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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719669/effects-of-blastocyst-artificial-collapse-prior-to-vitrification-on-hatching-and-survival-rates-and-the-expression-of-klf4-gene-in-mouse-embryos
#1
Farkhondeh Pooyanfar, Tahereh Foroutan, Mojtaba Dashtizad
Although the rate of blastocysts implantation of embryos is higher than previous stages but their survival rate is lower than them, which could be attributed to the completely filled blastocoel cavity with liquid and increased possibility of the formation of ice crystals. This liquid could prevent the penetration of cryoprotecting materials into the embryos. In this study, we reduced the volume of blastocoel before vitrification and compared survival rate and quality of in vitro embryos through klf4 gene expression with control group...
2018: Veterinary Research Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669005/fertility-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-embryos-achieving-blastulation-on-day-7-are-they-of-clinical-value
#2
Tong Du, Yun Wang, Yong Fan, Shiyi Zhang, Zhiguang Yan, Weina Yu, Qianwen Xi, Qiuju Chen, Ben W Mol, Qifeng Lyu, Yanping Kuang
STUDY QUESTION: Is transferring embryos that achieve blastulation on Day 7 effective and safe? SUMMARY ANSWER: Embryos that achieve blastulation on Day 7 resulted in clinically relevant rates of clinical pregnancy (32.5%) and live birth (25.2%), and newborns have a similar risk of low birth weight, congenital malformations or early neonatal death compared with those derived from Days 5 and 6 blastocysts. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Potential advantages of blastocyst transfer over cleavage embryo transfer have led to a shift toward the former in IVF practice...
April 13, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656071/-natural-cycle-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-spontaneous-ovulation-or-triggering-by-hcg
#3
S Huberlant, M Vaast, T Anahory, M L Tailland, N Rougier, N Ranisavljevic, S Hamamah
OBJECTIVE: To compare frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) outcomes in natural cycles according to ovulation induction: spontaneous versus recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin (r-hCG) triggering. METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients monitored for natural cycle FET during one year. When serial monitoring were performed until spontaneous LH rise, patients were included in group A (n=38) whereas those receiving r-hCG for ovulation triggering formed group B (n=43)...
April 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622407/-satisfaction-survey-on-the-use-of-autologous-oocyte-vitrification-in-assisted-reproductive-technologies
#4
P Boyer, F Lefebvre, C Siraudin, D Montjean, P Le Coz, M Gervoise-Boyer
OBJECTIVES: We organized a survey for in-vitro fertilization couples who beneficiated on self-preservation of part of the oocyte cohort. The main objective was to measure couples' satisfaction. Secondary objectives were; to identify how patients had been informed; to verify that the use of the ART technique met their expectations, and how they felt about oocyte or embryo freezing. METHODS: The data were collected by a questionnaire sent electronically to couples who had undergone partial vitrification of the oocyte cohort and at least one warming cycle...
April 2, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511156/outcome-of-oocyte-vitrification-combined-with-microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-and-aspiration-for-assisted-reproduction-in-men
#5
Geng An, Zihao Zou, Ryan Flannigan, Jianqiao Liu, Hongzi Du, Xin Fu, Feixiang Guo, Wen Zhang
BACKGROUND As a safety and efficacy protocol, oocyte vitrification has been widely used in IVF treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of ICSI-ET utilizing vitrified oocytes with sperm obtained from non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) patients via micro-TESE. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 150 NOA patients underwent micro-TESE. Ten patients were unable to ejaculate and refused to accept TESA at the time of oocyte retrieval; later, these patients underwent TESA. A total of 174 obstructive azoospermia (OA) patients underwent TESA...
March 7, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477909/exogenous-ascorbic-acid-enhances-vitrification-survival-of-porcine-in-vitro-developed-blastocysts-but-fails-to-improve-the-in-vitro-embryo-production-outcomes
#6
A Nohalez, C A Martinez, I Parrilla, J Roca, M A Gil, H Rodriguez-Martinez, E A Martinez, C Cuello
In this study, the effects of addition of the antioxidant ascorbic acid (AsA) were evaluated during porcine in vitro embryo production (IVP) and vitrification. In experiment 1, the effects of AsA supplementation during IVM, IVF and IVC were evaluated, using a total of 2744 oocytes in six replicates. The IVM, IVF and embryo IVC media were supplemented or not (control) with 50 μg/mL AsA in all possible combinations. No significant effects of AsA were detected in any of the maturation, fertilization or embryo development parameters assessed...
June 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465272/freeze-all-embryo-strategy-in-poor-ovarian-responders-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-for-in-vitro-fertilization
#7
Yamei Xue, Xiaomei Tong, Haiyan Zhu, Kun Li, Songying Zhang
This retrospective study determined the efficacy of the 'freeze-all' embryo strategy in poor ovarian responders undergoing ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). A total of 559 poor responders who met Bologna criteria between January 2012 and December 2014 were included in this study: 256 in the fresh embryo transfer group and 303 in the freeze-all group. Vitrification and warming of day 3 embryos were performed using the Cryotop method. The poor responders treated with fresh embryo transfer and those treated with freeze-all strategy showed similar live birth rates per cycle (12...
February 21, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394365/live-birth-rate-following-frozen-thawed-blastocyst-transfer-is-higher-with-blastocysts-expanded-on-day-5-than-on-day-6
#8
Lucile Ferreux, Mathilde Bourdon, Amira Sallem, Pietro Santulli, Virginie Barraud-Lange, Nathalie Le Foll, Chloé Maignien, Charles Chapron, Dominique de Ziegler, Jean-Philippe Wolf, Khaled Pocate-Cheriet
STUDY QUESTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the live birth rate (LBR) after frozen-thawed Day 5 (D5) and Day 6 (D6) blastocyst transfers. SUMMARY ANSWER: LBR following frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer is significantly lower with D6 than with D5 blastocyst regardless of embryo quality. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: During fresh embryo transfer cycles, pregnancy rates (PR) are significantly higher when transferring blastocysts expanded on D5 compared with slow developing blastocysts (D6)...
February 2, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353513/effects-of-different-open-cryo-carriers-on-embryo-survival-and-clinical-outcome-in-frozen-embryo-transfer-cycle-patients
#9
Dapeng Chu, Lei Fu, Wenhui Zhou, Yuan Li
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of different open cryo-carriers: the CryoloopTM, CryotopTM, and CryoleafTM, in embryo survival and clinical outcome in patients with frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle. We analyzed the embryo survival rate and clinical outcome in 325 patients of 348 FET cycles vitrified with the CryoloopTM (160 cycles), CryotopTM (105 cycles), or CryoleafTM (83 cycles). No significant differences were observed in embryo survival rate (98.8% vs. 100% vs. 97.7%, p > 0...
April 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288975/fertilizing-capacity-of-vitrified-epididymal-sperm-from-iberian-ibex-capra-pyrenaica
#10
J Pradieé, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, C Castaño, E O'Brien, M C Esteso, P Beltrán-Breña, V Maillo, J Santiago-Moreno, D Rizos
In this study, we successfully described for the first time a vitrification of epididymal Iberian ibex spermatozoa. Spermatozoa from epididymis were obtained from 15 Iberian ibex. The right epididymis' semen sample was vitrified and the left one was frozen. After thawing/warming, samples were selected by density gradient. Sperm characteristics from each treatment were evaluated. To test the spermatozoa fertilization ability, heterologous IVF was carried out using bovine oocytes. Despite of the observation of a decrease of about 40% for motility sperm between pre-freezing and post-thawing (75...
March 1, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259491/effects-of-fertility-preservation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-two-centers-study
#11
Tomoko Hashimoto, Yusuke Nakamura, Ryuichiro Obata, Masakazu Doshida, Mayumi Toya, Takumi Takeuchi, Koichi Kyono
Purpose: To assess the efficacy of fertility preservation (FP) and the impact of chemotherapy on the reproductive potential of Japanese patients with breast cancer. Methods: Sixty-two patients with breast cancer visited the authors' centers from October, 2003 to June, 2015. They were divided into two groups according to the treatment: oocyte or embryo vitrification for FP before cancer treatment (group A) or infertility treatment after cancer treatment (group B)...
October 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230537/what-is-the-net-effect-of-introducing-vitrification-for-cryopreservation-of-surplus-2pn-oocytes-in-an-ivf-program
#12
Manja Golakov, Marion Depenbusch, Askan Schultze-Mosgau, Beate Schoepper, Jennifer Hajek, Kay Neumann, Georg Griesinger
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to accurately describe outcome differences (cryo-survival, pregnancy rate and live birth rate, both per ET and cumulatively), between the vitrification method and slow-freezing method of surplus 2PN oocytes in an IVF program. METHODS: In 2004, the freezing method for 2PN oocytes was changed from slow-cooling to vitrification. The data of 711 patients (timespan: 1/1999-7/2011; 410 vitrification and 301 slow-cooling events) undergoing a first IVF/ICSI cycles with freezing of 2PN oocytes were retrospectively analyzed...
February 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181380/production-preservation-and-transfer-of-south-american-camelid-embryos
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REVIEW
Virginia L Trasorras, María Ignacia Carretero, Deborah M Neild, Maria Graciela Chaves, Susana M Giuliano, Marcelo H Miragaya
The current review summarizes progress in the field of in vitro and in vivo production of South American Camelid embryos. Both methods require ovarian superstimulation (with FSH and eCG) to obtain multiple ovulations ( in vivo embryo production) or to induce follicle growth for oocyte collection ( in vitro embryo production). Moreover, superstimulation entails prior administration of hormones that inhibit follicular growth (progesterone, progestagens, and estrogens). Cumulus-oocyte complexes obtained must mature in vivo (buserelin administration) or in vitro to then be subjected to in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145719/maintained-mpf-level-after-oocyte-vitrification-improves-embryonic-development-after-ivf-but-not-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
#14
Ji I Baek, Dong-Won Seol, Ah-Reum Lee, Woo Sik Lee, Sook-Young Yoon, Dong Ryul Lee
Levels of maturation-promoting factor (MPF) in oocytes decline after vitrification, and this decline has been suggested as one of the main causes of low developmental competence resulting from cryoinjury. Here, we evaluated MPF activity in vitrified mouse eggs following treatment with caffeine, a known stimulator of MPF activity, and/or the proteasome inhibitor MG132. Collected MII oocytes were vitrified and divided into four groups: untreated, 10 mM caffeine (CA), 10 μM MG132 (MG), and 10 mM caffeine +10 μM MG132 (CA+MG)...
November 30, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142449/single-blastocyst-transfer-the-key-to-reduce-multiple-pregnancy-rates-without-compromising-the-live-birth-rate
#15
Uma M Sundhararaj, Monali V Madne, Reeta Biliangady, Sumana Gurunath, Ambika G Swamy, Indu S T Gopal
Background: Historically, to achieve higher pregnancy rates, multiple embryos were transferred after an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, this practice is being reassessed, because it leads to multiple pregnancies that is known to cause adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Aim: To compare the pregnancy outcomes in fresh IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles among women undergoing elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) vs. those undergoing double blastocyst transfer (DBT)...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131105/survival-rates-in-closed-and-open-vitrification-for-human-mature-oocyte-cryopreservation-a-meta-analysis
#16
Hyun Sik Youm, Jong-Ryeol Choi, Daesik Oh, Yong Ho Rho
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Survival of warmed oocytes is the first part and is one of the most important aspects of in vitro fertilization following oocyte cryopreservation. There is no definite conclusion about the difference in survival rates between closed and open vitrification for oocyte cryopreservation. This study aimed to investigate whether there is a difference in survival rates between closed and open vitrification for cryopreservation of human mature oocytes. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Embase databases...
November 1, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057767/embryogenesis-of-vitrified-mature-bovine-oocytes-is-improved-in-the-presence-of-multi-layered-cumulus-cells
#17
Toshimichi Ishii, Kensuke Tomita, Hideo Sakakibara, Satoshi Ohkura
This study was aimed at evaluating the effects of multi-layered cumulus cells (MCCs) during vitrification and in vitro fertilization (IVF) of mature bovine oocytes and embryogenesis after IVF. The rates of cleavage and blastocyst formation were higher in vitrified and fertilized oocytes with MCCs than in denuded oocytes (P < 0.05), but were comparable to the rates in fresh oocytes with MCCs or without (denuded). When the MCC-enclosed oocytes were denuded before IVF, blastocyst formation rate reduced compared with that in vitrified oocytes with MCCs (P < 0...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027632/let-us-talk-about-eggs-professional-resistance-to-elective-egg-vitrification-and-gendered-medical-paternalism
#18
Judit Sándor, Lilla Vicsek, Zsófia Bauer
In this paper, by applying a feminist bioethical perspective, we identify a new form of medical paternalism that still shapes contemporary legal policies on human egg cryopreservation performed without medical reasons. The fear of negligent, careless women who opt to delay their pregnancy for mere convenience is a widely known gender biased stereotype. Nevertheless, the opinions and judgments of medical professionals on this issue have not yet been sufficiently explored by in-depth research. In this essay, therefore, first we look at the broader bioethical, legal, and social aspects of human egg cryopreservation...
October 13, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938751/new-permeable-cryoprotectant-free-vitrification-method-for-native-human-sperm
#19
J Aizpurua, L Medrano, M Enciso, J Sarasa, A Romero, M A Fernández, M J Gómez-Torres
STUDY QUESTION: Is permeable cryoprotectant-free vitrification of native sperm samples a good alternative to conventional slow freezing? SUMMARY ANSWER: The permeable cryoprotectant-free sperm vitrification protocol tested in this study renders considerably better recovery rates of good quality sperm compared to slow freezing. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Slow freezing is currently the most commonly used technique for sperm cryopreservation, though this method has been repeatedly shown to have negative effects on both structural and functional sperm features...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878377/calcium-ion-regulation-by-bapta-am-and-ruthenium-red-improved-the-fertilisation-capacity-and-developmental-ability-of-vitrified-bovine-oocytes
#20
Na Wang, Hai-Sheng Hao, Chong-Yang Li, Ya-Han Zhao, Hao-Yu Wang, Chang-Liang Yan, Wei-Hua Du, Dong Wang, Yan Liu, Yun-Wei Pang, Hua-Bin Zhu, Xue-Ming Zhao
Vitrification reduces the fertilisation capacity and developmental ability of mammalian oocytes; this effect is closely associated with an abnormal increase of cytoplasmic free calcium ions ([Ca(2+)]i). However, little information about the mechanism by which vitrification increases [Ca(2+)]i levels or a procedure to regulate [Ca(2+)]i levels in these oocytes is available. Vitrified bovine oocytes were used to analyse the effect of vitrification on [Ca(2+)]i, endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) (ER Ca(2+)), and mitochondrial Ca(2+) (mCa(2+)) levels...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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