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Does freezing of embryos improve live birth rates in women of advanced reproductive age?

Does freezing of embryos improve live birth rates in women of advanced reproductive age?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated live birth rates (LBRs) in women that underwent frozen (Fz) embryo transfer (ET).  They found that LBRs were higher with Fz-ET in women under 35, but there was no difference between Fz and fresh (Fr) ET in those older than 35. Some background Infertility is a common condition. Assisted reproductive technology...

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Does COVID-19 influence male fertility?

Does COVID-19 influence male fertility?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of COVID-19 infection on male fertility. It found that COVID-19 may alter ale hormone levels and reduce sperm quality and that some men have the virus in their semen. It also found that pregnant women with COVID-19 may undergo preterm delivery. Some background The COVID-19 virus emerged in late 2019. It...

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Stress during egg freezing vs IVF

Stress during egg freezing vs IVF

Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the stress levels of patients undergoing voluntary egg freezing to those using in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that patients had similar levels of stress during both treatments and that repeated cycles increased stress. Some background Patients undergoing IVF have high levels of stress and have higher rates of...

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Does embryo retention affect fertility outcomes after embryo transfer?

Does embryo retention affect fertility outcomes after embryo transfer?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of embryo retention (ER) on fertility outcomes in women undergoing embryo transfer (ET). They found that ER was associated with lower live birth (LBRs) and clinical pregnancy rates (CPRs). Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat couples with infertility. There are a number of steps...

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Letrozole vs. clomiphene citrate – which is more effective for ovulation induction in women with unexplained infertility?

Letrozole vs. clomiphene citrate – which is more effective for ovulation induction in women with unexplained infertility?

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

In a nutshell This study compared clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and letrozole (Femara) for ovulation induction (OI) drugs in women with unexplained infertility.  They found that letrozole was associated with lower miscarriage rates (MCRs).  Some background Unexplained infertility is a leading cause of infertility. Assisted...

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Does the semen microbiome affect male fertility?

Does the semen microbiome affect male fertility?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of the semen microbiome (SM) in male infertility (MI). They found that the SMB had negative effects on semen parameters. Some background Male infertility (MI) is a common cause of infertility in couples. It accounts for 30-50% of infertility cases. Understanding factors that reduce fertility...

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Metformin for women with PCOS undergoing IVF

Metformin for women with PCOS undergoing IVF

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This analysis looked at the effects of metformin (Glucophage) for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that metformin lowers the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and may increase pregnancy rates for those who are overweight. Some background PCOS is a...

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Does coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction?

Does coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) improves fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that coQ10 supplementation may increase the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR).  Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. AR includes procedures like in vitro...

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