Researchers explore the lifetime effects of cigarette smoke and genetics on infertility

(University of Louisville) In an effort to understand how specific genetic factors coupled with lifetime exposure to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke may influence a woman's ability to conceive, University of Louisville researchers have been awarded a three-year, $440,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health&Human Development.
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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Ashima Sinha, Virendra Singh, Sarman Singh, Savita YadavAbstractAimsIdiopathic nature of male infertility disorder needs to be investigated by different horizons of molecular biology for its treatment and to device male contraceptive. Further, it can also aid in advancement of assisted reproductive technology (ART), as nowadays the failure and disquiets of ART are consistent. Herein, we have attempted to find out proteins responsible for male infertility by comparing proteome profile of sperms collected from normal control and asthenozoosper...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
It can be difficult to treat infertile patients, especially when they have very unrealistic expectations of what medicine can do for them.This is because their feelings range wildly all the way from one end of the pendulum - false hope, to the other end - false despair.False hope is the expectation that I'm going to get pregnant if I do IVF ; or that IVF has a 100% success rate .Patients who do IVF treatment with this false hope will often go to pieces when their cycle fails , because they're not able to build up the courage to try again . Because they had such high (unrealistic) expectations , they cannot deal with the fr...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Infertility, Female, Associated With Anovulation Interventions:   Drug: clomiphene citrate;   Procedure: Saline cervical flushing;   Procedure: Intrauterine Autologous platelet-rich plasma Sponsor:   Benha University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Ahead of Print. Purpose Coping and communication strategies affect how one perceives potentially stressful life events, such as infertility. Cognitive behavioral interventions (CBI) can reduce the distress related to undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of CBI on the coping and communication skills as well as perceived stress and depressive symptoms of women undergoing IVF treatment. The authors also explored the relationship between coping strategies and pregnancy rates. Design/methodology/approach The aut...
Source: The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Susanne Liffner, Elizabeth Nedstrand, Marie Bladh, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Mats Hammar, Gunilla SydsjöAbstractResearch questionAre low birth weight, prematurity and/or being born small for gestational age associated with a higher risk of male factor infertility in adulthood?DesignA retrospective study on a clinical sample of men accepted for treatment of infertility between 2005 and 2010 at the Centre of Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden. The study sample consisted of 892 men, diag...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study sought to evaluate perceptions and insights regarding uterine transplantation among members of a women's health care national specialty organization in Canada. METHODS: The investigators obtained permission and used an electronic survey developed by Bortoletto et al. to conduct a cross-sectional study of members of the SOGC between April and May 2018. Participants were requested to answer a total of 29 questions grouped into four different categories: personal opinions and attitudes, medical opinions, ethical opinions, and demographics. The investigators compared answers with a published survey of members of...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Contributors : Naoki Uyama ; Xian-Yang Qin ; Soichi Kojima ; Jiro FujimotoSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusAbdominal adhesions form in response to peritoneal trauma that can occur during surgery. Postoperative adhesions, which develop in approximately 50-85% of patients who have undergone abdominal surgery, often result in severe complications, including intestinal obstruction, female infertility, chronic pain, and contraindication of surgery for future abdominal illnesses such as cancer. Here, we investigated the cell source of collagen production in postoperative adhesions and explored mo...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
ConclusionsPsA patients do not have more infertility or worse pregnancy outcomes compared to healthy controls.
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Combination Product: Late follicular phase stimulation with recombinant-human FSH;   Combination Product: Early follicular phase stimulation with recombinant-human FSH Sponsor:   Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   PCOS;   Female Infertility Interventions:   Drug: Myo-inositol;   Drug: Folic Acid Sponsor:   Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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