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Medroxyprogesterone acetate: an effective ovarian stimulant for women with endometriosis?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) as an ovarian stimulant in women with endometriosis. They found that MPA was similarly effective as conventional COH protocol and was well tolerated. Some background Women undergoing fertility treatment may undergo controlled ovarian stimulation (COH). This...

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Endometriosis surgery and IVF success: when is the right time to begin fertility treatment?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated whether endometriosis surgery impacted pregnancy rates as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that the severe endometriosis resulted in lower IVF pregnancy rates and the optimal time for IVF is 7-25 months following endometriosis surgery. Some background Endometriosis is a chronic condition...

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Does the time interval between semen processing and insemination affect pregnancy?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the time between semen processing and intrauterine insemination (IUI) affected pregnancy outcomes. They found that the time interval between semen processing and IUI does not adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. Some background Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure whereby sperm are delivered...

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Does metformin improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing ovulation induction?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if co-treatment with metformin improved fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that metformin co-treatment was associated with a higher birth rate and higher pregnancy rates in PCOS patients. Some background Women with PCOS can experience fertility problems and may...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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Do AMH levels indicate the number of antral follicles in polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) was associated with antral follicle count in women with polycystic ovarian conditions. They found that AMH levels were a reliable predictor of antral follicle count in these patients. Some background Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is produced in the premature ovarian (antral)...

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Is diet associated with abnormal semen quality?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article examined the dietary habits of Asian males to determine if it had any impact on semen quality. The study concluded that a "Western diet", high in sugar and carbohydrates, was associated with lower semen quality. Some background Infertility is a growing problem and there is evidence that semen quality is...

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Administration of Utrogestan and hMG results in improved IVF outcome in PCOS patients

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the utrogestan and hMG protocol improved the viability of embryos and success of IVF in women with PCOS.  Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition due to hormonal imbalances which results in irregular ovulation and mentruation and can greatly impact female fertility. In vitro...

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