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Controlled ovarian stimulation: how many mature oocytes are needed to produce at least 1 top quality embryo?

Controlled ovarian stimulation: how many mature oocytes are needed to produce at least 1 top quality embryo?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the number of mature oocytes (eggs) needed to produce top-quality embryos (TQE). They found that at least 3 mature oocytes produced are associated with at least 1 TQE. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) first requires oocytes (eggs). They are retrieved by controlled ovarian stimulation (COS)....

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Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?

Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of progestins to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) medications for women trying to conceive. The results showed that progestins were as effective and safe as GRH medications and could be used as a cheaper alternative. Some background For women using medical assistance to...

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Does dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation improve ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve?

Does dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation improve ovarian stimulation in women with poor ovarian reserve?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) improves controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in women with poor ovarian reserve (POR). They found that DHEA improved ovarian response in these women. Some background Ovarian reserve is a measurement of female fertility. It tells us of many ovarian follicles a...

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Comparing hMG and FSH for high ovarian responders during intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Comparing hMG and FSH for high ovarian responders during intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) prior to intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for patients predicted to have a strong ovarian response. It found that both types of gonadotropin hormone were effective, but that hMG had fewer side effects and miscarriages. Some background...

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Does vitamin D increase the effectiveness of clomiphene citrate for women with PCOS?

Does vitamin D increase the effectiveness of clomiphene citrate for women with PCOS?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

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...

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What factors predict the outcome of clomiphene citrate ovarian stimulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated factors affecting controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with clomiphene citrate (CC) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  They found that low anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and high endometrial thickness (EMT) are associated with higher clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) in these women. Some background...

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Low dose growth hormone for ovarian stimulation – are there improved outcomes in poor responders?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of low dose (LD) growth hormone (GH) for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in poor responder (PR) patients.  They found that LD-GH may improve fertility outcomes in these patients. Some background Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is used to help women ovulate. A combination of...

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Ovarian response – what impact does this have on fertility success after IVF?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if ovarian response (OR) has an effect on pregnancy outcomes in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that single embryo transfer (sET) in the blastocyst stage is preferred for all patients Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm...

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