Assisted reproductive technology and the risk of preterm birth among primiparas

Monday, March 30, 2015
Singletons born to primiparous women using assisted reproductive technology had increased risk for preterm birth compared with those conceived spontaneously. The increased risk was observed along the gestational age continuum.

Read More

Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile male A committee opinion

Friday, February 27, 2015

Authors:
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 103, Issue 3, Page e18

Abstract:

The purpose of this ASRM Practice Committee report is to provide clinicians with principles and strategies for the evaluation of couples with male infertility problems.…

Read More

High incidence of monozygotic twinning after assisted reproduction is related to genetic information but not to assisted reproduction technology itself

Friday, February 27, 2015
High incidence of monozygotic twinning in infertility clinic patients is conditioned by hereditary factors, and good ovarian function only facilitates the expression.

Read More

Effects of resveratrol on ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in ob ob mice

Friday, January 30, 2015
This study suggests the potential use of resveratrol to improve the ovulatory response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in nonobese females and to preserve the ovarian reserve in obesity-related conditions.

Read More

Oocyte competency is the key to embryo potential

Friday, January 30, 2015
The oocyte is the major determinant of embryo developmental competence. Technology has improved the noninvasive assessment of oocyte quality. Analysis of polar body DNA may provide insight into the prediction of embryo developmental competence.

Read More

Aromatase inhibitors for subfertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome Summary of a Cochrane review

Friday, January 30, 2015
Letrozole appears to be superior to clomiphene citrate for ovulation induction in subfertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Read More

Endometriosis may be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in cumulus cells from subjects undergoing in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection as reflected by decreased adenosine triphosphate production

Friday, January 30, 2015
In subjects with surgically confirmed endometriosis, cumulus cells obtained after IVF stimulation and oocyte retrieval have decreased mitochondrial activity compared with controls.

Read More

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.

Read More

Granulocyte colony stimulating factor prevents loss of spermatogenesis after sterilizing busulfan chemotherapy

Monday, December 29, 2014
Spermatogenesis can be destroyed by alkylating chemotherapies. In this study, spermatogenesis and undifferentiated spermatogonia in mice treated with busulfan were protected by treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.

Read More

Do some addictions interfere with fertility

Monday, December 29, 2014
Management of infertile couples should focus on the effects of their professional environment and quality of life, such as stress, smoking, alcohol, weight, diet, and the use of electronic devices.

Read More

Genomic and genetic variation in E2F transcription factor 1 in men with nonobstructive azoospermia

Monday, December 29, 2014
E2F1 gene dosage changes were identified in 7.3% of nonobstructive azoospermic men but rarely occur in the general population, suggesting a role for E2F1 in male fertility.

Read More

Preconceptional thyroid stimulating hormone levels and outcomes of intrauterine insemination among euthyroid infertile women

Monday, December 29, 2014
Among euthyroid patients undergoing IUI, TSH level was not associated with cycle parameters or clinical pregnancy rate. TSH level was inversely related to the odds of spontaneous abortion.

Read More

Effect of ABO blood type on ovarian reserve in Chinese women

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Women with blood type O had a reduced likelihood of diminished ovarian reserve, but women with blood type B or AB had an increased risk.

Read More

Surgery or embolization for varicoceles in subfertile men Summary of a Cochrane review

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Surgical or radiologic treatment of varicoceles may improve fertility outcomes in subfertile men with clinical varicoceles and abnormal semen analysis.

Read More

Voluntary and involuntary childlessness in female veterans Associations with sexual assault

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Female veterans are at high risk of sexual assault in their lifetimes, which may increase their risk of infertility and the chance they will delay, forego, or terminate a pregnancy.

Read More

World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and biobanking harmonization project II Clinical and covariate phenotype data collection in endometriosis research

Friday, July 25, 2014
An international collaboration of endometriosis research and biobanking experts has developed standardized means of recording clinical and covariate phenotypic information in endometriosis and control patients to allow large-scale collaborative research.

Read More

With the advent of selective progesterone receptor modulators what is the place of myoma surgery in current practice

Thursday, June 26, 2014
The efficacy of ulipristal acetate in the medical management of myomas is discussed and new guidelines are proposed.

Read More

New insights into the expression profile and function of micro ribonucleic acid in human spermatozoa

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Human spermatozoa contain a stable population of miRNAs potentially related to embryo development and spermatogenesis.

Read More

Ethics of uterus transplantation with live donors

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Before launching live donor liver transplantation in Chicago, the preparations included thorough ethical discussion, which was subsequently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Read More

Electroejaculation as a method of fertility preservation in boys diagnosed with cancer A single center experience and review of the literature

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Semen cryopreservation is an option to preserve fertility and should be offered to all pubertal boys diagnosed with cancer. If masturbation fails, electroejaculation can be considered as a useful option for semen cryopreservation.

Read More

Incidence of hypertension stroke coronary heart disease, and diabetes in women who have delivered after in vitro fertilization A population based cohort study from Sweden

Monday, June 16, 2014
In a cohort study, the incidence of hypertension increased in women after IVF pregnancies, suggesting that these women could have a propensity to develop cardiovascular disease later in life.

Read More

Hormone abnormalities are not related to the erectile dysfunction and decreased libido found in many men with infertility

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Reduced libido and erectile dysfunction are common in young, infertile men. Using multivariable logistic analysis of a large cohort, our data suggest that this is unrelated to hormone changes.

Read More

Prospective assessment of midsecretory endometrial leukemia inhibitor factor expression versus ανβ3 testing in women with unexplained infertility

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Epithelial LIF expression is reduced in the endometrium of women with UI and is superior to avb3 integrin alone for assessment of endometrial receptivity.

Read More

Seminal hyperviscosity is not associated with semenogelin degradation or sperm deoxyribonucleic acid damage A prospective study of infertile couples

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Data from this study suggest that seminal hyperviscosity (a posttesticular factor) is not an important cause of sperm DNA damage and is not associated with semenoglin degradation.

Read More

Sperm deoxyribonucleic acid damage in normozoospermic men is related to age and sperm progressive motility

Sunday, June 1, 2014
We identified significant relationships between sperm DNA fragmentation and both paternal age and progressive motility in a large cohort of normozoospermic men presenting for infertility evaluation.

Read More

Relationship between testosterone and sexual function in infertile men

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Reflections on "Hormone abnormalities are not related to the erectile dysfunction and decreased libido found in many men with infertility" by Satkunasivam et al.

Read More

Live birth is the correct outcome for clinical trials evaluating therapy for the infertile couple

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Outcomes of clinical trials for fertility treatments are often ambiguous and confusing. The preferred outcome in infertility trials is live births per woman (or couple).

Read More

Operating characteristics of follicle stimulating hormone in azoospermic men

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In a retrospective cohort study of azoospermic patients, the full operating characteristics of follicle stimulating hormone were determined to allow for proper education of patients and individualized treatment based on specific risk.

Read More

A retrospective cohort study to evaluate the impact of meaningful weight loss on fertility outcomes in an overweight population with infertility

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Overweight patients with infertility who underwent weight loss counseling and achieved meaningful weight loss (10%) had improved live birth rates compared with those who did not.

Read More

Effects of assisted reproductive technologies on human sex ratio at birth

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The authors analyzed the gender of more than 100,000 babies in the United Kingdom born after ART and found that the type of ART treatment used can affect the sex ratio.

Read More

Translate »