Rwanda: Infertility - When IV, IUI Are the Only Option

[New Times] In a story published by The New Times last week, a midwife's desperate attempt to fake a pregnancy and steal a mother's new-born baby is just one of the many examples that portray the despair that comes with inability to conceive among couples.
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This article provides an overview of the latest techniques and devices used for uterine-sparing surgical treatment of fibroids. While laparoscopic myomectomy is still the gold standard, novel laparoscopic and transcervical radiofrequency ablation techniques use low-voltage and alternating current to induce heat in the uterine tissue, which triggers necrosis in fibroids. This enables the removal of multiple fibroids without the need for large incisions in the uterine wall. In addition, we address the benefits and potential risks, as well as the impact on fertility and pregnancy, of the different surgical approaches used for...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For US women, fertility treatment concerns are not associated with whether women pursue fertility testing, but they are associated with higher levels of fertility-specific and general distress. PMID: 30892066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Francesca Pacchierotti, Kenichi Masumura, David Eastmond, Azeddine Elhajouji, Roland Froetschl, Micheline Kirsch-Volders, Anthony Lynch, Maik Schuler, David Tweats, Francesco MarchettiAbstractAs part of the 7th International Workshops on Genotoxicity Testing held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2017, a workgroup of experts reviewed and assessed the risk of aneugens for human health. The present manuscript is one of three manuscripts from the workgroup and reports on the unanimous consensus reache...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For the first time we demonstrate that OCP is an effective therapy for non-atypical EH and is associated with higher remission rate compared with oral progestin. Reproductive outcomes are reassuring and comparable between the two groups. PMID: 30887764 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
An appropriate diagnostic evaluation is essential for the most appropriate treatment to be performed. Currently, macroprolactinemia is the third most frequent cause of non-physiological hyperprolactinemia after drugs and prolactinomas. Up to 40% of macroprolactinemic patients may present with hypogonadism symptoms, infertility and/or galactorrhea. Thus, the screening for macroprolactin is indicated not only for asymptomatic subjects but also for those without an obvious cause for their prolactin (PRL) elevation. Before submitting patients to macroprolactin screening and pituitary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), one shoul...
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by Iyad H. Manaserh, Lakshmikanth Chikkamenahalli, Samyuktha Ravi, Prabhatchandra R. Dube, Joshua J. Park, Jennifer W. Hill Insulin resistance and obesity are associated with reduced gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release and infertility. Mice that lack insulin receptors (IRs) throughout development in both neuronal and non-neuronal brain cells are known to exhibit subfertility due to hypogonadotropic hypogonadi sm. However, attempts to recapitulate this phenotype by targeting specific neurons have failed. To determine whether astrocytic insulin sensing plays a role in the regulation of fertility, we generated mice...
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Conditions:   Infertility;   Polyp Uterus;   Myoma;Uterus;   Adhesion;   Hysteroscopy;   Uterine Septum;   Retained Products of Conception Intervention:   Device: Hyalobarrier® gel endo Sponsors:   University Hospital, Ghent;   Belgium Health Care Knowledge Centre;   Nordic Pharma SAS;   Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven;   Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel;   Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden;   CTC BIMETRA;   University of L...
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In conclusion, our results indicated that the IL-3 rs40401 polymorphism is associated with increased risk of abortion of IVF patients. Future studies with inclusion of other ethnic populations must be conducted to confirm the findings of this study.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Kai J. Buhling, Annika Schumacher, Christine zu Eulenburg, Elena LaakmannAbstractTo study the evidence of the influence of micronutrient supplementation on male fertility based on published research and to make recommendations for micronutrient supplementation for men suffering from infertility.18 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were included in the meta-analysis or in the systematic review.A significant improvement in semen parameters was evident for selenium (200 g orally, daily) and L-carnitine (LC; 2 g ...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe prevalence of infertility in China is high, but the uptake of treatment is relatively low.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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