Proximal Fallopian Tubal Embolization by Interventional Radiology Prior to Embryo Transfer in Infertile Patients With Hydrosalpinx: A Prospective Study of an Off-Label Treatment

ConclusionPregnancy in the RTO-EM group was comparable to the salpingectomy group in patients with hydrosalpinx prior to ET treatment. Radiologically guided tubal occlusion with embolization microcoils may be an alternative to salpingectomy for patients with hydrosalpinx planning IVF-ET.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Normal high-serum TSH levels within the reference range (0.4-4.0 mIU/L) measured before treatment seemed to have no adverse impact on the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing their first IUI treatment cycle. PMID: 31933640 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the effects of phytocannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), in proliferation and differentiation of ESCs, as well as, in E2 metabolism/signaling. We found that CBD, but not THC, inhibits ESCs differentiation. We also show that CBD prevents the increase on transcript levels of CYP19A1 gene and the elevation of E2 levels that are observed in differentiating ESCs. Moreover, we found that CBD presents anti-aromatase activity. In overall, we highlight a novel effect of CBD on human endometrial differentiation, which may lead to infertility problems.
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Infertility is currently a growing problem observed around the world and is estimated to affect between 8 and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. Artificial reproductive techniques are the last chance for couples seeking their own child. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G expression has been suggested as an immunomodulatory molecule that influences pregnancy outcome. The HLA-G gene encodes either membrane-bound or/and soluble proteins. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the role of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) and its gene polymorphism in successful implantation after in vitro fertilization embryo transfers (IVF-ET...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While avoiding unnecessary embryo transfers and miscarriages are important goals, patients and doctors need to be aware of the high cost implications of applying PGT-A using aCGH on polar bodies. FUNDING: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The ESTEEM study was funded by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Illumina provided microarrays and other consumables necessary for aCGH testing of polar bodies. PMID: 31930663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG 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
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Matorras Roberto, Zallo Adriana, Hernandez- Pailos Rafael, Ferrando Marcos, Quintana Fernando, Remohi José, Malaina Iker, Laínz Lucía, Exposito AntoniaABSTRACTOBJECTIVETo assess the frequency of cervical pregnancy (CP) in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques (ART) and to ascertain its risk factorsDESIGNCase-control study. Two control groups were established: tubal ectopic pregnancies and intrauterine pregnancies.SETTING25 private assisted reproduction clinics run by the same group in SpainP...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Yang DN, Wu JH, Geng L, Cao LJ, Zhang QJ, Luo JQ, Kallen A, Hou ZH, Qian WP, Shi Y, Xia X Abstract This meta-analysis was intended to evaluate the effects of intrauterine perfusion of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) on the pregnancy outcomes including clinical pregnancy rates, embryo implantation rates, live birth rates and miscarriage rates of infertile women who were undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. By searching Pubmed, Embase database, five articles meeting the inclusion criteria were included, and 1173 women were enrolled (intrauterine PBMC group: n = 514; NO-P...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusions: These 6 cases demonstrated the positive effect of a combined approach, using acupuncture and herbs to reduce DOR and regulate hormonal disorders, creating sustainable environments for conceiving and maintaining pregnancy, thus, translating into clinical success. Clinical observation of these cases sheds new light on designing future clinical trials and practice of TCM for practitioners who provide infertility treatments. PMID: 31871529 [PubMed]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Mauro Cozzolino, Jason Franasiak, Alessandra Andrisani, Guido Ambrosini, Amerigo VitaglianoAbstractTo evaluate the effectiveness of delay start protocol in improving the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in poor responders according to Bologna’s criteria. Only randomized controlled trial (RCT) of infertile women undergoing a single IVF/ICSI cycle with ovarian stimulation protocol based on daily injections with delay start protocol or a conventional antagonist protocol were...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This article reviews the immunomodulatory role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases and pregnancy. In particular, we will describe the role of vitamin D from conception until delivery, including the health of the offspring. This review highlights an observational study where hypovitaminosis D was correlated with decreased fertility, increased disease activity, placental insufficiency, and preeclampsia in women with APS.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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