We demonstrate our approach to microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy. A number of useful surgical techniques are highlighted and summarized throughout the video.
All the papers from the December 2013 issue of Fertility and Sterility.
Laparoscopically assisted biomaterial graft for reconstruction in congenital atresia of vagina and cervix
A combined laparoscopic and vaginal procedure with biomaterial graft couldbe an effective alternative in selected women with atresia of cervix and vagina.
Addition of nitrous oxide to the carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum strongly decreases adhesion formation and the dose dependent adhesiogenic effect of blood in a laparoscopic mouse model
The addition of nitrous oxide to the carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum strongly prevents adhesion formation in a laparoscopic mouse model, with a maximal effect from 5%–10% upward. Blood dose-dependently increases adhesion formation.
Delta like ligand 4 regulates vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 driven luteal angiogenesis through induction of a tip stalk phenotype in proliferating endothelial cells
Blockade of Dll4 in an in vivo rodent model shows that VEGFR2-mediated sprouting during luteal angiogenesis is modulated by the Dll4/Notch-1 pathway, which induces a tip/stalk phenotype.
Chronic exposure to a low concentration of bisphenol A during follicle culture affects the epigenetic status of germinal vesicles and metaphase II oocytes
Chronic follicle culture exposure to low bisphenol A affects imprinting and posttranslational histone modifications in mouse oocytes, epigenetic aberrations that might contribute to aneuploidy, altered gene expression, and epigenetic disease.
Findings in rats suggest that parental sleep influences the reproductive capability of the F1 offspring.
Polycystic ovary syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver in obese adolescents association with metabolic risk profile
The relationship between liver fat and metabolic risk was examined in obese adolescent girls with PCOS. This article demonstrates that worsening liver fat is associated with advancing age, increasing abdominal adiposity, worsening insulin sensitivity, and dyslipoproteinemia.
An assessment of current clinical attitudes toward letrozole use in reproductive endocrinology practices
A survey of SART clinic members reveals that 77% of respondents use letrozole in clinical practice. The majority of letrozole is used in patients who fail to ovulate with clomiphene citrate.
No relationship could be demonstrated between blood type and risk of diminished ovarian reserve in an analysis of 305 patients undertaking in vitro fertilization.
Dietary isoflavone intake is associated with elevated SHBG concentrations, but not with reproductive hormones or anovulation.
Mifepristone was effective in treating leiomyomas, and 2.5 mg of mifepristone administered daily for 3 or 6 months was the optimal dosage for leiomyoma treatment.
The menstrual pictogram (SAP-c version) is a potential diagnostic tool for heavy menstrual bleeding, and would be suitable for testing treatment effects in clinical trials.
Carbon dioxide versus normal saline as distension medium for diagnostic hysteroscopy a systematic review and meta analysis of randomized controlled trials
Normal saline is superior to CO2 as distension medium for diagnostic hysteroscopy. A high quality trial is required to validate these findings.
Short term effects of salpingectomy during laparoscopic hysterectomy on ovarian reserve a pilot randomized controlled trial
Salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy with ovarian preservation does not have any short-term effects on ovarian reserve.
Diminished effect of maternal age on implantation after preimplantation genetic diagnosis with array comparative genomic hybridization
Here we describe biopsy and chromosome screening with the use of array comparative genomic hybridization with biopsy at day 3 or day 5/6 of embryo development. The main outcome markers were implantation rate, ongoing pregnancy rate, and pregnancy loss rate.
Potential biomarkers of nonobstructive azoospermia identified in microarray gene expression analysis
The potential biomarkers of azoospermia and molecular indicators that could determine particular stages of impaired spermatogenesis can be identified with GeneChip Human Gene 1.0 ST arrays.
Safety and feasibility of performing two consecutive ovarian stimulation cycles with the use of letrozole gonadotropin protocol for fertility preservation in breast cancer patients
Performing consecutive cycles of ovarian stimulation with letrozole and gonadotropin protocol for fertility preservation to maximize oocyte yield before chemotherapy is a feasible approach in women with breast cancer.
Random-start controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) protocols are as effective as conventional-start COS in fertility preservation and provide a significant advantage by decreasing the total time for embryo/oocyte cryopreservation.
A third of women assessed prospectively during pregnancy and after delivery reported hot flashes during pregnancy/postpartum, for which depressive symptoms, lower education, and higher body mass index were predictors.