In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between male body mass index (BMI) and success of assisted reproductive treatment (ART). They found that high BMI in males is linked to reduced pregnancy and live birth rates in couples undergoing ART. Some background The causes of infertility in a couple are not always easily identified....Read More
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Does the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) predict the likelihood of spontaneous pregnancy in women with infertility?
In a nutshell This study investigated if the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) can predict if a woman will have a spontaneous pregnancy following endometriosis (EM) treatment. They found that EFI score accurately predicts if a patient will have a spontaneous pregnancy following treatment for EM. Some background Endometriosis (EM) is a condition...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if sleep duration in men can affect the chance of achieving pregnancy. They found that couples with men that slept less than 6 hours were less likely to achieve pregnancy. Some background Sleep is important for healthy living. Lack of sleep is associated with obesity, heart disease, and death. In the last few...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between Vitamin D deficiency before conception and pregnancy loss. They found that sufficient preconception Vitamin D is associated with higher chances of pregnancy and live birth. Some background Vitamin D (Vit D) is an important nutrient for maintaining overall health. It may also be important...Read More
Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...Read More
Evaluating the effect of myo-inositol supplementation on ovarian stimulation in women undergoing IVF
In a nutshell This study investigated if myo-inositol (MI) reduces the amount of gonadotrophins (GTs) needed for ovarian stimulation and the length of treatment in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The results showed that MI reduced the amount of GTs needed and the duration of fertility treatment in these women. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if dexamethasone (Ozurdex) improves the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in patients with elevated progesterone. They found that low-dose dexamethasone resulted in a higher birth rates following IVF. Some background During fertility treatment, women may undergo ovarian stimulation to...Read More
GnRH agonist vs. hCG: which is more effective to trigger ovulation in women with a history of follicular-endometrial asynchrony?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of GnRH agonist to stimulate ovulation in women with a history of follicular-endometrial asynchrony. They found that GnRH agonist was associated with higher rates of clinical pregnancy and live birth compared to standard hCG treatment. Some background One approach for treating unexplained...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if antibiotic treatment for endometritis affects the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that antibiotic treatment of CE improved IVF outcomes in patients who also experienced recurrent implantation failure. Some background Chronic endometritis (CE) is a condition caused by inflammation in the...Read More
The timetable around finding Mr. or Mrs. Right isn’t the same for everyone. My sister-in-law (who I will call S___ throughout this post) and her husband (H___) found each other when they were 41 and 49 respectively and didn’t marry until they were 44 and 52. They wanted children and tried for almost a year to do so but without success. S____...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) following either frozen or fresh embryo transfer. They found that frozen-thawed embryo transfer resulted in higher pregnancy and birth rates. Some background To treat infertility embryos are artificially fertilized using techniques such as in vitro...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of kisseptin on the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in high-risk women undergoing fertility treatment. The authors suggested that kisseptin treatment resulted in lower rates of OHSS compared to standard treatment. Some background One of the first procedures for the...Read More