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How useful is progestogen for the prevention of recurrent miscarriage?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of progestogen (PTG) to prevent miscarriage in women with recurrent miscarriages (RM). They found that PTG reduces the chance of miscarriage in following pregnancies. Some background Pregnancy loss or miscarriage affects many women. Some women may experience several miscarriages, or recurrent miscarriages...

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Treating infertility: is letrozole more effective than clomiphene for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if letrozole (Femara) improves fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. They found that letrozole was not superior to clomiphene (Clomid) in treating infertility in these women. Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can lead to infertility. It is...

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Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: can this technology improve IVF success?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a technology that detects chromosomal abnormalities (PGT-A) can improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) success. They found that this technology reduced the risk of failed embryo transfer and clinical miscarriage. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART). Eggs...

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Does smoking have a negative effect on fertility?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the link between smoking and reduced fertility. Some background Smoking is not recommended for pregnant women. It is linked to a number of pregnancy complications. These include miscarriage, low birth weight, and premature labor. The effect of smoking on male and female fertility is less well understood. The American...

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Trigonella foenum-graecum and Lespedeza cuneata – a new herbal medicine to treat testosterone deficiency?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a mixed herbal extract of Trigonella foenum–graecum and Lespedeza cuneata (TFGL) could improve testosterone deficiency. They found that TFGL improved testosterone levels in men with testosterone deficiency. Some background Testosterone is a male sex hormone. It has a number of functions in the body....

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Does the use of progestin in ovarian stimulation have any negative effects on infants born following IVF?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) is associated with infant birth defects. They found that PPOS is not associated with negative outcomes in infants. Some background Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In order to...

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Does weight impact male fertility in couples undergoing assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between male body mass index (BMI) and success of assisted reproductive treatment (ART). They found that high BMI in males is linked to reduced pregnancy and live birth rates in couples undergoing ART. Some background The causes of infertility in a couple are not always easily identified....

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Does the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) predict the likelihood of spontaneous pregnancy in women with infertility?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) can predict if a woman will have a spontaneous pregnancy following endometriosis (EM) treatment. They found that EFI score accurately predicts if a patient will have a spontaneous pregnancy following treatment for EM. Some background Endometriosis (EM) is a condition...

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