Predictors of pregnancy and live birth in couples with unexplained infertility after ovarian stimulation intrauterine insemination

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Age, duration of infertility, income, and a history of prior pregnancy loss were significantly associated with the probability of live birth in women with unexplained infertility undergoing ovarian stimulation–intrauterine insemination.

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Uterine septum A guideline

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Authors:
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Abstract:

The purpose of this guideline is to review the literature regarding septate uterus and determine optimal indications and methods of treatment for it.…

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Live birth of twins derived from zona free oocytes

Sunday, May 1, 2016
A 34-year-old woman conceived through in vitro fertilization using autologous zona-free oocytes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer of morula and blastocyst, resulting in a term twin live birth.

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Growth trend of small uterine fibroids and human chorionic gonadotropin serum levels in early pregnancy An observational study

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Small fibroids seem to grow rapidly in the first weeks of pregnancy, with a nonlinear trend, in relation to the similar growth of human chorionic gonadotropin in the same period.

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Transplantation of frozen thawed ovarian tissue demonstrate high reproductive performance and the need to revise restrictive criteria

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Authors:
Dror Meirow, M.D.correspondenceemail, Hila Ra’anani, M.D., Moran Shapira, M.D., Masha Brenghausen, Ph.D., Chaim Sanaz Derech, B.Sc., Sarit Aviel-Ronen, M.D., Ph.D., Ninette Amerilgio, M.D., Eyal Schiff, M.D., Raoul Orvieto, M.D., Jehoshua Dor, M.D.…

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One uterus bridging three generations First live birth after mother to daughter uterus transplantation

Friday, April 1, 2016

Authors:
Mats Brännström, M.D., Ph.D., Hans Bokström, M.D., Ph.D., Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, M.D., Ph.D., Cesar Diaz-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., Jana Ekberg, M.D., Ph.D., Anders Enskog, M.D., Ph.D., Henrik Hagberg, M.D., Ph.D., Liza Johannesson, M.D., Ph.D., Niclas Kvarnström, M.D., Johan Mölne, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Olausson, M.D., Ph.D., Jan I.…

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Twelve year retrospective review of unintended pregnancies after Essure sterilization in the Netherlands

Friday, April 1, 2016
The incidence of pregnancies after sterilization with Essure is low. Most pregnancies were related to nonadherence to placement and follow-up protocols or misinterpretation of confirmation tests, and seem therefore preventable.

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Assessing new terminal body and facial hair growth during pregnancy Toward developing a simplified visual scoring system for hirsutism

Monday, February 1, 2016
We discuss the distribution and progression of terminal hair growth in pregnant women and determine the feasibility of a simplified scoring system for assessing hirsutism.

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Mid pregnancy perinatal and neonatal reproductive endocrinology A prospective cohort study in twins and singleton control subjects

Monday, November 30, 2015
Twin children are not overexposed to sex steroids at the time of birth, despite higher concentrations in their mothers. Opposite-sex twin girls do not show androgenic influence from their male co-twins. Boys of an opposite-sex twin have lower LH concentrations compared with same-sex dizygotic twin boys.

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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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Association between previously unknown connective tissue disease and subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosed during first trimester of pregnancy

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Connective tissue diseases are associated to autoimmune thyroid disorders in pregnancy. Thyroid autoimmunity and antinuclear antibodies could have a detrimental effect on pregnancy outcomes.

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Pregnancy outcomes in women with growth hormone deficiency

Thursday, October 29, 2015
We describe pregnancies in a large group of patients with hypopituitarism, finding that GH replacement is not related to healthy live births, gestational age at delivery, and birth weight.

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Beyond infertility Obstetrical and postpartum complications associated with endometriosis and adenomyosis

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
During pregnancy, women with endometriosis may undergo severe complications, such as spontaneous hemoperitoneum, and seem to be at higher risk of preterm birth and placenta previa.

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Treatment of infertility associated with deep endometriosis Definition of therapeutic balances

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
We discuss how therapeutic decisions should be shared with women who have deep endometriosis after a comprehensive evaluation; an in depth and realistic review of the benefits and risks should be made clearly available.

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Personalized prediction of live birth Are we there yet

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Authors:
David B. Seifer, M.D., Reshef Tal, M.D., Ph.D.…

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External validation of the Endometriosis Fertility Index in a French population

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) predicted spontaneous pregnancy after surgery for endometriotic infertile women. Combining surgery and assisted reproductive technologies according to EFI led to a 78% pregnancy rate at 18 months.

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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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Predictive value of maternal serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels in pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization with single cleavage and single blastocyst embryo transfers

Monday, June 1, 2015
Mean human chorionic gonadotropin levels resulting from a single fresh blastocyst transfer were significantly higher than those from a single cleavage transfer after adjusting for confounding variables.

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Rejuvenating effect of pregnancy on the mother

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Aging is associated with reduced regenerative capacity. Pregnancy, a unique model, may have a rejuvenating effect on the mother. We summarize the data supporting this idea.

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What to do when the numbers dont add up

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Reflections on "Does antral follicle count (AFC) predict pregnancy rates in unstimulated therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) cycles?" by Ripley et al.

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Fertility and longevity

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Natural fertility, infertility and late-age conceptions are associated with longevity. The genetic link and the effect of pregnancy on this phenomenon are summarized in this issue’s Views and Reviews.

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Outcomes of preimplantation genetic diagnosis in neurofibromatosis type 1

Friday, February 27, 2015

Capsule:
In a retrospective study of patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) undergoing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, only 37%of all biopsied embryoswere confirmed tobe unaffectedbyNF1, and at least 27%of couples achieved a live birth

Authors:
Vanessa L.…

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Spontaneous pregnancy rates in Chinese men undergoing microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy and possible preoperative factors affecting the outcomes

Friday, February 27, 2015
Microsurgical varicocelectomy could improve semen quality and spontaneous pregnancy rates in patients with varicoceles. Patients with high initial sperm concentration may benefit from varicocelectomy.

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Effect of male and female body mass index on pregnancy and live birth success after in vitro fertilization

Friday, January 30, 2015
No association between male and female BMI, individually or combined, and IVF success was found after accounting for important confounding factors, including male and female age, partner BMI, and parity.

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Pregnancies and live births after 20 transplantations of cryopreserved ovarian tissue in a single center

Friday, January 30, 2015
Preserving fertility by cryopreserving ovarian tissue is a successful and safe clinical option that can be considered for selected cancer patients.

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Heparin for assisted reproduction Summary of a Cochrane review

Monday, December 29, 2014
Current evidence does not justify the use of periimplantation heparin in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques.

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Timing of postpartum intrauterine device placement A cost effectiveness analysis

Monday, December 29, 2014
We discuss a cost-effectiveness analysis demonstrating that immediate postpartum intrauterine device placement is a cost-effective method of contraception compared with routine placement and prevents unintended pregnancies.

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A prospective study of prepregnancy serum concentrations of perfluorochemicals and the risk of gestational diabetes

Monday, December 29, 2014
We observed in a prospective United States cohort study that higher environmentally relevant serum perfluorooctanoic acid concentrations before pregnancy were significantly associated with a greater risk of gestational diabetes.

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Pregnancy after allogeneic uterus transplantation in the rat Perinatal outcome and growth trajectory

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Normal offspring and perinatal outcome can be achieved after allogeneic uterus transplantation.

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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.

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