In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of acupuncture combined with metformin (Glucophage) versus metformin alone on pregnancy rate in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The data showed that acupuncture combined with metformin improved the pregnancy rate, ovulation rate, and insulin resistance compared with metformin treatment alone in...Read More
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Predicting pregnancy in women with poor ovarian response
In a nutshell This study looked at which factors can predict pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF) for patients with a poor ovarian response (POR). It found that pregnancy was affected by age, body weight, ovarian reserve, and type of fertility medication. Some background For couples with infertility, IVF can greatly increase the chances of...Read More
Evaluating outcomes for frozen embryo transfer with irregular cycles
In a nutshell This study compared two methods of preparing for frozen embryo transfer (FET) for women who do not ovulate regularly. It found that letrozole (Femara) led to fewer miscarriages and higher birth rates than hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Some background FET is an increasingly common infertility treatment. FET uses additional embryos...Read More
Can letrozole-stimulated ovulation improve embryo transfer outcomes for women with PCOS?
In a nutshell This study compared two types of frozen embryo transfer (FET) for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It found that stimulating ovulation with letrozole (Femara) led to fewer pregnancy complications than using an artificial cycle. Some background FET is an infertility treatment in which a frozen embryo is transferred into...Read More
Does weight influence miscarriage for women with PCOS?
In a nutshell This analysis looked at which factors influence the risk of miscarriage for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who were undergoing infertility treatment. It found that being overweight and insulin resistance can increase miscarriage risk in these patients. Some background Metabolism, hormones, and fertility are closely...Read More
Is ICSI or IVF better for couples with non-male cause infertility?
In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) for couples where the woman was over 35 and the man had normal sperm quality. It found that standard IVF led to more births than ICSI. Some background IVF is an infertility treatment in which medications stimulate the...Read More
Continuing endometriosis treatment during IVF
In a nutshell This study looked at priming for in vitro fertilization (IVF) using dienogest (Visanne), which can reduce symptoms of endometriosis. It found that patients with endometriosis can use dienogest during IVF treatment. Some background Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other places, such as on...Read More
Does vitamin D increase the effectiveness of clomiphene citrate for women with PCOS?
In a nutshell This study looked at adding vitamin D for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who were overweight and being treated with clomiphene citrate (Clomid). It found that vitamin D increased ovulation and pregnancy rates for these patients. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition of women of...Read More
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection vs. in vitro fertilization – which is more effective in older women with infertility?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) compared to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in older women. They found that fertilization rates were similar with ICSI and in vitro fertilization (IVF) in this group of patients. Some background Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) is used to treat...Read More
Can platelet rich plasma improve ovary function?
In a nutshell This study looked at whether injections of platelet-rich plasma could improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in women with poor ovary function. This study found that patients treated with PRP had improved ovary function and higher rates of pregnancy. Some background One cause of female infertility is a poor ovarian...Read More
Can EFI predict pregnancy in women with endometriosis?
In a nutshell This study looked at whether the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) can predict pregnancy. This study found that EFI is a good predictor of natural pregnancy in women with endometriosis. Some background Endometriosis (EM) is a disease where cells from the womb lining form lesions outside of the womb. It is a common cause of...Read More
Does vitamin D increase conception in couples with infertility?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of added vitamin D to margarine on the pregnancy rates of women with infertility. This study found that women with infertility who had extra vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant compared to women who were not. Some background Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption and involved in bone...Read More