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Does the time interval between semen processing and insemination affect pregnancy?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the time between semen processing and intrauterine insemination (IUI) affected pregnancy outcomes. They found that the time interval between semen processing and IUI does not adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. Some background Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure whereby sperm are delivered...

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Does metformin improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing ovulation induction?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if co-treatment with metformin improved fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that metformin co-treatment was associated with a higher birth rate and higher pregnancy rates in PCOS patients. Some background Women with PCOS can experience fertility problems and may...

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Do AMH levels indicate the number of antral follicles in polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) was associated with antral follicle count in women with polycystic ovarian conditions. They found that AMH levels were a reliable predictor of antral follicle count in these patients. Some background Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is produced in the premature ovarian (antral)...

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Is diet associated with abnormal semen quality?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article examined the dietary habits of Asian males to determine if it had any impact on semen quality. The study concluded that a "Western diet", high in sugar and carbohydrates, was associated with lower semen quality. Some background Infertility is a growing problem and there is evidence that semen quality is...

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Administration of Utrogestan and hMG results in improved IVF outcome in PCOS patients

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the utrogestan and hMG protocol improved the viability of embryos and success of IVF in women with PCOS.  Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition due to hormonal imbalances which results in irregular ovulation and mentruation and can greatly impact female fertility. In vitro...

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Ovarian stimulation treatment and cryopreservation in women at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the outcome after use of GnRH antagonists and cryopreservation of embryos in women who were at high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Use of GnRH antagonists was effective in achieving high levels of birth rate. Some background In-vitro fertilization is a procedure whereby the egg is fertilized by the...

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Effects of alcohol consumption on the incidence of live births in Danish couples undergoing assisted reproduction

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the alcohol consumption of females and males prior to undergoing assisted reproduction, to determine if it negatively impacted the chances of a live birth. This study did not reveal any association between alcohol consumption and the likelihood of achieving a live birth following assisted reproduction.  Some...

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Comparing transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound to help guide embryo transfer

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper compared ultrasound carried out through the abdomen (transabdominal) with ultrasound carried out through the vagina (transvaginal) for women undergoing embryo transfer. Authors concluded that transvaginal ultrasound was associated with less discomfort than transabdominal ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound also allowed for...

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Chinese herbal medicine for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review examined whether Chinese herbal medicine was beneficial for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Authors reported no evidence that Chinese herbal medicine improves pregnancy rates among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) occurs when many cysts grow in the ovaries....

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