In a nutshell This study investigated factors affecting fertility in women with endometriosis (EDM). They found that age and infertility time were associated with pregnancy rates in these women. Some background Endometriosis (EDM) is a common condition in women. EDM is caused by uterine tissue growing outside the womb. This can cause pain...Read More
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In a nutshell This study investigated if inhibin A (IHA) is associated with oocyte maturation (OM) during ovarian stimulation (OS). They found that IHA levels are associated with OM. Some background Infertility is an increasing problem worldwide. Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) are used to treat infertility. Controlled ovarian stimulation...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated a combined Stop GnRH agonist and multiple-dose GnRH antagonist protocol for patients with a previous poor ovarian response (POR). It found that this protocol may lead to a higher number of oocytes collected. Some background Patients with POR produce few oocytes (eggs) in response to ovarian stimulation (OS)...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared modified natural cycle to stimulated cycle prior to the transfer of a frozen embryo. It found that birth rates were similar for both methods, although there was a trend toward increased early pregnancy loss with STC. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an infertility treatment which stimulates the ovaries...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes for women with a poor ovarian response (POR). It found that PGT led to similar birth rates, but there were fewer miscarriages. Some background The first step of the infertility treatment IVF is to stimulate and collect...Read More
In a nutshell This article gives an overview of ovarian stimulation (OS) during assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Some background Many couples with infertility opt to use ART. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an ART in which eggs are collected and fertilized embryos are implanted in the uterus. The first step of IVF is to cause...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared in vitro maturation (IVM) to double ovarian stimulation (DuoStim) for women expected to have a poor outcome from in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that both methods increased the number of eggs compared to standard IVF, and that DuoStim may be more effective. Some background The first step of the infertility...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if oocyte cryopreservation (OCP) is useful in women with endometriosis (EDM). They found that OCP before surgery to treat EDM was useful in these women. Some background Infertility is a growing problem worldwide. One of the causes of female infertility is endometriosis (EDM). EDM can cause pain and...Read More
Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of progestins to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) medications for women trying to conceive. The results showed that progestins were as effective and safe as GRH medications and could be used as a cheaper alternative. Some background For women using medical assistance to...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at whether adding antioxidants to the media used to culture oocytes (eggs) improved outcomes from in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that antioxidant media led to more good quality embryos and higher pregnancy rates than standard media. Some background IVF is an infertility procedure in which oocytes (eggs) are...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist versus GnRH antagonist protocols for stimulating the ovaries. It found that women under 30 years with high ovarian reserve benefited from the antagonist protocol, while the agonist protocol was better for women over 40 years or with low ovarian reserve. Some background...Read More
Does dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation improve ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve?
In a nutshell This study investigated if dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) improves controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in women with poor ovarian reserve (POR). They found that DHEA improved ovarian response in these women. Some background Ovarian reserve is a measurement of female fertility. It tells us of many ovarian follicles a...Read More