Proposal for a national registry to monitor women with Turner syndrome seeking assisted reproductive technology

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Authors:
Angela E. Lin, M.D., Megan F.…

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Maternal whole grain intake and outcomes of in vitro fertilization

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Higher pretreatment whole grain intake was related to a higher probability of live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

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Risk of peripartum hysterectomy in births after assisted reproductive technology

Monday, May 9, 2016

Authors:
Antonella Cromi, Ph.D., Ilario Candeloro, M.D., Nicola Marconi, M.D., Jvan Casarin, M.D., Maurizio Serati, M.D., Massimo Agosti, M.D., Fabio Ghezzi, M.D.…

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Position statement on West Nile virus A committee opinion

Sunday, May 1, 2016
It is recommended that practitioners defer gamete donors who have confirmed or suspected West Nile virus infections.

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Limitations and barriers in access to care for male factor infertility

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Male infertility is underrepresented as a disease. Acknowledging and addressing the barriers in access to care for male infertility is necessary for improving reproductive care and outcomes in the United States.

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Assisted reproductive technology and perinatal outcomes Conventional versus discordant sibling design

Monday, April 25, 2016

Authors:
Nafeesa N. Dhalwani, Ph.D., Sheree L.…

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Endometriosis related infertility Assisted reproductive technology has no adverse impact on pain and quality of life scores

Friday, April 1, 2016
Assisted reproduction technology has no adverse impact on pain symptoms or quality of life in women with endometriosis of any phenotype as compared with healthy women.

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Increased incidence of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia after assisted reproductive technology treatment

Friday, April 1, 2016
After assisted reproductive technology (ART), mothers had a 17% increased likelihood of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia compared with non-ART mothers, which was likely associated with the ART mothers’ multiple pregnancies.

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Efficacy and safety of frozen thawed embryo transfer in women aged 35 to 42 years from the PURSUE randomized clinical trial

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Authors:
Robert Boostanfar, M.D., Davis Gates, Ph.D., Yanfen Guan, M.S., Keith Gordon, Ph.D., Christine McCrary Sisk, B.S., Barbara J.…

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Disclosure of medical errors involving gametes and embryos An Ethics Committee opinion

Monday, March 7, 2016

Authors:
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Abstract:

Medical providers have an ethical duty to disclose clinically significant errors involving gametes and embryos as soon as they are discovered; clinics also should have written policies in place for reducing and disclosing errors.…

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Effects of in vitro fertilization and maternal characteristics on perinatal outcomes A population based study using siblings

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Maternal characteristics of subfertile women are associated with a lower birthweight; in vitro fertilization treatment in itself does not additionally contribute to a lower birthweight in the offspring.

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Survey assessing obesity policies for assisted reproductive technology in the United States

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
We discuss the different policies of centers regarding obesity and access to assisted reproductive technology.

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Factors associated with the use of elective single embryo transfer and pregnancy outcomes in the United States 2004 2012

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Authors:
Aaron K. Styer, M.D., Barbara Luke, Sc.D., M.P.H., Wendy Vitek, M.D., Mindy S.…

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Impact of single embryo transfer policy on perinatal outcomes in fresh and frozen cycles analysis of the Japanese Assisted Reproduction Technology registry between 2007 and 2012

Monday, February 1, 2016
Single embryo transfer (SET) policy improves perinatal outcomes in Japan. The impact of SET policy was different in fresh and frozen cycles for several perinatal outcomes.

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Assisted reproductive technology and the risk of pregnancy related complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes in singleton pregnancies A meta analysis of cohort studies

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This study aimed to determine whether there are any increases in pregnancy-related complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes in singleton pregnancies after assisted reproductive technology compared with those conceived naturally.

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Comprehensive carrier genetic test using next generation deoxyribonucleic acid sequencing in infertile couples wishing to conceive through assisted reproductive technology

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The comprehensive carrier genetic screening test developed here offers a powerful tool to detect alleles for hundreds of Mendelian diseases in patients.

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Cancer in women after assisted reproductive technology

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Women initiating treatment with assisted reproduction technology (ART) have no greater short-term risk for developing cancer compared with the general population or other women treated with ART.

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Dynamic antimullerian hormone levels during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation predict in vitro fertilization response and pregnancy outcomes

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The rate of antimullerian hormone decline during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is associated with ovarian reserve, in vitro fertilization response, and clinical pregnancy, particularly in women older than 35 years of age.

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Risk of preterm birth after blastocyst embryo transfer A large population study using contemporary registry data from Australia and New Zealand

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A large assisted reproductive technology registry study finds that blastocyst transfer does not increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, or small for gestational age.

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Mens meat intake and treatment outcomes among couples undergoing assisted reproduction

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Men’s poultry intake was positively related to fertilization rate in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles, while processed meat intake was inversely related to fertilization rate in IVF cycles only.

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Role of the mental health professional in education and support of the medical staff

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Reproductive counselors could broaden care to a more collaborative approach involving education, training, and support to fertility clinic staff to help reduce staff stress, prevent burnout, and improve patient care.

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Embryo transfer practices and perinatal outcomes by insurance mandate status

Thursday, July 30, 2015
A comprehensive infertility insurance mandate was associated with increased use of assisted reproductive technology; however, more embryos were transferred in states without a mandate compared with in the mandate state.

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Effect of seminal leukocytes on in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes

Monday, June 29, 2015
Leukocytospermia (1  106 leukocytes/mL), assessed by flow cytometry, does not significantly influence IVF or ICSI outcomes. The same results were obtained by using lower or higher cut-off values for leukocytospermia (from 0.2 to 2  106/mL).

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Adverse pregnancy outcomes after in vitro fertilization Effect of number of embryos transferred and plurality at conception

Monday, June 29, 2015
In singleton births, transferring more embryos was associated with higher plurality at 6 weeks’ gestation, which in turn was associated with significantly greater risks for low birth weight and prematurity.

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Large comparative randomized double blind trial confirming noninferiority of pregnancy rates for corifollitropin alfa compared with recombinant follicle stimulating hormone in a gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist controlled ovarian stimulation protocol in older patients undergoing in vitro fertilization

Monday, June 29, 2015
A single injection of corifollitropin alfa for the first 7 days of controlled ovarian stimulation was as effective as daily recombinant FSH in older IVF patients, and was generally well tolerated.

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Pregnancy related complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes in multiple pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technology A meta analysis of cohort studies

Monday, June 1, 2015
We present an up-to-date comparison of pregnancy-related complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes of multiple pregnancies generated with assisted reproductive technology versus spontaneous conception.

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Use of reproductive technology for sex selection for nonmedical reasons

Monday, June 1, 2015
This document discusses the use of reproductive technology to select the sex of offspring for nonmedical reasons.

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Congenital anomalies in offspring of subfertile couples A registry based study in the northern Netherlands

Monday, March 30, 2015
This registry-based study suggests that the associations between IVF/ICSI and penoscrotal hypospadia and imprinting disorders reported in the literature are better explained by the underlying subfertility than by IVF/ICSI treatment.

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Low technology assisted reproduction and the risk of preterm birth in a hospital based cohort

Monday, December 29, 2014
In a hospital-based cohort, intrauterine insemination and/or ovulation induction/stimulation was associated with increased risk of preterm birth at <37, <35, and <32 weeks gestation compared with a general obstetric population.

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Recommendations for practices utilizing gestational carriers A committee opinion

Monday, December 29, 2014
This document provides the latest recommendations for the use of a gestational carrier, including indications for this technique and the evaluation of carriers and intended parents.

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