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Ovarian stimulation treatment and cryopreservation in women at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the outcome after use of GnRH antagonists and cryopreservation of embryos in women who were at high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Use of GnRH antagonists was effective in achieving high levels of birth rate. Some background In-vitro fertilization is a procedure whereby the egg is fertilized by the...

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Effects of alcohol consumption on the incidence of live births in Danish couples undergoing assisted reproduction

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the alcohol consumption of females and males prior to undergoing assisted reproduction, to determine if it negatively impacted the chances of a live birth. This study did not reveal any association between alcohol consumption and the likelihood of achieving a live birth following assisted reproduction.  Some...

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Comparing transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound to help guide embryo transfer

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper compared ultrasound carried out through the abdomen (transabdominal) with ultrasound carried out through the vagina (transvaginal) for women undergoing embryo transfer. Authors concluded that transvaginal ultrasound was associated with less discomfort than transabdominal ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound also allowed for...

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Chinese herbal medicine for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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

In a nutshell This review examined whether Chinese herbal medicine was beneficial for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Authors reported no evidence that Chinese herbal medicine improves pregnancy rates among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) occurs when many cysts grow in the ovaries....

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Do benign growths around the uterus affect pregnancy outcomes in unexplained infertility?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether uterine fibroids can affect pregnancy outcomes following ovarian stimulation with intrauterine insemination. Authors reported no differences in live birth rates in women with fibroids and those without fibroids. Some background Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths around the uterus. Studies have been...

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Do benign growths around the uterus affect pregnancy outcomes in unexplained infertility?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether uterine fibroids can affect pregnancy outcomes following ovarian stimulation with intrauterine insemination. Authors reported no differences in live birth rates in women with fibroids and those without fibroids. Some background Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths around the uterus. Studies have been...

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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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