Namibia: Endometriosis and Infertility

[Namibian] INFERTILITY activist Helena Mootseng wanted to conceive in her mid 20s.
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Authors: Jiang D, Nie X Abstract Endometrioma is the cystic lesion of ovaries originating from endometrial glands and stroma; it is identified in 17-44% of patients with endometriosis. Numerous existing studies have reported the association between endometrioma and infertility. However, an absolute cause-effect association requires further confirmation. Available evidence has suggested that ovarian reserve may be impaired by spatial occupation influences, local reaction or both, affecting the reproductive health of females. Given the increased focus on the pathophysiological mechanisms of endometrioma, surgical exc...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
To determine whether subfertility in patients with endometriosis is due to impaired endometrial receptivity by comparing pregnancy and live-birth outcomes in women with endometriosis versus two control groups without suspected endometrial factors: noninfertile patients who underwent assisted reproduction to test embryos for a single-gene disorder and couples with isolated male factor infertility.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Authors: Razi Y, Eftekhar M, Fesahat F, Dehghani Firouzabadi R, Razi N, Sabour M, Razi MH Abstract Homocysteine is one of the components of follicular fluid (FF), so that any disruptions in its concentration may affect oocyte development. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between FF homocysteine concentration and embryo quality, oocyte maturity, and pregnancy rate. Oocytes and embryos of 44 infertile women were categorised into different groups based on their maturity and quality, respectively. FF homocysteine levels, oocyte maturity, embryo quality, and pregnancy status were measured. A signi...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
We present an overview of the impact of common viral infections on female reproduction, searching Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and Google scholar databases to find the potentially relevant studies of viruses known to have a potential effect. Viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human herpesvirus (HHV) increased infertility rates whilst human papillomavirus (HPV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and hepatitis B and C virus (HBV, HCV) infections mostly led to higher rates of abortion and miscarriage. Moreover, HPV infection is linked to increased tubal infertility, endometriosis, and pelvic i...
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Br J Biomed Sci Source Type: research
Abstract Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is most frequently located in the fallopian tube. Risk factors that have been identified so far include a history of pelvic inflammatory disease, a smoking habit, genital/pelvic surgery, previous ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis and infertility (Hendriks et al. Am Fam Physician.2020;101:599-606). These factors act through anatomical or functional (motility) alterations caused by mechanical defects, inflammation or local immunity disturbances, which are sometimes also responsible for subfertility and for the need for IVF. Maternal underweight per se is not associated with any of thes...
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Authors: Ashary N, Laheri S, Modi D Abstract The eutherian species evolved an elaborate uterus to allow viviparity. For successful pregnancy, the uterus must not only be differentiated, but must also function optimally and any defects in uterus differentiation and/or function can lead to infertility. The homoebox gene HOXA10 has emerged to be a key player in both uterine development and its optimal functioning in adulthood. Within the Abd-B family, the posterior Hoxa genes play a dominant role in anterio-posterior segmentation of the Müllerian ducts in mammals, with Hoxa10 having a central role in uterine segm...
Source: International Journal of Developmental Biology - Category: Biology Tags: Int J Dev Biol Source Type: research
Psychological domain of quality of life, depression and anxiety levels in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles of women with endometriosis: a prospective study. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2020 Jul 08;:1-8 Authors: Ceran MU, Yilmaz N, Ugurlu EN, Erkal N, Ozgu-Erdinc AS, Tasci Y, Gulerman HC, Engin-Ustun Y Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychological domain of quality of life (PDQoL), anxiety and depression levels of infertile women with endometriosis versus non endometriosis who applied for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). METHOD: This prospective case-...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: CO2 laser-treated endometrioma is associated with favorable reproductive assisted reproductive technology outcomes. PMID: 32638581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Endocrinologica - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Minerva Endocrinol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2020Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Elisabet Rodríguez-Tárrega, Ana M. Monzo, Ramiro Quiroga, Patrocinio Polo-Sánchez, Pedro Fernández-Colom, Mercedes Monterde-Estrada, Edurne Novella-Maestre, Antonio Pellicer
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the autophagic activity in ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) of patients with endometriosis and to clarify the role of BECN1 in preovulatory P4 elevation.
Source: Translational Research - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
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