Maternal fecundity and asthma among offspring Is the risk programmed preconceptionally Retrospective observational study

Friday, March 1, 2013
Children born to mothers who had more than two miscarriages, fertility problems, or prolonged time to pregnancy, had significantly higher risks of asthma during childhood. Maternal subfertility exposes offspring to an increased risk of asthma.

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Vaccination guidelines for female infertility patients A committee opinion

Monday, February 4, 2013
Prior to undergoing infertility treatments, vaccination guidelines should be reviewed and updated for all female patients.

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Low birth weight Is it related to assisted reproductive technology or underlying infertility

Monday, February 4, 2013
We review the potential association between different components of ART and infertility with LBW, while acknowledging the limitations to interpretation of the existing literature.

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Pregnancy in dark winters Implications for fetal bone growth

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The high prevalence of maternal hypovitaminosis D in women who are pregnant during winter months in northern latitudes may have detrimental effects on fetal skeletal growth.

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Live birth after orthotopic grafting of autologous cryopreserved ovarian tissue and spontaneous conception in Italy

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A live birth was obtained after frozen/thawed ovarian tissue autologous transplantation in a patient with precocious ovarian failure after chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.

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Smoking and infertility A committee opinion

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Smoking interferes with fertility of both males and females and can decrease the effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies.

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Intramuscular progesterone versus 8% Crinone vaginal gel for luteal phase support for day 3 cryopreserved embryo transfer

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Luteal support with 8% Crinone was associated with lower odds of clinical pregnancy and live birth compared with intramuscular progesterone in a multivariable analysis of day 3 cryopreserved embryo transfer cycles.

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Pregnancy loss after frozen embryo transfer A comparison of three protocols

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Frozen-embryo transfer in substituted cycles resulted in higher pregnancy rates but also increased pregnancy loss, leading to similar clinical pregnancy and delivery rates for the protocols studied.

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The clinical relevance of luteal phase deficiency A committee opinion

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The purpose of this ASRM and SREI Practice Committee Opinion is to address controversies regarding the diagnosis and potential treatment of luteal inadequacy.

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Fertility Pregnancy and Medical Management of Turner Syndrome in the Reproductive Years

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Women with Turner syndrome are at high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Fertility preservation may be an option for some girls. They also require lifelong comprehensive screening.

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Maternal body mass index and serum concentrations of human chorionic gonadotropin in very early pregnancy

Thursday, September 27, 2012
High maternal BMI was associated with low serum hCG concentrations on day 16 after ovulation induction in 2,110 singleton and in 516 multiple pregnancies after ART.

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Does ovulation induction with follicle-stimulating hormone still have a future in polycystic ovary syndrome?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Author:
Robert John Norman, M.D.…

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New candidate genes to predict pregnancy outcome in single embryo transfer cycles when using cumulus cell gene expression

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Gene expression of human cumulus cells is a promising tool to predict oocyte quality in intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients. This retrospective study pinpointed CAMK1D and EFNB2 as strong genes to predict pregnancy outcome.

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Pregnancies following ultrasound-guided drainage of tubo-ovarian abscess

Thursday, June 7, 2012
This study showed half of the women treated with ultrasound-guided drainage for tubo-ovarian abscess in combination with antibiotics were later able to conceive naturally.

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Is the zona pellucida thickness of human embryos influenced by women’s age and hormonal levels?

Thursday, June 7, 2012
This study demonstrated zona pellucida thickness is not influenced by women’s age or hormonal levels and is not a good predictive indicator for IVF clinical outcomes.

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Adverse obstetric outcomes associated with sonographically identified large uterine fibroids

Friday, June 1, 2012
Women with large uterine fibroids delivered at an earlier gestational age compared to women with small or no fibroids. Blood loss and rate of blood transfusion were also increased.

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Venous thromboembolism in relation to in vitro fertilization: an approach to determining the incidence and increase in risk in successful cycles

Friday, June 1, 2012
The incidence of first-trimester venous thromboembolism in IVF pregnancies was 0.2%, which was mainly attributed to a 100-fold increased risk in cycles complicated by ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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Androgens and antimüllerian hormone in mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome and their newborns

Thursday, May 31, 2012
In mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin had no impact on antim€ullerian hormone or androgen levels but increased the free testosterone index in the umbilical vein of boys.

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Live birth after ovarian tissue autotransplantation following overnight transportation before cryopreservation

Friday, May 25, 2012
Overnight transportation of ovarian tissue before cryopreservation is possible, as shown by this report of a live birth; however, further research is needed before the procedure can be used in clinical practice.

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Developmental potential of embryos from intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles containing fragmented oocytes

Friday, May 25, 2012
Fragmented oocytes occur rarely in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles, but their presence is associated with reduced developmental potential of sibling oocytes and lower implantation and pregnancy rates.

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Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome

Thursday, May 24, 2012
This revised Committee Opinion outlines reproductive issues relevant towomenwith Turner syndrome, including associated maternal morbidity and mortality, oocyte donation, prenatal testing and care, and alternatives to infertility treatment, such as surrogacy or adoption.

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Predictors of pregnancy and live birth after insemination in couples with unexplained or male-factor infertility

Friday, May 11, 2012
Couples in which female partners drank coffee, tea, or alcoholic beverages in the past had higher pregnancy and live birth rates compared with never users or current users.

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