A woman with a transplanted uterus just gave birth — a first for the U.S.

For women with uterine factor infertility who want to be mothers, the calculus has always been heartbreakingly simple: No uterus means no pregnancy. The equation changed drastically in 2014, when Swedish doctors delivered a healthy 3.9-pound baby that was the result of a successful uterus transplant. Now, doctors at Baylor University say a woman born […]Related:A model tattooed her eyeball purple. She now could lose her eye.A man collapsed with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed on his chest. Doctors didn’t know what to do.A man claims he went down a ‘Raging Rapids’ ride — and came out with an eye-eating parasite
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In conclusion, inflammatory cytokines and adipokines seem to have a pivotal role in the regulation of spermatogenesis; any imbalance in this stable environment may lead to infertility. Nevertheless, further studies are needed to clarify their exact role. PMID: 30547889 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Cytokine Network - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Eur Cytokine Netw Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 December 2018Source: New Scientist, Volume 240, Issue 3208Author(s):
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Georg Griesinger, Herman Tournaye, Nick Macklon, Felice Petraglia, Petra Arck, Christophe Blockeel, Peter van Amsterdam, Claire PexmanFieth, Bart CJM FauserThe pharmacological and physiological profiles of progestogens used for luteal phase support during assisted reproductive technology are likely to be important in guiding clinical choice towards the most appropriate treatment option. Various micronized progesterone formulations with differing pharmacological profiles have been investigated for several purposes. Dydrogest...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionssLHCGR levels are negatively related to AMH when oocyte yield is high. High early cycle sLHCGR is associated with elevated day-3 oestradiol. Low sLHCGR and SOR are indicators of increased clinical pregnancy and live birth rates. Patient age and SOR, combined with EOR, might improve prediction of IVF treatment outcomes.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: Environmental Toxicology and PharmacologyAuthor(s): Sumitra Suntararuks, Luksamee Worasuttayangkurn, Jaratluck Akanimanee, Tawit Suriyo, Sumontha Nookabkaew, Nujorn Srisamut, Daranee Visitnonthachai, Piyajit Watcharasit, Jutamaad SatayavivadABSTRACTArsenic exposure has been linked to an impaired immune response and inflammation. Our study investigated the effects of sodium arsenite on host immune response and vascular inflammation during malarial infection. Mice were divided into three groups: control (C), Plasmodium berghei infection (I) and sodium arsenite exposu...
Source: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 December 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Jun-Hui Wan, Jin Han, Yan-Dong Yang, Dong-Zhi Li
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 53Author(s): Yousi Fu, Junnan Zhang, Kainan Chen, Chuanxing Xiao, Lina Fan, Bangzhou Zhang, Jianlin Ren, Baishan FangAbstractThe current study investigated the effects of Dendrobium officinale polysaccharides (DOP) on human intestinal microbiota composition and metabolism via in vitro fermentation. Following 48 h of fermentation, 63.88% ± 2.40% of the total carbohydrate in the DOP was consumed and pH decreased from 6.95 to 4.70. Meanwhile, the total short chain fatty acid (SCFA) productions significantly increased, with the major SCFA b...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This article provides a comprehensive review of important findings over the past century along with recent advances in the understanding of the anatomy and physiology of lymphatic vessels, including tissue/organ specificity, development, mechanisms of lymph formation and transport, lymphangiogenesis, and the roles of lymphatics in disease. © 2019 American Physiological Society. Compr Physiol 9:207-299, 2019. PMID: 30549020 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
Authors: Tannus S, Dahan MH Abstract In recent years, the prevalence of infertility has increased due to delayed child bearing and increase in the rate of male infertility. Given the high cost of fertility treatment, this option is not valid for families with low income, and those who can afford it usually choose to have multiple embryo transfers, which has led to an increase in multiple birth rates and increase in the cost of perinatal care. Due to the expected increase in infertility and decrease in the national live birth rate, the United States should set a plan to fund infertility treatment and lead a policy f...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Meet the most influential Swedish MedTech man and how his War On Cancer inspired millions
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