Menopausal women requesting egg/embryo donation: examining health screening guidelines for assisted reproductive technology

Conclusions: Because maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality increase in postmenopausal women who become pregnant through ART, practitioners caring for this cohort should provide input into developing standardized, comprehensive guidelines for this population so that screening is consistent for all older women seeking this intervention and risks are objectively outlined and considered.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

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This article highlights the multiple intersections between obstetric/gynecologic issues and neurologic disorders. RECENT FINDINGS Neurologic issues can arise related to contraceptive medications, infertility treatments, pregnancy, and menopause. This article explores these areas in chronologic order, beginning with women’s neurologic conditions that overlap their reproductive years and those that may occur during pregnancy and continuing through menopause. For each disorder, the epidemiology, pathophysiology, complications, and best sex-based treatment are described. Recent findings and treatments are highlighted....
Source: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, this study offers new insight on AMH effects upon cumulus cells and new aspects on how AMH might promote oocyte integrity and embryo viability at a biochemical level as well as add to the current body of evidence supporting AMH clinical potential as a more sensitive marker ofIVF outcomes in comparison with FSH, regarding numbers of oocytes received and high-quality day 2 and day 3 embryos.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Among all the three groups, the salivary calcium levels do exhibit the correlation with bone mineral density. In the post-menopausal group, there was significant increase in salivary calcium level compared to other groups. Similarly, the study showed a negative correlation between salivary calcium and serum oestrogen. This substantiates the point that salivary calcium levels can definitely indicate the possibility of the presence or absence of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.
Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Source Type: news
Purpose of review In this review, we will summarize research looking into anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as a measure of oocyte quality. Recent findings AMH is a key factor involved in embryogenesis but also in the development of early follicles. Owing to its relatively small inter and intracycle variability, it has become a widely used method of ovarian reserve testing. In the realm of assisted reproductive technology, it has demonstrated a reliable ability to gauge the number of oocytes obtained during an in-vitro fertilization cycle. For these purposes, AMH is a readily measured quantitative tool. However, its q...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: FERTILITY, IVF AND REPRODUCTIVE GENETICS: Edited by Emre Seli and Juan A. García Velasco Source Type: research
Females differ from males in incidence and clinical characteristics of colorectal cancer. Understanding the differences can lead to development of preventive approaches. To identify reproductive factors currently associated with the risk of colorectal cancer. Consecutively diagnosed female colorectal cancer cases and randomly chosen colorectal cancer-free controls matched on age/ethnicity/primary care clinic within the molecular epidemiology of colorectal cancer study, a population-based case-control study in Northern Israel, were included. A total of 2867 female cases and 2333 controls participated in this analysis. Parti...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research paper: Gastrointestintal cancer Source Type: research
Although the peak incidence of surgery for pelvic floor disorders does not occur until after menopause, an increasing number of younger women are seeking treatment for these problems. Whereas most surgeons would recommend delaying surgery until the completion of childbearing, published cases and case series address outcomes after subsequent pregnancies in women who have been treated for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. This document synthesizes the available evidence on the impact of pregnancy on women with prior treatment for pelvic floor disorders and on the impact of these prior treatments on subsequent p...
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: AUGS Clinical Guidance Document Source Type: research
Title: Menopause May Someday Disappear as Women Postpone Pregnancy: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
ConclusionThis study determined reference values for various insulin sensitivity indices in healthy Iranian women. These values can be used to define insulin sensitivity in women in epidemiological and clinical studies.
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
z Senkal This systematic literature review aims to point out sex-specific special features that are important in the bariatric treatment of women suffering from severe obesity. A systematic literature search was carried out according to Cochrane and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) guidelines. After the literature selection, the following categories were determined: sexuality and sexual function; contraception; fertility; sex hormones and polycystic ovary syndrome; menopause and osteoporosis; pregnancy and breastfeeding; pelvic floor disorders and urinary inconti...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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