High expression of luteinizing hormone receptors messenger RNA by human cumulus granulosa cells is in correlation with decreased fertilization

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is the first demonstration that LH receptor expression increases during antral follicular growth, is highest in preovulatory follicles, and correlates with fertility treatment outcome.

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Outcomes of singleton births after blastocyst versus nonblastocyst transfer in assisted reproductive technology

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Retrospective cohort analysis of 4,202 births resulting from blastocyst versus nonblastocyst transfer demonstrated no significant difference in maternal and perinatal outcomes, although blastocyst transfer may increase preeclampsia and placenta previa.

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The relationship between follicle development and progesterone receptor membrane component-1 expression in women undergoing in vitro fertilization

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Eighteen percent of women undergoing IVF overexpressed PGRMC1, which was associated with a 30% reduction in follicle development and the number of mature oocytes but not ongoing pregnancy rates.

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Can FSH co-trigger prevent OHSS?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
FSH co-trigger after ovarian stimulation has been shown to improve oocyte competence and a recent report suggested that the FSH co-trigger can completely prevent OHSS.

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Effect of oocyte quality on blastocyst development after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in a sheep model

Friday, May 11, 2012
Sheep oocyte quality was assessed by brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining. Stained oocytes (BCB+) showed more adenosine triphosphate and more blastocysts after IVF than BCB. Differences in blastocyst percentages were not observed after ICSI.

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Is there a place for corifollitropin alfa in IVF/ICSI cycles? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Thursday, May 10, 2012
We present a meta-analysis evaluating the safety and efficacy of corifollitropin alfa administration in women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation in GnRH antagonist down-regulated IVF/ICSI treatment cycles.

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Recurrent implantation failure: gamete and embryo factors

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Recurrent implantation failure in IVF may be partially attributed to oocyte, sperm, and embryonic factors. Possible etiologies are reviewed and discussed, and recent advances in oocyte and embryo selection are evaluated along with current recommended management strategies.

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November 2011 Featured Author Interview Video: Growth Hormone for Poor Responders in ART

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Author Interview  – Drs. 

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Repeated implantation failure: clinical approach

Friday, May 4, 2012
Repeated implantation failure should be assessed for different causes and treated accordingly.

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