Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn ’ t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Infertility Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal of the American Medical Assn Women and Girls Steiner, Anne Z Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): SpanishInfertility SWOT Group (SISG), MA Checa, J Bellver, E Bosch, JJ Espinós, F Fabregues, J Fontes, J García-Velasco, A RequenaAbstractHysteroscopic septum resection in women with unfavourable reproductive and clinical outcomes has become common practice worldwide to improve reproductive results. No clear evidence on the possible advantages and drawbacks of this procedure has been published. In this opinion paper, based on a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, the different aspects...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to demonstrate a markedly enlarged isthmocele, that resulted in the miscarriage of a 12-week IVF twin pregnancy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objective: External validation of the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) in symptomatic patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of moderate and severe endometriosis associated with infertility. We also aimed at evaluating pregnancy rate by ART after surgery.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objective: Caesarean scar defect, or isthmocele, is a reservoir type pouch on the anterior wall of the uterine isthmus caused by inappropriate healing of the lower segment incision after caesarean section. The incidence of caesarean scar defects is reported to be as high as 84%, and is increasing due to the rising rates of caesarean sections worldwide. Caesarean scar defects may be asymptomatic, or cause a number of gynaecologic and obstetric sequealae, including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility and ectopic scar pregnancy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objective: The symptoms of intestinal endometriosis are especially severe such as dyschezia. These symptoms negatively effect on the QOL of the women remarkably. Surgeries are considered when medical therapy does not succeed or in the setting of infertility. We evaluated symptoms, surgical procedures, post-operative recurrence and post operative pregnancy rate.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
[The Herald] First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has urged the nation not to discriminate against people with fertility challenges, but should accept them with love and dignity.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Authors: Levin G, Rottenstreich A Abstract Pituitary disorders, and especially prolactinomas, are not common among pregnant women, though they tend to occur during a woman's years of fertility. The majority of prolactinoma patients present with infertility and menstruation dysfunction; however, prolactinomas are associated with potentially significant morbidity if they remain unrecognized and untreated. Herein, we survey the role of prolactin and prolactinomas in pregnancy while also outlining the therapeutic approach to prolactinoma during pregnancy. The current literature on the impact of dopamine agonists during...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
illa-Vega B Abstract BACKGROUND: Traditional semen parameters have shown little to none predictive value for fertilization and blastocyst viability for a successful pregnancy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of incorporating the acrosome reaction (AR) and chromatin integrity to conventional semen analysis to individually predict the fertile potential of sperm samples. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 69 participants undergoing IVF using oocyte donation. Semen samples were collected and evaluated for: AR [spontaneous (sAR) and induced (iAR)] by flow cytometry...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Abstract Objective: Our objective was to explore whether the pregnancy rate (PR) was higher than usual after hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy). Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study of 1,008 infertility patients, all of whom were examined by HyCoSy. The expected time for spontaneous pregnancy was at least 180 days after the HyCoSy exams. There were three types of HyCoSy results: type I, defined as both fallopian tubes patent; type II, defined as one fallopian tube patent with obstruction in the other; and type III, defined as both fallopian tubes obstructed. During the HyCoSy exam...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2018Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Jisun Yun, Inha Lee, Young Bin Won, Jae Hoon Lee, Seok Kyo Seo, SiHyun Cho, Young Sik Choi, Byung Seok Lee, Bo Hyon YunAbstractThis retrospective study investigated and compared the incidence of congenital foetal anomalies after letrozole versus clomiphene citrate (CC) administration for infertility treatment. Data from 142 newborns were included: letrozole group, n = 83; CC group, n = 61. Congenital anomalies were found in 7.2% (6/83) patients in the letrozole group and 18.0% (11/61) patients in the CC g...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
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