The inherent difficulties of meta analysis for surgical techniques in male infertility An argument for standardizing reporting and outcomes

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Reflections on "A Comparison of Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction, Conventional Testicular Sperm Extraction, and Testicular Sperm Aspiration for Nonobstructive Azoospermia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" by Bernie et al.

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Comparison of microdissection testicular sperm extraction conventional testicular sperm extraction and testicular sperm aspiration for nonobstructive azoospermia A systematic review and meta analysis

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Sperm retrieval was higher for microdissection compared with conventional testicular sperm extraction, and was also higher for conventional testicular sperm extraction compared with testicular sperm aspiration.

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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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Antimullerian hormone as predictor of implantation and clinical pregnancy after assisted conception A systematic review and meta analysis

Monday, December 29, 2014
Antimullerian hormone has weak association with implantation and clinical pregnancy rates in women undergoing ART, but its predictive ability for pregnancy rates is greatest in women with diminished ovarian reserve.

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Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists for the preservation of ovarian function among women with breast cancer who did not use tamoxifen after chemotherapy A systematic review and meta analysis

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Resumption of menses 1 year or more after treatment is similar among women with breast cancer who receive a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist with chemotherapy or chemotherapy alone.

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Controversy over the use of fresh versus frozen thawed sperm for in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Friday, January 31, 2014
Reflections on "Impact of fresh versus cryopreserved testicular sperm upon intracytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancy outcomes in men with azoospermia due to spermatogenic dysfunction: a meta-analysis" by Ohlander et al.

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Polymorphisms in folate metabolizing genes and risk of idiopathic male infertility a study on a Russian population and a meta analysis

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Polymorphisms in the folate-metabolizing genes could be associated with the risk of male infertility, but further studies having more statistical power are needed to investigate the association.

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The effectiveness of GnRH antagonist in poor ovarian responders undergoing in vitro fertilization a systematic review and meta analysis

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization, the clinical efficacy of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist was similar to that of a GnRH agonist.

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Effects of mifepristone on uterine leiomyoma in premenopausal women a meta analysis

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Mifepristone was effective in treating leiomyomas, and 2.5 mg of mifepristone administered daily for 3 or 6 months was the optimal dosage for leiomyoma treatment.

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Age specific probability of live birth with oocyte cryopreservation An individual patient data meta analysis

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Age-specific probabilities of live birth calculated in this report would enable more accurate counseling and informed decisions for infertile women considering oocyte cryopreservation.

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Fertility treatment and childhood cancer risk a systematic meta analysis

Friday, June 28, 2013
In this systematic meta-analysis of both cohort and case-control studies, published through September 2012, we found an increased risk for cancer among children born after fertility treatment.

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Acupuncture Help harm or placebo

Friday, May 31, 2013
The most recent meta-analysis appearing in Fertility and Sterility on acupuncture was reevaluated in view of the marked heterogeneity of interventions, controls, data analysis, and timing of interventions.

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Null genotypes of GSTM1 and GSTT1 contribute to male factor infertility risk a meta analysis

Friday, March 1, 2013
We discuss evidence that the null of GSTM1 and GSTM1-GSTM1 increased the risk of male factor infertility, but the null genotype of GSTT1 was not associated with an increased infertility risk.

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Recognizing the Limitations of a Meta-Analysis

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Author:
Barbara Jean Stegmann, M.D., M.P.H.…

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Is early age at menarche a risk factor for endometriosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies

Friday, June 8, 2012
In this systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies, we found a small but statistically significant effect of early menarche on endometriosis risk when potential confounders are adequately controlled for.

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Increased prevalence of anxiety symptoms in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis

Monday, June 4, 2012
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have six-fold greater odds of generalized anxiety symptoms compared with control women, suggesting the need to routinely screen for anxiety symptoms.

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Efficacy and safety of human chorionic gonadotropin for follicular phase stimulation in assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The administration of human chorionic gonadotropin in the early and late follicular phase in controlled ovarian stimulation shows results similar to the conventional regimens, with the advantage of decreasing the doses of follicle-stimulating hormone.

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Birth defects in children conceived by in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a meta-analysis

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Children conceived by IVF and/or ICSI are at significantly increased risk for birth defects, and there is no risk difference between IVF children and ICSI children.

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Elective single embryo transfer and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Thursday, May 24, 2012
In this meta-analysis, infants conceived after elective single embryo transfer have decreased risks of low birth weight and prematurity than after double embryo transfer but higher risks of prematurity than spontaneous conceptions.

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A good meta-analysis is hard to find

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This editorial discusses the ingredients necessary for a good meta-analysis and the challenges researchers face in doing this type of research.

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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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