Cold loop hysteroscopic myomectomy is a safe, effective procedure that is associated with a low rate of postsurgical intrauterine adhesions.
All the papers from the January 2014 issue of Fertility and Sterility.
Estradiol and tamoxifen enhance invasion of endometrial stromal cells in a three dimensional coculture model of adenomyosis
Estradiol and tamoxifen enhance invasion of both adenomyosis-derived stromal cells and control stromal cells when grown on collagen or in coculture with myocytes.
Follicle number not assessments of the ovarian stroma represents the best ultrasonographic marker of polycystic ovary syndrome
As a single metric, follicle number per ovary best predicts PCOS. Ovarian volume and follicle number per single cross-section, together, provide the closest level of diagnostic potential to follicle number per ovary alone. Stromal measurements have little to no diagnostic potential.
Decreased inhibin B responses following recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin administration in normal women and women with polycystic ovary syndrome
In normal and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women, inhibin B production was decreased following recombinant hCG administration. These findings suggest that in PCOS women, androgen excess is not enhanced by LH-stimulated inhibin B production.
Pregnancy complications and metabolic disease in women with clomiphene citrate-resistant anovulation randomized to receive laparoscopic electrocautery of the ovaries or ovulation induction with gonadotropins: a 10-year follow-up
At 10-year follow-up, laparoscopic electrocautery in women with CC-resistant PCOS does not affect pregnancy complications or metabolic or cardiovascular disease later in life compared with ovulation induction with gonadotropins.
The Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Study II baseline characteristics and effects of obesity from a multicenter randomized clinical trial
Baseline characteristics from 750 women with PCOS and their male partners from a multicenter trial show the groups to be well matched with body mass index exacerbating metabolic and reproductive parameters.
Motivation for sperm donation is multifaceted and primarily based on economic compensation and altruism. The attitudes toward aspects of donation remain liberal and unchanged among Danish sperm donors.
For the first time, we report oocyte donors’ comprehension of the process and risks associated with oocyte donation as assessed by the Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool (EDICT).
Interleukin 6 interleukin 1β and tumor necrosis factor α in menstrual effluents as biomarkers of chronic endometritis
Proinflammatory cytokines are increased in menstrual effluents of women with chronic endometritis (CE). A test measuring interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor a might offer a reliable tool for screening CE.
Clinical characteristics indicating adenomyosis coexisting with leiomyomas a retrospective questionnaire based study
Adenomyosis contributes to symptomatology in women with concomitant adenomyosis and leiomyomas
The exceedingly low prevalence of uniparental disomy (UPD) indicates that routine preimplantation screening may not be necessary and that UPD is not a reasonable explanation to support hypothesized embryonic self-correction.
Antimullerian hormone may be the optimal screening tool for assessing ovarian reserve in childhood cancer survivors, allowing for timely initiation of pubertal induction and fertility counseling.
What is the quality of information on social oocyte cryopreservation provided by websites of Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology member fertility clinics
Oocyte cryopreservation was recently approved by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); however, most Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) member fertility clinics do not follow the SART/ASRM guidelines for web advertising of the procedure.
Are urinary bisphenol A levels in men related to semen quality and embryo development after medically assisted reproduction
Male environmental BPA exposure may have an adverse influence on semen quality parameters, but does not affect embryo development at the blastocyst stage after IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Cervical neoplasia related factors and decreased prevalence of uterine fibroids among a cohort of African American women
As in two previous studies, a measure of cervical neoplasia was associated with a decreased risk of fibroids (patients with a history of cervical treatment had a 39% adjusted reduction in odds).
Race ethnic disparities in reproductive age An examination of ovarian reserve estimates across four race ethnic groups of healthy regularly cycling women
In a healthy, multiethnic sample, a significant race/ethnicity-by-age interaction was observed, suggesting African-American women may have lower AMH at younger ages but experience less of a reduction in AMH with age.
The impact of consumer affordability on access to assisted reproductive technologies and embryo transfer practices an international analysis
In this international econometric study of assisted reproduction technology treatment, we show that the cost that consumers pay for treatment relative to income predicts the level of access and number of embryos transferred.
Trials sponsored by industry and nonindustry are systematically different, with industry supporting more placebo-controlled phase II/III trials. Trials launched without prior published preclinical results do not seem to fare well.
Reliability of 46 XX results on miscarriage specimens A review of 1222 first trimester miscarriage specimens
Maternal cell contamination often obscures accurate chromosome analysis of miscarriages, but testing can differentiate the maternal from fetal genome, thus improving detection of the true karyotype of pregnancy tissue.
A study comparing outcomes of induced versus spontaneous twins reveals higher risks of first-trimester bleeding, gestational diabetes, discordant growth, and cesarean section, with no other significant differences in obstetrical and puerperal complications.