Oriental herbal medicine and moxibustion for polycystic ovary syndrome: A meta-analysis

Conclusion: According to current evidence, OHM combined with moxibustion might be beneficial for treating PCOS. Moreover, the treatment might improve the therapeutic effects of conventional WMs including clomiphene citrate, oral contraceptives, and/or metformin. However, the findings should be interpreted with caution, owing to poor methodological quality of the included studies. Further larger, high-quality, rigorous RCTs should be conducted in this regard.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This review found no solid evidence that berberine could improve live birth or other clinical outcomes in women with PCOS. However, berberine appeared to be more efficacious for improving insulin resistance and dyslipidemia and decreasing androgen levels and LH/FSH ratio in women with PCOS when compared with metformin. PMID: 31915452 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsAOA was able to “rescue” the poor reproductive outcomes in certain types of infertile couples with history of failure pregnancy.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a biphasic culture system incorporating prematuration and IVM steps (CAPA-IVM) versus standard IVM in women with polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM).MethodsEighty women (age
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome;   Overweight and Obesity;   Gestational Diabetes Interventions:   Behavioral: Intensive Lifestyle Intervention;   Behavioral: Standard Care Sponsor:   Capital Medical University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionBased on the results, EEu caused no adverse effects in the progenitors on both treatments (immersion and oral). However, it was observed that the concentrations 1.2, 2.5, and 5 mg/L (immersion), and the dose 500 mg/kg (oral) caused malformations in the offspring (F1 generation). These results emphasize the need for attention when using preparations from E. uchi, mainly for pregnant women. Further studies are needed to compare its effects with the extract's primary compound (bergenin).Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our updated review suggests that metformin may be beneficial over placebo for live birth however, more women probably experience gastrointestinal side effects. We are uncertain if metformin plus CC improves live birth rates compared to CC alone, but gastrointestinal side effects are probably increased with combined therapy. When metformin was compared with CC, data for live birth were inconclusive, and the findings were limited by lack of evidence. Results differed by body mass index (BMI), emphasising the importance of stratifying results by BMI. No studies reported gastrointestinal side effects in this compa...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusions: Administration of low-dose hCG from the early follicular phase for PCOS patients undergoing ovarian stimulation with progesterone protocol may lead to slightly more early preovulatory follicles and marginally, but not significantly, higher clinical pregnancy rates. A continuous trial should be performed to explore the effects of supplementation with different doses of hCG from the start of ovarian stimulation in PCOS patients using the progesterone protocol.Clinical Trial Registration:Chictr.org.cn, identifier: ChiCTR-IOR-15007165
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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