World report on fertility treatments reveals high use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The editor-in-chief of one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals, Human Reproduction, has attacked the rising use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for the treatment of infertility, following publication of the latest world report on assisted reproductive technologies; he brands it as 'ineffective and costly care.'
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions This study demonstrates that the use of ICSI for unexplained infertility achieved similar reproductive outcomes as male infertility cases, which are usually referred to ICSI. It also shows that the quality of semen did not positively affect ICSI outcomes.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONIs allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1), a cytokine associated with inflammation and allograft rejection, aberrantly elevated inin vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol with potential effects on endometrial receptivity?SUMMARY ANSWEROur findings indicated AIF-1 is increased in IVF cycles with GnRH antagonist protocol and mediates greater TNF- α expression during implantation phase, which may be unfavorable for embryo implantation.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYStudies have shown that GnRH antagonist protocol cycles have lower implantation and cl...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONWhat is the cumulative live birth rate following ICSI cycles compared with IVF cycles for couples with non-male factor infertility?SUMMARY ANSWERICSI resulted in a similar cumulative live birth rate compared with IVF for couples with non-male factor infertility.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYThe ICSI procedure was developed for couples with male factor infertility. There has been an increased use of ICSI regardless of the cause of infertility. Cycle-based statistics show that there is no difference in pregnancy rates between ICSI and IVF in couples with non-male factor infertility. However, evidence indicates t...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionNo significant effect of COH on the studied autoantibodies by the time of OPU was found but further studies are required to interpret these results.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that spirituality plays a role in adjusting the psychological aspects of an infertile patient. PMID: 29873289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere was no statistical difference in a small sample size for FertiQoL scores between all groups. In this study, FertiQoL scores were, therefore, not usable to predict withdrawal from infertility treatment.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the outcomes of progestin-primed ovarian stimulation protocol (PPOS) in aged infertile women who failed to get pregnant in the first IVF/ICSI-ET cycles with GnRH-a long protocol. A self-controlled study was conducted to retrospectively investigate the clinical outcomes of 104 aged infertile patients who didn't get pregnant in the first IVF/ICSI-ET treatment by stimulating with GnRH-a long protocol (non-PPOS group), and underwent PPOS protocol (PPOS group) in the second cycle between January 2016 and December 2016 in the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University. The p...
Source: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology -- Medical Sciences -- - Category: Research Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a change in the follicular fluid metabolomics profile due to endometrioma is identifiable. Twelve women with ovarian endometriosis (aged
Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Syst Biol Reprod Med Source Type: research
A patient just send me this emailI have had a sperm test done and my Sperm DNA Fragmentation ( DFI) index count is 40 %. My doctor says my wife will require a sperm donor. This is a classic example of how over-testing leads to poor medical care and harms patients.Doctors don't understand the limitations of the newer medical tests, and are quite happy to order the "latest and most expensive " tests when treating their patients - especially when they have no idea what's going on ! They cloak their ignorance with the garb of sophisticated scientific test results - and the poor patient gets misled !The reality i...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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