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Can a dual trigger shot improve IVF birth rates?

Can a dual trigger shot improve IVF birth rates?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether using two hormone injections to trigger ovulation can improve birth rates from assisted reproductive technology (ART) when all embryos are frozen. It found that cycles with trigger injections of both human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; Pregnyl) and GnRH agonist (Decapeptyl) had higher birth rates. Some...

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Can an ovulatory cycle improve the pregnancy outcomes of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer?

Can an ovulatory cycle improve the pregnancy outcomes of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review compared pregnancy outcomes following two methods of preparing the uterus for a frozen embryo transfer (FET). It found that natural cycle FET led to fewer pregnancy complications than artificial cycle FET. Some background Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a common infertility treatment is related to in vitro fertilization...

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How does the uterine lining thickness affect pregnancy in each IVF protocol?

How does the uterine lining thickness affect pregnancy in each IVF protocol?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared how the thickness of the uterine lining affected outcomes from two protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that the GnRH antagonist protocol had better outcomes when the lining was of medium thickness. The long GnRH agonist protocol had better outcomes when there was a thick lining. Some background IVF is...

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Does genetic testing improve birth rate?

Does genetic testing improve birth rate?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether genetic testing improved the birth rate from in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that testing improved birth rates for women over age 35. Some background IVF is a common infertility treatment in which eggs are stimulated and collected, and fertilized embryos implanted back in the uterus. When IVF embryos...

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Comparing IVF protocols and genetic testing outcomes

Comparing IVF protocols and genetic testing outcomes

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at two protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF) using different timing of medications to suppress the body’s own hormones. It found that patients using a long-acting protocol had fewer embryos with unusual chromosomes (genetic material). Some background Women are born with most of their oocytes (eggs) already...

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Does controlled ovarian syndrome alter the vaginal and endometrial microbiota?

Does controlled ovarian syndrome alter the vaginal and endometrial microbiota?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and progesterone (P) supplementation affects the microbiota (microorganisms found in the human body) of the vagina and uterus (womb). They found that COS alters the vaginal and uterine microbiota (VUM). Some background The rate of infertility is increasing worldwide. Many...

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Fresh versus frozen: How does the type of embryo transfer affect long-term development of children?

Fresh versus frozen: How does the type of embryo transfer affect long-term development of children?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the long-term development of children is affected by the type of embryo transfer (ET). They found that there were similar outcomes with fresh (fr) and frozen (fz) ET. Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. It has become more common in recent years. There are a number of...

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Can oocyte activation improve ICSI outcomes?

Can oocyte activation improve ICSI outcomes?

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at activating oocytes (eggs) with calcium ions prior to intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). It found that this treatment improves fertilization rates for couples with male infertility, and may improve pregnancy rates. Some background ICSI is an infertility treatment used when there are few sperm available. It...

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