Online calculator that tries to predict IVF success released

Conclusion This study aimed to develop a model that could predict the chances of a live birth over multiple cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The model used a large quantity of data taken from reliable UK medical records belonging to couples who had previously undergone IVF or ICSI. The model also benefits from being able to account for a large number of personal and treatment characteristics. The researchers developed two models for couples in both the pre-treatment and post-treatment phase of treatment cycles. They hope this online tool will serve as an aid for couples to shape expectations about what their overall chances are of having a baby after IVF or ICSI treatment, as well as allowing couples to make more informed decisions about their treatment. Although this is potentially very useful for both doctors and patients, it's important to bear in mind that every couple will have a different experience – models, no matter how sophisticated, are not necessarily able to reflect what happens in reality. And this tool includes very broad questions – for example, it asks if you have male factor infertility or tube problems. As such, it's not possible to add in your own specific data on factors like which fertility problem you or your partner may suffer from. If you're considering having fertility treatment, you can increase your chances of conception – whether you're woman or man – by quitting smokin...
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Authors: Barboza J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death worldwide, with over 7 million deaths per year. Smoking during pregnancy causes harm to the mother, fetus, and can result in problems for the infant from childhood into adulthood. Practitioners should ask all expectant mothers about tobacco use. For expectant mothers who smoke or recently quit, practitioners should advice to quit and provide psychosocial interventions. Rates of smoking during pregnancy differ between geographical locations, with estimates of 10.8% in the UK and 7.2% in the US. Practitioners should provide e...
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Conclusions: seroconversion rates among neonates in Southern Region of Santa Catarina were similar to the national average. Seroconversion was associated with non-use of antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding.Resumo Objetivos: investigar a frequ ência e analisar os fatores de risco para soroconversão entre nascidos vivos de mães soropositivas ao HIV. Métodos: foi realizado estudo de coorte, com crianças residentes na Região Sul de Santa Catarina. Foram usados dados secundários referentes a ficha de notificação e acompanhamento de crianç...
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Conclusions: it was verified a low frequency of SGA infants in the evaluated p opulation. The fact that the mother works outside the home proved to be a protective factor for this condition.Resumo Objetivos: analisar os fatores associados ao nascimento de rec ém-nascidos pequenos para a idade gestacional (PIG), em uma capital do Nordeste brasileiro. Métodos: estudo transversal realizado com 331 gestantes e seus recém-nascidos atendidos na rede pública de saúde do município de Maceió, em 2014. Foi realizada a coleta de dados maternos antes do part o (socioeconômicos, de...
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Abstract Objectives: to describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of the pregnant women treated at the high-risk prenatal service of the Public Maternity Hospital of Rio Branco, Acre Methods: a cross-sectional study of326pregnant women attended at the Rio Branco high risk prenatal outpatient clinic from April to May 2016. Interviews were conducted with a structured questionnaire. Results: the results showed that the mean age of women was 28 years old, schooling equal to or higher than high school (58.8%), married / stable union (81.7%), unemployed (50%); (26.4%), four or more pregnancies (32.8%), prenatal start with gestational age
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Publication date: November 2018Source: Chinese Chemical Letters, Volume 29, Issue 11Author(s): Wanbing Gong, Chun Chen, Haojie Wang, Ruoyu Fan, Haimin Zhang, Guozhong Wang, Huijun ZhaoAbstractThe liquid-phase furfural (FAL) hydrogenation to furfuryl alcohol (FOL) and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFOL) was investigated using sulfonate group (SO3H) grafted activated carbon (AC) supported Ni catalyst, which was prepared and activated simultaneously by liquid phase reduction method. This functionalized nickel catalyst demonstrated an enhanced catalytic performance for selective hydrogenation of FAL, in which almost 100% FOL (1...
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J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8TA07426G, PaperAli Khosrozadeh, Gurankit Singh, Quan Wang, Gaoxing Luo, Malcolm Xing Layer-by-layer polyaniline –graphene on multifunctional polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers leads to extremely stable flexible electrodes with high power and rate capability. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06134C, PaperRina Dao, Chenxuan Zhao, Jia Yao, Haoran Li Mechanism of N-oxyl radical catalyzed oxidation is a long-standing scientific problem. In this work, the radical or ionic mechanism in electrocatalytic oxidation of alcohols is discussed on the NO-H bond... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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This study aimed at assessing the determinants of HIV status disclosure among HIV infected pregnant women who have disclosed their HIV status to someone, as well as among those who have disclosed to their partners. Cross-sectional data was collected from 673 HIV sero-positive pregnant women receiving antenatal care services at 12 Community Health Centers in Mpumalanga province. Results indicated that over two-thirds (72.1%) disclosed their status to someone, while just over half (58.4%) disclosed to their partners. Multivariate analysis showed that both disclosure of ones HIV status to someone and to their male partners wa...
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In conclusion, should these trends be maintained, it is unlikely that Brazil will achieve the goals previously agreed upon with the World Health Organization and the United Nations to curb NCDs and their risk factors.
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo O presente estudo objetiva avaliar, atrav és da Análise de Redes Sociais (ARS), o papel do Centro de Atenção Psicossocial - Álcool e outras Drogas (CAPSad) sobre a rede de atenção aos usuários de drogas. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, de corte transversal e abordagem quantitativa na rede de Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. Nela, foram identificados 187 serviços assistenciais no município. A coleta de dados foi feita a partir de questionário com profissionais destes dispositivos. A análise levou em consideração...
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