The technique described in this video article may represent a step toward a more complete removal of endometriotic implants and better colorectal outcomes.
All the papers from the November 2013 issue of Fertility and Sterility.
A tumor necrosis factor α inhibitor reduces the embryotoxic effects of endometriotic peritoneal fluid
The abundant TNF-a in the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis plays an important role in endometriosis-induced embryotoxicity. The TNF-a inhibitors could potentially be used to treat endometriosis-related infertility.
Bone morphogenetic protein 4 promotes mammalian oogonial stem cell differentiation via Smad1 5 8 signaling
Bone morphogenetic protein 4 increased oocyte formation from adult mouse ovary-derived oogonial stem cells via activation of Smad1/5/8 signaling and key meiosis commitment genes.
This study demonstrates for the first time a selective vascular disrupting effect of CA4P on endometriotic lesions, indicating that vascular disrupting agents may be suitable for the therapy of endometriosis.
Comparative gene expression profiling of adult mouse ovary derived oogonial stem cells supports a distinct cellular identity
Oogonial stem cells exhibited a gene expression profile partially overlapping with, but distinct from, other stem cells and germ cells, and they showed altered numbers during the reproductive cycle inversely related to meiotic commitment.
Growth differential factor-9 can inhibit the production of testosterone in mouse theca interstitial cells and suppress corresponding gene expression.
Developmental exposure of fetal ovaries and fetal germ cells to endometriosis in an endometriosis model causes differential gene expression in the preimplantation embryos of the first generation and second generation embryos
Fetal and fetal germ cell exposure to endometriosis in utero alters gene expression in first- and second-generation eight-cell embryos.
Multidrug resistant transport activity protects oocytes from chemotherapeutic agents and changes during oocyte maturation
Oocytes have a vast repertoire of multidrug-resistant transporters. These protective effluxers change overall activity during maturation, and inhibition of these transporters increases cell susceptibility to toxicants.
Hyperprolactinemia changes the sulfated glycosaminoglycan amount on the murine uterus during the estrous cycle
Metoclopramide-induced hyperprolactinemia changed the amounts of murine uterine chondroitin, dermatan, and heparan sulfate during the estrous cycle.
Progesterone and heparin binding epidermal growth factor like growth factor regulate the expression of tight junction protein Claudin 3 during early pregnancy
The spatiotemporal expression and regulatory patterns of the tight junction protein Claudin-3 during embryo implantation using mouse and cell culture models.
Metformin reduces the expression of corticotrophin releasing hormone and urocortin in the endometrium of healthy women
Metformin administration in normally cycling women may decrease the production of CRH and UCN in endometrium during the midluteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
2 Methoxyestradiol in the human corpus luteum throughout the luteal phase and its influence on lutein cell steroidogenesis and angiogenic activity
The levels of 2-methoxyestradiol are elevated in late luteal tissue and reduce the angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor action in granulosa lutein cells.
Predictive factors of health related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome a structural equation modeling approach
We discuss health-related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Mediating factors, especially psychological distress, self-esteem, body image and sexual function play an important role and should be taken into consideration and adequately treated if present.
Management of the first in vitro fertilization cycle for unexplained infertility cost effectiveness analysis of split in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Conventional IVF may be the preferred insemination method in the initial treatment of couples with unexplained infertility, but split IVF-ICSI becomes preferable if more than one IVF cycle is necessary.
Progesterone luteal support after ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination a systematic review and meta analysis
Progesterone for luteal support after ovulation induction IUI was associated with increased likelihood of pregnancy and live birth in gonadotropin cycles but not in clomiphene citrate (CC) cycles.
Evaluation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue from prepubertal patients after long term xenografting and exogenous stimulation
After long-term xenotransplantation and exogenous stimulation, a high pool of quiescent follicles and follicular development up to the antral stage were evidenced in cryopreserved ovarian tissue from prepubertal patients.
What do reproductive age women who undergo oocyte cryopreservation think about the process as a means to preserve fertility
Women electing oocyte cryopreservation know about age-related infertility yet continue to delay childbearing. Fertility preservation can increase a woman’s security regarding her reproductive future.
Continuous versus cyclic use of oral contraceptives after surgery for symptomatic endometriosis A prospective cohort study
Continuous use of oral contraceptives after surgery is associated with a statistically significant reduction in dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain, and endometrioma recurrence.