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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338139/occurrence-of-ovarian-follicular-dominance-during-stimulation-for-ivm-impacts-usable-blastocyst-yield
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Sergio Romero, Ricardo Pella, Francisco Escudero, Ygor Pérez, Mario García, Patricia Orihuela
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of ovarian follicular dominance on the outcome of oocyte in-vitro maturation. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 21 patients with polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovary syndrome (Rotterdam criteria, 2004) subjected to 24 in-vitro maturation (IVM) cycles between October 2015 and January 2017. Patients undergoing IVM received minimal gonadotropin stimulation starting on day 2 or 3 of the cycle; ovum pick-up typically occurred on days 6 to 8...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335018/danggwijagyaksan-for-climacteric-syndrome-in-peri-and-postmenopausal-women-with-a-blood-deficiency-dominant-pattern-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Ojin Kwon, Joo-Hee Kim, Eun-Ji Park, Seon-Eun Baek, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Jun-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of Danggwijagyaksan (DJS) for alleviating climacteric syndrome in peri- and postmenopausal women with a blood-deficiency dominant pattern. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. A total of 34 women with climacteric syndrome who have signed informed consent forms will be registered in this study. Placebo or DJS will be randomly assigned to the participants in an equal proportion...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334661/altered-expression-of-il-1%C3%AE-il-1ri-il-1rii-il-1ra-and-il-4-could-contribute-to-anovulation-and-follicular-persistence-in-cattle
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A F Stassi, M E Baravalle, E M Belotti, A N Amweg, E Angeli, M M L Velázquez, F Rey, N R Salvetti, H H Ortega
Cystic ovarian disease (COD) is an important cause of infertility in dairy cattle. The main signs of this infertility are ovulation failure and follicular persistence. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of the cytokines IL-1β, IL-1RI, IL-1RII, IL-1RA and IL-4 in ovarian follicular structures at different times of persistence in a model of follicular persistence induced by prolonged administration of progesterone in dairy cows. Protein expression of IL-1β, IL-1RI, IL-1RII, IL-1RA and IL-4 was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
January 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258623/dynamic-modeling-of-folliculogenesis-signaling-pathways-in-the-presence-of-mirnas-expression
#4
Abolfazl Bahrami, Seyed Reza Miraie-Ashtiani, Mostafa Sadeghi, Ali Najafi, Reza Ranjbar
BACKGROUND: TEK signaling plays a very important role in folliculogenesis. It activates Ras/ERK/MYC, PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and ovarian steroidogenesis activation pathways. These are the main pathways for cell growth, differentiation, migration, adhesion, proliferation, survival and protein synthesis. RESULTS: TEK signaling on each of the two important pathways where levels of pERK, pMYC, pAkt, pMCL1 and pEIF4EBP1 are increased in dominant follicles and pMYC is decreased in dominant follicles...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249328/monitoring-and-controlling-follicular-activity-in-camelids
#5
Ahmed Tibary
This paper reviews that state of our knowledge concerning follicular wave dynamics, monitoring and manipulation. All camelids have overlapping follicular waves in absence of ovulation which is induced by a seminal plasma factor (βNGF). The interval between follicular waves varies. The size of the ovulatory follicle varies between 11 and 25 mm in camels and between in 6 and 13 mm in South American Camelids. The interval between induction of ovulation and next ovulatory follicle is 15 ± 1 day for all camelids...
December 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247588/oocyte-maturation-in-the-toad-rhinella-arenarum-amphibia-anura-evidence-of-camp-involvement-in-steroid-production-and-action
#6
Ana Josefina AriasTorres, José Bernardino Páez, Liliana Isabel Zelarayán
In this work, we describe the participation of the Adenylate cyclase/3'-5'-cyclic adenonsine monophosphate (cAMP) pathway in the seasonal follicular secretion of progesterone (P4 ) and testosterone (T), and its relationship with the maturation of Rhinella arenarum oocytes. Under gonadotropin stimulation, P4 secretion was the dominant steroid produced during the reproductive period, resulting in 100% germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) in oocytes in vitro; in contrast, T and estradiol (E2 ) secretion increased (∼16 nM/20 follicles and ∼80 pM/20 follicles, respectively) during the non-reproductive period, but only yielded 50% GVBD...
December 16, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224967/ovarian-follicular-dynamics-and-conception-rate-in-bos-indicus-cows-with-different-antral-follicle-counts-subjected-to-timed-artificial-insemination
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Fábio Morotti, Rogério Moretti, Gustavo Martins Gomes Dos Santos, Katia Cristina Silva-Santos, Pedro Henrique Ramos Cerqueira, Marcelo Marcondes Seneda
Two experiments in Nelore cows subjected to timed artificial insemination (TAI) were designed to compare the influence of the antral follicle count (AFC/AFCs) on (1) ovarian follicular dynamics and (2) conception rates. First, multiparous cows with high (≥45 follicles; n=43) or low (≤15 follicles; n=32) AFCs were selected to undergo a TAI protocol to monitor ovarian follicular dynamics. Second, the AFCs of 962 cows also subjected to TAI were determined and classified as groups of high (G-high; ≥45 follicles; n=194), intermediate (G-intermediate; ≥20≤40 follicles, n=397) or low (G-low; ≤15 follicles; n=243) AFCs...
December 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224966/variations-in-follicle-diameter-deviation-and-a-growth-spurt-in-the-dominant-follicle-at-deviation-in-bos-taurus-heifers
#8
O J Ginther
Follicle diameter deviation during a follicular wave in cattle is preceded by a common-growth phase and begins with continued growth rate of the future dominant follicle (DF or F1) and reduced growth rate of the future largest subordinate follicle (SF or F2). Follicle diameters were analyzed daily for wave 1 (n=100) and wave 2 (n=91). The beginning of expected deviation was designated day 0 and was defined as the day the largest follicle was closest to 8.5mm. Conventional classification of deviation (F2≥7...
December 1, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215516/clomiphene-stair-step-protocol-for-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Tiffanny Jones, Jacqueline R Ho, Marc Gualtieri, Janet Bruno-Gaston, Karine Chung, Richard J Paulson, Kristin A Bendikson
OBJECTIVE: To compare time to ovulation, ovulation rates, and side effect profile of traditional and the stair-step protocol for ovulation induction using clomiphene citrate in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of women seeking care for infertility with a diagnosis of PCOS at a university-based infertility clinic from July 2012 to July 2014. We included patients who were resistant to the initial starting dose of 50 mg clomiphene...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191621/propionibacterium-acnes-induces-autophagy-in-keratinocytes-involvement-of-multiple-mechanisms
#10
Klára Megyeri, László Orosz, Szilvia Bolla, Lilla Erdei, Zsolt Rázga, György Seprényi, Edit Urbán, Kornélia Szabó, Lajos Kemény
Propionibacterium acnes is a dominant member of the cutaneous microbiota. Herein, we evaluate the effects of different P. acnes strains and propionic acid on autophagy in keratinocytes. Our results showed that P. acnes strain 889 altered the architecture of the mitochondrial network, elevated the levels of LC3B-II, Beclin-1 and phospho-AMPKα, stimulated autophagic flux, facilitated intracellular redistribution of LC3B, increased average number of autophagosomes per cell, and enhanced development of acidic vesicular organelles in the HPV-KER cell line...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179885/bilaterality-of-ovarian-endometriomas-does-not-affect-the-outcome-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-infertile-women-after-laparoscopic-cystectomy
#11
Hsing-Tse Yu, Hong-Yuan Huang, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chin-Jung Wang, Chyi-Long Lee, Yung-Kuei Soong
BACKGROUND: To assess whether the unilateral or bilateral lesions can affect ovarian reserve and pregnancy outcome in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) in infertility patients underwent laparoscopic cystectomy. METHODS: A total of 148 IVF/ICSI cycle in patients who had undergone laparoscopic cystectomy for unilateral or bilateral endometriomas were reviewed retrospectively. There were 103 cycles where laparoscopic cystectomy had been carried out for unilateral endometriomas and 45 cycles after bilateral-side surgery...
October 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175178/effect-of-serum-paraoxonase-1-pon1-activity-on-follicular-development-and-pregnancy-rate-in-cattle
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Natália A Castro, Luiz F M Pfeifer, Jéssica S Andrade, Joao A A Rincón, Ligia M Cantarelli Pegoraro, Augusto Schneider
Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activity has been associated with improvement in ovarian function in early postpartum dairy cows and improved in vitro embryo development. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the potential association among PON1 activity and follicular growth, diameter of the preovulatory follicle and pregnancy per artificial insemination (AI) service in cattle. In Experiment 1, cows (n=33) were subjected to an estradiol-progesterone based protocol to control time of ovulation. Starting on Day 8 of the protocol, follicular growth and serum PON1 activity were monitored...
November 22, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171353/the-neuro-control-of-the-ovarain-cycle-a-hypothesis
#13
Bruno Lunenfeld, Klaus Bühler
Since more than 100 years, it is known that pituitary function depends upon the function of higher centers in the brain. It was already assumed at this time that pituitary extracts could influence the gonads and postulated that their use could have practical applications. In 1926, the 'gonadal principle' was discovered revealing the regulation of ovarian function by the pituitary. The two pituitary hormones were called 'Prolan A' and 'Prolan B' which are responsible for ovarian function especially secretion of the hormones: 'lutein' and 'foliculin'...
November 24, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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