Tanzania:Infertility - When Neither He Nor She Is the Cause
[Citizen] Causes of infertility and their respective treatments are so diverse. Infertility could arise from either male or female factors leading dysfunction. Hormonal tests, tests for physical damage to the ovaries and fallopian tubes caused by diseases such as fibroids, endometriosis and others are standard procedures to test for female infertility factors.
Authors: Wang X, Ding X, Xiao X, Xiong F, Fang R Abstract The aim of the present study was to explore the influence of positive simple thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) on female infertility. Venous blood was collected on an empty stomach from infertile female patients (all of whom were in line with the World Health Organization's diagnostic criteria for infertility) receiving treatments at The Affiliated Wuxi Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from 2014 to 2017 to detect thyroid function and thyroid antibodies [thyroglobulin antibody (TG-Ab), TPO-Ab and thyroid microsome anti...
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Differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be associated with endometriosis-related infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of the most relevant miRNAs in the eutopic endometrial tissue during the window of implantation in women with endometriosis-related infertility.
Endometriosis, classically defined as a disease of unknown origin that causes pain and infertility, has an estimated incidence of approximately 10% in women of reproductive age. Several epidemiologic factors are associated with an increased incidence, such as an early age at menarche and short menstrual cycle length. Conversely, current use of oral contraceptives and multiparity are characteristics associated with a lower incidence. It also is interesting that an inverse correlation between body mass index and incidence of endometriosis has been observed by numerous reports.
To determine whether surgically-confirmed endometriosis is associated with decreased implantation, pregnancy, or live birth rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
To characterize the peritoneal fluid (PF) sphingolipid profile in endometriosis-associated infertility (EAI), and to assess the plausible functional role(s) of ceramides in oocyte maturation potential.
To determine if endometriosis can cause infertility and the burden of disease required in a mouse model.
Endometriosis is associated with infertility. Between 25 - 50% of infertile women have endometriosis and 30 - 50% of women with endometriosis are infertile (1). Many of these women will have to undergo IVF. Abnormal folliculogenesis, impaired oocyte and embryo quality due to radical oxidative stress and imbalances in the levels of cytokines and interleukins have been described as potential contributors to infertility in women with endometriosis (2). We wondered if utilizing ICSI may overcome these stressors and improve fertilization rate and pregnancy rate in women with endometriosis associated infertility.
To review the techniques of dynamic transvaginal ultrasound (TV-US) for evaluating pelvic organ mobility and demonstrate the components of a positive and negative ‘sliding sign’ with respect to deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) involving the Pouch of Douglas (POD). We will discuss the relative sensitivity and specificity of the ‘sliding sign’ for evaluating POD obliteration and summarize the surgical and reproductive implications of a negative sli ding sign with regards to endometriosis-associated infertility and management of deep infiltrating endometriosis involving the posterior compartment of the pelvis.
To investigate the impact of follicular fluid (FF) from infertile women without endometriosis (control) and with endometriosis in different stages supplemented or not with L-carnitne (LC) and n-3 fatty acids to in vitro maturation (IVM) medium of bovine oocytes on stage of nuclear maturation, chromosome/spindle organization analyzed by confocal microscopy.