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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility – part 1

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility – part 1

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell These guidelines reviewed appropriate testing for men in couples with infertility.  Some background Male infertility contributes to half of all cases of infertility. Identifying the cause of infertility is the first step towards managing it. There is ongoing research on the best methods of diagnosing infertility in men. Professional...

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Fertility medications for intrauterine insemination in women with decreased ovarian reserve

Fertility medications for intrauterine insemination in women with decreased ovarian reserve

Posted by on Feb 7, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared fertility medications for intrauterine insemination (IUI) for women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). It found that letrozole (Femara) and clomiphene citrate (Clomid) tablets gave similar results to injected gonadotropins (Gonal-F). Some background DOR is a condition in which few ovarian follicles (which...

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Continuing endometriosis treatment during IVF

Continuing endometriosis treatment during IVF

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at priming for in vitro fertilization (IVF) using dienogest (Visanne), which can reduce symptoms of endometriosis. It found that patients with endometriosis can use dienogest during IVF treatment. Some background Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other places, such as on...

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ALA supplements following varicocele repair surgery improve sperm parameters

ALA supplements following varicocele repair surgery improve sperm parameters

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial looked at whether alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) can improve varicocele repair outcomes. It found that this antioxidant may lead to more improvement in sperm quality. Some background Semen quality is an important part of male fertility. Sperm development requires a cooler environment. The scrotum provides the correct temperature away...

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Can probiotics improve fertility?

Can probiotics improve fertility?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether probiotics can improve fertility. It found that probiotics improve sperm quality, and it is not clear whether probiotics improve pregnancy rates following in vitro fertilization (IVF). Some background For every human cell in a person’s body, there are 10 microbial cells living on the skin, in the gut,...

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Reviewing delayed start IVF protocol for patients with a poor ovarian response

Reviewing delayed start IVF protocol for patients with a poor ovarian response

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review compared medication protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF) for women with a poor ovarian response (POR). It found that delayed start antagonist (DSA) protocol may improve IVF outcomes for patients with POR. Some background The infertility treatment IVF is a method to collect oocytes (eggs), fertilize them artificially,...

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Can IVF be started at other times of the menstrual cycle?

Can IVF be started at other times of the menstrual cycle?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review compared starting ovarian stimulation (OS) for egg collection at the conventional time early in the menstrual cycle, to starting it in the luteal phase, late in the cycle. It found that both timelines led to successful egg collection. Using two collections in one cycle may improve outcomes for patients with a poor response to...

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