November 2017

Volume 108, Issue 5

Views and reviews

Introduction: Biomarkers of embryo viability: the search for the “holy grail” of embryo selection

Zev Rosenwaks

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 719–721


Assessment of embryo morphology and developmental dynamics by time-lapse microscopy: is there a relation to implantation and ploidy?

Nikica Zaninovic, Mohamad Irani, Marcos Meseguer

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 722–729


Will noninvasive methods surpass invasive for assessing gametes and embryos?

Tim Sanchez, Emily A. Seidler, David K. Gardner, Daniel Needleman, Denny Sakkas

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 730–737


Biomechanics and developmental potential of oocytes and embryos

Jonathan Kort, Barry Behr

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 738–741


Mitochondrial DNA quantity as a biomarker for blastocyst implantation potential

Dagan Wells

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 742–747



Polycystic ovary syndrome, an enigmatic syndrome begging for a name change

Zev Rosenwaks

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 748–749


Seminal contribution

Patient and cycle characteristics predicting high pregnancy rates with single-embryo transfer: an analysis of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes between 2004 and 2013

Jennifer Mersereau, Jamie Stanhiser, Charles Coddington, Tiffany Jones, Barbara Luke, Morton B. Brown

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 750–756



Single-embryo transfer point—it is the way forward

Brad Van Voorhis, Rachel B. Mejia

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Page 757


Preventing assumptions about the effect of body mass index on in vitro fertilization pregnancy rates

Julia V. Johnson

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Page 758


Clinical diagnosis of endometriosis and optimal medical therapy

Hugh S. Taylor

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 759–760

Cross-border reproductive care: what is its significance?

Richard J. Paulson

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 761–762


Fertility and Sterility: 50 years ago today

Advances in cryopreservation: we are not frozen in time

Eve C. Feinberg

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Page 763


Original articles


Longer time interval between semen processing and intrauterine insemination does not affect pregnancy outcome

Charlotte H.J.R. Jansen, Marc G.L.M. Elisen, Cor W. Leenstra, Eugenie M. Kaaijk, Karlijn J. van Stralen, Harold R. Verhoeve

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 764–769


Assisted reproduction

Neutral effect of body mass index on implantation rate after frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer

Iris G. Insogna, Malinda S. Lee, Rebecca M. Reimers, Thomas L. Toth

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 770–776.e1


Female age, serum antimüllerian hormone level, and number of oocytes affect the rate and number of euploid blastocysts in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles

Antonio La Marca, Maria Giulia Minasi, Giovanna Sighinolfi, Pierfrancesco Greco, Cindy Argento, Valentina Grisendi, Francesco Fiorentino, Ermanno Greco

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 777–783.e2


Embryo cryopreservation and preeclampsia risk

Cynthia K. Sites, Donna Wilson, Maya Barsky, Dana Bernson, Ira M. Bernstein, Sheree Boulet, Yujia Zhang

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 784–790


Early pregnancy 

Association between ABO blood type and live-birth outcomes in single-embryo transfer cycles

Nigel Pereira, Hency H. Patel, Logan D. Stone, Paul J. Christos, Rony T. Elias, Steven D. Spandorfer, Zev Rosenwaks

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 791–797



Ethinylestradiol 20 μg/drospirenone 3 mg in a flexible extended regimen for the management of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain: a randomized controlled trial

Tasuku Harada, Saori Kosaka, Joerg Elliesen, Masanobu Yasuda, Makoto Ito, Mikio Momoeda

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 798–805


Endometriosis, especially mild disease: a risk factor for miscarriages

Alexandra Sabrina Kohl Schwartz, Monika Martina Wölfler, Vera Mitter, Martina Rauchfuss, Felix Haeberlin, Markus Eberhard, Stephanie von Orelli, Bruno Imthurn, Patrick Imesch, Daniel Fink, Brigitte Leeners

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 806–814.e2



Assessing the use of assisted reproductive technology in the United States by non–United States residents

Aaron D. Levine, Sheree L. Boulet, Roberta M. Berry, Denise J. Jamieson, Hillary B. Alberta-Sherer, Dmitry M. Kissin

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 815–821


Fertility outcome and information on fertility issues in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development: findings from the dsd-LIFE study

Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Nicole Reisch, Claire Bouvattier, Ute Thyen, Peggy Cohen Kettenis, Robert Roehle, Birgit Köhler, Anna Nordenström on behalf of the dsd-LIFE Group

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 822–831



Dynamic expression of PGRMC1 and SERBP1 in human endometrium: an implication in the human decidualization process

Stefania Salsano, Alicia Quiñonero, Silvia Pérez, Tamara Garrido Gómez, Carlos Simón, Francisco Dominguez

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 832–842.e1



Preconceptional antithyroid peroxidase antibodies, but not thyroid-stimulating hormone, are associated with decreased live birth rates in infertile women

Aimee Seungdamrong, Anne Z. Steiner, Clarisa R. Gracia, Richard S. Legro, Michael P. Diamond, Christos Coutifaris, William D. Schlaff, Peter Casson, Gregory M. Christman, Randal D. Robinson, Hao Huang, Ruben Alvero, Karl R. Hansen, Susan Jin, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang, Nanette Santoro for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Reproductive Medicine Network

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 843–850


Reproductive endocrinology 

Efficacy of predictive models for polycystic ovary syndrome using serum levels of two antimüllerian hormone isoforms (proAMH and AMHN,C)

Michael W. Pankhurst, Soulmaz Shorakae, Raymond J. Rodgers, Helena J. Teede, Lisa J. Moran

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 851–857.e2


Reproductive science 

Aberrant expression of epithelial leucine-rich repeat containing G protein–coupled receptor 5–positive cells in the eutopic endometrium in endometriosis and implications in deep-infiltrating endometriosis

Júlia Vallvé-Juanico, Elena Suárez-Salvador, Josep Castellví, Agustín Ballesteros, Hugh S. Taylor, Antonio Gil-Moreno, Xavier Santamaria

Vol 108 | No. 5 | November 2017 | Pages 858–867.e2

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