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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725911/continuous-embryo-culture-elicits-higher-blastulation-but-similar-cumulative-delivery-rates-than-sequential-a-large-prospective-study
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Danilo Cimadomo, C Scarica, R Maggiulli, G Orlando, D Soscia, L Albricci, S Romano, F Sanges, F M Ubaldi, L Rienzi
PURPOSE: To assess whether continuous embryo culture involves better embryological and/or clinical outcomes than sequential. METHODS: Prospective study at a private IVF center. All consecutive IVF cycles (September 2013-2015) fulfilling the inclusion criteria underwent embryo culture in either Continuous-Single-Culture-Media (CSCM, n = 972) or sequential media (Quinn's Advantage, n = 514), respectively. ICSI, blastocyst culture in either standard (MINC) or undisturbed (Embryoscope) incubation, transfer (until September 2016), and pregnancy follow-up (until September 2017) were performed...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714056/selection-of-preimplantation-embryos-using-time-lapse-microscopy-in-in-vitro-fertilization-state-of-the-technology-and-future-directions
#2
REVIEW
Belén Aparicio-Ruiz, Laura Romany, Marcos Meseguer
In this review, our aim is to give an overview of the state of the technology and clinical outcomes of time-lapse microscopy in improving embryo selection as a key step in in vitro fertilization (IVF). Using traditional incubators, morphologic assessment of the fertilized embryos is limited to snapshots at a few discrete points in time, reducing the amount of information that could potentially be obtained. Time-lapse monitoring overcomes this limitation without exposing the embryos to environmental changes...
May 1, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712617/negative-effects-of-oxidative-stress-in-bovine-spermatozoa-on-in-vitro-development-and-dna-integrity-of-embryos
#3
L Bittner, S Wyck, C Herrera, M Siuda, C Wrenzycki, B van Loon, H Bollwein
Oxidative stress in spermatozoa has effects on subsequent embryo development. The aim of the present study was to elucidate whether sperm oxidative stress results in increased DNA damage in the embryo. To this end, bovine spermatozoa were incubated for 1h at 37°C without or with 100µM H2O2, resulting in non-oxidised (NOX-S) and oxidised (OX-S) spermatozoa respectively. Non-incubated spermatozoa served as the control group (CON-S). After IVF, developmental rates 30, 46 and 60h and 7 days after IVF were assessed...
May 1, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564832/time-lapse-imaging-for-the-detection-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-primate-preimplantation-embryos
#4
Brittany L Daughtry, Shawn L Chavez
The use of time-lapse microscopic imaging has proven to be a powerful tool for the study of mitotic divisions and other cellular processes across diverse species and cell types. Although time-lapse monitoring (TLM) of human preimplantation development was first introduced to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) community several decades ago, it was not until relatively recently that TLM systems were commercialized for clinical embryology purposes. Traditionally, human IVF embryos are assessed by successful progression and morphology under a stereomicroscope at distinct time points prior to selection for transfer...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536383/the-effect-of-short-term-exposure-of-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-to-in-vitro-maturation-medium-on-yield-of-mature-oocytes-and-usable-embryos-in-stimulated-cycles
#5
C R Sacha, D J Kaser, L V Farland, S Srouji, S A Missmer, C Racowsky
PURPOSE: We examined whether short-term exposure to in vitro maturation (IVM) medium of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) from a stimulated cycle increases the yield of metaphase II (MII) oocytes and usable embryos. METHODS: Retrospective review of two consecutive autologous IVF/ICSI cycles per patient between 2007 and 2015 in which cycle 1 did not result in live birth. Patients with short-term exposure of COCs to IVM medium (3-5 h before standard insemination or ICSI) in cycle 2 (treated) were matched 1:4 on %MI and %MII to patients without use of IVM in cycle 2 (untreated)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448847/effect-of-early-cumulus-cells-removal-and-early-rescue-icsi-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-high-risk-patients-of-fertilization-failure
#6
Yuxia He, Haiying Liu, Haiyan Zheng, Li Li, Xin Fu, Jianqiao Liu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate clinical outcomes of early cumulus cells removal and early rescue intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in high-risk patients of fertilization failure during human in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: A total of 5,518 patients were enrolled between January 2014 to December 2016. Of which 505 couples performed short insemination with >30% fertilization rate were included in short-term IVF group, 102 patients detected total fertilization failure (TFF) were treated with early rescue ICSI (R-ICSI group), and 4911 couples underwent conventional IVF with overnight co-incubation of gametes (traditional IVF group)...
February 15, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443441/cumulative-live-birth-rates-and-perinatal-outcomes-with-the-use-of-time-lapse-imaging-incubators-for-embryo-culture-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-1882-art-cycles
#7
M Mascarenhas, S J Fox, K Thompson, A H Balen
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of live birth rates and the perinatal outcomes after fresh and frozen embryo transfer between time-lapse imaging (TLI) and standard culture (SC) incubators. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A single tertiary level IVF unit. POPULATION: Women undergoing IVF between January 2014 and October 2015. METHODS: Comparison was done between 1064 IVF cycles using TLI (TLI cycles) and 818 IVF cycles using SC (SC cycles)...
February 14, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428720/effects-of-pre-incubation-with-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-on-nuclear-maturation-mitochondrial-behavior-and-developmental-competence-of-sheep-oocytes
#8
Tong Zhang, Xiaomei Fan, Ruilan Li, Chunqiang Zhang, Jiaxin Zhang
In vitro produced mammalian embryos suffer from developmental failure, with a large proportion showing embryonic retardation, degradation, or apoptosis. This failure is due, in part, to incomplete oocyte cytoplasmic maturation. C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) has been reported to act as a meiotic inhibitor. Here we explored the potential effects of CNP pre-treatment sheep oocytes on nuclear maturation, changes in mitochondrial behavior and developmental competence of in vitro fertilized embryos. Sheep cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were aspirated from abattoir-derived ovaries...
February 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397252/freeze-dried-spermatozoa-an-alternative-biobanking-option-for-endangered-species
#9
Debora Agata Anzalone, Luca Palazzese, Domenico Iuso, Giuseppe Martino, Pasqualino Loi
In addition to the iconic wild species, such as the pandas and Siberian tigers, an ever-increasing number of domestic species are also threatened with extinction. Biobanking of spermatozoa could preserve genetic heritages of extinct species, and maintain biodiversity of existing species. Because lyophilized spermatozoa retain fertilizing capacity, the aim was to assess whether freeze-dried spermatozoa are an alternative option to save endangered sheep breeds. To achieve this objective, semen was collected from an Italian endangered sheep breed (Pagliarola), and a biobank of cryopreserved and freeze-dried spermatozoa was established, and evaluated using IVF (for frozen spermatozoa) and ICSI procedures (for frozen and freeze-dried spermatozoa)...
March 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136144/antioxidants-improve-ivf-outcome-and-subsequent-embryo-development-in-the-mouse
#10
T Truong, D K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: What is the effect of a combination of three antioxidants (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and α-Lipoic Acid), present in IVF medium during mouse oocyte and sperm collection, on fertilization and subsequent IVF embryo development? SUMMARY ANSWER: A combination of antioxidants resulted in faster developmental times from the 2-cell stage through to expanded blastocyst stage, accompanied by a significant increase in blastocyst cell number and a reduction of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093204/in-vitro-fertilization-in-mice
#11
Robert Taft
In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves fertilization of mature oocytes with capacitated sperm in a tissue culture dish. This technique can generate large numbers of cleavage-stage embryos without using a significant number of single-caged stud males for mating. In addition, sperm penetration is synchronous during incubation with mature oocytes, leading to synchronous development, unlike fertilization in vivo, when natural ovulation is usually spread over time. These embryos can be used for a variety of applications including rapid strain expansion and generation of age-matched experimental cohorts as well as cryopreservation at the two-cell stage (speed cryo)...
November 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062792/elevated-levels-of-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-are-not-related-to-nk-cell-parameters-in-recurrent-ivf-failure
#12
Rhea Bansal, Brian Ford, Shree Bhaskaran, Meenyau Thum, Amolak Bansal
BACKGROUND: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and NK cells have an interrelated role in angiogenesis that is critical for placentation and success of in vitro fertilization. An attempt was made to assess a possible relationship between the two in this study. METHODS: A case control study was performed comparing the serum levels of VEGF-A and its receptor VEGF-R1 with levels of NK cells, activated NK cells and NK cytotoxicity in 62 women with Repeated Implantation Failure (RIF)...
July 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958997/effects-of-difructose-dianhydride-dfa-iv-on-in-vitro-fertilization-in-pigs
#13
Young-Joo Yi, S Kamala-Kannan, Jeong-Muk Lim, Byung-Taek Oh, Sang-Myeong Lee
Difructose dianhydride IV (DFA-IV) is produced from levan, which is a natural polysaccharide that belongs to the fructan family, through the activity of levan fructotransferase (LF) derived from microorganisms. Recently, DFA-IV has been expected to have diverse applications in the food and medical industry. Here, we examined the potential application of DFA-IV forin vitro fertilization (IVF) in pigs. In the assessment of acrosomal integrity during incubation, intact acrosomal or viable spermatozoa were highly sustained in 0...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938894/in-vitro-progesterone-production-by-luteinized-human-mural-granulosa-cells-is-modulated-by-activation-of-ampk-and-cause-of-infertility
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E C Bowdridge, M W Vernon, J A Flores, M J Clemmer
BACKGROUND: Mural granulosa cells from IVF patients were provided by the West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine in Morgantown, WV. The effect of adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, primary cause of infertility, age, BMI, and pregnancy outcome on production of progesterone were examined separately. METHODS: Isolated mural sheets from IVF patients (n = 26) were centrifuged, supernatant discarded, and the pellet re-suspended in 500 μl of DMEM/F12...
September 22, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929977/exposure-to-follicular-fluid-during-oocyte-maturation-and-oviductal-fluid-during-post-maturation-does-not-improve-in-vitro-embryo-production-in-the-horse
#15
Cécile Douet, Olivia Parodi, Nicola Antonio Martino, Giovanni Michele Lacalandra, Michele Nicassio, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Maria Elena Dell'Aquila, Ghylène Goudet
Most wild equids and many domestic horse breeds are at risk of extinction, so there is an urgent need for genome resource banking. Embryos cryopreservation allows the preservation of genetics from male and female and is the fastest method to restore a breed. In the equine, embryo production in vitro would allow the production of several embryos per cycle. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used to generate horse embryos, but it requires expensive equipment and expertise in micromanipulation, and blastocyst development rates remain low...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865550/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-pregnancies-conceived-with-embryos-cultured-in-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maria Fernanda Insua, Ana Cristina Cobo, Zaloa Larreategui, Marcos Ferrando, Vicente Serra, Marcos Meseguer
OBJECTIVE: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies resulting from embryos incubated in a time-lapse system (TLS) with those of embryos grown in standard IVF incubators (SI). DESIGN: Retrospective description of a cohort of patients who conceived during a randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Private university-affiliated IVF center. PATIENT(S): Of 856 randomized patients, 378 gave birth to a live-born infant: 216 of the deliveries originated from embryos incubated in TLS, and 162 deliveries were from embryos cultured in SI...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865549/effect-of-oocyte-vitrification-on-embryo-quality-time-lapse-analysis-and-morphokinetic-evaluation
#17
Ana Cobo, Aila Coello, Jose Remohí, Jose Serrano, Jose Maria de Los Santos, Marcos Meseguer
OBJECTIVE: To analyze whether oocyte vitrification may affect subsequent embryo development from a morphokinetic standpoint by means of time-lapse imaging. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated private IVF center. PATIENT(S): Ovum donation cycles conducted with the use of vitrified (n = 631 cycles; n = 3,794 embryos) or fresh oocytes (n = 1,359 cycles; n = 9,935 embryos) over 2 years. INTERVENTIONS(S): None...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712646/live-births-after-embryo-selection-using-morphokinetics-versus-conventional-morphology-a-retrospective-analysis
#18
Simon Fishel, Alison Campbell, Sue Montgomery, Rachel Smith, Lynne Nice, Samantha Duffy, Lucy Jenner, Kathyrn Berrisford, Louise Kellam, Rob Smith, Ivy D'Cruz, Ashley Beccles
The increasing corpus of clinical studies using time-lapse imaging for embryo selection demonstrates considerable variation in study protocols and only limited-sized study cohorts. Outcome measures are based on implantation or clinical pregnancy; some predict blastulation from early cleavage-stage data, and few have evaluated live birth. Erroneously, most studies treat the embryos as independent variables and do not include patient or treatment variables in the statistical analyses. In this study, cohort size was 14,793 patients and 23,762 cycles...
October 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711302/potential-selection-of-genetically-balanced-spermatozoa-based-on-the-hypo-osmotic-swelling-test-in-chromosomal-rearrangement-carriers
#19
Alexandre Rouen, Léa Carlier, Solveig Heide, Matthieu Egloff, Pauline Marzin, Flavie Ader, Mathias Schwartz, Eli Rogers, Nicole Joyé, Richard Balet, Nathalie Lédée, Laura Prat-Ellenberg, Nino Guy Cassuto, Jean-Pierre Siffroi
Chromosomal translocations and other balanced rearrangements, although usually associated with a normal phenotype, can lead to the transmission of an abnormal unbalanced genome to the offspring. Balanced and unbalanced spermatozoa, being indistinguishable, cannot be selected or deselected for prior to IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Spermatozoa from 16 chromosomal rearrangement carriers were studied. After incubation in a hypo-osmotic solution (hypo-osmotic swelling test, or HOST), spermatozoa were fixed on microscope slides...
June 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632990/shortening-gametes-co-incubation-time-improves-live-birth-rate-for-couples-with-a-history-of-fragmented-embryos
#20
Anne Le Bras, Laetitia Hesters, Vanessa Gallot, Cathie Tallet, Gerard Tachdjian, Nelly Frydman
Short gamete co-incubation (SGCO) consists in decreasing the duration of contact between oocytes and sperm from the standard overnight insemination (SOI) toward 2 hours. However, the effectiveness of this technique to improve in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes remains controversial. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of SGCO in a poor prognosis population with a history of fragmented embryos defined by the presence of at least 50% of the embryos with more than 25% of cytoplasmic fragments...
October 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
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