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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333271/impact-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-euthyroid-women-on-live-birth-rate-after-iui
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D Unuane, B Velkeniers, B Bravenboer, P Drakopoulos, H Tournaye, J Parra, M De Brucker
STUDY QUESTION: Does thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) predict live birth rate in euthyroid women after one treatment cycle in IUI patients? SUMMARY ANSWER: TAI as such does not influence pregnancy outcome after IUI treatment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of TAI on pregnancy outcome in the case of IVF/ICSI is largely debated in the literature. This is the first study to address this issue in the case of IUI. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: This was a retrospective cohort study...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333265/improving-oocyte-quality-by-transfer-of-autologous-mitochondria-from-fully-grown-oocytes
#2
Stine Gry Kristensen, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Claus Yding Andersen
Older women are often the most challenging group of patients in fertility clinics due to a decline in both number and overall quality of oocytes. The quality of oocytes has been linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. In this mini-review, we discuss this hypothesis and suggest alternative treatment options using autologous mitochondria to potentially augment pregnancy potential in ART. Autologous transfer of mitochondria from the patient's own germline cells has attracted much attention as a possible new treatment to revitalize deficient oocytes...
March 2, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333224/changes-in-practice-make-analysis-of-historical-databases-irrelevant-for-comparison-between-natural-and-stimulated-ivf
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Geeta Nargund, Stuart Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333222/ivf-or-iui-as-first-line-treatment-in-unexplained-subfertility-the-conundrum-of-treatment-selection-markers
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R I Tjon-Kon-Fat, P Tajik, M H Zafarmand, A J Bensdorp, P M M Bossuyt, G J E Oosterhuis, R van Golde, S Repping, M D A Lambers, E Slappendel, D Perquin, M J Pelinck, J Gianotten, J W M Maas, M J C Eijkemans, F van der Veen, B W Mol, M van Wely
STUDY QUESTION: Are there treatment selection markers that could aid in identifying couples, with unexplained or mild male subfertility, who would have better chances of a healthy child with IVF with single embryo transfer (IVF-SET) than with IUI with ovarian stimulation (IUI-OS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: We did not find any treatment selection markers that were associated with better chances of a healthy child with IVF-SET instead of IUI-OS in couples with unexplained or mild male subfertility...
February 24, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333033/freeze-all-cycle-in-reproductive-medicine-current-perspectives
#5
Matheus Roque, Marcello Valle, Alessandra Kostolias, Marcos Sampaio, Selmo Geber
The freeze-all strategy has emerged as an alternative to fresh embryo transfer (ET) during in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Although fresh ET is the norm during assisted reproductive therapies (ART), there are many concerns about the possible adverse effects of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) over the endometrium. The supra-physiologic hormonal levels that occur during a conventional COS are associated with modifications in the peri-implantation endometrium, which may be related to a decrease in pregnancy rates and poorer obstetric and perinatal outcomes when comparing fresh to frozen-thawed embryo transfers...
February 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328856/the-influence-of-different-growth-hormone-addition-protocols-to-poor-ovarian-responders-on-clinical-outcomes-in-controlled-ovary-stimulation-cycles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xue-Li Li, Li Wang, Fang Lv, Xia-Man Huang, Li-Ping Wang, Yu Pan, Xiao-Mei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Growth hormone (GH) is used as an adjuvant therapy in in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) for poor ovarian responders, but findings for its effects on outcomes of IVF have been conflicting. The aim of the study was to compare IVF-ET outcomes among women with poor ovarian responders, and find which subgroup can benefit from the GH addition. METHODS: We searched the databases, using the terms "growth hormone," "GH," "IVF," "in vitro fertilization...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324271/anti-mullerian-hormone-concentrations-in-individual-follicular-fluids-within-one-stimulated-ivf-cycle-resemble-blood-serum-values
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Michael Schenk, Julia Maria Kröpfl, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Elisabeth Feldmeier, Gregor Weiss
PURPOSE: Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly known as the most potent marker for ovarian reserve due to its decline as female age increases. While serum AMH (sAMH) levels have been intensively investigated, there is less data regarding AMH concentrations in follicular fluid (FF), since FF has usually been designated as waste product during oocyte collection in assisted reproductive technologies. This pilot study investigated follicle AMH concentrations (fAMH) of several follicles per ovary, individually collected with the Steiner-Tan needle, and compared them to sAMH concentrations in women undergoing IVF treatment...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324041/line1-cpg-dna-hypomethylation-in-granulosa-cells-and-blood-leukocytes-is-associated-with-pcos-and-related-traits
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Pooja Sagvekar, Vijay Mangoli, Sadhana Desai, Anushree Patil, Srabani Mukherjee
CONTEXT: Altered global DNA methylation is indicative of epigenomic instability concerning chronic disease-states. Investigating its incidence and association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is essential towards understanding the etiopathogenesis of this disorder. OBJECTIVES: To assess, global DNA methylation differences in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) and cumulus granulosa cells (CGCs) of PCOS and controls and their association with PCOS and its traits...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322538/controlled-ovarian-stimulation-and-triggers-in-in-vitro-fertilization-protocol-personalization-key-to-optimize-outcomes
#9
Jacqueline Y Maher, Mindy S Christianson
The past four decades have delivered many advancements to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. These include a delicate balance of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) without causing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a safe oocyte retrieval, fertilization and embryo culture, endometrial growth and receptivity to promote implantation, and luteal support to maintain the pregnancy. Contemporary IVF practice includes both the classic COH protocols as well as protocols for poor responders and those for specific patient populations...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321529/the-cumulative-dose-of-gonadotropins-used-for-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-does-not-influence-the-odds-of-embryonic-aneuploidy-in-patients-with-normal-ovarian-response
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Lucky Sekhon, Kathryn Shaia, Anthony Santistevan, Karen Hunter Cohn, Joseph A Lee, Piraye Yurttas Beim, Alan B Copperman
OBJECTIVE: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) promotes multifollicular growth, increasing the chance of obtaining euploid embryos that will successfully implant. Whether aneuploidy is increased from COH with exogenous gonadotropins interfering with natural selection of dominant follicles is a concern. This study evaluates the association between gonadotropin exposure and aneuploidy. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 828 patients that underwent 1122 IVF cycles involving controlled ovarian stimulation and trophectoderm biopsy for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), from 2010 to 2015...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319018/the-effect-of-elevated-progesterone-levels-before-hcg-triggering-in-modified-natural-cycle-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles
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Eva R Groenewoud, Nick S Macklon, Ben J Cohlen
Recent studies suggest that elevated late follicular phase progesterone concentrations after ovarian stimulation for IVF may result in embryo-endometrial asynchrony, reducing the chance of successful implantation after fresh embryo transfer. It remains unclear to what extent elevated late follicular phase progesterone levels may occur in unstimulated cycles before frozen-thawed embryo transfer, or what affect they may have on outcomes. In this cohort study, 271 patients randomized to the modified natural cycle arm of a randomized controlled trial comparing two endometrial preparation regimens underwent late follicular phase progesterone and LH testing...
February 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306560/growth-hormone-in-ivf-cycles-any-hope
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Roger J Hart, Luk Rombauts, Robert J Norman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Growth hormone (GH) has been used as an adjunct in ovulation induction and IVF for 25 years, particularly as an adjunct to ovarian stimulation for women who had a previous poor response to stimulation in an IVF cycle. It does not have US Food and Drug Administration approval for this use. Unfortunately, due to the problems inherent with recruiting women who have undergone unsuccessful IVF treatment cycles and their inevitable low live birth rate per initiated cycle, many studies performed to date have been underpowered...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306344/live-birth-after-replacement-of-an-embryo-obtained-from-a-spontaneously-in-vitro-matured-metaphase-i-oocyte
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Paloma Piqueras, Miguel Gallardo, María Hebles, Juan Manuel Jiménez, Beatriz Migueles, Lorena Montero, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Pascual Sánchez-Martín
This case report describes a live birth after the fresh replacement of an embryo obtained from a spontaneously in vitro matured oocyte. The patient was subjected to controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment, obtaining two oocytes. One was found to be immature at the time of denudation, at metaphase-I. This immature oocyte was kept in culture overnight in standard conditions along with the second oocyte - which was mature but failed to fertilize - spontaneously achieving metaphase-II, and was subjected to ICSI...
March 17, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285056/unilateral-salpingectomy-and-methotrexate-are-associated-with-similar-recurrence-rate-of-ectopic-pregnancy-in-patients-undergoing-ivf
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Mohamad Irani, Alex Robles, Vinay Gunnala, Steven D Spandorfer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether different treatment approaches of ectopic pregnancy (EP), particularly unilateral salpingectomy and methotrexate, affect its recurrence rate in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Classification II-2. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENTS: Patients with a history of previous EP who achieved pregnancy following IVF cycles between January 2004 and August 2015 were included...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277814/the-cutoff-values-of-serum-amh-levels-and-starting-recfsh-doses-for-the-individualization-of-ivf-treatment-strategies
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Pinar Özcan, Cem Fiçicioğlu, Seda Ateş, Meltem Güner Can, Çiğdem Kaspar, Oya Akçin, Mert Yesiladali
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of our study is to categorize starting doses of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (recFSH) based on various cutoff values of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and to determine the effectiveness of serum AMH levels in the prediction of poor ovarian response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective data analysis was conducted at IVF center. A total of 323 patients were included. All patients were divided into four groups according to the patients' serum AMH concentrations: Group 1 (AMH < 1 ng/ml; 450 IU/day n = 157); Group 2 (AMH 1-2 ng/ml; 375 IU/day, n = 55); Group 3 (AMH 2-3 ng/ml; 225 IU/day, n = 48); and Group 4 (AMH > 3 ng/ml; 150 IU/day, n = 63)...
March 9, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277113/mild-versus-conventional-antagonist-ovarian-stimulation-protocols-in-expected-normal-responders-undergoing-ivf-icsi-a-case-control-study
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Charalampos Siristatidis, Konstantinos Dafopoulos, Tereza Vrantza, George Salamalekis, George Basios, Paraskevi Vogiatzi, Vasileios Pergialiotis, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Mild controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocols combining clomiphene citrate (CC) or letrozole with gonadotropins were introduced as an effective alternative of conventional COH in normal responders undergoing IVF/ICSI. In this case-control study, we compared 41 participants treated with a mild stimulation protocol receiving gonadotropins combined with either CC (n = 24) or letrozole (n = 17) with 71 subfertile participants with matching baseline characteristics, conforming with the same inclusion criteria and treated with a conventional antagonist protocol...
March 3, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277111/inter-cycle-and-inter-observer-variability-of-the-antral-follicle-count-in-routine-clinical-practice
#17
Jessica Subirá, Jose Alberola-Rubio, María Jose Núñez, Alicia Marzal Escrivá, Antonio Pellicer, Vicente Montañana, César Díaz-García
Antral follicle count (AFC) is a reliable predictor of ovarian response to stimulation and its inter-cycle and inter-observer variability has been extensively studied on in vitro fertilization (IVF), mostly in highly selected populations within studies not originally designed for this purpose. In this retrospective cohort study, we assess the inter-cycle variation of AFC in a setting similar to that of the daily practice. We included only patients undergoing mild stimulation for intrauterine insemination (IUI)...
March 3, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276192/the-pregnancy-outcome-of-progesterone-primed-ovarian-stimulation-using-medroxyprogesterone-acetate4mg-versus-10mg-daily-in-infertile-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
J Dong, Y Wang, W R Chai, Q Q Hong, N L Wang, L H Sun, H Long, L Wang, H Tian, Q F Lyu, X F Lu, Q J Chen, Y P Kuang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical outcome and endocrinological characteristics of progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) using medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 4mg versus 10mg daily in infertile women with normal ovary reserve. DESIGN: A randomized parallel controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: 300 infertile women undergoing IVF/ICSI treatment. METHODS: HMG 225IU/d and MPA (group A: 10mg/d; group B: 4mg/d) were started simultaneously from cycle day 3 onwards...
March 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271699/individualization-of-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-in-ivf-using-ovarian-reserve-markers
#19
Valentina Grisendi, Antonio La Marca
INTRODUCTION: In assisted reproduction technologies (ART) the controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) therapy is the starting point from which a good oocytes retrieval depends. Treatment individualization is based on ovarian response prediction, which largely depends on a woman's ovarian reserve. AMH and AFC are considered the most accurate and reliable markers of ovarian reserve. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was carried out for studies that addressed the ability of AMH and AFC to predict poor and/or excessive ovarian response in IVF cycles...
March 7, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264624/age-specific-ivf-outcomes-in-infertile-women-with-baseline-fsh-levels-%C3%A2-20-miu-ml
#20
Vitaly A Kushnir, Maxie Safdie, Sarah K Darmon, David F Albertini, David H Barad, Norbert Gleicher
INTRODUCTION: Infertile women with severely diminished ovarian reserve who have low birth chances with in vitro fertilization (IVF) are often denied treatment with autologous oocytes. This study was designed to determine age-specific treatment efficacy and clinical characteristics of infertile women with severely diminished ovarian reserve who had live birth following IVF with autologous oocytes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study investigated 291 infertile women who underwent 482 IVF cycles with autologous oocytes during 2004 to 2016 at our academically affiliated private fertility center...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
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