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What factors predict the outcome of clomiphene citrate ovarian stimulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated factors affecting controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with clomiphene citrate (CC) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  They found that low anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and high endometrial thickness (EMT) are associated with higher clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) in these women. Some background...

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Can G-CSF growth factor improve implantation during IVF?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This analysis looked at whether granulocyte colony-stimulating growth factor (G-CSF) can improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. This study found that G-CSF may improve pregnancy rates for women with two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an infertility treatment where eggs...

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Is infertility related to allergies?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how common allergies are among couples with infertility. This study found that allergies were common among women with infertility. Some background During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system undergoes adjustments to accept the unfamiliar tissue of the fetus. This involves white blood cells, including T...

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Preterm delivery and anti-mullerian hormone levels – is there an increased risk for women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels are associated with preterm delivery (PTD). They found that higher AMH levels were associated with PTD risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by cysts on the ovaries. This can lead to...

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Does endometrial scratching improve fertility outcomes after recurrent implantation failure?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if endometrial (uterus lining) scratching (ES) before in vitro fertilization (IVF) improves fertility outcomes in women with recurrent implantation failure.  They found that ES improved fertility outcomes in these patients Some background Live birth rates (LBR) with in vitro fertilization (IVF) have increased...

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Low dose growth hormone for ovarian stimulation – are there improved outcomes in poor responders?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of low dose (LD) growth hormone (GH) for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in poor responder (PR) patients.  They found that LD-GH may improve fertility outcomes in these patients. Some background Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is used to help women ovulate. A combination of...

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Does endometrial thickness affect ectopic pregnancy risk after frozen embryo transfer?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of endometrial thickness (EMT) on ectopic pregnancy (EP) risk after frozen embryo transfer (FET).  They found that lower a EMT was associated with a higher risk of EP after FET. Some background Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is caused by a pregnancy growing outside the uterus. EPs are not viable...

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