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Understanding factors that affect fertility in patients with endometriosis and the role of surgical intervention

Understanding factors that affect fertility in patients with endometriosis and the role of surgical intervention

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

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...

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Is inhibin A a useful marker of oocyte maturation during ovarian stimulation?

Is inhibin A a useful marker of oocyte maturation during ovarian stimulation?

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

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...

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IVF protocol for patients with poor ovarian response

IVF protocol for patients with poor ovarian response

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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)...

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Natural vs stimulated cycle for frozen embryo transfer

Natural vs stimulated cycle for frozen embryo transfer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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Does genetic testing improve IVF outcomes?

Does genetic testing improve IVF outcomes?

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

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...

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Is oocyte cryopreservation useful to preserve fertility in women with endometriosis?

Is oocyte cryopreservation useful to preserve fertility in women with endometriosis?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?

Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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GnRH antagonist vs GNRH agonist protocol: which patients does it benefit?

GnRH antagonist vs GNRH agonist protocol: which patients does it benefit?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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Does dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation improve ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve?

Does dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation improve ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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