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What factors influence fertility success in women with diminished ovarian reserve?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated factors that may affect live birth rates (LBR) in women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). They found that maternal age and embryo stage and number affected LBR in these women. Some background Female infertility can be caused by a condition called diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Women with DOR may...

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Ovarian stimulation – minimal versus conventional in women seeking treatment for infertility

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared minimal ovarian stimulation (MOS) to conventional ovarian stimulation (COS) in women undergoing fertility treatment. They found that MOS resulted in greater numbers of good-quality embryos and oocytes (eggs) in these women.  Some background During fertility treatment, women undergo controlled ovarian...

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Early vs. conventional: does the timing of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of an early gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) protocol in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that an early GnRH antagonist protocol may improve fertility outcome in women with PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Is a common cause of female infertility....

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Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG): can it facilitate implantation after embryo transfer?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) improves implantation in women seeking fertility treatment. They found that hCG treatment improved implantation rates after embryo transfer (ET; the process of transferring fertilized eggs into the womb of a woman undergoing in vitro fertilization). Some background...

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Determining ongoing pregnancy following frozen-embryo transfer: what is the cut-off for progesterone levels?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if progesterone (PGO) levels determine ongoing pregnancy after hormone replacement therapy frozen embryo transfer (HRT-FET). They found that the PGO levels below 35 nmol/l lower the chance of ongoing pregnancies. Some background Infertility is a condition that is becoming increasingly more common. There...

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Does the time interval between pregnancies have an effect on the next pregnancy?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the interpregnancy interval (IPI; the time between pregnancies) has an effect on the following pregnancy. They found that an IPI of less than 12 months or greater than 60 months is associated with worse pregnancy outcomes. Some background The interpregnancy interval (IPI) is the time between the end of one...

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How useful is progestogen for the prevention of recurrent miscarriage?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of progestogen (PTG) to prevent miscarriage in women with recurrent miscarriages (RM). They found that PTG reduces the chance of miscarriage in following pregnancies. Some background Pregnancy loss or miscarriage affects many women. Some women may experience several miscarriages, or recurrent miscarriages...

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Treating infertility: is letrozole more effective than clomiphene for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if letrozole (Femara) improves fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. They found that letrozole was not superior to clomiphene (Clomid) in treating infertility in these women. Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can lead to infertility. It is...

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Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: can this technology improve IVF success?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a technology that detects chromosomal abnormalities (PGT-A) can improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) success. They found that this technology reduced the risk of failed embryo transfer and clinical miscarriage. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART). Eggs...

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