A cross-sectional comparison of clinical and endocrine parameters among phenotypes of polycystic ovarian syndrome in iranian population
ConclusionThis study showed that PRL, AMH, Age, SGPT, and history of abortion are affecting factors for distinguishing the phenotypes of PCOS. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - September 20, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Transvaginal sonography (TVS) guided versus transabdominal sonography (TAS) guided embryo transfer: A retrospective analysis
ConclusionThere was no significant difference between TVS guided ET and TAS guided ET as regards the chemical or clinical pregnancy rates. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - September 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiological aspects of dysmenorrhea among female students at Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
ConclusionA high prevalence of dysmenorrhea was detected among female students at Jouf University. Screening programs and health promotion are recommended. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - August 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Patterns of female sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women with moderate to severe depression in Beni-Suef, Egypt
ConclusionProblems in pain, lubrication and arousal were the most common patterns of sexual dysfunction in women with moderate to severe depression. Further research over the effect of certain interventional programs on female sexual dysfunction amongst depressed women should be considered. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - August 7, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Coping strategy in infertile couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment
ConclusionOur finding showed that husbands have more Problem focused coping style and wives have more Emotion focused coping style. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - August 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Testicular human spermatozoa cryopreservation correlation between sperm head vacuoles, DNA fragmentation and mitochondrial membrane potential
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Sahabeh Etebary, Nahid Yari, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Morteza AnvariAbstractBackgroundThere are difficulties associated with testicular sperm freezing. Different methods of sperm cryopreservation developed. Not enough detailed studies about the real efficacy of these techniques exist. For sperm morphologic assessment, motile sperm organelle morphology examination (MSOME) is able to identify not only conventional morphological sperm alterations but also sperm head vacuoles.ObjectiveTo assess the effect o...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of obesity on soluble endoglin and transforming growth factor β1 in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
ConclusionObese subjects of control and PCOS groups had higher values of TGF-β1 and lower values of plasma sEng level than lean subjects, the diagnostic power of both TGF-β1 and sEng was highly significant thus, sEng and TGF-β1 could be a useful diagnostic biomarker of PCOS. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Does a freeze-all policy lead to better IVF outcomes in first autologous cycles?
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Katherine C. Bishop, Kelly S. Acharya, Benjamin S. Harris, Chaitanya R. Acharya, Douglas Raburn, Suheil J. Muasher (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 14, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Classic versus uterine sound-sparing approach for insertion of copper T380A intrauterine device: A randomized clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2017Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Mohammed K. Ali, Ahmed M. Abbas, Osama S. Abdalmageed, Tarek A. Farghaly, Ali H. YosefAbstractObjectiveThe current study compares the efficacy of the classic approach and the uterine sounding sparing approach (a new approach) for copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) insertion.Study designA randomized clinical trial.SettingWoman's Health Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsThe current study was an open parallel randomized clinical study conducted in Assiut Woman’s Health Hospital, Egypt included women requ...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Antimullerian hormone (AMH) level and IVF/ICSI cycle outcome in expected poor responders
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2017Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Hanan Alanazi, Nayla Bushaqer, Hisham Ayyoub, Nawal Dayoub, Samar HassanAbstractObjectiveto study AMH level effect on IVF/ICSI cycle outcome in expected poor responders undergoing ART.Designretrospective cohort study.SettingIVF unit at king Abdulaziz medical city, Riyadh, KSA.Materials and methods258 patients expected to be poor responders according to Bolonga criteria (aged>37or previous poor ovarian response or patients with decreased ovarian reserve) had their serum AMH level obtained and underwent IVF/ICSI cycl...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Placenta percreta presenting with marked hemoperitoneum in the first trimester of pregnancy: A case report
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2017Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed M. Abbas, Armia Michael, Shymaa S. Ali, Osama S. AbdalmageedAbstractPlacenta percreta is defined as abnormal infiltration of placental tissue through the uterine wall. Placenta percreta detected in the first trimester of pregnancy is very rare and only few cases were reported. Here we present a case of 27-year-old female patient G3P2, pregnant 10 weeks with previous 2 cesarean sections presented with marked hemoperitoneum. Abdominal exploration revealed placenta percreta invading the uterine scar causing uterine...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Status of serum selenium and zinc in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome with and without insulin resistance
ConclusionThe findings show decreased serum Se and Zn levels in the PCOS patients as compared to the controls. Additionally, the results confirm the correlation between zinc and insulin resistance. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Y chromosome microdeletions in azoospermic and oligozoospermic Tunisian men
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): G. Saad, A. Kdissa, A. Haj Khelil, M. Ajina, S. Hidar, S. Mougou, S. Ibala, K. Ach, M. Gribaa, A. Saad (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiological and gynecological correlates with female genital mutilation among Beni-Suef University students; cross sectional study
This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of FGM/C among university students in Beni-Suef, Egypt and detect the possible socio-demographic and gynaecological associations.Study designA cross-sectional study had been conducted on 1723 females attending all faculties of Beni-Suef University (n = 28) and representing all academic years were selected using a multi-stage random sampling to participate in this study. By the beginning of the second term of the academic year 2016/2017, students were interviewed using a questionnaire included questions about the socio-demographic charcteristics, gynecological history, exposure...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of vitamin D3 on improving lipid profile, fasting glucose and insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome women with vitamin D deficiency
ConclusionThis study showed that vitamin D replacement in women with PCOS and vitamin D deficiency has no effect on the improvement of metabolic parameters and HOMA-IR. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

A simple, rapid and economic manual method for human sperm DNA extraction in genetic and epigenetic studies
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2017Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Mahsa Darbandi, Sara Darbandi, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Pooneh Mokarram, Mohammad Reza SadeghiAbstractOver the recent years, isolation of high quantities of pure, intact, double-stranded, highly concentrated and not contaminated genomic DNA is prerequisite for successful and reliable large scale genetic and epigenetic analysis and also high quantities of pure DNA are required for these types of studies. The DNA extraction methods developed for human somatic cells are not effective for sperm...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Resveratrol prevents cisplatin-induced lipid peroxidation in the non-gravid uterus of Sprague-Dawley rats
This study investigated the effect of cisplatin and supplementation with Resveratrol on the oxidant status and histoarchitecture of the uterus in Sprague-Dawley rats.Materials and methodsForty-five female Sprague–Dawley rats with average weight of 160 g divided into 9 groups (n = 5) were used in this study. Group 1 served as control and received distilled water. Groups 2 and 9 received cisplatin only. Groups 3, 4 and 5 received different doses (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg respectively) of Resveratrol after a single dose of cisplatin. Groups 6, 7 and 8 received different doses (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg respectively) of Res...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Clomiphene citrate plus cabergoline versus clomiphene citrate for induction of ovulation in infertile euprolactinemic patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Kamal M. Zahran, Waleed A. Mostafa, Ahmed M. Abbas, Mansour A. Khalifa, Gamal H. SayedAbstractObjectiveTo compare the effect of adjunctive use of cabergoline with clomiphene citrate (CC) in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal prolactin level.Study designA randomized clinical trial (NCT 02644304).SettingAssiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsInfertile euprolactinemic PCOS patient were recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to CC plus cabergoline or CC alone. All pati...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of male factor involved in recurrent pregnancy loss: A preliminary study
This study was conducted to assess the male factor as standard sperm parameters, age and chromosome abnormalities from men whose partners had a history of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).A 2 years retrospective study was carried out in 149 couples with 2 or more miscarriages. They referred to as for genetic counseling in the laboratory of histology housed in a Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, with genetic laboratories.Chromosomal analysis was performed using RHG banding in peripheral blood and semen samples were analyzed from men according to World Health Organization guidelines.67 men were selected of a total of 149 couples ...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Reducing blood loss during open myomectomy with intravenous versus topical tranexamic acid: A double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial
ConclusionIntravenous and Topical Tranexamic acid application safe and reliable method to help decrease blood loss during and after open myomectomy. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Final oocyte maturation with a dual trigger compared to human chorionic gonadotropin trigger in antagonist co-treated cycles: A randomized clinical trial
ConclusionFinal oocyte maturation with dual trigger improves the number of good quality embryos in normal responder women. Further research with larger sample size is needed to characterize the effect on oocyte quality and pregnancy rate. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and patterns of dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome among Egyptian girls (12–25 years)
This study was conducted on 4122 girls (12–25 years) representing Beni-Suef City. A structured questionnaire was used and a team of data collectors interviewed the girls.ResultsHigh rates of dysmenorrhea (92%) and PMS (86.3%) among girls. A solid association between dysmenorrhea and PMS was detected. While gynaecological age was the only risk factor for dysmenorrhea, gynaecological age, marriage, educational level and sleeping hours were determinants for PMS (p 
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of Bariatric surgery on antimularian hormone in reproductive age women
ConclusionThe results of study suggest that antimullarian hormone decreases after Bariatric surgery in reproductive age women, and there is improvement in cycle regularity. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Does sublingual misoprostol reduce pain and facilitate IUD insertion in women with no previous vaginal delivery? Methodological and statistical concerns
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed M. Abbas, Shymaa S. Ali (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Clomiphene citrate in LH surge suppression for women undergoing ICSI
ConclusionAdding CC in the mid-to-late follicular phase as an adjuvant to gonadotropins represents a less costly COS which is effective in eliminating the occurrence of premature LH surge without compromising the cycle outcomes in women undergoing ICSI. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of oral ketoprofen on pain perception during copper IUD insertion among parous women: A randomized double-blind controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Ahmed M. Abbas, Shymaa S. Ali, Mohammed N. Salem, Mohamed SabryAbstractObjectiveThe study aims to evaluate the analgesic effect of oral ketoprofen prior to copper intrauterine device (IUD) insertion on pain perception during the insertion procedure.Study design: A randomized double-blind controlled trial (Clinical Trials. Gov: NCT02905058).Setting: Assiut Women's Health Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsThe current study was conducted in the Family Planning Outpatient Clinic of a tertiary university hospital...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Pre-insertion uterine artery Doppler indices may predict intrauterine contraceptive device-related heavy menstrual bleeding
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Mohamed Rezk, Osama Elkelani, Wael Gaber, Mohamed ShawkyAbstractObjectiveTo test the hypothesis whether initial uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI) before insertion of copper-T 380 intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) could predict IUCD-related heavy menstrual bleeding or not.MethodsThis prospective observational study was conducted on 332 women who requested insertion of copper IUCD. Uterine artery PI and RI were measured before insertion and repeated at 3 and 6 months after IUCD inse...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Profile on personality types and cortisol in polycystic ovarian syndrome
ConclusionThere was a weak, positive relationship between personality type and cortisol in polycystic ovarian syndrome, and the cortisol level was found to be higher in neurotically inclined and psychotically inclined personalities than in normal personalities with PCOS. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels in a pilot cohort of peripubertal females: Correlation with sex maturity rating (SMR)
ConclusionThe correlation of AMH with an advanced stage of maturation (SMR 3&4) may reflect modest late pubertal AMH peaks in this population of females. The proportionate association of AMH with breast development, reflective of the gonadotropins and steroidogenic functions, supports its role as a marker of ovarian function in young females. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Transperineal ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor muscles in women with pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionUltrasound is clinically valuable, reasonable, allows morphological and dynamic evaluation of the function of PFM in women with pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, and correlated well with MOS. LUG increased its validity for diagnosis of levator avulsion. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Relationship between sperm progressive motility and DNA integrity in fertile and infertile men
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Salah Elbashir, Yasmin Magdi, Ayman Rashed, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Yehia Edris, Ahmed Mostafa AbdelazizAbstractBackgroundProgressive sperm motility was found to be predictive for in vitro and in vivo fertilization. There has been an increase in the literature of studies investigating whether DNA fragmentation could be associated with other semen parameters; however, few reports focused on the relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation and progressive sperm motility.PurposeWe purposed here to determine the relationshi...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Educational level and family planning among Pakistani women: A prospective explorative knowledge, attitude and practice study
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): F. Memon, L. Jonker (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) in people with infertility: A reliability and validity study
ConclusionThe GAD-7 demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity; these results support its use to measure GAD in people with infertility problems. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of day 6 endometrial injury of the ICSI cycle on pregnancy rate: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionEndometrial injury performed in the proliferative phase of the ICSI cycle increases clinical pregnancy rate; however, further studies are needed to determine the optimum day and site to induce endometrial injury.Pan-African Clinical Trial Registry www.pactr.org Registration number: PACTR201701001968212. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-Müllerian hormone: Predictor of premature ovarian insufficiency in Egyptian women with autoimmune thyroiditis
ConclusionAMH levels were decreased in both natural and premature postmenopausal women and could be used as predictor of menopause among women with autoimmune thyroiditis. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of serum antioxidant levels on sperm function in infertile male
In this study to try to evaluate the role of serum total antioxidant capacity, uric acid, glutathione, total thiols, ferritin, albumin and malodialdehyde in male infertility. 66 men included in this study 40 were infertile and 26 were healthy fertile. Results showed a significant decrease in sperm progressive motility and a significant increase in sperm tail abnormality, also there were a significant decrease in serum total antioxidant capacity, uric acid and albumin in infertile group. Because of lack of the intracellular antioxidant enzymes sperm cannot protect plasma membrane that surrounds the tail, the protection...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Progesterone level on the day of triggering and pregnancy outcome in long GnRH agonist protocol
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Wadha Mohawash, Nayla Bushaqer, Fatemah Alrakaf, Meshael Algaffli, Haya Rawah, Nawal Dayoub, Hisham Ayoub, Nouf Alasmari (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Patient-centered infertility care from an Arab perspective: A review study
ConclusionsWe found that no study comprehensively described what infertile Arab couples prefer, need, and value. A contributing factor to this conclusion may be in the methodologies used. Further studies are needed to adequately answer the research questions. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “The applications and recovery outcome of spermatogonia stem cells in regenerative medicine” [Middle East Fertil. Soc. J. 22(4) (2017) 246–250]
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Maryam Nazm Bojnordi (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Spontaneous first trimester posterior uterine rupture in a multiparous woman with scarred uterus: A case report
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Ahmed M. Abbas, Reda S. Hussein, Mustafa Nasr Ali, Mohamed A. Shahat, Abdel-Rahman MahmoudAbstractUterine rupture (UR) is a life threatening peripartum complication with high incidence of maternal morbidity and mortality. Posterior wall uterine rupture is a rare presentation especially in the first trimester. Herein, we experienced a case of spontaneous UR in a 24-year-old gravida 3 para 2 pregnant woman at gestational age of 10 weeks presented with acute abdomen. Clinical and ultrasonographic findings were suspicio...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

The thin endometrium in assisted reproductive technology: An ongoing challenge
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Maryam Eftekhar, Nasim Tabibnejad, Afsar Alsadat TabatabaieAbstractThin endometrium is identified to adversely affect reproductive success rates after assisted reproductive technology (ART). Several treatment modalities have been presented to patients with thin endometrium, to improve endometrial thickness and the subsequent endometrial receptivity. These approaches comprising hormonal management by estradiol, tamoxifen, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, vasoactive agen...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Successful fertility-preserving management of a case of placenta percreta invading the urinary bladder and anterior abdominal wall: A case report
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Ahmed M. Abbas, Sief El-Eslam A. Ali, Armia Michael, Shymaa S. AliAbstractPlacenta percreta is defined as abnormal infiltration of placental tissue through the uterine wall with invasion into nearby organs such as bladder or rectum. When placenta precreta is complicated by bladder invasion, mortality rates have been projected as high as 9.5% for the mother and 24% for the fetus. Here we reported a case of 31-year-old female patient G4 P3, pregnant 36 weeks & 4 days, previous 2 cesarean sections with placent...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Does sublingual misoprostol reduce pain and facilitate IUD insertion in women with no previous vaginal delivery? A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionAlthough misoprostol is used in cervical ripening in labour induction and medical evacuation of missed abortion, its use to facilitate IUD insertion in women with tight cervix or in whom vaginal delivery was not experienced, has no role in pain reduction or increase the ease of IUD insertion. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and patterns of female sexual dysfunction among overweight and obese premenopausal women in Upper Egypt; a cross sectional study
ConclusionProblems in pain, lubrication and arousal were the most common patterns of sexual dysfunction among overweight Egyptian women. Further research over the effect of certain interventional programs on FSD should be considered. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of intraperitoneal and incisional port site lidocaine on pain relief after gynecological laparoscopic surgery: A randomized controlled study
ConclusionsThis study clearly depicts that incisional and intraperitoneal infiltration of lidocaine is an easy, safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive method that provides good analgesia during the early post-operative period and also provides early recovery from laparoscopic surgery. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of oral hyoscine-N-butyl bromide on pain perception during hysterosalpingography: A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial
ConclusionUtility of oral HBB 30 min before HSG has no benefit in alleviating the induced pain during and 30 min after the HSG procedure. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of oral diclofenac potassium plus cervical lidocaine cream on pain perception during hysterosalpingography: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
ConclusionsUtility of oral diclofenac potassium one hour before HSG combined with cervical lidocaine 5% cream significantly alleviate the induced pain during and 30 min after the HSG procedure. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Inhibin α gene –16C → T and 769 G → A polymorphisms in Syrian women with idiopathic premature ovarian failure
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Ammar Madania, Ghalia Abou Alchamat, Marwan Alhalabi, Ifad Ghoury, Maher Orabi, Hana Zarzour, Alaa Albarghash (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiology of dysmenorrhea among workers in Upper Egypt; A cross sectional study
Publication date: March 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Volume 23, Issue 1Author(s): Ahmed E. Arafa, Yasser Khamis, Hanan E. Hassan, Nahed M. Saber, Ahmed M. AbbasAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the epidemiology of dysmenorrhea amongst women in two textile factories in Beni-Suef, Egypt compared to non-working controls.Study designA cross sectional study.SettingBeni-Suef, Egypt.Materials and methodsThe study was conducted on 554 working women in two textile factories in Beni-Suef and 1081 non-working women, matched for age and residence. A structured questionnaire was used and a team of data collectors in...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Short abstinence: A potential strategy for the improvement of sperm quality
ConclusionThe data from this most comprehensive study of its kind challenges the generally accepted guidelines of the prolonged abstinence periods since the results show that 4 h of sexual abstinence yielded significantly better sperm samples from a functional point of view. Although this study was performed on normozoospermic men, future studies with infertile men might yield similar findings that could lead to employing short abstinence as a strategy to improve the outcome of ART and fertility preservation. (Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal)
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - July 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research