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.'
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Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
AbstractAlthough assisted reproduction techniques involve the use of semen samples, there is little scientific methodology applied when selecting sperm. To select the most appropriate spermatozoa, first we need to define the optimal molecular characteristics. Sperm lipids may contribute to sperm function, thus our aim was to compare the lipidic profiles of sperm samples used in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles that ultimately led to a pregnancy with those that did not.Spermatozoa from infertile patients after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (group non-pregnant,n = 16; vs. group pregnant,n =&thi...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether stress biomarker and psychological indices of stress may predict both conception and miscarriage rates in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ ICSI). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: A university-affiliated tertiary hospital. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: Infertility women who were undergoing fresh or frozen IVF/ICSI cycles. METHODS: Subjects were recruited to (1) completed validated psychological questionnaires (visual analogue scale of stress, state trait anxiety inventory, perceived stress scale, fer...
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pregnancies following assisted reproductive technology (ART) may have elevated potential risk of pregnancy loss (PL) when compared to natural conception. However, rare studies comprehensively analyzed the IVF/ICSI cycle-dependent factors for loss of clinical pregnancy. Therefore, we aimed to determine the ART subgroup-specific risks of PL throughout pregnancy and explore different risk factors for early miscarriage and late miscarriage among pregnancies conceived through ART. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was launched in two infertility treatment centers in Nanjing and Changzhou i...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
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Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Conclusion(s)Couples with unexplained infertility that present with unexpectedly poor IUI outcomes can be funneled into a treatment algorithm guided by the integrity of the sperm genome for higher chances of pregnancy using an alternate method of insemination.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Zarandi NP, Galdon G, Kogan S, Atala A, Sadri-Ardekani H Abstract While the survival rate of children with cancer is increasing, preserving fertility for prepubertal boys is still a challenge. Although intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using frozen sperms has revolutionized infertility treatment, it is not applicable for the patients who undergo chemotherapy before puberty since spermatogenesis has not begun. Therefore, preserving spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) as an experimental option can be provided to prepubertal patients at a risk of damage or loss of their SSCs due to cancer treatments and de...
Source: Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications - Category: Stem Cells Tags: Stem Cells Cloning Source Type: research
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Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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