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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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Investigating the effectiveness of a letrozole ‘step-up’ protocol for controlled ovarian stimulation

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of a letrozole (Femara) step-up protocol (SUP) for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS). They found that a letrozole-SUP was as effective as standard COS protocol and less costly.  Some background Unexplained infertility (UI) is increasingly common. Women with UI usually have a normal...

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Does stress contribute to infertility?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the association between mental health and infertility in women, including depression and anxiety. Some background Infertility can affect as many as 12% of couples trying to conceive. This can lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Often, patients do not share their struggles with friends...

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Combined oral contraceptives – what is the impact on fertility treatment success in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of combined oral contraceptives (COC) on fertility outcomes (FOs) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that a history of COC treatment may affect FOs in PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS do...

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Looking for patients undergoing IVF for infertility treatment to take part in a new trial

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial will investigate if the success of deferred embryo transfer (DET) is affected by pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). The main outcome measured will be the live birth rate. This trial takes place in California, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, the United States. The details Infertility is a condition that...

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Early vs. conventional: does the timing of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of an early gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) protocol in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that an early GnRH antagonist protocol may improve fertility outcome in women with PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Is a common cause of female infertility....

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