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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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The effects of fertility issues on pregnancy outcomes

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the connections between fertility issues in women and pregnancy outcomes in patients who needed help to conceive, and in patients who conceived naturally. The time it takes to get pregnant was identified as an important risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes. Advanced maternal age, and maternal obesity also had...

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The effects of maternal weight on fertility and pregnancy outcomes in IVF patients

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the connections between maternal weight and pregnancy outcomes in in vitro fertilization (IVF; the egg is fertilized by sperm in a dish, and is then implanted into the uterus). The study found that being underweight had a limited impact on pregnancy and live-birth rates, but was associated with increased risk...

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Does ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome have an effect on child heart function?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the heart function of children born to mothers who had experienced ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), which is a complication of assisted reproduction procedures. The authors found that children born to women who had experienced OHSS had poorer heart function compared to other children. Some background...

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Does frozen-thawed embryo transfer lower the risk of an ectopic pregnancy?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of frozen embryo transfers against fresh embryo transfers in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The frozen embryo transfers significantly reduced the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Some background Couples who are trying to get pregnant often turn to assisted reproduction methods such as IVF (a...

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An overview of treatment options for inducing ovulation in polycystic ovary syndrome

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review analyzed current evidence on the most effective approach to achieve mono-ovulation (one egg released) or ovulation in general in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Authors reported good safety and effectiveness for a number of treatment options for PCOS. These should be individualized wherever possible.  Some...

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