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Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at cholesterol and other lipid (fats) levels in the blood in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that women with more heart-healthy lipid levels had better IVF outcomes. Some background Lipid levels are an important measure of health. While a lipid can be any oily or waxy substance in the body,...

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Can PDE5 inhibitors improve male fertility?

Can PDE5 inhibitors improve male fertility?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra) can improve male fertility. It found that these medications improve sperm concentration, shape, and movement. Some background PDE5 inhibitors are the most common treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). These medications increase the...

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How does endometriosis surgery affect IVF outcomes?

How does endometriosis surgery affect IVF outcomes?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of endometriosis surgery before in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that surgery led to better pregnancy outcomes for patients with severe endometriosis. Some background Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow on the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, or other places...

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Can diet and exercise improve sperm quality in men living in a polluted area?

Can diet and exercise improve sperm quality in men living in a polluted area?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how a diet change and exercise program impacted the fertility of men living in polluted areas. It found that a healthy diet and exercise improved sperm quality in these men. Some background Fertility is an indicator of overall health. A healthful diet and regular physical exercise can support both fertility and...

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Evaluating etanercept for IVF implantation

Evaluating etanercept for IVF implantation

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at etanercept (Enbrel) for women who have had repeated unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that etanercept led to good pregnancy rates in these patients. Some background The uterus forms a connection between the vagina, which is open to the outside, and the inside of the body. If harmful bacteria...

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Can letrozole-stimulated ovulation improve embryo transfer outcomes for women with PCOS?

Can letrozole-stimulated ovulation improve embryo transfer outcomes for women with PCOS?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two types of frozen embryo transfer (FET) for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It found that stimulating ovulation with letrozole (Femara) led to fewer pregnancy complications than using an artificial cycle. Some background FET is an infertility treatment in which a frozen embryo is transferred into...

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Does weight influence miscarriage for women with PCOS?

Does weight influence miscarriage for women with PCOS?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This analysis looked at which factors influence the risk of miscarriage for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who were undergoing infertility treatment. It found that being overweight and insulin resistance can increase miscarriage risk in these patients. Some background Metabolism, hormones, and fertility are closely...

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How to improve IVF implantation rates?

How to improve IVF implantation rates?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at treatments for women who have had multiple cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) without a pregnancy. It found that there are multiple options that may improve implantation rates, including white blood cell infusions or factors which grow the lining of the uterus. Some background IVF is a widely used...

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