February 2018

Volume 109, Issue 2

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Introduction: Reproductive genetics: bringing clarity to a foreign language

Anthony R. Gregg, Steven R. Lindheim

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 181–182


Expanded carrier screening: what the reproductive endocrinologist needs to know

Jeffrey Dungan

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 183–189


Ethical quandaries around expanded carrier screening in third-party reproduction

Heidi Mertes, Steven R. Lindheim, Guido Pennings

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 190–194


Cell-free DNA for the detection of fetal aneuploidy

Tamar Goldwaser, Susan Klugman

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 195–200

Prenatal diagnosis by chromosomal microarray analysis

Brynn Levy, Ronald Wapner

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 201–212


Exome and genome sequencing in reproductive medicine

Elizabeth A. Normand, Joseph T. Alaimo, Ignatia B. Van den Veyver

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 213–220


Fertile battle


In vitro fertilization twins: acceptable when desired, or iatrogenic complication preventable through elective single embryo transfer?

David R. Meldrum

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 221–222


Prevention of in vitro fertilization twins should focus on maximizing single embryo transfer versus twins are an acceptable complication of in vitro fertilization

David R. Meldrum, Eli Y. Adashi, V. Gabriel Garzo, Norbert Gleicher, Jean Parinaud, Anja Pinborg, Brad Van Voorhis

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 223–229




Sperm donor anonymity: a concept rendered obsolete by modern technology

Peter G. McGovern, William D. Schlaff

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 230–231


Seminal contribution

C-Reactive protein in relation to fecundability and anovulation among eumenorrheic women

Rose G. Radin, Lindsey A. Sjaarda, Robert M. Silver, Carrie J. Nobles, Sunni L. Mumford, Neil J. Perkins, Brian D. Wilcox, Anna Z. Pollack, Karen C. Schliep, Torie C. Plowden, Enrique F. Schisterman

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 232–239.e1




Deciphering the complex relationship between systemic inflammation and fecundity in eumenorrheic women

Audrey J. Gaskins

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 240–241


Optimizing luteal support in frozen embryo transfer cycles

Thomas L. Toth, Denis A. Vaughan

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 242–243


Nature versus science, transferring embryos or blame

Neil Ryan Chappell, William E. Gibbons

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 244–245


A new predictive parameter for embryo transfer success: a path forward is needed to implement it in technique training

Jason Franasiak

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 246–247


What do we know about the relationships between preconception parental health, infertility, and pregnancy outcomes?

Erma Z. Drobnis, Danny J. Schust

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 248–249


Intergenerational gamete donation may be clinically challenging, but it is ethically defensible

Mark V. Sauer

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 250–251


Navigating the complex challenges of fertility preservation

Lisa C. Grossman Becht, Eric J. Forman

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 252–253


Family Ties

Joop S.E. Laven

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 254–255


Robotic-assisted surgery in live-donor uterus transplantation

Mats Brännström, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Niclas Kvarnström

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 256–257


Assisted reproduction


Antimüllerian hormone as a predictor of live birth following assisted reproduction: an analysis of 85,062 fresh and thawed cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System database for 2012–2013

Reshef Tal, David B. Seifer, Ethan Wantman, Valerie Baker, Oded Tal

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 258–265


Vitrified blastocyst transfer cycles with the use of only vaginal progesterone replacement with Endometrin have inferior ongoing pregnancy rates: results from the planned interim analysis of a three-arm randomized controlled noninferiority trial

Kate Devine, Kevin S. Richter, Eric A. Widra, Jeffrey L. McKeeby

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 266–275


Time-lapse algorithms and morphological selection of day-5 embryos for transfer: a preclinical validation study

Ashleigh Storr, Christos Venetis, Simon Cooke, Suha Kilani, William Ledger

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 276–283.e3


Successful quintuplet pregnancy of monochorionic male quadruplets and single female after double embryo transfer: case report and review of the literature

Ryan Schlueter, Christina Arnett, Christopher Huang, Janet Burlingame

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 284–288


Low dosing of gonadotropins in in vitro fertilization cycles for women with poor ovarian reserve: systematic review and meta-analysis

Mohamed Abdel-Fattah Youssef, Madelon van Wely, Monique Mochtar, Usama Mohamed Fouda, Ashraf Eldaly, Eman Zein El Abidin, Ahmed Elhalwagy, Ahmed Abdel Mageed Abdallah, Sherif Sameh Zaki, Mohamed Sayed Abdel Ghafar, Mohamed Nagi Mohesen, Fulco van der Veen

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 289–301


Randomized controlled trial comparing embryo culture in two incubator systems: G185 K-System versus EmbryoScope

Julie Barberet, Jérémy Chammas, Céline Bruno, Elodie Valot, Clarisse Vuillemin, Lysiane Jonval, Cécile Choux, Paul Sagot, Agnès Soudry, Patricia Fauque

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 302–309.e1


Effect of air bubbles localization and migration after embryo transfer on assisted reproductive technology outcome

Cem Fıçıcıoğlu, Pınar Özcan, Melis G. Koçer, Mert Yeşiladalı, Oya Alagöz, Gülçin Özkara, Ahter T. Tayyar, Çiğdem Altunok

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 310–314.e1




Parental health status and infant outcomes: Upstate KIDS Study

Germaine M. Buck Louis, Erin Bell, Yunlong Xie, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Edwina Yeung

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 315–323


Obstetric complications after frozen versus fresh embryo transfer in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: results from a randomized trial

Bo Zhang, Daimin Wei, Richard S. Legro, Yuhua Shi, Jing Li, Lin Zhang, Yan Hong, Gang Sun, Ting Zhang, Weiping Li, Zi-Jiang Chen

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 324–329


Pregnancy-related complications and perinatal outcomes resulting from transfer of cryopreserved versus fresh embryos in vitro fertilization: a meta-analysis

Tingting Sha, Xunqiang Yin, Wenwei Cheng, Isaac Yaw Massey

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 330–342.e9




Public support for intergenerational oocyte donation in the United States

Pietro Bortoletto, Leslie V. Farland, Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Randi H. Goldman

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 343–348.e1


Fertility preservation


Long-term outcomes in cancer patients who did or did not pursue fertility preservation

Molly B. Moravek, Rafael Confino, Kristin N. Smith, Ralph R. Kazer, Susan C. Klock, Angela K. Lawson, William J. Gradishar, Mary Ellen Pavone

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 349–355


Reproductive endocrinology


Metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bulent Yilmaz, Priyathama Vellanki, Baris Ata, Bulent Okan Yildiz

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 356–364.e32




Uterus transplantation: robotic surgeon perspective

Hubert Fornalik, Nicole Fornalik

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Page 365


Transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: a new approach to ovarian cystectomy

Jan Baekelandt

Vol 109 | No. 2 | February 2018 | Pages 366


Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.