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Volume 107, Issue 3

Views and Reviews

Introduction: A focus on the medical management of endometriosis

Robert F. Casper

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 521–522

Biomarkers in endometriosis: challenges and opportunities

Soo Hyun Ahn, Vinay Singh, Chandrakant Tayade

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 523–532

Progestin-only pills may be a better first-line treatment for endometriosis than combined estrogen-progestin contraceptive pills

Robert F. Casper

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 533–536

Long-term medical management of endometriosis with dienogest and with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and add-back hormone therapy

Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, Catherine Allaire, Sukinah Alfaraj

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 537–548

Surgery for endometriosis: beyond medical therapies

Sukhbir S. Singh, Michael W.H. Suen

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 549–554

New developments in the medical treatment of endometriosis

Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, Sukinah Alfaraj, Paul Yong, Robert Casper

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 555–565


The unscientific nature of the concept that “human life begins at fertilization,” and why it matters

Richard J. Paulson

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 566–567

Partial suppression of estradiol: a new strategy in endometriosis management?

Jacques Donnez, Robert N. Taylor, Hugh S. Taylor

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 568–570


One for all or all for one? The evolution of embryo morphokinetics

Marcos Meseguer, Antonio Pellicer

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 571–572

Morphology matters: are all euploid blastocysts created equal?

Eric J. Forman

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 573–574

Warm reception for frozen embryos, but should a hot trend still be kept on ice?

Jonathan D. Kort, Ruth B. Lathi, Valerie Baker

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 575–576

Controlled ovarian stimulation, progesterone, growing follicles, and progesterone assays

Dominique de Ziegler, Renato Fanchin, David Meldrum

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 577–578

Fertility and Sterility: 50 years ago

ABO blood group incompatibility and infertility: still an open debate

Daniela Galliano

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Page 579


Sperm aneuploidy after testicular cancer treatment: data from a prospective multicenter study performed within the French Centre d’Étude et de Conservation des Oeufs et du Sperme network

Nathalie Rives, Marie Walschaerts, Véronique Setif, Sylvianne Hennebicq, Jacqueline Saias, Florence Brugnon, Jacques Auger, Isabelle Berthaut, Ethel Szerman, Myriam Daudin, Louis Bujan

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 580–588.e1

Outcomes of anastrozole in oligozoospermic hypoandrogenic subfertile men

Ohad Shoshany, Nikita Abhyankar, Naem Mufarreh, Garvey Daniel, Craig Niederberger

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 589–594

Optimal culture conditions are critical for efficient expansion of human testicular somatic and germ cells in vitro

Itai Gat, Leila Maghen, Melissa Filice, Brandon Wyse, Khaled Zohni, Keith Jarvi, Kirk C. Lo, Andrée Gauthier Fisher, Clifford Librach

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 595–605.e7

Assisted reproduction

Time-lapse imaging reveals differences in growth dynamics of embryos after in vitro maturation compared with conventional stimulation

Sabine Roesner, Jens Erik Dietrich, Julia Weigert, Markus Montag, Bettina Toth, Thomas Strowitzki

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 606–612.e3

Examining the efficacy of six published time-lapse imaging embryo selection algorithms to predict implantation to demonstrate the need for the development of specific, in-house morphokinetic selection algorithms

Amy Barrie, Roy Homburg, Garry McDowell, Jeremy Brown, Charles Kingsland, Stephen Troup

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 613–621

Cardiovascular and metabolic profiles of offspring conceived by assisted reproductive technologies: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xiao-Yan Guo, Xin-Mei Liu, Li Jin, Ting-Ting Wang, Kamran Ullah, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 622–631.e5

Serum and follicular fluid monocyte chemotactic protein-1 levels are elevated in obese women and are associated with poorer clinical pregnancy rate after in vitro fertilization: a pilot study

Erkan Buyuk, Obehi A. Asemota, Zaher Merhi, Maureen J. Charron, Dara S. Berger, Athena Zapantis, Sangita K. Jindal

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 632–640.e3

Which factors are most predictive for live birth after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) treatments? Analysis of 100 prospectively recorded variables in 8,400 IVF/ICSI single-embryo transfers

Katarina Kebbon Vaegter, Tatevik Ghukasyan Lakic, Matts Olovsson, Lars Berglund, Thomas Brodin, Jan Holte

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 641–648.e2

Evaluation of in vitro fertilization outcomes using interleukin-8 in culture medium of human preimplantation embryos

Guanyou Huang, Congrong Zhou, Chi-ju Wei, Shuyun Zhao, Fa Sun, Hua Zhou, Wenjie Xu, Jun Liu, Chao Yang, Lingfei Wu, Guidan Ye, Zhuo Chen, Yongli Huang

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 649–656

What is a difficult transfer? Analysis of 7,714 embryo transfers: the impact of maneuvers during embryo transfers on pregnancy rate and a proposal of objective assessment

Alejandro Kava-Braverman, Francisca Martínez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Manuel Álvarez, Pedro N. Barri, Buenaventura Coroleu

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 657–663.e1

Morphologic grading of euploid blastocysts influences implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates

Mohamad Irani, David Reichman, Alex Robles, Alexis Melnick, Owen Davis, Nikica Zaninovic, Kangpu Xu, Zev Rosenwaks

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 664–670

Revisiting the progesterone to oocyte ratio

Micah J. Hill, Mae Wu Healy, Kevin S. Richter, Eric Widra, Eric D. Levens, Alan H. DeCherney, George Patounakis, Brian W. Whitcomb

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 671–676.e2

Combination of uterine natural killer cell immunoglobulin receptor haplotype and trophoblastic HLA-C ligand influences the risk of pregnancy loss: a retrospective cohort analysis of direct embryo genotyping data from euploid transfers

Scott J. Morin, Nathan R. Treff, Xin Tao, Richard T. Scott III, Jason M. Franasiak, Caroline R. Juneau, Marcy Maguire, Richard T. Scott

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 677–683.e2

Early pregnancy

Luteal start vaginal micronized progesterone improves pregnancy success in women with recurrent pregnancy loss

Mary D. Stephenson, Dana McQueen, Michelle Winter, Harvey J. Kliman

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 684–690.e2

Periconceptional maternal biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism and embryonic growth trajectories: the Rotterdam Periconceptional Cohort (Predict Study)

Francesca Parisi, Melek Rousian, Anton H.J. Koning, Sten P. Willemsen, Irene Cetin, Eric A.P. Steegers, Régine P.M. Steegers-Theunissen

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 691–698.e1


Endometriosis is associated with aberrant metabolite profiles in plasma

Sophia Letsiou, Dirkje P. Peterse, Amelie Fassbender, Margriet M. Hendriks, Niels J. van den Broek, Rudolf Berger, Dorien F. O, Arne Vanhie, Alexandra Vodolazkaia, Anne Van Langendonckt, Jacques Donnez, Amy C. Harms, Rob J. Vreeken, Patrick G. Groothuis, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, Arjan B. Brenkman, Thomas M. D'Hooghe

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 699–706.e6

Does preoperative antimüllerian hormone level influence postoperative pregnancy rate in women undergoing surgery for severe endometriosis?

Emanuela Stochino-Loi, Basma Darwish, Oana Mircea, Salma Touleimat, Jenny-Claude Millochau, Carole Abo, Stefano Angioni, Horace Roman

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 707–713.e3

Endometriosis and epidemiology

Preconception stress and the secondary sex ratio in a population-based preconception cohort

Jisuk Bae, Courtney D. Lynch, Sungduk Kim, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Katherine J. Sapra, Germaine M. Buck Louis

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 714–722


Optimal euploid embryo transfer strategy, fresh versus frozen, after preimplantation genetic screening with next generation sequencing: a randomized controlled trial

Alison Coates, Allen Kung, Emily Mounts, John Hesla, Brandon Bankowski, Elizabeth Barbieri, Baris Ata, Jacques Cohen, Santiago Munné

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 723–730.e3

High relative deoxyribonucleic acid content of trophectoderm biopsy adversely affects pregnancy outcomes

Shelby A. Neal, Jason M. Franasiak, Eric J. Forman, Marie D. Werner, Scott J. Morin, Xin Tao, Nathan R. Treff, Richard T. Scott Jr.

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 731–736.e1


Use of augmented reality in laparoscopic gynecology to visualize myomas

Nicolas Bourdel, Toby Collins, Daniel Pizarro, Clement Debize, Anne-sophie Grémeau, Adrien Bartoli, Michel Canis

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 737–739


Does an increased body mass index affect endometrial gene expression patterns in infertile patients? A functional genomics analysis

Ioanna A. Comstock, Patricia Diaz-Gimeno, Sergio Cabanillas, Jose Bellver, Patricia Sebastian-Leon, Meera Shah, Amy Schutt, Cecilia T. Valdes, Maria Ruiz-Alonso, Diana Valbuena, Carlos Simon, Ruth B. Lathi

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 740–748.e2

Prospective evaluation of luteal phase length and natural fertility

Natalie M. Crawford, David A. Pritchard, Amy H. Herring, Anne Z. Steiner

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 749–755

Association of uterine fibroids and pregnancy outcomes after ovarian stimulation–intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility

Aaron K. Styer, Susan Jin, Dan Liu, Baisong Wang, Alex J. Polotsky, Mindy S. Christianson, Wendy Vitek, Lawrence Engmann, Karl Hansen, Robert Wild, Richard S. Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D. Robinson, Peter Casson, Gregory M. Christman, Alicia Christy, Michael P. Diamond, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang, Nanette Santoro for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Reproductive Medicine Network

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 756–762.e3

Mental health, sexuality, and ethics

Partnered sexual activity moderates menstrual cycle–related changes in inflammation markers in healthy women: an exploratory observational study

Tierney K. Lorenz, Gregory E. Demas, Julia R. Heiman

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 763–773.e3

Health and functioning of adolescents conceived by assisted reproductive technology

Eyal Fruchter, Ronit Beck-Fruchter, Ariel Hourvitz, Mark Weiser, Shira Goldberg, Daphna Fenchel, Liat Lerner-Geva

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 774–780

Men's sexual response to female partner's intranasal oxytocin administration for hypoactive sexual desire disorder: an open prospective cohort study

Dana A. Muin, Safoura Sheikh Rezaei, Max Tremmel-Scheinost, Mohamed Salama, Anton Luger, Michael Wolzt, Peter W. Husslein, Michaela Bayerle-Eder

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 781–787.e3

Reproductive endocrinology

Normo- and hyperandrogenic women with polycystic ovary syndrome exhibit an adverse metabolic profile through life

Pekka Pinola, Katri Puukka, Terhi T. Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Eszter Vanky, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Pernille Ravn, Marianne Skovsager Andersen, Dorte Glintborg, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Aimo Ruokonen, Juha S. Tapanainen, Laure C. Morin-Papunen

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 788–795.e2

Increased risk of disordered eating in polycystic ovary syndrome

Iris Lee, Laura G. Cooney, Shailly Saini, Maria E. Smith, Mary D. Sammel, Kelly C. Allison, Anuja Dokras

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 796–802

Reproductive science

Increased expression of integrin-linked kinase during decidualization regulates the morphological transformation of endometrial stromal cells

Chih-Feng Yen, Sung Hoon Kim, Shuen-Kuei Liao, Cem Atabekoglu, Serpil Uckac, Aydin Arici, Sefa Arlier, Chyi-Long Lee, Hsin-Shih Wang, Umit A. Kayisli

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 803–812

Investigation of the microbiota of the reproductive tract in women undergoing a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy

Shana M. Miles, Britney L. Hardy, D.Scott Merrell

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 813–820.e1

Retrotransposon expression and incorporation of cloned human and mouse retroelements in human spermatozoa

Leandros Lazaros, Chrysoula Kitsou, Charilaos Kostoulas, Sofia Bellou, Elissavet Hatzi, Paris Ladias, Theodoros Stefos, Sofia Markoula, Vasiliki Galani, Georgios Vartholomatos, Theodore Tzavaras, Ioannis Georgiou

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Pages 821–830


Deceased donor uterine transplantation

Rebecca Flyckt, Alexander Kotlyar, Sara Arian, Bijan Eghtesad, Tommaso Falcone, Andreas Tzakis

Vol 107 | No. 3 | March 2017 | Page e13

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