Infertility Treatment in the Age of ZikaInfertility Treatment in the Age of Zika

Infertility specialists in Puerto Rico are struggling with how to advise women. Medscape Ob/Gyn
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(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
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S. Alves Monica R. Jesus Lennon R. Pereira Stella R. Melo Flávio S. Mesquita Vanessa B. Silveira Luciano M. Thomazelli Silvana R. Favoretto Franciane B. Almonfrey Regina C. R. M. Abdulkader Joel M. Gabrili Denise V. Tambourgi Sérgio F. Oliveira Karla Prieto Michael R. Wiley Luís C. S. Ferreira Marcos V. Silva Gustavo F. Palacios Paolo M. A. Zanotto Edison L. Durigon We followed the presence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in four healthy adults (two men and two women), for periods ranging from 78 to 298 days post symptom onset. The patients were evaluated regarding the p...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this study, female immunocompetent BALB/c mice were immunized with a DNA-based vaccine candidate, pVAX1-ZME, expressing the prM/E protein of ZIKV, and the immunogenicity for maternal mice and the post-natal protection for suckling mice were evaluated. It was found that administration with three doses of 50 μg pVAX1-ZME via in vivo electroporation induced robust ZIKV-specific cellular and long-term humoral immune responses with high and sustained neutralizing activity in adult mice. Moreover, using a maternal immunization protocol, neutralizing antibodies provided specific passive protection against ZIKV infection i...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Couples who have difficulty having a baby alter their travel plans to avoid areas where the Zika virus is endemic, but do not change their behavior when it comes to conception, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONAre specific gravity (SG)-adjusted urinary concentrations of 3-(diethylcarbamoyl)benzoic acid (DCBA) associated with semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center?SUMMARY ANSWEROur study did not demonstrate any association between SG-adjusted urinary DCBA concentrations and semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYN,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) is the most common active ingredient in consumer insect repellents. The recent rise in public health concerns regarding mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, have led to an increased use of DEET ...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a teratogenic arbovirus transmissible by semen (1). Transient hematospermia, leukospermia, and oligospermia (2) have rarely been reported in ZIKV-infected humans. Mouse models of ZIKV have demonstrated global testicular pathology, oligospermia, and infertility (3, 4). As part of a larger study investigating ZIKV kinetics in the semen of the olive baboon, our objective here is to describe the semen parameters and investigate differences pre- and post-infection.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Oral session Source Type: research
Zika virus (ZIKV) poses a teratogenic risk to couples attempting reproduction (1). The aim of our study is to determine awareness and perceptions about ZIKV in terms of knowledge, attitude and practices among patients presenting for infertility evaluation and among healthcare providers to women of reproductive age.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Zika virus is transmitted through mosquitoes and sexual contact and is associated with severe congenital anomalies. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that women and men traveling to Zika-affected regions (>70 countries by 2016) delay pregnancy by 8 weeks and 6 months, respectively. We hypothesized that infertile patients may be unwilling to delay conception despite these recommendations. We sought to assess knowledge of Zika virus and if such knowledge influenced reproductive planning among infertile women.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
AbstractIn the past 2  years, Zika virus has emerged from obscurity onto the world stage—traversing and transcending clinical specialties, basic science disciplines, and public health efforts. The spread of Zika virus has serious implications for the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our patient s, practices, and labs—worldwide and specifically in the USA—have been impacted by this teratogenic, sexually transmitted, largely asymptomatic virus. While the World Health Organization’s Public Emergency of International Concern designation has lapsed as major epidemics have sub...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
W. Ma, S. Li, S. Ma, L. Jia, F. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, G. Wong, S. Zhang, X. Lu, M. Liu, J. Yan, W. Li, C. Qin, D. Han, C. Qin, N. Wang, X. Li and G. F. Gao
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urological Survey Source Type: research
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