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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124676/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-the-gonadotropin-treatments-hp-hmg-and-rfsh-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-france-a-markov-model-analysis
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Paul Barriere, Géraldine Porcu-Buisson, Samir Hamamah
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess (1) the expected cost of a live birth (LB) after in vitro fertilization with two different gonadotropin treatments [high purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-hMG) and recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH)] as the single cost variable, and (2) the cost effectiveness of HP-hMG relative to rFSH in the context of the routine practice of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in France. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to simulate the therapeutic management, the in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) courses, and the effects of complications in hypothetical cohorts of 30,000 patients undergoing IVF/ICSI with fresh embryo transfer (up to four attempts) using data from the MERIT and MEGASET clinical trials or from French routine ART practice...
November 9, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121326/individualized-versus-standard-fsh-dosing-in-women-starting-ivf-icsi-an-rct-part-1-the-predicted-poor-responder
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Theodora C van Tilborg, Helen L Torrance, Simone C Oudshoorn, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Carolien A M Koks, Harold R Verhoeve, Annemiek W Nap, Gabrielle J Scheffer, A Petra Manger, Benedictus C Schoot, Alexander V Sluijmer, Arie Verhoeff, Henk Groen, Joop S E Laven, Ben Willem J Mol, Frank J M Broekmans
STUDY QUESTION: Does an increased FSH dose result in higher cumulative live birth rates in women with a predicted poor ovarian response, apparent from a low antral follicle count (AFC), scheduled for IVF or ICSI? SUMMARY ANSWER: In women with a predicted poor ovarian response (AFC < 11) undergoing IVF/ICSI, an increased FSH dose (225/450 IU/day) does not improve cumulative live birth rates as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In women scheduled for IVF/ICSI, an ovarian reserve test (ORT) can predict ovarian response to stimulation...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121269/individualized-versus-standard-fsh-dosing-in-women-starting-ivf-icsi-an-rct-part-2-the-predicted-hyper-responder
#3
Simone C Oudshoorn, Theodora C van Tilborg, Marinus J C Eijkemans, G Jur E Oosterhuis, Jaap Friederich, Marcel H A van Hooff, Evert J P van Santbrink, Egbert A Brinkhuis, Jesper M J Smeenk, Janet Kwee, Corry H de Koning, Henk Groen, Cornelis B Lambalk, Ben Willem J Mol, Frank J M Broekmans, Helen L Torrance
STUDY QUESTION: Does a reduced FSH dose in women with a predicted hyper response, apparent from a high antral follicle count (AFC), who are scheduled for IVF/ICSI lead to a different outcome with respect to cumulative live birth rate and safety? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although in women with a predicted hyper response (AFC > 15) undergoing IVF/ICSI a reduced FSH dose (100 IU per day) results in similar cumulative live birth rates and a lower occurrence of any grade of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) as compared to a standard dose (150 IU/day), a higher first cycle cancellation rate and similar severe OHSS rate were observed...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112593/age-related-changes-in-luteal-dynamics-preliminary-associations-with-antral-follicular-dynamics-and-hormone-production-during-the-human-menstrual-cycle
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Angela Baerwald, Heidi Vanden Brink, Caitlin Hunter, Denae Beuker, Hyun Lim, Chel Hee Lee, Donna Chizen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that the development of luteal phase dominant follicles (LPDFs) as women age is associated with abnormal luteal function. METHODS: Luteal and antral follicle diameter were quantified in ovulatory women of midreproductive age (MRA; 18-35 y; n = 9) and advanced reproductive age (ARA; 45-55 y; n = 16) every 1 to 3 days during one complete interovulatory interval. Blood was drawn at each visit and assayed for progesterone, estradiol, inhibin A, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone...
November 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108060/effect-of-dried-distiller-s-grains-plus-solubles-in-postpartum-diets-of-beef-cows-on-reproductive-performance-of-dam-and-heifer-progeny
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E G Taylor, R P Lemenager, V Fellner, K R Stewart
Forty-eight primiparous and multiparous cows were fed a silage-based total mixed ration (TMR; CON), a TMR with 2.5 kg/d DM dried distiller's grains plus solubles (DDGS; MID), or a TMR with 4.7 kg/d DM DDGS (HIGH) from 8.5 ± 4 to 116 ± 4 d postpartum (DPP). All diets were formulated to be isocaloric for a postpartum ADG targeted at 0.22 kg, whereas CP exceeded requirements in both diets containing DDGS. Blood samples were collected from dams at 7- and 21-d intervals for progesterone concentration (resumption of cyclicity) and plasma urea nitrogen, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100496/gene-expression-profiling-of-upregulated-mrnas-in-granulosa-cells-of-bovine-ovulatory-follicles-following-stimulation-with-hcg
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Jacques G Lussier, Mame N Diouf, Valérie Lévesque, Jean Sirois, Kalidou Ndiaye
BACKGROUND: Ovulation and luteinization of follicles are complex biological processes initiated by the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge. The objective of this study was to identify genes that are differentially expressed in bovine granulosa cells (GC) of ovulatory follicles. METHODS: Granulosa cells were collected during the first follicular wave of the bovine estrous cycle from dominant follicles (DF) and from ovulatory follicles (OF) obtained 24 h following injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)...
November 3, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076555/puncture-and-drainage-of-the-subordinate-follicles-at-timed-artificial-insemination-prevents-the-risk-of-twin-pregnancy-in-dairy-cows
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F López-Gatius, Rhf Hunter
The objective of this study was to determine whether fluid drainage from the subordinate follicles by ovum pickup procedures prevents the risk of twin pregnancy without reducing the fertility of the cow. Lactating dairy cows with at least two follicles over 12 mm diameter located one on each ovary and selected from synchronized groups for fixed-time insemination were assigned to a Control (n = 49) or Drainage (n = 49) group. The largest follicle was considered as the dominant follicle. Draining of all subordinate follicles (≥10 mm) was performed in the Drainage group...
October 27, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076376/clomiphene-citrate-combined-with-metformin-versus-letrozole-for-induction-of-ovulation-in-clomiphene-resistant-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohamed Rezk, Abd-Elhamid Shaheen, Ibrahim Saif El-Nasr
A total of 202 patients with clomiphene citrate (CC) -resistant polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were randomly allocated into two arms of induction of ovulation; the first group (n = 102) received CC 100 mg and metformin 500 mg while the second group (n = 100) received letrozole 2.5 mg with ovulation rate, clinical pregnancy rate, adverse effects, and acceptability were assessed. Patients in the letrozole arm experienced higher rate of ovulation (82% versus 43.1%, p < .001), more dominant follicles (p < ...
October 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073540/uterine-endometrial-vascularization-during-ovarian-follicular-growth-in-llamas-the-effect-of-estradiol-plasma-concentration
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Mauricio Silva, Felipe Urra, Marcelo Ratto
The aim of this study was to evaluated changes in endometrial vascularization area (EVA) between the left and right uterine horn: a) during the ovarian follicular growth in intact llamas, and b) after exogenous estradiol administration of estradiol benzoate in ovariectomized (OVX) llamas. In experiment 1 follicle wave emergence was synchronized (n = 5 llamas) by follicle ablation (Day 0). Females were examined every other day from Day 1 to Day 27, using B mode ultrasonography to evaluate dominant follicle growth profile...
October 17, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073082/transcription-factor-isx-mediates-the-cross-talk-between-diet-and-immunity
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Made Airanthi K Widjaja-Adhi, Grzegorz Palczewski, Kali Dale, Elizabeth A Knauss, Mary E Kelly, Marcin Golczak, Alan D Levine, Johannes von Lintig
The intestinal epithelium is a major site for the conversion of dietary β-carotene to retinaldehyde by the enzyme BCO1. The majority of retinaldehyde is further metabolized to retinol (vitamin A), esterified and packaged into triacylglycerol-rich chylomicrons for bodily distribution. Some serve on-site for the synthesis of retinoic acid, a hormone-like compound, which exerts pleiotropic and dominant effects on gastrointestinal immunity. We report here that the intestine-specific homeobox protein ISX is critical to control the metabolic flow of β-carotene through this important branching point of vitamin A metabolism...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070766/relationship-between-the-side-of-pregnancy-and-side-of-subsequent-ovarian-activity-during-the-early-postpartum-period-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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Hiromi Kusaka, Hiroshi Miura, Motohiro Kikuchi, Minoru Sakaguchi
After parturition, the ovary ipsilateral to the side of previous pregnancy exhibits lower functional activity than that exhibited by the contralateral ovary. The local inhibitory effects of the corpus luteum of the previous pregnancy, and/or the presence of a previous gravid uterine horn, may induce the ipsilateral suppression of folliculogenesis. We examined the influence of the side of previous pregnancy on ovulation and folliculogenesis, until completion of the third postpartum ovulation. The ovaries of 30 Holstein cows were scanned by ultrasonography, through the three postpartum ovulation sequences...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054756/a-lncrna-h19-transcript-from-secondary-hair-follicle-of-liaoning-cashmere-goat-identification-regulatory-network-and-expression-regulated-potentially-by-its-promoter-methylation
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Yu B Zhu, Ze Y Wang, Rong H Yin, Qian Jiao, Su J Zhao, Yu Y Cong, Hui L Xue, Dan Guo, Shi Q Wang, Yan X Zhu, Wen L Bai
The H19 transcript (imprinted maternally expressed transcript) is well-known as long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), and it is thought to be associated with the inductive capacity of dermal papilla cells for hair-follicle reconstruction. In this study, we isolated and characterized a lncRNA-H19 transcript from the secondary hair follicle of Liaoning cashmere goat. Also, we investigated its transcriptional pattern and methylation status of H19 gene in secondary hair follicle of this breed during different stages of hair follicle cycle...
October 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025323/cardiovascular-autonomic-responses-in-the-vcd-rat-model-of-menopause-effects-of-short-and-long-term-ovarian-failure
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Domitila A Huber, Darlan Bazilio, Flaviano Lorenzon, Sibele Sehnem, Lucas Pacheco, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Fernanda B Lima
After menopause, hypertension elevates the risk of cardiac diseases, one of the major causes of women's morbidity. The gradual depletion of ovarian follicles in rats, induced by 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), is a model for studying the physiology of menopause. 4-Vinylcyclohexene diepoxide treatment leads to early ovarian failure (OF) and a hormonal profile comparable to menopause in humans. We have hypothesized that OF can compromise the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic tones of the cardiovascular system, shifting toward dominance of the former...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960429/the-effects-of-low-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-combined-with-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-protocol-on-women-with-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-for-in-vitro-fertilization
#14
Shutian Jiang, Yanping Kuang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) combined with human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) protocol on cycle characteristics and outcomes of infertile women with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) undergoing ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical centre. PATIENT(S): Forty-six infertile patients with HH and seventy-one infertile patients with tubal factor (TF) infertility undergoing IVF...
September 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947678/randomised-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-different-timing-and-number-of-fixed-timed-artificial-inseminations-following-a-seven-day-progesterone-based-protocol-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-uk-dairy-heifers
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John Paul Walsh, Amy Coates, Fabio Lima, Rob Smith, Georgios Oikonomou
The objective of this study was to determine the effect on pregnancy outcome of either inseminating heifers twice (at 48 and 72 hours after withdrawal of a controlled internal drug release insert (CIDR) containing progesterone) or once (56 hours after CIDR withdrawal) following a seven-day CIDR synchronisation protocol. Dairy heifers (n=267) from five farms, with an age range of 388-736 days, were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups (group A heifers were inseminated twice; group B heifers were inseminated once)...
September 25, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911882/aromatase-inhibitors-a-new-approach-for-controlling-ovarian-function-in-cattle
#16
M J Yapura, E M Zwiefelhofer, R A Pierson, G P Adams
Numerous treatments and protocols have been used to control the reproductive cycle in cattle, with varying effectiveness and many involving the administration of steroid hormones. Steroid hormones, such as estradiol, are perceived as having a negative impact on consumer health. This internationally shared opinion has led to a ban on the use of steroid hormones in food producing animals in many countries (i.e., European Union, New Zealand, and Australia). Letrozole, a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, inactivates the aromatase enzyme responsible for the synthesis of estrogens by reversibly binding to the "heme" group of the P450 subunit...
September 11, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886344/a-recurrent-missense-mutation-in-zp3-causes-empty-follicle-syndrome-and-female-infertility
#17
Tailai Chen, Yuehong Bian, Xiaoman Liu, Shigang Zhao, Keliang Wu, Lei Yan, Mei Li, Zhenglin Yang, Hongbin Liu, Han Zhao, Zi-Jiang Chen
Empty follicle syndrome (EFS) is defined as the failure to aspirate oocytes from mature ovarian follicles during in vitro fertilization. Except for some cases caused by pharmacological or iatrogenic problems, the etiology of EFS remains enigmatic. In the present study, we describe a large family with a dominant inheritance pattern of female infertility characterized by recurrent EFS. Genome-wide linkage analyses and whole-exome sequencing revealed a paternally transmitted heterozygous missense mutation of c...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881231/follicles-and-gonadotropins-during-waves-2-and-3-in-three-wave-interovulatory-intervals-in-bos-taurus-heifers
#18
O J Ginther, M A R Siddiqui, E R Araujo, S V Dangudubiyyam
Observations were made on follicle dynamics and gonadotropin concentrations in anovulatory wave 2 and ovulatory wave 3 in three-wave interovulatory intervals (n = 15). Hypotheses were not used owing to inadequate availability of rationale. The future dominant follicles for waves 2 and 3 were designated DF2 and DF3 and the largest future subordinate follicles as SF2 and SF3, respectively. The day of expected diameter deviation (day 0) was defined as the day that DF2 or DF3 was closest to 8.5 mm. The first day that DF2 became smaller (P < 0...
August 30, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870217/controlled-ovulation-of-the-dominant-follicle-using-progestin-in-minimal-stimulation-in-poor-responders
#19
Qiuju Chen, Yun Wang, Lihua Sun, Shaozhen Zhang, Weiran Chai, Qingqing Hong, Hui Long, Li Wang, Qifeng Lyu, Yanping Kuang
BACKGROUND: The use of progestin (P) during ovarian stimulation is effective in blocking the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in women with normal ovarian reserve, however, its effects have not been determined in poor responders. This study aimed to explore the follicular dynamics in P-primed minimal stimulation in poor responders. METHODS: A total of 204 infertile women with diminished ovarian reserve were allocated into the medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) group or the natural-cycle control group in an alternating order...
September 5, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863349/effect-of-bovine-somatotropin-injection-in-late-pregnant-holstein-heifers-on-metabolic-parameters-and-steroidogenic-potential-of-the-first-postpartum-dominant-follicle
#20
Diego Andres Velasco Acosta, Augusto Schneider, Carolina Bespalhok Jacometo, Joao Alvarado Rincon, Felipe Cardoso, Marcio Nunes Corrêa
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pre-partum injections of bovine somatotropin (bST) in dairy heifers on metabolic markers and the steroidogenic potential of the first postpartum dominant follicle. Heifers were assigned to two groups: bST (ST; n = 29), that received two doses of bST (500 mg/dose) at -28 and -14 days relative to calving; and control (CTL; n = 30), that did not received bST. Follicular development was monitored via ultrasound every 3 days starting at 8 days in milk (DIM) in a subset of 20 heifers until the day the first large follicle reached a diameter of 16 mm...
August 26, 2017: Theriogenology
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