First series of 18 pregnancies after ulipristal acetate treatment for uterine fibroids

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The first series of pregnancies achieved after UPA treatment is reported.

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Casting for determinants of blastocyst yield and of rates of implantation and of pregnancy after blastocyst transfers

Monday, June 30, 2014
Numbers of oocytes retrieved and properties of day 3 embryos were predictive of blastocyst formation, implantation, and pregnancy. Patient age and oocyte yields independently impacted implantation rates and uterine receptivity.

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Conjugated bisphenol A in maternal serum in relation to miscarriage risk

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Conjugated bisphenol A level in maternal serum at the time of missed menses is associated with increased risk of euploid and aneuploid miscarriage in an infertile population.

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Whether sperm deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation has an effect on pregnancy and miscarriage after in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection A systematic review and metaanalysis

Friday, June 20, 2014
This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that high sperm DNA fragmentation was related to lower pregnancy rates in IVF but not in ICSI cycles, whereas it was associated to higher miscarriage rates in both IVF and ICSI cycles.

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Diet induced maternal obesity alters ovarian morphology and gene expression in the adult mouse offspring

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Ovaries of mouse offspring from high–fat–fed obese dams have reduced follicular population and altered gene expression, which could impact their reproductive potential.

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Clinical success of intrauterine insemination cycles is affected by the sperm preparation time

Sunday, June 1, 2014
The observance of a defined time interval from the end of sperm preparation to intrauterine insemination may improve pregnancy rates even if the couple’s parameters are not favorable.

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Who will benefit from uterus sparing surgery in adenomyosis associated subfertility

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This retrospective cohort study demonstrates the advantage of younger age for substantial benefits from uterus-sparing surgery in women with adenomyosis-associated subfertility.

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Association of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene mutation with negative outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancy in cases of congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane-conductance regulator mutations were observed to have higher prevalence in men with congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens and were associated with increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.

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Chronic endometritis in women with recurrent early pregnancy loss and or fetal demise

Monday, March 31, 2014
There was a high prevalence of chronic endometritis in a cohort of 395 women with pregnancy loss. “Test of cure” was 100% with antibiotics. Subsequent live-birth rates were encouraging.

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Later reproductive health after B Lynch sutures A follow up study after 10 years clinical use of the B Lynch suture

Monday, March 31, 2014
The reproductive prognosis after a B-Lynch suture has been placed seems to be good. Nonetheless, complications that might influence future pregnancy may occur, and advice given should address this.

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Oocyte number as a predictor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and live birth an analysis of 256381 in vitro fertilization cycles

Monday, March 31, 2014
The retrieval of >15 oocytes in fresh autologous IVF cycles significantly increases the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome without improving live-birth rate.

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Current clinical irrelevance of luteal phase deficiency A committee opinion

Sunday, March 30, 2014
This committee opinion addresses controversies regarding the diagnosis and potential treatment of luteal phase inadequacy.

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Effect of fibroids not distorting the endometrial cavity on the outcome of in vitro fertilization treatment A retrospective cohort study

Thursday, February 20, 2014
A retrospective cohort study demonstrates that intramural fibroids with diameter larger than 2.85 cm have a negative effect on in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection delivery rates.

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The type 2 deiodinase Thr92Ala polymorphism is associated with disrupted placental activity but not with dysglycemia or adverse gestational outcomes A genetic association study

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Patients with type 2 deiodinase (D2) Ala92Ala genotype, associated with an increased risk for diabetes, have decreased placental D2 activity that is not associated with dysglycemia or adverse gestational outcomes.

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Female age related fertility decline

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Education and enhanced awareness of the effect of age on fertility is essential in counseling the patient who desires pregnancy.

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Age does not adversely affect sperm retrieval in men undergoing microdissection testicular sperm extraction

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sperm retrieval in men undergoing microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) was not negatively affected by age. Men 50 years old who underwent successful micro-TESE were more likely to have larger testes.

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Bowel complications of deep endometriosis during pregnancy or in vitro fertilization

Friday, January 31, 2014
This study examines bowel complications caused by the progression of deep endometriosis during pregnancy or IVF. Endometriosis prevalence and its complications in pregnancy are unknown because the association is probably underreported.

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Subcutaneous progesterone versus vaginal progesterone gel for luteal phase support in in vitro fertilization a noninferiority randomized controlled study

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Luteal phase supportwith a newsubcutaneous progesterone preparation provided pregnancy rates similar to progesterone vaginal gel in IVF patients. Safety and tolerability profile were equivalent.

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Prospective evaluation of nighttime hot flashes during pregnancy and postpartum

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A third of women assessed prospectively during pregnancy and after delivery reported hot flashes during pregnancy/postpartum, for which depressive symptoms, lower education, and higher body mass index were predictors.

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Effects of sleep deprivation during pregnancy on the reproductive capability of the offspring

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Findings in rats suggest that parental sleep influences the reproductive capability of the F1 offspring.

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Impact of subclinical hypothyroidism in women with recurrent early pregnancy loss

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism among women with recurrent early pregnancy loss did not appear to impact the live-birth rates in this population.

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Exposure to toxic environmental agents ACOG Committee Opinion No 575

Monday, September 30, 2013
Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals.

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Obesity reduces uterine receptivity clinical experience from 9587 first cycles of ovum donation with normal weight donors

Monday, September 30, 2013
Female obesity impairs the reproductive outcome of ovum donation by reducing uterine receptivity.

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Optimizing natural fertility a committee opinion

Friday, August 30, 2013
This report reviews mechanisms and techniques to optimize fertility in the fertile couple/individual.

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Introduction Back to the future origins of polycystic ovary syndrome

Friday, June 28, 2013
The ontogeny of PCOS is an early window on the nature of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Genetic variation in tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases as a risk factor for idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion

Friday, May 31, 2013
There were no statistically significant differences in the distribution of genotype and allele frequencies of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases 1, 2, 3, and 4 gene polymorphisms between idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion couples and control subjects.

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Progesterone vaginal ring versus vaginal gel for luteal support with in vitro fertilization A randomized comparative study

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Luteal supplementation with a weekly progesterone vaginal ring or daily vaginal gel provided similar high clinical pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization.

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Y chromosome azoospermia factor region microdeletions are not associated with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous abortion in a Slovenian population association study and literature review

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Azoospermia factor region microdeletions were not detected in Slovenian men with IRSA. Our comparisons with previous studies show that Y chromosome microdeletions are most likely not associated with IRSA.

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Antimüllerian hormone in gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist cycles Prediction of ovarian response and cumulative treatment outcome in good prognosis patients

Saturday, March 30, 2013
AMH predicts oocyte yield and poor and excessive ovarian response in GnRH antagonist cycles and is associated with increased cumulative live-birth rates after single-blastocyst transfer in fresh and cryopreserved cycles.

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Oocyte in vitro maturation in normo ovulatory women

Thursday, March 28, 2013
In normo-ovulatory women, in vitro maturation does not result in success rates similar to conventional ovarian stimulation regimens. However, it represents a milder approach to assisted reproduction treatment and an alternative intervention for specific conditions.

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