December 2014

Introduction: Beyond bulk semen parameters
Mark Sigman
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Page 1501

Limitations of semen analysis as a test of male fertility and anticipated needs from newer tests
Christina Wang, Ronald S. Swerdloff
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1502–1507

Perspectives on the assessment of human sperm chromatin integrity
Gianpiero D. Palermo, Queenie V. Neri, Tyler Cozzubbo, Zev Rosenwaks
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1508–1517

Male infertility testing: reactive oxygen species and antioxidant capacity
Edmund Y. Ko, Edmund S. Sabanegh, Ashok Agarwal
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1518–1527

Sperm functional tests
Sergio Oehninger, Daniel R. Franken, Willem Ombelet
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1528–1533

Fluorescent in situ hybridization of human sperm: diagnostics, indications, and therapeutic implications
Ranjith Ramasamy, Stefan Besada, Dolores J. Lamb
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1534–1539

Mild approaches in assisted reproduction—better for the future?
René Frydman, Geeta Nargund
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1540–1541

Keeping clinicians in research: the Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training Program (CREST) strategy, 2006–2012
Rebecca S. Usadi, Ruben Alvero, Alicia Y. Armstrong, Robert W. Rebar, Alan H. DeCherney, Yvonne T. Maddox
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1542–1544

Pregnancy after allogeneic uterus transplantation in the rat: perinatal outcome and growth trajectory
César Díaz-García, Liza Johannesson, Ruijin Shao, Håkan Bilig, Mats Brännström
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1545–1552.e1

Surgery or embolization for varicoceles in subfertile men: summary of a Cochrane review
Anja C.J. Kroese, Natascha M. de Lange, John Collins, Johannes L.H. Evers, Jane Marjoribanks
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1553–1555

Report on varicocele and infertility: a committee opinion
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1556–1560

Sperm morphology and reproductive outcomes: a perplexing relationship
James A. Kashanian, Robert E. Brannigan
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1561–1562

Is ovarian reserve related to blood type?
José Bellver
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1563–1564

How do we decide how many embryos are safe for transfer?
Richard J. Paulson
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1565–1566

Removal of annexin V–positive sperm cells for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in ovum donation cycles does not improve reproductive outcome: a controlled and randomized trial in unselected males
Laura Romany, Nicolás Garrido, Yamileth Motato, Belén Aparicio, José Remohí, Marcos Meseguer
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1567–1575.e1

Reactive oxygen species in human semen: validation and qualification of a chemiluminescence assay
Wayne Vessey, Ana Perez-Miranda, Rachel Macfarquhar, Ashok Agarwal, Sheryl Homa
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1576–1583.e4

Impact of sperm morphology on the likelihood of pregnancy after intrauterine insemination
Nicolette E. Deveneau, Omar Sinno, Miriam Krause, Daniel Eastwood, Jay I. Sandlow, Paul Robb, Amy Granlund, Estil Y. Strawn
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1584–1590.e2

Endometrial infusion of human chorionic gonadotropin at the time of blastocyst embryo transfer does not impact clinical outcomes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Kathleen H. Hong, Eric J. Forman, Marie D. Werner, Kathleen M. Upham, Christina L. Gumeny, Ayesha D. Winslow, Thomas J. Kim, Richard T. Scott
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1591–1595.e2

In vitro fertilization versus conversion to intrauterine insemination in Bologna-criteria poor responders: how to decide which option?
Marine Quinquin, Olivier Mialon, Véronique Isnard, Nathalie Massin, Jean Parinaud, Jérôme Delotte, André Bongain
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1596–1601

Developmental potential of zona pellucida–free oocytes obtained following mild in vitro fertilization
Satoshi Ueno, Daniel Bodri, Kazuo Uchiyama, Tadashi Okimura, Takashi Okuno, Tamotsu Kobayashi, Keiichi Kato
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1602–1607

Impact of circulating levels of total and bioavailable serum vitamin D on pregnancy rate in egg donation recipients
Alberta Fabris, Alberto Pacheco, María Cruz, Jose Manuel Puente, Human Fatemi, Juan A. Garcia-Velasco
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1608–1612

Clinically recognizable error rate after the transfer of comprehensive chromosomal screened euploid embryos is low
Marie D. Werner, Mark P. Leondires, William B. Schoolcraft, Brad T. Miller, Alan B. Copperman, Edwin D. Robins, Francisco Arredondo, Timothy N. Hickman, Jacqueline Gutmann, Wendy J. Schillings, Brynn Levy, Deanne Taylor, Nathan R. Treff, Richard T. Scott
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1613–1618

Assessment of follicular fluid leptin levels and insulin resistance as outcome predictors in women undergoing in vitro fertilization–intracytoplasmic sperm injection
David Llaneza-Suarez, Placido Llaneza, Celestino González, Pedro De-La-Fuente, Carlos García-Ochoa, Pablo Garrido, Vanesa Castañón, Faustino R. Pérez-López
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1619–1625

Beyond the American Society for Reproductive Medicine transfer guidelines: how many cleavage-stage embryos are safe to transfer in women ≥43 years old?
Vinay Gunnala, David E. Reichman, Laura Meyer, Owen K. Davis, Zev Rosenwaks
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1626–1632.e1

Ovarian response to recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone: a randomized, antimüllerian hormone–stratified, dose–response trial in women undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Joan-Carles Arce, Anders Nyboe Andersen, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, Hana Visnova, Ernesto Bosch, Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Pedro Barri, Petra de Sutter, Bjarke M. Klein, Bart C.J.M. Fauser
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1633–1640.e5

Blastocysts can be rebiopsied for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening
Shuoping Zhang, Ke Tan, Fei Gong, Yifan Gu, Yueqiu Tan, Changfu Lu, Keli Luo, Guangxiu Lu, Ge Lin
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1641–1645

Second-dose methotrexate in ectopic pregnancies: the role of beta human chorionic gonadotropin
Aviad Cohen, Guy Bibi, Benny Almog, Ziv Tsafrir, Ishai Levin
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1646–1649

Immunomodulatory treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin and prednisone in patients with recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Kathinka Marie Nyborg, Astrid Marie Kolte, Elisabeth Clare Larsen, Ole Bjarne Christiansen
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1650–1655.e1

Comparative study of ovarian clear cell carcinoma with and without endometriosis in People’s Republic of China
Shuang Ye, Jiaxin Yang, Yan You, Dongyan Cao, Huimin Bai, Jinghe Lang, Jie Chen, Keng Shen
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1656–1662

Unplanned or unwanted? A randomized study of national estimates of pregnancy intentions
Caroline Moreau, Aline Bohet, Mireille Le Guen, Arnaud Régnier Loilier, Nathalie Bajos, FECOND Group
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1663–1670

Ectopic pregnancy rates and racial disparities in the Medicaid population, 2004–2008
Debra B. Stulberg, Loretta R. Cain, Irma Dahlquist, Diane S. Lauderdale
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1671–1676

Hepatitis B virus infection and the risk of male infertility: a population-based analysis
Fu-Hsiung Su, Shih-Ni Chang, Fung-Chang Sung, Chien-Tien Su, Ying-Hua Shieh, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chih-Ching Yeh
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1677–1684

Validation of multiple annealing and looping-based amplification cycle sequencing for 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening of cleavage-stage embryos
Jin Huang, Liying Yan, Wei Fan, Nan Zhao, Yan Zhang, Fuchou Tang, X. Sunney Xie, Jie Qiao
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1685–1691

Blastocentesis: a source of DNA for preimplantation genetic testing. Results from a pilot study
Luca Gianaroli, M. Cristina Magli, Alessandra Pomante, Anna M. Crivello, Giulia Cafueri, Marzia Valerio, Anna P. Ferraretti
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1692–1699.e6

Genetic and epigenetic stability of human spermatogonial stem cells during long-term culture
Bita Nickkholgh, S. Canan Mizrak, Saskia K.M. van Daalen, Cindy M. Korver, Hooman Sadri-Ardekani, Sjoerd Repping, Ans M.M. van Pelt
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1700–1707.e1

Magnitude of the impact of hot flashes on sleep in perimenopausal women
Massimiliano de Zambotti, Ian M. Colrain, Harold S. Javitz, Fiona C. Baker
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1708–1715.e1

Marital stability and repartnering: infertility-related stress trajectories of unsuccessful fertility treatment
Mariana V. Martins, Patrício Costa, Brennan D. Peterson, Maria E. Costa, Lone Schmidt
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1716–1722

BRCA1 germline mutations may be associated with reduced ovarian reserve
Erica T. Wang, Margareta D. Pisarska, Catherine Bresee, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Jenny Lester, Yalda Afshar, Carolyn Alexander, Beth Y. Karlan
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1723–1728

Effect of ABO blood type on ovarian reserve in Chinese women
Shengli Lin, Rong Li, Hongbin Chi, Shuo Huang, Hua Zhang, Xiaoying Zheng, Ping Liu, Jie Qiao
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1729–1732.e2

Ovarian morphology and function during growth hormone therapy of short girls born small for gestational age
Jeanette Tinggaard, Rikke Beck Jensen, Karin Sundberg, Niels Birkebæk, Peter Christiansen, Annie Ellermann, Kirsten Holm, Eva Mosfeldt Jeppesen, Britta Kremke, Pawel Marcinski, Carsten Pedersen, Nina Saurbrey, Ebbe Thisted, Katharina M. Main, Anders Juul
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1733–1741

Antimüllerian hormone regulates stem cell factor expression in human granulosa cells
Rong Hu, Fei-miao Wang, Liang Yu, Yan Luo, Xin Wu, Juan Li, Xiao-mei Zhang, Sergio Oehninger, Silvina Bocca
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1742–1750.e1

Molecular characterization of exosomes and their microRNA cargo in human follicular fluid: bioinformatic analysis reveals that exosomal microRNAs control pathways involved in follicular maturation
Manuela Santonocito, Marilena Vento, Maria Rosa Guglielmino, Rosalia Battaglia, Jessica Wahlgren, Marco Ragusa, Davide Barbagallo, Placido Borzì, Simona Rizzari, Marco Maugeri, Paolo Scollo, Carla Tatone, Hadi Valadi, Michele Purrello, Cinzia Di Pietro
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1751–1761.e1

Timing of oviductal fluid collection, steroid concentrations, and sperm preservation method affect porcine in vitro fertilization efficiency
Laura Ballester, Jon Romero-Aguirregomezcorta, Cristina Soriano-Úbeda, Carmen Matás, Raquel Romar, Pilar Coy
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1762–1768.e1

Elevated non-esterified fatty acid concentrations during in vitro murine follicle growth alter follicular physiology and reduce oocyte developmental competence
Sara D.M. Valckx, Veerle Van Hoeck, Maria Arias-Alvarez, Veronica Maillo, Angela P. Lopez-Cardona, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan, Mario Berth, Rita Cortvrindt, Peter E.J. Bols, Jo L.M.R. Leroy
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1769–1776.e1

Unfolded protein response prevents blastocyst formation during preimplantation embryo development in vitro
Murat Basar, Idil Bozkurt, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Berna Sozen, Isil Tekmen, Frederick Schatz, Aydin Arici, Charles J. Lockwood, Umit A. Kayisli
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1777–1784

Chromothripsis: potential origin in gametogenesis and preimplantation cell divisions. A review
Franck Pellestor, Vincent Gatinois, Jacques Puechberty, David Geneviève, Geneviève Lefort
Vol 102 | No. 6 | December 2014 | Pages 1785–1796

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