In a nutshell This study investigated live birth rates (LBRs) in women that underwent frozen (Fz) embryo transfer (ET). They found that LBRs were higher with Fz-ET in women under 35, but there was no difference between Fz and fresh (Fr) ET in those older than 35. Some background Infertility is a common condition. Assisted reproductive technology...Read More
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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...Read More
Does a dual-trigger treatment improve IVF outcomes in older patients with diminished ovarian reserve?
In a nutshell This study investigated if a dual-trigger treatment (DTT) improves pregnancy outcomes in older women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). They found that DTT improved in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in these women. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technique (ART). The first step of...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if inhibin A (IHA) is associated with oocyte maturation (OM) during ovarian stimulation (OS). They found that IHA levels are associated with OM. Some background Infertility is an increasing problem worldwide. Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) are used to treat infertility. Controlled ovarian stimulation...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated a combined Stop GnRH agonist and multiple-dose GnRH antagonist protocol for patients with a previous poor ovarian response (POR). It found that this protocol may lead to a higher number of oocytes collected. Some background Patients with POR produce few oocytes (eggs) in response to ovarian stimulation (OS)...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared in vitro maturation (IVM) to double ovarian stimulation (DuoStim) for women expected to have a poor outcome from in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that both methods increased the number of eggs compared to standard IVF, and that DuoStim may be more effective. Some background The first step of the infertility...Read More
Are progestins as effective as gonadotrophin releasing hormone medications for women trying to conceive?
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of progestins to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) medications for women trying to conceive. The results showed that progestins were as effective and safe as GRH medications and could be used as a cheaper alternative. Some background For women using medical assistance to...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) prior to intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for patients predicted to have a strong ovarian response. It found that both types of gonadotropin hormone were effective, but that hMG had fewer side effects and miscarriages. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study analyzed treatment options for patients with a poor ovarian response (POR) to ovarian stimulation procedures for infertility. They found that supplements with DHEA and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) improved pregnancy rates in these women. Some background Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is the first part of assisted...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared two methods to induce ovulation (egg release) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This study found that letrozole (Femara) and menotropin (Humegon) resulted in similar pregnancy rates, but letrozole had fewer side effects. Some background PCOS is a common cause of infertility in...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared minimal ovarian stimulation (MOS) to conventional ovarian stimulation (COS) in women undergoing fertility treatment. They found that MOS resulted in greater numbers of good-quality embryos and oocytes (eggs) in these women. Some background During fertility treatment, women undergo controlled ovarian...Read More
Does the use of progestin in ovarian stimulation have any negative effects on infants born following IVF?
In a nutshell This study investigated if progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) is associated with infant birth defects. They found that PPOS is not associated with negative outcomes in infants. Some background Assisted reproductive techniques (ART) include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In order to...Read More