Antral follicle count and antimullerian hormone rate of decline is similar to histologic oocyte loss.
Women with PCOS are often obese. There is debate in the literature regarding whether women are obese because of their PCOS status, or if those who become obese are more predisposed to PCOS.
Insulin resistance of variable severity is commonly present in women with PCOS. Arguments and rationale are presented for treating all or only selected women with insulin sensitizing drugs.
Ovarian stimulation before conception is associated with significant elevations in first-trimester testosterone. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effect of early pregnancy testosterone on outcomes.
Consensus on women’s health aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the Amsterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored 3rd PCOS Consensus Workshop Group
The third polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) consensus report summarizes current knowledge and identifies knowledge gaps regarding various women’s health aspects of PCOS.
Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation
Laptop computers connected to Wi-Fi may reduce human sperm quality. Sperm motility and DNA integrity were decreased after 4 hours of exposure to a laptop ex vivo.
Human BRDT is the only BET gene expressed exclusively in testicular germ cells. The BRDT protein is expressed in spermatocytes, round spermatids, elongated spermatids, and ejaculated spermatozoa.
Food intake and social habits in male patients and its relationship to intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes
Semen quality and ICSI outcomes may be influenced by food intake and social habits. Therefore, couples seeking assisted reproduction treatment must be advised about the drastic effects of both the male’s and female’s lifestyles on treatment success.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is the most effective and safe treatment in case of partial globozoospermia, although spontaneous pregnancies do occur in this population.
We present a proteomic approach to identify a panel of common proteins in fertile men by using the LTQ-Orbitrap mass spectrometer.
Viral screening of spent culture media and liquid nitrogen samples of oocytes and embryos from hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus chronically infected women undergoing in vitro fertilization cycles
Culture media and liquid nitrogen samples from seropositive HIV, HCV, and HBV patients were tested for viral sequences. Our findings indicate the lack of risk of cross-contamination during IVF cycles.
Expensive but worth it: older parents’ attitudes and opinions about the costs and insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization
Although women were more likely to support IVF insurance coverage than men, there was a broad range of opinions addressing age, gender equality, reproductive choice, and economic equity and responsibility.
Almost all Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology member clinics are online, and nearly one-third use social media to connect with patients.
Venous thromboembolism in relation to in vitro fertilization: an approach to determining the incidence and increase in risk in successful cycles
The incidence of first-trimester venous thromboembolism in IVF pregnancies was 0.2%, which was mainly attributed to a 100-fold increased risk in cycles complicated by ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
Performance of human chorionic gonadotropin curves in women at risk for ectopic pregnancy: exceptions to the rules
The hCG curves can validly predict outcome in women at risk for ectopic pregnancy; however, misclassification is common. Clinical judgment should trump prediction rules when change in hCG level nears suggested thresholds.