This video presentation demonstrates the step-by-step microsurgical approach to the twolayered vasovasostomy technique by an experienced urologic microsurgeon.
All the papers from the March 2014 issue of Fertility and Sterility.
Complete method to obtain culture and transfer mouse blastocysts nonsurgically to study implantation and development
This step-by-step video explains how to obtain, culture, and transfer blastocysts in order to study implantation and development using a new non-surgical method.
Role for the endometrial epithelial protein MFG E8 and its receptor integrin αvβ3 in human implantation Results of an in vitro trophoblast attachment study using established human cell lines
MFG-E8 and its receptor integrin avb3 are involved in the attachment of trophoblasts to the endometrial epithelium.
Obese fathers metabolic state adiposity and reproductive capacity indicate a sons reproductive health
Diet and exercise interventions in obese founder males improve the reproductive health of male offspring, with a father’s metabolic and reproductive status predicting his son’s reproductive health.
Digital multiplexed mRNA analysis of functionally important genes in single human oocytes and correlation of changes in transcript levels with oocyte protein expression
Measurement of transcript levels in single human oocytes with the use of Nanostring and correlation with protein expression identified biologically meaningful oocyte-to-oocyte heterogeneity in functionally important regulatory pathways.
Validation of the power model of ovarian nongrowing follicle depletion associated with aging in women
In an independent set of ovarian nongrowing follicle counts, the power model of ovarian nongrowing follicle depletion was determined to be an excellent fit to the observed counts.
Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay measurements of antimüllerian hormone in human blood are a composite of the uncleaved and bioactive cleaved forms of AMH
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay measurement of antim€ullerian hormone (AMH) is a composite of inactive precursor and receptor-competent forms of AMH, which may confound its use for clinical assessment of ovarian function.
Hyperandrogenemia is implicated in both the metabolic and reproductive morbidities of polycystic ovary syndrome
A factor analysis identified multiple factors that are responsible for the abnormalities associated with PCOS. Hyperandrogenemia was a common underlying feature of the metabolic and reproductive abnormalities in women with PCOS.
The type 2 deiodinase Thr92Ala polymorphism is associated with disrupted placental activity but not with dysglycemia or adverse gestational outcomes A genetic association study
Patients with type 2 deiodinase (D2) Ala92Ala genotype, associated with an increased risk for diabetes, have decreased placental D2 activity that is not associated with dysglycemia or adverse gestational outcomes.
Association of five common polymorphisms in the plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 gene with primary ovarian insufficiency
PAI-1 9785GA+AA, 844A/9785A, 4G/9785A, and 9785A/11053Gmay contribute to prevalence of primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) in Korean women.
Chromosome size, morphology, and gene density determine bivalent positioning in metaphase I human spermatocytes
This study demonstrates that distribution in metaphase I is nonrandom and influenced by chromosome size, gene density, and acrocentric chromosome morphology. Results support that some features defining chromosome territories are maintained during meiosis.
Neoadjuvant intraarterial chemotherapy followed by total laparoscopic radical trachelectomy in stage IB1 cervical cancer
Neoadjuvant intra-arterial chemotherapy followed by total LRT may become a useful option for women with cervical cancer with a tumor size larger than 2 cm who wish to preserve fertility.
Outcomes of operative sperm retrieval strategies for fertility preservation among males scheduled to undergo cancer treatment
Electroejaculation and testicular sperm extraction led to successful sperm retrieval in 60% of adolescents and teenagers and 59% of adult men seeking fertility preservation before cancer therapy.
Confocal laser scanning microscopy analysis of bioenergetic potential and oxidative stress in fresh and frozen thawed human ovarian tissue from oncologic patients
In slow-frozen/rapid-thawed ovarian tissue from cancer patients, a bioenergy/oxidative stress assessment based on confocal laser scanning microscopy allows identification of functionally preserved tissue.
Prognostics factors of oncologic and reproductive outcomes in fertility sparing management of endometrial atypical hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma Systematic review and meta analysis
In this meta-analysis including patients who underwent uterine preservation for endometrial neoplasia, oncologic and reproductive outcomes were not impaired in older patients with previous infertility or obesity.
Improving ovarian tissue cryopreservation for oncologic patients Slow freezing versus vitrification effect of different procedures and devices
Vitrification of ovarian tissue employing ethylene glycol and dimethyl sulfoxide in metallic grids preserves morphology of follicles and stroma, and maintains proliferation, viability, and vascularization status similarly to fresh tissue.
Knowledge attitudes and practices regarding conception and fertility A population based survey among reproductive age United States women
Knowledge regarding ovulation, fertility, and conception is limited in key areas among a sample of reproductive-age US women. Future initiatives should prioritize improved provider engagement and accurate information dissemination in Web-based venues.
Female dietary antioxidant intake and time to pregnancy among couples treated for unexplained infertility
Antioxidant intake and time to pregnancy (TTP) among couples treated for infertility was examined. Increased b-carotene, vitamin C, or vitamin E intakes are associated with shorter TTP in specific subgroups.
Pathophysiologic explanation for bladder retention in patients after laparosopic surgery for deeply infiltrating rectovaginal and or parametric endometriosis
The most frequent etiology for bladder retention after surgery for deeply infiltrating endometriosis seems to be chronic bladder overdistention by insidious bladder overdistention.
The radical surgical resection of associated ileocecal andrectovaginal endometriosis reduces pelvicpain, constipation, and dyschezia during a long-term follow-up.