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Fresh versus frozen: How does the type of embryo transfer affect long-term development of children?

Fresh versus frozen: How does the type of embryo transfer affect long-term development of children?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the long-term development of children is affected by the type of embryo transfer (ET). They found that there were similar outcomes with fresh (fr) and frozen (fz) ET. Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. It has become more common in recent years. There are a number of...

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Does preimplantation genetic testing improve the chance of live birth with donor eggs?

Does preimplantation genetic testing improve the chance of live birth with donor eggs?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) improves live birth rates (LBR) with donor oocytes. They found that frozen embryo transfer (fzET) cycles with PGT had higher LBR.  Some background Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a technique used on embryos. It can determine if there are any abnormalities...

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Does follicle stimulating hormone dose affect pregnancy outcomes with oocyte donation?

Does follicle stimulating hormone dose affect pregnancy outcomes with oocyte donation?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) dose is associated with pregnancy outcomes during oocyte donation (OD).  They found that higher FSH doses were associated with reduced live birth rates (LBR).  Some background Infertility is an increasing problem for couples. Assisted reproduction (AR)...

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Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) or sedentary behavior (SB) affect fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that PA and SB during AR did not affect fertility outcomes, while higher PA before AR was associated with higher ovarian response to stimulation. Some background...

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Fresh vs. frozen embryo transfer – what is the effect of ovarian response on live birth rates?

Fresh vs. frozen embryo transfer – what is the effect of ovarian response on live birth rates?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if ovarian response (OR) has an effect on pregnancy outcomes after embryo transfer (ET). They found that frozen ET (fzET) was associated with better pregnancy outcomes in women with high OR.  Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. It involves a number of steps. Controlled...

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Comparing laparoscopic ovarian drilling and medication to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Comparing laparoscopic ovarian drilling and medication to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) compared to medical ovulation induction (MOI) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  They found that LOD was associated with decreased live birth rates (LBR) when compared with MOI. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition. It is...

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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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