Impact of assisted reproductive technology on the incidence of multiple gestation infants A population perspective

Monday, December 29, 2014
We discuss that in monitoring the safety and efficacy of fertility treatment, registration of the percentage of single embryo transfer cycles might not be sufficient and utilization should be taken into account as well.

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Assisted reproductive technology and breastfeeding outcomes A case control study

Monday, December 29, 2014
Women who give birth after experiencing infertility and undergoing assisted reproductive techniques are at higher risk for early breastfeeding cessation.

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Unfolded protein response prevents blastocyst formation during preimplantation embryo development in vitro

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Accumulation of unfolded proteins as a result of increased endoplasmic reticulum stress in the developing murine preimplantation embryo in vitro triggers apoptosis and negatively affects blastocyst formation.

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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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Lag time from ovulation trigger to oocyte aspiration and oocyte maturity in assisted reproductive technology cycles A retrospective study

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The proportion of metaphase II oocytes increases up to a 35-hour lag time between oocytematuration trigger and aspiration and then stabilizes up to 38 hours.

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Assisted hatching Trends and pregnancy outcomes United States 2000 2010

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Assisted hatching use has increased but is not associated with improved pregnancy outcomes, even in poor prognosis patients. Prospective studies should better assess the potential benefits of assisted hatching.

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International Federation of Fertility Societies Surveillance 2013 preface and conclusions

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Surveillance is a triennial worldwide compendium of national rules and regulations for assisted reproductive technology. It was last published in 2010.

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X chromosome inactivation in female newborns conceived by assisted reproductive technologies

Sunday, June 1, 2014
X-chromosome inactivation in female newborns is not affected by intracytoplasmic sperm injection or in vitro fertilization.

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A prediction model for live birth and multiple births within the first three cycles of assisted reproductive technology

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Models of the probability of live birth and multiple births are a function of age, BMI, gravidity, prior full-term births, infertility diagnosis, number of embryos transferred, and cycle number.

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Patient centered fertility treatment What is required

Monday, March 31, 2014
Not only patients' physical condition, but also patients' treatment preferences, should be taken into account when choosing the right treatment option for an individual patient.

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Assisted reproductive technologies impair the expression and methylation of insulin induced gene 1 and sterol regulatory element binding factor 1 in the fetus and placenta

Monday, March 31, 2014
Assisted reproductive technology induces alterations in the expression and methylation status of INSIG1 and SREBF1 in the fetus and the placenta.

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Current overview of pregnancy complications and live birth outcome of assisted reproductive technology in mainland China

Friday, January 31, 2014
We discuss the proportion of births born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) and compare the obstetric and prenatal complications between ART and spontaneous pregnancy in women in mainland China.

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The effect of 5α reductase 2 deficiency on human fertility

Friday, January 31, 2014
Males homozygous for 5a-reductase deficiency are born with ambiguous external genitalia from reduced conversion of T to dihydrotestosterone.We discuss this syndrome and its impact on human fertility.

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International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology world report on assisted reproductive technology 2005

Friday, January 31, 2014
This world report covers 1,052,363ART procedures performed in 53 countries during 2005. An estimated 237,315 babies were born. Data on delivery rates, multiple births, and perinatal mortality are discussed.

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Identifying women with indicators of subfertility in a statewide population database operationalizing the missing link in assisted reproductive technology research

Friday, January 31, 2014
Linked public health and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System data sets identified deliveries to mothers with indicators of subfertility who did not undergo assisted reproductive technology (ART) to serve as a comparison group for ART outcomes research.

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The impact of consumer affordability on access to assisted reproductive technologies and embryo transfer practices an international analysis

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
In this international econometric study of assisted reproduction technology treatment, we show that the cost that consumers pay for treatment relative to income predicts the level of access and number of embryos transferred.

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Adult somatic cells to the rescue Nuclear reprogramming and the dispensability of gonadal germ cells

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Men and women who are genetically fertile can become infertile due to several extrinsic factors. Patient-specific pluripotent stem cells represent one potential cure for these non-genetic forms of infertility.

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Access to fertility services for lesbian women in Canada

Monday, September 30, 2013
Lesbian women in Canada face several barriers when accessing reproductive care.

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Acceptable cost for the patient and society

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This review summarizes key economic considerations of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment from a global perspective, highlighting how significant differences in costs and funding arrangements globally influence access to treatment and clinical practice.

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Actinomycosis pelvic abscess after in vitro fertilization

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A case of pelvic actinomycosis complicated by bilateral tuboovarian abscesses after assisted reproduction was treated with intravenous antibiotics and computed tomography-guided drainage of the pelvic abscesses, resulting in full recovery.

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Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions a committee opinion

Friday, June 28, 2013
This document discusses the ethical considerations of performing preimplantation genetic diagnosis to deselect embryos for transfer in order to prevent future adult onset conditions in the offspring.

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Effect of maternal chronic disease on obstetric complications in twin pregnancies in a United States cohort

Friday, June 28, 2013
Among twin pregnancies, maternal chronic disease was associated with additional risk of earlier delivery and cesarean section after spontaneous labor, but not with other obstetric complications.

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Consideration of the gestational carrier a committee opinion

Friday, May 31, 2013
This statement considers the protective safeguards that need to be in place to ensure the ethical treatment of gestational carriers.

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Progesterone vaginal ring versus vaginal gel for luteal support with in vitro fertilization A randomized comparative study

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Luteal supplementation with a weekly progesterone vaginal ring or daily vaginal gel provided similar high clinical pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization.

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In vitro maturation A committee opinion

Friday, March 1, 2013
In vitro maturation should be performed only as an experimental procedure for carefully selected patients evaluating both efficacy and safety.

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Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Childrens Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

Monday, February 4, 2013
Recent evidence suggests that the initial association of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born after IVF was overstated.

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Implications of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Term Singleton Birth weight An Analysis of 25777 Children in the National Assisted Reproduction Registry of Japan

Monday, February 4, 2013
An analysis of 25,777 singleton full-term births after assisted reproduction showed that extended embryo culturing and frozen-thawed embryo transfer increased birth weight and that ovarian stimulation is a risk factor for low birth weight in fresh embryo transfer cycles.

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Adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies may be related to maternal factors associated with infertility rather than the type of assisted reproductive technology procedure…

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Among singleton pregnancies, maternal factors associated with infertility, rather than the ART procedures themselves, may contribute to several obstetric and perinatal outcomes.

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Correct coding for laboratory procedures during assisted reproductive technology cycles

Thursday, September 27, 2012
This bulletin outlines the proper use of CPT codes for procedures performed by assisted reproductive technology practices. This document replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2008.

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Chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from couples with a previous aneuploid miscarriage

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
In preimplantation embryos, the incidence of chromosomal abnormalities due to a previous aneuploid miscarriage is significantly higher than in the control group of fertile couples who underwent preimplantation genetic screening for sex-linked diseases.

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