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Can acupuncture improve IVF pregnancy rates?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at whether acupuncture can improve pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study found that acupuncture did improve IVF outcomes. Some background IVF is a treatment for infertility where a woman's ovaries are stimulated to collect eggs. After the eggs are fertilized, the embryos...

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Can hCG hormone improve embryo implantation rates?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether injecting HCG hormone into the womb before embryo transfer improved pregnancy rates. This study concluded that HCG improved pregnancy rates for women with a history of unsuccessful implantation. Some background One cause of infertility is poor implantation of an embryo in the uterus. This occurs when the...

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Is the thickness of the womb lining related to ectopic pregnancy risk?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared women who had an ectopic pregnancy (EP) vs a normal pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that a thick lining of the womb protects against EP, and pelvic surgery and tubal-related infertility are risk factors for EP. Some background Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is when an embryo implants somewhere other...

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Blastocyst number and pregnancy outcomes – what is the optimum for fertility success?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is an association between blastocyst number (BCN) and pregnancy outcomes. They found that a BCN of up to 5 was associated with positive pregnancy outcomes. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique used to fertilise an egg in a laboratory. The fertilized embryo is allowed to...

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Does obesity influence birth rates after IVF?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if obesity is associated with fertility outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that obesity was associated with a lower live birth rate (LBR) after IVF. Some background The rate of obesity is increasing rapidly worldwide. Obesity can have a negative impact on overall health. It can also have a...

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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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Searching for women to test a GnRH agonist and hCG to improve egg maturity before IVF

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 4 trial aims to evaluate if co-administration of a gonadotrophin releasing-hormone (GnRH) agonist improves oocycte maturity. The main outcome to be investigated is the number of mature oocytes. The details One of the important steps during in vitro fertilization (IVF) is stimulating the maturation of oocytes (eggs). GnRH...

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