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Unexplained infertility

Eun-Young Nam, Sun Ah Kim, Heejung Kim, Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Hyun Han, Ju-Hee Lee, Dong-Il Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Evodiae Fructus (EF) is the dried, unripe fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa Benth., and one of the main components of traditional herbal prescriptions issued for the treatment of sterility caused by irregular menstruation in Korea. However, scientific evidence regarding the efficacy and action mechanism of EF is lacking. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, the authors established an in vitro screening tool to identify promising new drug candidates in herbal medicines for the prevention and treatment of premature ovarian failure...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Nicole Yoder, Reshef Tal, J Ryan Martin
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during the first trimester and the incidence increases dramatically with assisted-reproductive technology (ART), occurring in approximately 1.5-2.1 % of patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Abdominal ectopic pregnancy is a rare yet clinically significant form of ectopic pregnancy due to potentially high maternal morbidity. While risk factors for ectopic pregnancy after IVF have been studied, very little is known about risk factors specific for abdominal ectopic pregnancy...
October 19, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
I G Shestakova, V E Radzinsky, M B Khamoshina
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a life-changing diagnosis, with profound physical and psychological consequences. Despite the description of different genetic, immune and iatrogenic factors of POI, the etiology of most cases of this disease are unexplained, and optimal management strategies are still unclear. Recent data showed that POI may have a long period of oligomenorrhea before the fully developed form (complete ovarian failure stage), with the occurrence of amenorrhea and climacteric symptoms...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Ishita Ganguly, Aparna Singh, Shilpa Bhandari, Pallavi Agrawal, Nitika Gupta
Introduction. Aim of the study was to find the effect of various prognostic factors in cases of unexplained infertility undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Methods. 146 cases of unexplained infertility were included. A maximum of 3 cycles of IUI were done with clomiphene citrate/HMG. Ovulation trigger was given when the largest follicle diameter was >18 mm, and IUI was planned 36 hours later. Luteal phase support was given for 15 days, urine pregnancy test was done on day 15, ultrasonography was done at 7 weeks, and pregnancy was followed up till delivery...
2016: International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Elena J Tucker, Sonia R Grover, Anne Bachelot, Philippe Touraine, Andrew H Sinclair
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is one form of female infertility, defined by loss of ovarian activity before the age of 40, and characterized by amenorrhea (primary or secondary) with raised gonadotropins and low estradiol. POI affects up to 1 in 100 females, including 1 in 1000 before the age of 30. Substantial evidence suggests a genetic basis to POI, however, the majority of cases remain unexplained indicating there are likely genes associated with this condition yet to be discovered. This review discusses the current knowledge of the genetic basis of POI...
October 3, 2016: Endocrine Reviews
Anna Kałuża, Anna Jarząb, Andrzej Gamian, Ewa M Kratz, Mariusz Zimmer, Mirosława Ferens-Sieczkowska
Glycosylation pattern within reproductive tract is now suggested to be involved in providing female immune tolerance for allograft sperm and developing embryo, but the information whether impaired glycosylation may influence male fertility potential is still limited. We have analyzed seminal plasma N-glycome in pooled samples derived from fertile and infertile men by means of MALDI-TOF/TOF tandem mass spectrometry. Among infertile subjects, normozoospermic, oligozoospermic, asthenozoospermic and oligoasthenozoospermic samples were obtained...
September 18, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
Omer Hamid Yumusak, Serkan Kahyaoglu, Meryem Kuru Pekcan, Esra Isci, Mehmet Cinar, Yasemin Tasci
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a commonly used procedure to increase the infertile couples' chance of pregnancy. Single or double insemination and different timing choices are modifications of this intervention. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of the IUI procedure on clinical pregnancy rates when performed at 24 hours or 36 hours after ovulation triggered by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) following ovulation induction with gonadotropins. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) (as per Rotterdam's criteria) or unexplained infertility, who were treated using gonadotropins for ovulation induction and IUI for increasing fertilization potential, were recruited from the medical records of the infertility clinic...
September 26, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
T Shokeir, F Haroun
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November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
H Park, D Ramirez, L Noble, J S Saldivar, Z Mulla
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November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Laura Benaglia, Giorgio Candotti, Enrico Papaleo, Luca Pagliardini, Marta Leonardi, Marco Reschini, Lavinia Quaranta, Maria Munaretto, Paola Viganò, Massimo Candiani, Paolo Vercellini, Edgardo Somigliana
STUDY QUESTION: Are women with endometriosis who conceive with IVF at increased risk of preterm birth? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women with endometriosis who conceive with IVF do not face an increased risk of preterm birth. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The eutopic endometrium of women with endometriosis has been repeatedly shown to present molecular and cellular alterations. On this basis, it has been hypothesized that pregnancy outcome may be altered in affected women...
September 24, 2016: Human Reproduction
Melahat Atasever, Müberra Namlı Kalem, Şafak Hatırnaz, Ebru Hatırnaz, Ziya Kalem, Zeynep Kalaylıoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate intrauterine insemination (IUI) clinical experiences and to define the variables for predicting success. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study was an observational trial performed in a private IVF center on subfertile couples who had applied for treatment between 2002 and 2012, in which the data of 503 IUI cases were retrospectively reviewed. Couples who had been diagnosed with unexplained and mild male subfertility were included...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Farzaneh Tafvizi, Masomeh Masomi
BACKGROUND: Various studies have been conducted on the role of leptin in the different types of infertility, including endometriosis, polycystic ovaries and male infertility; however, only a few studies have been conducted on the effect of leptin on unexplained infertility. The purpose of the present study was therefore to compare serum leptin levels in women with unexplained infertility and fertile women as a contributing factor to female infertility in Iran. METHODS: The present case-control study was conducted on 40 women with unexplained infertility and 30 fertile women who met the inclusion criteria (FSH < 10, BMI < 30, normal AMH and AFC and age under 35)...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Leena Wadhwa, Rupali Khanna, Taru Gupta, Sangeeta Gupta, Sarika Arora, Sumi Nandwani
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of GnRH antagonist in prevention of premature LH surge and increasing pregnancy rates in IUI cycle with mild ovarian hyperstimulation (MOH). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective parallel, randomised controlled study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Couples diagnosed with unexplained, male factor subfertility and with one or both tubes patent were randomised to receive either a GnRH antagonist (study group) or no intervention (control group)...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Jianbing Liu, Chunling Shen, Weimin Fan, Yan Chen, Aijun Zhang, Yun Feng, Zheng Li, Ying Kuang, Zhugang Wang
PRSS37, a putative trypsin-like serine protease, is highly conserved during mammalian evolution as revealed by multiple sequence alignment. Mice deficient for Prss37 gene exhibit male infertility, but their mating behavior, spermatogenesis, sperm morphology, and motility remain unaffected, similar to a situation called unexplained male infertility (UMI) in men (human being). Here, we demonstrated that PRSS37 is restrictively expressed in human testis, where it is mainly located in the elongating and elongated spermatids during spermiogenesis as shown by immunohistochemical analysis of normal human testicular sections...
September 20, 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Rabia Faridi, Atteeq U Rehman, Robert J Morell, Penelope L Friedman, Leigh Demain, Sana Zahra, Asma Ali Khan, Dalia Tohlob, Muhammad Zaman Assir, Glenda Beaman, Shaheen N Khan, William G Newman, Sheikh Riazuddin, Thomas B Friedman
Perrault syndrome (PS) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) in females and sensorineural hearing loss in males and females. In many PS subjects, causative variants have not been found in the five reported PS genes. The objective of this study was to identify the genetic cause of PS in an extended consanguineous family with six deaf individuals. Whole exome sequencing (WES) was completed on four affected members of a large family, and variants and co-segregation was confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
September 15, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Alban Deroux, Chantal Dumestre-Perard, Camille Dunand-Faure, Laurence Bouillet, Pascale Hoffmann
On average, 10 % of infertile couples have unexplained infertility. Auto-immune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus, anti-phospholipid syndrome) accounts for a part of these cases. In the last 20 years, aspecific auto-immunity, defined as positivity of auto-antibodies in blood sample without clinical or biological criteria for defined diseases, has been evoked in a subpopulation of infertile women. A systematic review was performed (PUBMED) using the MESH search terms "infertility" and "auto-immunity" or "reproductive technique" or "assisted reproduction" or "in vitro fertilization" and "auto-immunity...
September 14, 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Gokhan Boyraz, Ilker Selcuk, Lale K Sokmensuer, Gurkan Bozdag, Roelof Menkveld, Serdar Gunalp
The parameters measured in the standard semen analysis may be insufficient for exact differentiation between fertile and infertile men. Therefore, we assume that the high rate of apoptotic sperm in ejaculate may play a role on the aetiology of unexplained infertility. Couples with unexplained infertility treated by ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination were consecutively enrolled (n = 94). To determine the proapoptotic sperm rate, the ejaculate from patients was stained with annexin V. Thirteen of the 94 couples (13...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dina M R Dakhly, Yomna A Bayoumi, Mohamed Sharkawy, Sherine H Gad Allah, Mohamed A Hassan, Hisham M Gouda, Ahmed T Hashem, Dina L Hatem, Mona F Ahmed, Waleed El-Khayat
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of intralipid supplementation in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) and elevated natural killer cell activity undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection. METHODS: Between February 10, 2013, and April 30, 2015, a double-blind randomized controlled study was conducted at a center in Egypt. Women with unexplained secondary infertility, RSA, and elevated levels of natural killer cells (>12%) were enrolled and randomly assigned to receive intralipid (2mL diluted at 20% in 250mL saline) or saline (250mL) infusion on the day of oocyte retrieval using random numbers and sealed envelopes...
August 30, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Madhuri S Salker, Zohreh Hosseinzadeh, Nour Alowayed, Ni Zeng, Anja T Umbach, Zoe Webster, Yogesh Singh, Jan J Brosens, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: Serum & glucocorticoid inducible kinase (SGK1) regulates several ion channels, including amiloride sensitive epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC). SGK1 and ENaC in the luminal endometrium epithelium, are critically involved in embryo implantation, although little is known about their regulation. The present study explored whether SGK1 and ENaC are modulated by LEFTYA, a negative regulator of uterine receptivity. METHODS: Expression levels were determined by qRT-PCR and Western blotting, ENaC channel activity by whole cell patch clamp and transepithelial current by Ussing chamber experiments...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Fatma Beyazit, Nafiye Yilmaz, Osman Balci, Magdi Adam, Selen Taflan Yaman
Objective Ischemia-mediated oxidative stress and inflammation have been reported to be important contributors to the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is a novel marker generated under ischemic and oxidative conditions and may reflect disease activity in distinct disease states. Therefore, we investigated whether the serum IMA levels are affected in infertile PCOS patients. Methods Forty-six patients with infertile PCOS, 30 patients with unexplained infertility, and 31 age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls were included in this cross-sectional study...
2016: Internal Medicine
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