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...Read More
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Chinese herbal medicine for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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....Read More
An overview of treatment options for inducing ovulation in polycystic ovary syndrome
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...Read More
Is follicle size important in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome undergoing intrauterine insemination?
In a nutshell This study explored the impact of follicle size and endometrial thickness on pregnancy rates in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination (a fertility treatment). The study concluded that pregnancy rates were not affected by follicle size or endometrial thickness. Some...Read More
The effects of berberine on women with polycystic ovary syndrome
In a nutshell This study assessed the effects of berberine on the menstrual cycle, ovulation rates, hormone levels and metabolism of Chinese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study found that berberine may improve the menstrual pattern and ovulation rates in these patients. Some background PCOS is a syndrome in which...Read More
Adjusting clomiphene treatment to enhance pregnancy success
In a nutshell This study examined whether altering the dose and duration of clomiphene citrate (Clomid) treatment can enhance pregnancy success. Some background Clomiphene citrate (CC) is a drug used to treat infertility by inducing ovulation. It is the most commonly used drug to treat infertility as it is inexpensive, effective and safe....Read More
Can live births be impacted by male and female lifestyle habits in PCOS?
In a nutshell This study looked women with polycystic ovary syndrome and their male partners to see if weight, smoking and intercourse impacts live births. Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal problem in women that can lead to infertility and increased weight. PCOS can decrease the chances of...Read More
How are ovarian cysts, surgery and infertility related?
In a nutshell This paper studied the relationship between ovarian cysts, surgery and infertility. Some background An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac found in the ovary. It is difficult to determine the impact of ovarian cysts on infertility and on assisted reproductive technology. Potential complications from ovarian cysts can be managed...Read More
Improving menstrual function through weight loss
In a nutshell This study examined whether weight loss through diet or exercise affected production of antimüllerian hormone and menstrual function in overweight polycystic ovarian syndrome patients. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome can present with a variety of symptoms, including multiple cysts on the ovaries (immature eggs,...Read More
Surgical versus medical treatment for PCOS: long term effects on fertility
In a nutshell This trial compared the long-term reproductive effects of two treatment strategies in women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): laparoscopic ovarian drilling versus gonadotropin analogs. Some background If conservative treatments (such as weight loss) fail, women with PCOS may be treated with fertility drugs to induce...Read More
Artificial egg maturation before IVF in women with PCOS
In a nutshell The present article reviewed clinical trials (published up to May 2013) that compared between standard in vitro fertilization (IVF) and IVF following in vitro maturation (IVM) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some background Conventional IVF involves the administration of medications that stimulate the development of...Read More
Treating infertility in women with PCOS
In a nutshell This article outlined the current trends and recommendations regarding fertility treatments for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some background PCOS is a common condition affecting between 5-10% of women. The main features of PCOS are menstrual abnormalities (intervals longer than 35 days between periods),...Read More