In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of single-dose (DS) versus multiple-dose (MD) GnRH agonist protocol for luteal phase support in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. The data showed that the MD protocol was more effective in increasing the live birth and...Read More
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In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. The data showed that vitamin D supplementation significantly improved the biochemical pregnancy rate in these patients. Some background Infertility is a common problem worldwide. In vitro fertilization (IVF) has improved fertility...Read More
Evaluating the effects of different antioxidants on the sperm quality and pregnancy rate of male infertility without a clear cause.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of different antioxidants on sperm quality and the pregnancy rate of male infertility without a clear cause. The data showed that L-Carnitine had the highest probability of being the most effective antioxidant to increase sperm motility (movement) and sperm shape. ω-3 fatty acid had the highest...Read More
Does vitamin D supplementation affect ovarian reserve markers in women with infertility associated with diminished ovarian reserve?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of vitamin D supplementation on ovarian reserve markers in women with infertility due to reduced ovarian reserves and vitamin D deficiency. The study showed possible beneficial effects on ovarian reserve markers with vitamin D supplementation in these women. Some background Ovarian reserve refers to the...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared two medication protocols to prepare the uterus for frozen embryo transfer (FET). It found that down-regulation ovulation-induction (DROI) led to higher pregnancy rates than a modified natural cycle (mNC). Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an infertility technique in which eggs are collected and...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated how long estrogen should be used during artificial cycle frozen embryo transfer (FET). It found that stopping estrogen at 6 weeks of pregnancy reduced miscarriages compared to continuing to 12 weeks. Stopping at 6 weeks also led to fewer pregnancy complications. Some background FET is a common infertility...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared progesterone injected under the skin to vaginal progesterone after an embryo transfer. It found that under-the-skin progesterone was just as effective as vaginal progesterone, and led to similar pregnancy rates. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common infertility treatment that involves transferring...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at whether using two hormone injections to trigger ovulation can improve birth rates from assisted reproductive technology (ART) when all embryos are frozen. It found that cycles with trigger injections of both human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; Pregnyl) and GnRH agonist (Decapeptyl) had higher birth rates. Some...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the overall birth rate using multiple in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and freezing all embryos. It found that when using multiple cycles, the birth rate varied widely depending on the woman’s age and cause of infertility. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an infertility technique in which the...Read More
In a nutshell This trial compared intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) for couples where men have normal sperm quality. It found there was no clear benefit to ICSI over IVF for these couples. Some background IVF is an infertility treatment in which the woman’s ovaries are stimulated to produce...Read More
In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of progesterone on pregnancies at risk of preterm labor. It found that progesterone reduces preterm birth for women with a short cervix or previous preterm birth, but not for women carrying twins. Some background Between 5% and 18% of births are preterm. Births earlier than 37 weeks into the pregnancy, 3...Read More
In a nutshell This review looked at whether women who used fertility medications more often developed breast cancer later on. It found that women treated with ovarian stimulation had similar rates of breast cancer to other women. Some background Treatment for infertility has become common, both as people have children later, and as the condition is...Read More