Results of centralized Asherman surgery 2003 2013

Monday, November 30, 2015
Hysteroscopic adhesiolysis for Asherman syndrome resulted in restoration of a healthy uterine cavity in 95% of women treated, in 1–3 attempts, with a 28.7% recurrence rate of intrauterine adhesions.

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Chlamydia trachomatis immunoglobulin G3 seropositivity is a predictor of reproductive outcomes in infertile women with patent fallopian tubes

Monday, November 30, 2015
Even in the presence of tubal patency, Chlamydia trachomatis immunoglobulin G3 seropositivity is associated with a lower likelihood of pregnancy and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.

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Comparison of reproductive outcome in oligozoospermic men with high sperm DNA fragmentation undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection with ejaculated and testicular sperm

Monday, November 30, 2015
The sperm DNA fragmentation index is w5-fold lower in testicular compared with in ejaculated sperm. The use of testicular sperm was associated with improved intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes in men with oligozoospermia and persistent high sperm DNA fragmentation.

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Higher pregnancy rates using testicular sperm in men with severe oligospermia

Monday, November 30, 2015
Use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is associated with a 50% pregnancy and live-birth rate for couples with 1 previous IVF–ICSI cycle failure with ejaculated sperm.

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Obesity and reproduction A committee opinion

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Principles and strategies for the evaluation and treatment of couples with infertility associated with obesity are discussed.

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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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Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations in relation to history of infertility and use of assisted reproductive technology

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Among women with a history of infertility and planned pregnancies, concentrations of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) metabolites and their molar sum (PDEHP) were significantly lower in women who conceived after assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared with those who conceived without ART.

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Management of the dry ejaculate A systematic review of aspermia and retrograde ejaculation

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Treatment for aspermia, or a dry ejaculate, must be tailored to the individual patient and include consideration of ease of administration, degree of invasiveness, and anticipated success.

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Exploring adhesion formation and prevention

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Authors:
Bradley S. Hurst, M.D.…

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Effects of fertility drugs on cancers other than breast and gynecologic malignancies

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ovulation-stimulating drugs were unrelated to lung or colorectal cancer risks, but possibly related to slight risk increases for melanomas and thyroid cancers, supporting the need for further evaluation of these cancers.

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Uterus transplantation trial Psychological evaluation of recipients and partners during the post transplantation year

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Nine women with uterine factor infertility and their partners underwent psychological evaluations, by questionnaires, before and after uterus transplantation. The participants were psychologically stable throughout the 1-year observation time.

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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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Dysregulation of apoptotic pathway candidate genes and proteins in infertile azoospermia patients

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
An altered apoptotic pathway in impaired spermatogenic cases leads to infertility in males.

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Subclinical hypothyroidism in the infertile female population A guideline

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This guideline document reviews the definition and treatment recommendation for subclinical hypothyroidism in the infertile female population.

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Myostatin follistatin and activin type II receptors are highly expressed in adenomyosis

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Adenomyosis highly expresses myostatin, follistatin and activin A, as well as activin receptors (ActRIIa and ActRIIb).

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Spermatozoa from patients with seminal alterations exhibit a differential micro ribonucleic acid profile

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Spermatozoa from infertile patients with asthenozoospermia, teratozoospermia, or oligozoospermia exhibit a differential miRNA profile associated with biological processes related to their particular seminal alterations.

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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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Creating a collaborative model of mental health counseling for the future

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Capsule:
Infertility patients need emotional counseling for many purposes, all of which are beneficial to the health care team as well.…

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Racial disparities in in vitro fertilization outcomes

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Black and Asian women undergoing in vitro fertilization have significantly lower odds of both clinical intrauterine pregnancy and live birth compared with white women.

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Concordance among sperm deoxyribonucleic acid integrity assays and semen parameters

Monday, June 29, 2015
The sperm chromatin structure assay and TUNEL assay are moderately correlated measures of sperm DNA integrity but often yield conflicting results. The DNA fragmentation index is well correlated with semen analysis parameters, whereas TUNEL is not.

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First contact The intersection of demographics knowledge and appraisal of treatment at the initial infertility visit

Monday, June 29, 2015
Individualized counseling during the initial infertility visit may improve patient knowledge of infertility treatment thus enabling appropriate patient expectations while also decreasing anxiety and negative appraisals of the treatment experience.

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Training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and assisted reproductive technologies Options and worldwide needs

Monday, June 29, 2015
The rules regulating training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and assisted reproductive technologies vary greatly from country to country. This calls for international standardization, particularly for the training of specialists needed in emerging countries.

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Training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility Meeting worldwide needs

Monday, June 29, 2015
Modalities of training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, andrology, and assisted reproductive technologies differ among countries. Increasing need for specialists in emerging countries is an occasion for standardizing such training.

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Infertility as a proxy of general male health Results of a cross sectional survey

Monday, June 29, 2015
Men with decreased general health status have lower sperm concentration, lower testosterone levels, and higher follicle-stimulating hormone values. Poorer health status appears associated with a malfunctioning male reproductive system.

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Use of assisted reproductive technology treatment as reported by mothers in comparison with registry data The Upstate KIDS Study

Monday, June 1, 2015
The validity of maternally reported assisted reproductive treatment use is high, with no strong predictors found for discordant reporting, supporting the design of population-based research.

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Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile female A committee opinion

Monday, June 1, 2015
This committee opinion assesses current methods and procedures for evaluation of infertile women.

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Gestational hypothyroidism Development of mild hypothyroidism in early pregnancy in previously euthyroid women

Monday, June 1, 2015
Previously euthyroid women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss and negative thyroid peroxidase antibodies had a 24% incidence of hypothyroidism (TSH  2.5) at the time of pregnancy detection.

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Effect of fertility and infertility on longevity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
This manuscript reviews the literature on the possible association among fertility, infertility, and longevity -- a long-standing debate but still a pertinent question, given ongoing declines in fertility.

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Cumulative incidence of infertility in a New Zealand birth cohort to age 38 by sex and the relationship with family formation

Monday, March 30, 2015
In this birth cohort, 21.8% of men and 26.0% of women had ever tried to conceive for 12 months or more or sought medical help to conceive by age 38.

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Role of Mucin 1 and Glycodelin A in recurrent implantation failure

Monday, March 30, 2015
The present study reveals that blood and tissue levels of Mucin 1 and Glycodelin A are much lower in women with recurrent implantation failure than in fertile women.

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