What to Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

IVF Isn't About the Journey, It's About the Destination While some women may share their birth stories, I wanted to share our fertility story. Translating my mind's weavings into words on paper has helped me weather numerous storms, but throughout 2015 -- a year marred by a lot of heartbreak and too many hormonal injections -- when I've needed this kind of therapy the most, I maintained silence on a subject that hit me like a piece of fallen scaffolding. Instead, I relied heavily on the physical support of my husband, family and friends, all for whom I am extremely grateful. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now. *** After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant the old-fashioned way, which is to say without downloading ovulation apps and marking red Ps on the calendar every month, and just hoping it would take a few romantic evenings at home or on vacation with my husband, we consulted a local OB-GYN about our dilemma. She prescribed a few months of charting everything from my morning temperature to the location of my cervix. That didn't work. She then prescribed three months of Clomid -- a drug that helps women ovulate more regularly, which in turn can help you track when to have sex more accurately. My cycles were anywhere between 28 and 40 days, so I hoped this would be the wonder drug we needed to get pregnant. It was n...
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): Haifeng Yang, Qi Tan, Hongjun Ji, Zhihong Wang, Wenfu Xu, Mingyu LiAbstractUltrasonic-assisted soldering was used for Ta/Sn/Al interconnection. The effects of ultrasonic waves on the dissolution and nucleation behavior of Al in Ta/Sn/Al joints during ultrasonic-assisted soldering were investigated. The cavitation induced by ultrasound waves lead to the continuous dissolution of the Al from substrate into molten Sn and the content of Al in solder increased rapidly. When the Al content reached saturation in the ultrasonic field, Al precipitated...
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Conclusion Methods44Wistar rats (250 g)were intra articular (IA) injected with a0.2% solution of mono iodine acetate (MIA, MERK Lab). After 7 days, 4 animals were euthanized and injected joins, as well its contralateral, were collected for 0-day histology controls. The rest of animals were divided into 5 groups of 8 animals each. Group 1 was kept w/o treatment as a Control Group,Group 2 IA treated with syngeneic aMSC, Group 3 with syngeneic activated EC, Group 4 with a co-culture of EC+aMSC and Group 5 with syngeneic PRP. 4 animals of each group were euthanized at day 7, and the remain 4 rats were euthanized for day 14. aM...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Conclusion Material and MethodsTheca cells, collected from normal cycling and PCOS patient underwent ovariectomy, were seeded on culture dishes pre-coated with the extracellular matrix at a density of 6 × 104 cells/ml and cultured for 24 hours. Cells were then treated with either 3T3 conditioned media as a control (C) or Mesenchymal stem cells conditioned media (CM). The C and CM were prepared through collecting the serum-free supernatant of 3T3 and hMSCs at an optimal confluence, 48 hours later. The mRNA and protein expression of CYP17A1, CYP11A1, and DENND1A.V2 were quantified by RT-PCR and Western blot, while ...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
ConclusionNeoSERA is produced in Japan, considered to be a negligible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk country. We obtain adult donor bovine blood from animal less than 36 months old according to the regulation of EMA for BSE (EMA/410/01 rev.3). Using apheresis medical devices with closed disposable kits, sterile platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is collected from healthy donor bovine receiving a regular veterinary check. After stimulation and removal of coagulated fibrin by centrifugation, NeoSERA is collected in a completely closed system. To meet the scope of directives that apply to produce medicinal products from ...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Bravo-Pérez C, Vicente V, Corral J Abstract Introduction. Antithrombin is a serpin that inhibits multiple procoagulant serine proteases and acts as an endogenous anticoagulant. Thus, congenital antithrombin deficiency constitutes a major thrombophilic state, the most severe so far. Areas covered. In the present work, we globally review the biology, genetics, diagnosis, and management of congenital antithrombin deficiency, and also discuss puzzling questions and future perspectives regarding this severe inherited thrombophilia. Expert opinion. Although this disorder exerts high clinical heterogeneity...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
We present a 34-year-old woman debuted at 13 weeks gestation, with a platelet count of 19 × 109/L and petechiae. She did not respond to initial treatment with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. At this point, considering the limited treatment options due to toxicity and/or teratogenesis of other drugs proven to be effective against ITP like azathioprine, rituximab, cyclophosphamide, etc. and the risk of bleeding symptoms, either from mother or fetus, we decided to begin treatment with Romiplostim (thrombopoietin receptor agonist). On reviewing the literature at this matter, only eight case...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of this meta-analysis suggest that SERMs may be effective in the treatment of infertile patients with idiopathic infertility. However, the paucity of data does not allow to draw a definitive conclusion. PMID: 31120775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Journal of Thermal BiologyAuthor(s): Amir Abdolhosseinzadeh, Afsaneh Mojra, Ali AshrafizadehAbstractFocused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is a non-invasive thermal therapeutic method which has been emerged in the field of brain tumors treatment. During intraoperative brain surgery, application of FUS can significantly increase the accuracy of thermal ablation of tumor while reducing undesirable damage to healthy brain tissue. The main objective of this study is acquiring acoustic transducer specifications to achieve optimum thermal treatment in the tumoral tissue. 2D and 3D ...
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsSystemic MTX therapy is a safe and effective strategy for the treatment of CSP with favorable subsequent reproductive results and a low conversion rate for surgical management.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: UTI is a useful complement to traditional phonetic transcription for CLP speech.Folia Phoniatr Logop
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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