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Human menopausal gonadotropin

María Cruz, Pilar Alamá, Manuel Muñoz, Diana Collado, Carlos Blanes, Enrique Solbes, Antonio Requena
Assisted reproductive technologies are well-established treatments for many types of subfertility representing substantial economic and healthcare implications for patients, healthcare providers and society as a whole. In order to optimize outcomes according to the type of gonadotrophins within an oocyte donor programme, we performed an economic evaluation based on data collected in a multicentre, prospective, randomized study within three private clinics belonging to the IVI Group. Results showed no relevant between-group differences in the clinical variables...
March 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Leila Pourali, Sedigheh Ayati, Shirin Tavakolizadeh, Hourieh Soleimani, Fatemeh Teimouri Sani
BACKGROUND: Clomiphene citrate is one of the effective drugs for infertility treatment due to oligo-ovulation or anovulation. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of more adherent methods for treatment of infertile cases which is followed by controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to evaluate Clomiphene citrate versus letrozole with gonadotropins in IUI cycles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized trial, 180 infertile women who were referred to Milad Hospital were selected...
January 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Yue Zhao, Xiangyan Ruan, Alfred O Mueck
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There are still open questions about ovulation induction in clomiphene citrate-(CC)-resistant infertile women. Especially little is known about efficacy and safety of letrozole (LTZ) combined with low-dose highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (Hp-HMG) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Prospective, single-arm single-center trial in 200 infertile PCOS patients refractory for at least three CC-treatment cycles. Women with hyperandrogenism took Diane-35 for at least 3 months...
February 28, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
Roberta Vagelli, Chiara Tani, Marta Mosca
Over the last few decades, in reproductive medicine have allowed an improvement in the management and outcome of pregnancy in connective tissue diseases (CTD), such as Systemic progress Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome; however, pregnancy and other related issues represent a crucial moment for patients and their family and some unmet needs are still present. In routine clinical practise, health professionals involved in the care of SLE and/or APS patients need to consider many aspects of the reproductive life of patients, involving not only pregnancy and family planning but also fertility, contraception, cancer surveillance and menopause...
January 25, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Jiang-Feng Mao, Zhao-Xiang Liu, Min Nie, Xi Wang, Hong-Li Xu, Bing-Kun Huang, Jun-Jie Zheng, Le Min, Ursula Brigitte Kaiser, Xue-Yan Wu
Both pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) infusion and combined gonadotropin therapy (human chorionic gonadotropin and human menopausal gonadotropin [HCG/HMG]) are effective to induce spermatogenesis in male patients with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH). However, evidence is lacking as to which treatment strategy is better. This retrospective cohort study included 202 patients with CHH: twenty had received pulsatile GnRH and 182 had received HCG/HMG. Patients had received therapy for at least 12 months...
December 27, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
Adalisa Ponzano, Enrica Concetta Colangelo, Lucia Di Biase, Federica Romani, Gian Mario Tiboni
Studies testing the effectiveness of GnRH antagonists in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for intrauterine insemination (IUI) have provided controversial results. The present study was undertaken to evaluate, whether the use of a half of the conventional dose of the GnRH antagonist cetrorelix can be effective in increasing the successful rate of IUI cycles. Patients started COS with human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) on day three of the menstrual cycle. Cetrorelix was started when at least one follicle of ≥14 mm, was detected at the ultrasound scan, according to the flexible multiple daily dose protocol, and continued until the trigger day with recombinant hCG...
March 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
Veronica Burnham, Christopher Sundby, Abigail Laman-Maharg, Janice Thornton
Luteinizing hormone (LH) rises dramatically during and after menopause, and has been correlated with an increased incidence of Alzheimer's disease and decreased memory performance in humans and animal models. To test whether LH acts directly on the dorsal hippocampus to affect memory, ovariectomized female rats were infused with either the LH-homologue human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or the LH receptor antagonist deglycosylated-hCG (dg-hCG). Infusion of hCG into either the lateral ventricle or the dorsal hippocampus caused significant memory impairments in ovariectomized estradiol-treated females...
November 12, 2016: Hormones and Behavior
Jasmina Begum, Pallavee Palai, Seetesh Ghose
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is an abnormal proliferation of trophoblastic tissue during pregnancy. It is a disease of reproductive age, and a few cases have also been seen in women with advanced age, although it is extremely rare in postmenopausal women. Here, we describe an uncommon case of complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) in a postmenopausal woman, who has presented to us with complaints of bleeding per vagina, vomiting with 22 weeks size gravid uterus. Ultrasound finding along with raised serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG) 400,000 mIU/ml suggested the diagnosis of CHM...
April 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
L Andreoli, G K Bertsias, N Agmon-Levin, S Brown, R Cervera, N Costedoat-Chalumeau, A Doria, R Fischer-Betz, F Forger, M F Moraes-Fontes, M Khamashta, J King, A Lojacono, F Marchiori, P L Meroni, M Mosca, M Motta, M Ostensen, C Pamfil, L Raio, M Schneider, E Svenungsson, M Tektonidou, S Yavuz, D Boumpas, A Tincani
OBJECTIVES: Develop recommendations for women's health issues and family planning in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: Systematic review of evidence followed by modified Delphi method to compile questions, elicit expert opinions and reach consensus. RESULTS: Family planning should be discussed as early as possible after diagnosis. Most women can have successful pregnancies and measures can be taken to reduce the risks of adverse maternal or fetal outcomes...
March 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
Poor oocyte quality is a main concern for decreased reproductive outcomes in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). A primary way to improve oocyte quality is to optimize the COH protocol. It was demonstrated that the viable embryo rate per oocyte retrieved in the Utrogestan and hMG protocol, a novel regimen based on frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET), is statistically higher than that in the short protocol. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the endocrine characteristics and clinical outcomes in PCOS patients subjected to the Utrogestan and hMG protocol compared with those subjected to the short protocol...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shamim Pilehvari, Ensieh ShahrokhTehraninejad, Batool Hosseinrashidi, Fatemeh Keikhah, Fedyeh Haghollahi, Elham Aziminekoo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the pregnancy outcomes achieved by in vitro fertilization (IVF) between minimal stimulation and conventional antagonist protocols in poor ovarian responders (PORs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 77 PORs undergoing IVF were selected and divided into two groups. First group was the minimal stimulation group (n = 42) receiving 100 mg/day clomiphene citrate on day 2of the cycle for 5 day that was followed by150IU/day human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) on day 5 of the cycle...
March 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
Priya Selvaraj, Kamala Selvaraj, Kalaichelvi Srinivasan, Mahalakshmi Sivakumar
We report the first documented successful birth of twins following preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) of cleavage stage embryos by array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) technology, in South India. The case was a 28-year-old woman with the previous history of preclinical pregnancy and a miscarriage in two attempted in vitro fertilization cycles. Day 3 cleavage stage embryos were generated by conventional long protocol with the use of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog and a combination of recombinant folliculotropins and human menopausal gonadotropins...
April 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Adel M Nada, Khaled A ElSetohy, Moh'd M Banat, Ahmed F Shaheen
OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial study was to compare clinical pregnancy rates and ovulation parameters in female patients of unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) using an antagonist protocol versus a conventional clomiphene citrate protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter parallel randomized controlled, open-label trial. A central randomization center used computer generated tables to allocate treatments...
June 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Candan İltemir Duvan, Aslıhan Pekel, Ummu Gulsum Ercan, Yuksel Onaran Arıkan
This study aimed to report the case of a successful live birth from a woman having oocytes with abnormally large cytoplasmic inclusions. The patient described in this case is a 28 year-old woman with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) with a history of two previous unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts offered an antagonist protocol. Stimulation was performed with human menopausal gonadotropin 300 IU/day. The intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure was performed 4-6 hours after oocyte aspiration for all mature oocytes...
March 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Heng-Ju Chen, Yu-Hung Lin, Mei-Zen Huang, Kok-Min Seow, Lee-Wen Huang, Bih-Chwen Hsieh, Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Jiann-Loung Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The standard dose of depot gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) may be too much to prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS). The purpose of this study was to find out the minimal effective dose of Leuplin depot to prevent premature LH surge in patients undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2006 to December 2007, unexplained infertile patients who were going to undergo IUI were recruited into the study...
April 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tal Shavit, Mohammed Agdi, Weon Y Son, Josseph Hasson, Michael H Dahan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy rates and stimulation parameters in patients with diminished ovarian reserve, who were treated with recombinant human luteinizing hormone (r-LH) or menopausal gonadotropins (hMG), as part of a microdose flare protocol. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Comparisons between the group that was stimulated with r-LH plus follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to those treated with hMG and FSH, were performed...
August 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
Mohamed M M Kotb, AbdelGany M A Hassan, Ahmed M A AwadAllah
OBJECTIVE: To provide the best available evidence on the role of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) treatment in improving the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in women with poor ovarian response (POR). STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial conducted in Cairo University hospitals and Dar Al-Teb subfertility and assisted conception centre, Giza, Egypt. 140 women undergoing IVF/ICSI with POR according to the Bologna criteria were randomly divided into 2 equal groups...
May 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Yun Wang, Qiuju Chen, NingLing Wang, Hong Chen, Qifeng Lyu, Yanping Kuang
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) during ovarian stimulation is a current challenge for patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Our previous studies indicated that progestin can prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surge or moderate/severe OHSS in the general subfertile population, both in the follicular-phase and luteal-phase ovarian stimulation but it is unclear if this is true for patients with PCOS. The aim of the article was to analyze cycle characteristics and endocrinological profiles using human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) in combination with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) for PCOS patients who are undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments and investigate the subsequently pregnancy outcomes of frozen embryo transfer (FET)...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhaoxiang Liu, Jangfeng Mao, Xueyan Wu, Hongli Xu, Xi Wang, Bingkun Huang, Junjie Zheng, Min Nie, Hongbing Zhang
Gonadotropin induces masculinization and spermatogenesis in men with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH). However, large cohort studies for the efficacy and reliable predictors of this therapy need to be conducted. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of gonadotropin treatment in a large cohort of male CHH patients and analyze putative predictors for successful spermatogenesis. This retrospective study included 223 CHH azoospermic patients without puberty development treated between 2005 and 2014...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tal Shavit, Einat Shalom-Paz, Nivin Samara, Nardin Aslih, Madiea Michaeli, Adrian Ellenbogen
PURPOSE: Highly purified Human Menopausal Gonadotropins (hp-hMG) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) are widely used in assisted reproductive technology (ART). The aim of this study was to compare ART results of the two preparations in GnRH antagonist cycles. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, IVF antagonist cycles performed from 2011 through 2013 were reviewed. There were 508 antagonist cycles: 320 stimulated with rFSH and 188 with hp-hMG. For every hp-hMG, two rFSH were matched for patient's age and infertility diagnosis...
August 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
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