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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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Does melatonin treatment improve fertility outcomes in assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if melatonin improves fertility outcomes in assisted reproduction (AR). They found that melatonin improved the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) in AR cycles.  Some background Infertility is becoming increasingly common. Assisted reproduction (AR) can be used to treat infertility. Many studies have been conducted...

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Does low dose hCG improve fertility outcomes in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of low dose human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  They found that hCG may improve the number of follicles and clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) in women with PCOS.  Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition...

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Age and infertility treatment – do women with polycystic ovarian syndrome have an advantage?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of age on infertility treatment in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that age-related decline (ARD) in fertility treatment outcomes was slower in women with PCOS.  Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is caused by cysts on the ovaries. Women with PCOS have...

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