The ABCs Of Fertility Treatments That You Need To Know
For BRIDES, by Kelsey Butler. Infertility: It’s a topic that is definitely difficult to talk about, but extremely important to discuss as you think about planning for a family. In fact, with about one in eight couples having trouble getting or staying pregnant, it’s likely that you or someone you know is going through this tough battle. To make it even harder, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there (what the heck do some of these acronyms even stand for?). We’re breaking down some important guidelines on when it’s time to head to the doctor and the key fertility treatment terms you need to know. “We usually define infertility as a woman attempting to conceive by having regular unprotected intercourse [for a certain period of time], depending on the woman’s age,” says Dr. Mazen Abdallah, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. “If she’s younger than 35, we say a year of attempt without success. If she’s above the age of 35, we basically say six months of attempt without success. [At that point], we start a workup and then the treatment.” See More: The 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes Ever Abdallah, also medical director of the Houston Fertility Institute, says more than half the time the cause of infertility can be determined by a doctor asking questions and reviewing a patient’s histo...
Conclusions This study demonstrates that the use of ICSI for unexplained infertility achieved similar reproductive outcomes as male infertility cases, which are usually referred to ICSI. It also shows that the quality of semen did not positively affect ICSI outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Some childhood and pre-pregnancy cardiovascular risk factors are associated with adult subfertility. PMID: 29899387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To determine the effect of the using oil-soluble contrast material (OSCM) vs. water-soluble contrast material (WSCM) for hysterosalpingography on pregnancy rates in infertile women.
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Author(s): Li Jie, Deng Li, Chen Yang, Zhang Haiying This systematic review aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of tamoxifen with that of clomiphene citrate (CC) in anovulatory patients. The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched up to October 2016 for literature comparing tamoxifen with CC in anovulatory women. The pooled risk ratios (RR) or standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were subjected to statistical analysis. Twelve studies involving 1302 p...
ConclusionPatients with endometriosis undergoing ART may have additional risk of placenta previa. Despite the inability to determine if endometriosis alone or endometriosis plus ART increase the risk, physicians should be aware of the potential additional risk that endometriosis patients undergoing ART harbor.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -We often think of reproduction as women's work. And rightly so! A mother will tell you it was not her husband who suffered the nausea and aches of pregnancy, the labour contractions, or the soreness of breastfeeding. Indeed women deserve serious credit for the back-breaking work of human reproduction.
Conclusions: Beliefs around medication safety play an important role in whether individuals with IBD decide to take medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Having a better understanding about why patients stop or refuse to take certain medications during key reproductive periods may allow clinicians to address specific beliefs and attitudes during office visits.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that spirituality plays a role in adjusting the psychological aspects of an infertile patient. PMID: 29873289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, progesterone exposure during the critical period of fetal life elevated the risk of ASD, possibly reflecting epigenetic modification.
We report the case of a 28-year-old nulliparous female with unexplained infertility who underwent freeze-all vaginal oocyte retrieval. Twenty-one days later she presented with vaginal bleeding (similar to menstruation) and right lower-quadrant pain. The results of ultrasound scanning and a laboratory work-up were consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. She underwent laparoscopic right salpingectomy for a tubal ectopic pregnancy. We recommend sexual abstinence during assisted reproduction to lower the risk of multiple pregnancy and especially of heterotopic pregnancy.