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Fresh vs. frozen: which type of embryo transfer is most successful for women undergoing IVF?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if fresh (FR) or frozen (FZ) embryo transfer (ET) results in higher live birth rates (LBR) in women with undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that LBR was higher after FZET in women with high progesterone levels.  Some background Many women with fertility problems will undergo assisted...

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Does a hysteroscopy improve outcomes in women undergoing fertility treatment?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hysteroscopy (HTS; involves a thin tube with a light inserted into the vagina to see the inside of the uterus) improves the success of fertility treatment. They found that HTS may be linked to higher live birth rate (LBR). Some background Infertility can be caused by a number of factors. Some couples will...

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Does diet have an impact on fertility treatment success?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of diet patterns (DP) on the success of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) They found that a ‘pro-fertility’ diet (PFD) improved the odds of live birth after ART. Some background Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) are used to treat infertility. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and...

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Can nut consumption improve sperm quality?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if nut consumption can improve sperm quality in healthy reproductive-aged men. This study concluded that nut consumption can improve sperm quality in these men.  Some background Sperm quality has decreased in many developed countries. This is thought to be due to pollution, lifestyle factors such as smoking, and...

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Treating Infertility: Is taking letrozole alone, or in combination with clomiphene more effective in women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if ovulation rates are higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) when taking letrozole (Femara) alone, or combined with clomiphene citrate (Clomid). This study concluded that ovulation rates are higher with the combination treatment in these women. Some background PCOS is a common cause of female...

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Can other medical conditions affect sperm production?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if other medical conditions (comorbidities, COMs) affect sperm production (SP). They found that infertile men were more likely to have COMs and their treatment improved SP. Some background Male infertility accounts for up to 50% of fertility problems. In many cases, it is not possible to find the cause of...

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Caffeine, alcohol and smoking: do these factors influence fertility treatment success?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effects of lifestyle factors in couples undergoing fertility treatment. They found that alcohol consumption and smoking are associated with poorer fertility outcomes.  Some background Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. Since ART was first developed, the birth rate has...

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Nutrition and risk in pregnancy: what food groups are associated with better outcomes?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if consumption of certain foods affects risks in pregnancy. They found that poor consumption of dairy, fruit and dark green leafy vegetables was linked to an increased risk in pregnancy. Some background A healthy diet during pregnancy is important for both the mother and baby. Poor nutrition during pregnancy...

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Is the risk of developing thyroid cancer higher in women with infertility?


Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if infertility was associated with a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer in women. This study concluded that women with infertility have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer when compared to fertile women. Some background Infertility in women is a problem worldwide. These patients are often treated...

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