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Predicting pregnancy in women with poor ovarian response

Predicting pregnancy in women with poor ovarian response

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at which factors can predict pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF) for patients with a poor ovarian response (POR). It found that pregnancy was affected by age, body weight, ovarian reserve, and type of fertility medication. Some background For couples with infertility, IVF can greatly increase the chances of...

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Natural conception following endometriosis surgery

Natural conception following endometriosis surgery

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) affected patients following endometriosis surgery. It found that patients with a better EFI score conceived naturally more often, while more patients with a low score became pregnant using assisted reproduction. Some background Endometriosis is a chronic condition in...

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Does progesterone treatment help frozen embryo transfers following a natural cycle?

Does progesterone treatment help frozen embryo transfers following a natural cycle?

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether luteal phase support (LPS) using progesterone benefitted natural cycle frozen embryo transfers (FETs). It found that FETs with progesterone support had higher pregnancy and birth rates. Some background Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is an increasingly common infertility treatment. This technique transfers an...

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Does varicocele repair improve sperm quality?

Does varicocele repair improve sperm quality?

Posted by on May 9, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how varicocele repair surgery affects the microscopic shape of sperm. It found that surgery improved sperm shape, movement, and concentration for men with infertility. Some background Varicoceles (VCs) can be a factor in male infertility. VCs are enlarged veins of the scrotum. These enlarged veins heat the testes,...

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Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at cholesterol and other lipid (fats) levels in the blood in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that women with more heart-healthy lipid levels had better IVF outcomes. Some background Lipid levels are an important measure of health. While a lipid can be any oily or waxy substance in the body,...

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Can PDE5 inhibitors improve male fertility?

Can PDE5 inhibitors improve male fertility?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra) can improve male fertility. It found that these medications improve sperm concentration, shape, and movement. Some background PDE5 inhibitors are the most common treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). These medications increase the...

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How does endometriosis surgery affect IVF outcomes?

How does endometriosis surgery affect IVF outcomes?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of endometriosis surgery before in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that surgery led to better pregnancy outcomes for patients with severe endometriosis. Some background Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow on the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, or other places...

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