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AbstractThe present study investigated the effects of infertility on Chinese women ’s life satisfaction. Infertile women (n = 466) who were seeking medical help completed a survey that included the Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI), the Dyadic Adjustment Questionnaire (DAS), the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and demographic variables. We used a moderated mediation mode l to test our hypotheses, with life satisfaction as the dependent variable, representations about the importance of parenthood as the independent variable, the impact of infertility on life ...
Source: Sex Roles - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).   Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain (Barlow 1993) including dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and pelvic or abdominal pain.  We invited Edgardo Somigliana, MD-PhD (Dept Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit...
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New approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment, say scientists.
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With a high incidence of insulin resistance, central obesity and dyslipidemia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women are susceptible to metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to explore whether MetS had an effect on overall female fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in PCOS infertile women.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of the latest techniques and devices used for uterine-sparing surgical treatment of fibroids. While laparoscopic myomectomy is still the gold standard, novel laparoscopic and transcervical radiofrequency ablation techniques use low-voltage and alternating current to induce heat in the uterine tissue, which triggers necrosis in fibroids. This enables the removal of multiple fibroids without the need for large incisions in the uterine wall. In addition, we address the benefits and potential risks, as well as the impact on fertility and pregnancy, of the different surgical approaches used for...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For US women, fertility treatment concerns are not associated with whether women pursue fertility testing, but they are associated with higher levels of fertility-specific and general distress. PMID: 30892066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Overweight;   Obesity;   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Drug: Saxenda;   Other: Lifestyle modification;   Diagnostic Test: Metabolomics;   Diagnostic Test: miRNA Sponsors:   University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust;   Kingston University;   University of Warwick;   University of Birmingham Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Francesca Pacchierotti, Kenichi Masumura, David Eastmond, Azeddine Elhajouji, Roland Froetschl, Micheline Kirsch-Volders, Anthony Lynch, Maik Schuler, David Tweats, Francesco MarchettiAbstractAs part of the 7th International Workshops on Genotoxicity Testing held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2017, a workgroup of experts reviewed and assessed the risk of aneugens for human health. The present manuscript is one of three manuscripts from the workgroup and reports on the unanimous consensus reache...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdhesive small bowel disease (ASBD) and small bowel obstruction are a major cause of patient distress and financial and clinical practice burden. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion and leads to delayed treatment and morbidity. Many preventive techniques and materials are being tested to prevent adhesion formation. A lot more needs to be done to prevent, in the first place, the formation of adhesions or treat this condition to reduce such morbid outcomes as strangulation or transection of gut.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For the first time we demonstrate that OCP is an effective therapy for non-atypical EH and is associated with higher remission rate compared with oral progestin. Reproductive outcomes are reassuring and comparable between the two groups. PMID: 30887764 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
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