April 2018

Volume 109, Issue 4

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Introduction: Continuing story of premature progesterone elevation
Renato Fanchin
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 561–562

Premature progesterone elevation in controlled ovarian stimulation: to make a long story short
Elodie Adda-Herzog, Marine Poulain, Dominique de Ziegler, Jean-Marc Ayoubi, Renato Fanchin
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 563–570

Endocrine mechanisms and assay issues in premature progesterone elevation in assisted reproductive technology
Dominique de Ziegler, Clauslaus Yding Andersen, Frank Z. Stanczyk, Jean Marc Ayoubi
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 571–576

Premature progesterone elevation: targets and rescue strategies
Barbara Lawrenz, Elena Labarta, Human Fatemi, Ernesto Bosch
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 577–582

Fertile battle

Time-lapse imaging
Richard J. Paulson
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Page 583

Time-lapse imaging: clearly useful to both laboratory personnel and patient outcomes versus just because we can doesn't mean we should
Richard J. Paulson, David E. Reichman, Nikica Zaninovic, Linnea R. Goodman, Catherine Racowsky
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 584–591


Medicine and architecture: a blueprint
Craig Niederberger, Zoka Zola
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 592–593

Seminal contribution

Estrogen deprivation and cardiovascular disease risk in primary ovarian insufficiency
Jacob P. Christ, Marlise N. Gunning, Giulia Palla, Marinus J.C. Eijkemans, Cornelis B. Lambalk, Joop S.E. Laven, Bart C.J.M. Fauser
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 594–600.e1

ASRM pages

Informing offspring of their conception by gamete or embryo donation: an Ethics Committee opinion
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 601–605


Next generation sequencing for preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: friend or foe?
Elpida Fragouli
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 606–607

Leveraging real-world data to move toward more personalized fertility treatment
Emily S. Jungheim, Kenneth R. Carson
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 608–609

Arcuate uterus: a legitimate pathological entity?
Jacques Donnez
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Page 610

When is recombinant luteinizing hormone supplementation beneficial during ovarian stimulation?
Jacqueline Y. Maher, James Segars
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 611–612

To invade, or to observe, that is the question
Marcos Meseguer, Antonio Pellicer
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 613–614

Search for new molecular biomarkers to diagnose endometriosis continues
Francisco Domínguez
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 615–616

Co-occurrence of chronic pain disorders in adolescents suggests early pain programming and possible timing for intervention
Amanda Yunker
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 617–618

Is insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization a good thing?
Mark D. Hornstein
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Page 619

Assessing new technology: what is best for the patient, the surgeon, and the healthcare system
Keith Isaacson
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Page 620

Ovulation induction with pulsatile gonadotropin releasing hormone: missing in action
Marco Filicori, Graciela E. Cognigni
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 621–622

Androgens and endometrium: new lessons from the corpus luteum via the adrenal cortex?
Steven L. Young
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 623–624

Optimizing fertility preservation with microscopic onco-testicular sperm extraction
David P. Guo, Kathleen Hwang
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 625–626

Assisted reproduction

Next generation sequencing for preimplantation genetic screening improves pregnancy outcomes compared with array comparative genomic hybridization in single thawed euploid embryo transfer cycles
Jenna Friedenthal, Susan M. Maxwell, Santiago Munné, Yael Kramer, David H. McCulloh, Caroline McCaffrey, James A. Grifo
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 627–632

Cycle day, estrogen level, and lead follicle size: analysis of 27,790 in vitro fertilization cycles to determine optimal start criteria for gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist
Brianna M. Lyttle Schumacher, Jennifer E. Mersereau, Anne Z. Steiner
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 633–637

Arcuate uterus: is there an impact on in vitro fertilization outcomes after euploid embryo transfer?
Eric S. Surrey, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Rebecca L. Surrey, Amy Snyder Small, Robert L. Gustofson, William B. Schoolcraft
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 638–643

Recombinant luteinizing hormone supplementation in assisted reproductive technology: a systematic review
Carlo Alviggi, Alessandro Conforti, Sandro C. Esteves, Claus Yding Andersen, Ernesto Bosch, Klaus Bühler, Anna Pia Ferraretti, Giuseppe De Placido, Antonio Mollo, Robert Fischer, Peter Humaidan for the International Collaborative Group for the Study of r-hLH (iCOS-LH)
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 644–664

Are cleavage anomalies, multinucleation, or specific cell cycle kinetics observed with time-lapse imaging predictive of embryo developmental capacity or ploidy?
Nina Desai, Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Cynthia Austin, Tommaso Falcone
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 665–674


Micro-RNA profile and proteins in peritoneal fluid from women with endometriosis: their relationship with sterility
Josep Marí-Alexandre, Moisés Barceló-Molina, Elisa Belmonte-López, Javier García-Oms, Amparo Estellés, Aitana Braza-Boïls, Juan Gilabert-Estellés
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 675–684.e2

Prevalence of migraines in adolescents with endometriosis
Jerri A. Miller, Stacey A. Missmer, Allison F. Vitonis, Vishnudas Sarda, Marc R. Laufer, Amy D. DiVasta
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 685–690


Intracytoplasmic sperm injection use in states with and without insurance coverage mandates for infertility treatment, United States, 2000–2015
Ada C. Dieke, Akanksha Mehta, Dmitry M. Kissin, Ajay K. Nangia, Lee Warner, Sheree L. Boulet
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 691–697


Reintervention risk and quality of life outcomes after uterine-sparing interventions for fibroids: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Evelien M. Sandberg, Fokkedien H.M.P. Tummers, Sarah L. Cohen, Lukas van den Haak, Olaf M. Dekkers, Frank Willem Jansen
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 698–707.e1

Reproductive endocrinology

Efficacy and safety of pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone therapy among patients with idiopathic and functional hypothalamic amenorrhea: a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis
Anastasios Tranoulis, Alexandros Laios, Andreas Pampanos, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Dimitrios Loutradis, Lina Michala
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 708–719.e8

Comparing the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes of Chinese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome with and without antiandrogenic pretreatment
Yanglu Li, Xiangyan Ruan, Husheng Wang, Xue Li, Guiju Cai, Juan Du, Lijuan Wang, Yue Zhao, Alfred O. Mueck
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 720–727

Reproductive science

Dehydroepiandrosterone enhances decidualization in women of advanced reproductive age
Douglas A. Gibson, Ioannis Simitsidellis, Olympia Kelepouri, Hilary O.D. Critchley, Philippa T.K. Saunders
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 728–734.e2

Environmentally relevant levels of bisphenol A affect uterine decidualization and embryo implantation through the estrogen receptor/serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1/epithelial sodium ion channel α-subunit pathway in a mouse model
Mu Yuan, Minhao Hu, Yiyun Lou, Qijing Wang, Luna Mao, Qitao Zhan, Fan Jin
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Pages 735–744.e1


Using microscope for onco-testicular sperm extraction for bilateral testis tumors
Robert Carrasquillo, Luis Felipe Sávio, Vivek Venkatramani, Dipen Parekh, Ranjith Ramasamy
Vol 109 | No. 4 | April 2018 | Page 745

Fertility and Sterility

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Go to the profile of Edmund Ko
over 3 years ago

Excellent Video by Dr. Ramasamy and his group detailing Onco MicroTESE technique at their institution.