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Examining dietary patterns in patients with PCOS

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

In a nutshell This paper studied dietary patterns in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The authors concluded that women who followed a healthy diet were more likely to have an ongoing pregnancy.  Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition whereby cysts form in the ovaries. This can affect ovary function and...

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Effect of endometrioma on IVF

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Infertility | 1 comment

In a nutshell This paper studied how endometriosis and surgery can affect outcomes in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Based on current evidence, individualized care should be given to patients.  Some background Endometriosis is a condition where the inner tissue of the uterus (endometrium), grows in other places. Endometrial...

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Anti-mullerian hormone levels can help predict outcome of in-vitro maturation treatment

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether anti-mullerian hormone levels can predict outcomes of in-vitro maturation in women with PCOS. Authors concluded that in-vitro maturation could be considered in women with high levels of anti-mullerian hormone. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where many cysts grow in the...

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Individualized vs standard ovarian stimulation for IVF

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper compared individualized versus conventional ovarian stimulation in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Authors concluded that individualized dosing for ovarian stimulation is as efficient and safer than conventional ovarian stimulation. Some background IVF is a procedure where the sperm fertilizes the egg in a...

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Using testicular sperm for men with low sperm count

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether using testicular sperm is effective for men with severe oligospermia. Researchers reported a 50% pregnancy rate, all resulting in live births. Some background Oligospermia refers to a low sperm count in the ejaculate. It is a common cause of male infertility. Sperm in the ejaculate is often associated with...

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High number of retrieved eggs increases live birth rate from a single IVF cycle

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the optimal number of eggs needed to achieve 2 or more live births from a single in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle. Researchers concluded that one fresh cycle with a high number of eggs retrieved is an optimal way to plan IVF treatment. Some background In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure where the sperm...

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