Mildly underactive thyroid may cause infertility in women

According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, even women with underactive thyroid at the lower end of normal function may have more difficulty in becoming pregnant, due to elevated TSH levels.Science Daily
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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Conclusions: The delayed start protocol was not associated with better conception results or cycle outcomes in poor responders with primary infertility undergoing IVF cycles. PMID: 30410693 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Elective oocyte cryopreservation is a feasible option for successful pregnancy in patients opposed to embryo cryopreservation. PMID: 30408388 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Authors: Hudecek R, Huser M, Pdnkovi S, Mekiniovi L, Kadlecovi J, Ventruba P Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of intramyometrial application of epinephrine during a laparoscopic myomectomy in women of reproductive age desiring pregnancy and with clinically symptomatic uter- ine fibroids, in comparison with a placebo-based patient control group. STUDY DESIGN: The study group (n=96, 53.3%) underwent an application of 12 μg epinephrine hydro- chloride diluted in 20 mL of NaCl solution, while the control group (n=84, 46.7%) received 20 mL of NaCl only. Perioperative blood loss, duration o...
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Authors: Bhalani V, Chang A, Adkins C, Chen SH, Scheiber M Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess fertility outcomes in infertile women after hysteroscopic morcellation of intrauterine lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series from 2 U.S. fertility clinics. Women with intrauterine pathology and infertility (≥6 months' duration if age ≥35, or ≥12 months' duration if age
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
This study aimed at evaluating the effect of combined treatment with myo-inositol, alpha-lipoic acid, folic acid, betaine and vitamins (namely, Sinopol®) on semen parameters of sub-fertile men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 143 sub-fertile men, 26-53 years aged, no-smokers, without any testicular pathologies, with a normal endocrinological/metabolic profile, and no concomitant consumption of drugs. Out of them, 25 patients did not meet study inclusion criteria mainly due to the history of genital diseases that came to light after Sinopol® prescription. Among the 118 men that fulfilled inclusion criteria, 1...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
This article provides a detailed characterization of the belief that modern contraceptives cause infertility, and an examination of how this belief arises and spreads, and why it is so salient. We conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews in three rural communities along Kenya's eastern coast, and identified the following themes: (1) the belief that using modern contraception at a young age or before childbirth can make women infertile is widespread; (2) according to this belief, the most commonly used methods in the community were linked to infertility; (3) when women observe other women who cannot ge...
Source: Studies in Family Planning - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: ARTICLE Source Type: research
Contributors : Sylvia C Hewitt ; Rong Li ; Nyssa Adams ; Wipawee Winuthayanon ; Katherine J Hamilton ; Lauren J Donoghue ; Sydney L Lierz ; Marleny Garcia ; John P Lydon ; Francesco J DeMayo ; Karen Adelman ; Kennest S KorachSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusPausing of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) during early transcription, mediated by the negative elongation factor (NELF) complex, allows cells to coordinate and appropriately respond to signals by modulating the rate of transcriptional pause release. Promoter proximal enrichment of Pol II occurs at uterine genes relevant to reproductive biolo...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
myLAB Box, a healthcare company based in California, has developed and pioneered an at-home sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing service. With the number of STDs rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 mi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Public Health Reproductive Medicine Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Unexplained infertility patients who underwent LET stimulation with IC werefound to have better pregnancy out- comes as compared to those who underwent timed IC.or IUI with CC stimulation. PMID: 30383939 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
This study did not consider amount, duration and frequency of khat chewing, hence its dose dependent effect on fecundability/TTP needs further investigation. PMID: 30381930 [PubMed - in process]
Source: African Journal of Reproductive Health - Category: African Health Tags: Afr J Reprod Health Source Type: research
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