We introduce a new technique that combines laparoscopic and vaginal cervicovaginal reconstruction using split thickness skin graft in patients with congenital atresia of the cervix.
All the papers from the October 2015 issue of Fertility and Sterility.
Follicular fluid and mural granulosa cells microRNA profiles vary in in vitro fertilization patients depending on their age and oocyte maturation stage
We describe the differential microRNA profiles in the follicular fluid and granulosa cells of in vitro fertilization patients depending on their age and oocyte maturation stage.
Differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor angiogenic factors in different endometrial compartments in women who have an elevated progesterone level before oocyte retrieval during in vitro fertilization Embryo transfer treatment
Altered expression of vascular endothelial growth factor angiogenic factors in peri-implantation endometrium may provide an explanation for the impairment of endometrial receptivity in women who have high P levels before oocyte retrieval.
Shifting anaerobic to aerobic metabolism stimulates apoptosis through modulation of redox balance Potential intervention in the pathogenesis of postoperative adhesions
Dichloroacetate modulates redox homeostasis, thus protecting cells against anaerobic metabolism and associated oxidative stress. This may provide targets for therapeutic intervention for treatment of profibrotic disorders, including postoperative adhesions.
New automated AMH assays provide substantially lower values than existing AMH enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Assay-specific interpretation is necessary, along with international standardization.
Uterus transplantation trial Psychological evaluation of recipients and partners during the post transplantation year
Nine women with uterine factor infertility and their partners underwent psychological evaluations, by questionnaires, before and after uterus transplantation. The participants were psychologically stable throughout the 1-year observation time.
A cryopreservation method for a few spermatozoa using an agarose capsule was established. The method will be useful for intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment in patients with few spermatozoa.
Risk of preterm birth after blastocyst embryo transfer A large population study using contemporary registry data from Australia and New Zealand
A large assisted reproductive technology registry study finds that blastocyst transfer does not increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, or small for gestational age.
Urinary concentrations of two benzophenone-type ultraviolet filters (BP-2, BP-8), chemicals used as sunscreens, were found to be associated with select semen endpoints.
Ovulation-stimulating drugs were unrelated to lung or colorectal cancer risks, but possibly related to slight risk increases for melanomas and thyroid cancers, supporting the need for further evaluation of these cancers.
Men’s poultry intake was positively related to fertilization rate in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles, while processed meat intake was inversely related to fertilization rate in IVF cycles only.
Aberrant expression and localization of deoxyribonucleic acid methyltransferase 3B in endometriotic stromal cells
Decidualizing signals reduce deoxyribonucleic acid methyltransferase 3B (DNMT3B) expression in eutopic endometrial stromal cells but not in endometriotic stromal cells. This affects DNMT3B chromatin occupancy across genes with aberrant DNA methylation in endometriosis.
Circulating miR 200 family microRNAs have altered plasma levels in patients with endometriosis and vary with blood collection time
Altered levels of circulating miR-200a and miR-141 but not miR-200b were observed in plasma samples of women with endometriosis. The levels of the miRNAs studied were influenced by the circadian rhythm.
Early in vitro fertilization pregnancies screened by a clinical algorithm incorporating human chorionic gonadotropin levels and symptoms can be evaluated with early ultrasound for efficient diagnosis and treatment of ectopic and heterotopic pregnancy.
Chronic endometritis is prevalent among women with recurrent pregnancy loss and may contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes.
Within the first 5 years after sterilization reversal, at least 50% of women sterilized before the age of 40 years successfully deliver a child, but the delivery rate halves after the age of 40 years.
Randomized controlled pilot trial of natural versus hormone replacement therapy cycles in frozen embryo replacement in vitro fertilization
This randomized, controlled trial suggests that, for women with regular ovulatory cycles undergoing frozen embryo replacement in vitro fertilization, the live birth rate is similar whether the endometrium is prepared using a natural menstrual cycle or GnRH-agonist pituitary suppression and hormone replacement therapy.
New strategy for diagnosing embryo implantation potential by combining proteomics and time lapse technologies
We developed a diagnostic tool using a combination of proteomic fingerprinting and time-lapse morphokinetic analysis to select embryos for transfer according to their implantation potential.