for successful cattle reproduction. However, conception rates in Japanese Black cattle have been gradually declining over the last two decades. Although conception failures are mainly caused by embryonic mortality, the role of maternal genetic factors in the process remains unknown. Copy number variation (CNV), defined as large-scale genomic structural variants, contributes to several genetic disorders. To identify CNV associated with embryonic mortality in Japanese Black cattle, we evaluated embryonic mortality as a categorical trait with a threshold model and conducted a genome-wide CNV association study for embryonic mortality using 791 animals...
November 24, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876421/prognostic-factors-for-patients-undergoing-vitrified-warmed-human-embryo-transfer-cycles-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Toshifumi Takahashi, Ayumi Hasegawa, Hideki Igarashi, Mitsuyoshi Amita, Jun Matsukawa, Isao Takehara, Satoko Suzuki, Satoru Nagase
We examined the prognostic factors for pregnancy in 210 vitrified-warmed embryo transfer (ET) cycles in 121 patients. The univariate analysis showed that age, gravida, the number of cycles associated with infertility caused by endometriosis, the number of previous assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles, and the number of ICSI procedures were significantly lower in pregnant cycles compared with non-pregnant cycles. The percentages of ET using at least one intact embryo and of ET using at least one embryo that had developed further after warming were significantly higher in pregnant cycles compared with non-pregnant cycles...
November 23, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
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