To delay or not to delay a frozen embryo transfer after a failed fresh embryo transfer attempt

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Frozen embryo transfers performed immediately after fresh in vitro fertilization cycles had clinical pregnancy rates similar to those postponed to a later time. Therefore, deferring frozen embryo transfers may unnecessarily prolong the time to pregnancy.

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Effectiveness of semen washing to prevent human immunodeficiency virus HIV transmission and assist pregnancy in HIV discordant couples A systematic review and meta analysis

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Semen washing appears to be effective and safe, significantly reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in HIV-discordant couples attempting to become pregnant by means of assisted reproduction.

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Assisted reproductive technology Moving forward or just moving

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Author:
Marcelle I. Cedars, M.D.…

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Time lapse the remaining questions to be answered

Monday, February 1, 2016

Author:
Marcos Meseguer, Ph.D

Volume 105, Issue 2, Pages 295-296

Abstract:

Reflections on “Does the addition of time-lapse morphokinetics in the selection of embryos for transfer improve pregnancy rates?…

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Outcome of monochorionic twins conceived by assisted reproduction

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Monochorionic twins after assisted reproductive technology (ART) are at increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes compared with spontaneous monochorionic twins and with dichorionc twins conceived by ART.

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Infertility fertility treatment and risk of hypertension

Thursday, July 30, 2015
No increase occurred in hypertension risk over the long term among infertile women or those who underwent fertility treatment.

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Reproduction at an advanced maternal age and maternal health

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Interest in reproduction among women of advanced reproductive age remains at historic levels. Promoting postponed childbearing should be balanced by presentation of the associated perils of delay.

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How do we explain the association between assisted reproductive technologies and perinatal morbidity

Monday, March 30, 2015
Reflections on "Perinatal outcomes associated with assisted reproductive technology: the Massachusetts Outcomes Study of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MOSART)" by Declercq et al.

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Autonomy futility and good business in reproductive medicine Is the slope getting more slippery

Friday, February 27, 2015
“I've thought about this a lot, and I think I'm stuck” (Anonymous)

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Economic evaluation of elective single embryo transfer with subsequent single frozen embryo transfer in an in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection program

Friday, February 27, 2015
The choice of elective single-embryo transfer strategy to be adopted should be determined by the context of the health system and the individual prognosis.

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Fragmentation of human cleavage stage embryos is related to the progression through meiotic and mitotic cell cycles

Friday, January 30, 2015
The appearance of the meiotic spindle and the durations of the first, second, and third mitoses are related to the degree of fragmentation of human embryos.

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Oocyte donation outcome after oncological treatment in cancer survivors

Monday, December 29, 2014
The reproductive outcomes of oocyte donation from women cured of cancer are similar to those from women without previous cancer, regardless of cancer type.

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Assessment of follicular fluid leptin levels and insulin resistance as outcome predictors in women undergoing in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
High follicular fluid leptin levels were associated with a lower probability of live birth in women undergoing in vitro fertilization–intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Serum progesterone, follicle number, and leptin levels seem to predict IVF outcome.

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No increase in autism associated genetic events in children conceived by assisted reproduction

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In a large sample, no increased rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) associated genetic events in ASD subjects conceived by assisted reproduction compared to ASD subjects conceived without assisted reproduction.

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Blastulation rates decline in a linear fashion from euploid to aneuploid embryos with single versus multiple chromosomal errors

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Euploid embryos are far more likely than aneuploid embryos to progress to the blastocyst stage with a linear decrease in probability of blastulation with increasing number of chromosomal abnormalities.

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Is subfertility or fertility treatment associated with long term growth in the offspring A cohort study

Friday, June 27, 2014
Compared with children born to fertile parents, no systematic differences were observed for body weight, height, body mass index, or head circumference at age 5 in children conceived after fertility treatment or in children born to subfertile parents.

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Cryopreservation and delayed embryo transfer Assisted reproductive technology registry and reporting implications

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Some assisted reproductive technology cycles designated as “embryo banking” have been excluded from public reports. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have collaborated to recapture these cycles.

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Obstetric and perinatal outcome of babies born from vitrified oocytes

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Obstetric and perinatal outcomes from singleton and multiple pregnancies obtained using vitrified oocytes revealed lack of clinically relevant differences when compared with those achieved with fresh oocytes.

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Advocating for longitudinal follow up of the health and welfare of egg donors

Friday, May 23, 2014
Although short-term health effects of donation have been well studied, many unanswered questions remain about the long-term medical and psychological consequences for women who donate eggs.

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Single embryo transfer of vitrified warmed blastocysts yields equivalent live birth rates and improved neonatal outcomes compared with fresh transfers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
After 1,157 fresh and 645 vitrified-warmed day-5 single-blastocyst transfers, we found vitrified warmed blastocysts yielded equivalent birth rates and improved neonatal outcomes compared with fresh transfers.

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Choosing the main outcome of an infertility trial is harder than you think

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This Views and Reviews explores the many outcomes of clinical trials in infertility that are of interest to clinicians, patients, and public health. It advocates for better tracking of outcomes.

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Comparison of complication rates and pain scores after transvaginal ultrasound guided oocyte pickup procedures for in vitro maturation and in vitro fertilization cycles

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Complication types and rates seem similar after transvaginal ultrasound–guided oocyte collection in in vitro maturation and conventionally stimulated in vitro fertilization cycles.

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Informed consent and the use of gametes and embryos for research a committee opinion

Friday, January 31, 2014
The ethical conduct of human gamete and embryo research is contingent upon conscientious application of principles of informed consent with respect to gamete and embryo donors. Relevant ethical issues are developed herein.

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Placebo effect in fertility Advantageous or false advertisement

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Capsule:
This editorial discusses the placebo effect in fertility treatment.…

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National reporting of in vitro fertilization success rates How do we get patients useful information

Thursday, October 31, 2013
This editorial demonstrates the challenge in interpreting and communicating clear information to patients regarding the success rates of in vitro fertilization.

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Infertility evaluation and treatment among women in the United States

Monday, September 30, 2013
In a population of U.S. women, only half of those seeking a preliminary infertility evaluation sought eventual treatment, and the likelihood of treatment was associated with income, employment, and ethnicity.

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Assisted reproduction and child neurodevelopmental outcomes a systematic review

Friday, August 30, 2013
Children born after assisted reproduction show no consistent deficits in any specific neurodevelopmental outcomes, at any age. The neurodevelopment is overall comparable to that of children born after spontaneous conception.

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Low tolerance for complications

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Assisted reproductive techniques can lead to medical complications such as multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. A critical appraisal and strategies to reduce the occurrence of these complications are discussed in this manuscript.

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Filling the void about sperm function knowledge and how the omics approach can close the circle

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Reflections on "Proteomic analysis of seminal plasma from infertile patients with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia due to oxidative stress and comparison with fertile volunteers" by Herwig et al.

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Disposition of abandoned embryos A committee opinion

Friday, May 31, 2013
It is ethically acceptable to destroy abandoned embryos. It is not ethically acceptable to use abandoned embryos for research or transfer than to another couple without prior written consent.

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