In a nutshell This study examined if granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can help infertile patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) become pregnant. This study concluded that clinical pregnancy rates were higher in patients who were given G-CSF, especially those who had repeated implantation failure (RIF). Some background...Read More
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Treating infertility: is letrozole more effective than clomiphene for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome?
In a nutshell This study investigated if letrozole (Femara) improves fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. They found that letrozole was not superior to clomiphene (Clomid) in treating infertility in these women. Some background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can lead to infertility. It is...Read More
In a nutshell This study reviewed dietary factors that may influence male fertility. Some background Male infertility is an increasing problem. In many cases, there is no obvious cause for male infertility. Some studies suggest that diet may play a role in this. Men that are overweight or obese are more likely to be infertile. The importance of a...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if dexamethasone (Ozurdex) improves the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in patients with elevated progesterone. They found that low-dose dexamethasone resulted in a higher birth rates following IVF. Some background During fertility treatment, women may undergo ovarian stimulation to...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether neosalpingostomy or salpingectomy resulted in better outcomes for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. The study determined that IVF outcomes were similar in patients that underwent neosaplingostomy or salpingectomy. Some background Female infertility can have a number of...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the live-birth rates following fresh or frozen embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovaries. They found there was no difference in the live birth rates following either frozen- or fresh-embryo transfer. Some background Embryo transfer is one of the final steps in a fertility treatment cycle. At this...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if fibroids have an effect on the blood supply to the uterus in women with fertility issues. They found that women with fibroids have increased blood supply to the uterus wall and lining. Some background Fibroids are masses of tissue that form on the along the uterus. They can cause pain, infertility and...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if a varicocelectomy improves male fertility and affects the chosen fertility treatment. They found that varicocelectomy improves male fertility and requires less invasive treatment strategies for infertility. Some background Male infertility can be caused by a number of factors. A varicocele is an...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if mild ovarian stimulation is as effective as conventional stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that mild ovarian stimulation provides greater safety and lower cost, in addition to comparable success rates. Some background A part of the IVF process, women undergo a procedure to harvest...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) as an ovarian stimulant in women with endometriosis. They found that MPA was similarly effective as conventional COH protocol and was well tolerated. Some background Women undergoing fertility treatment may undergo controlled ovarian stimulation (COH). This...Read More
Does metformin improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing ovulation induction?
In a nutshell This study investigated if co-treatment with metformin improved fertility outcomes in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that metformin co-treatment was associated with a higher birth rate and higher pregnancy rates in PCOS patients. Some background Women with PCOS can experience fertility problems and may...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if the utrogestan and hMG protocol improved the viability of embryos and success of IVF in women with PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition due to hormonal imbalances which results in irregular ovulation and mentruation and can greatly impact female fertility. In vitro...Read More