January 2022

Volume 117, Issue 1

From the Editor

A message from the Editor-in-Chief regarding changes to the instructions to authors
Kurt T. Barnhart
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 1-4

Thank you to our reviewers
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 5-7

Views and Reviews

TEAM(ing): together each achiev(ing) more!
Steven R. Lindheim, Karissa C. Hammer, Rebecca L.R. Flyckt, John C. Petrozza
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 8-9

Teaming: learning, competing, and innovating in the world of reproductive medicine
Rebecca D. Minehart, Henry K. Su, John C. Petrozza
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 10-14

Teaming in the contemporary fertility clinic: creating a culture to optimize patient care
Danielle A. Lukish, Chantel I. Cross, Megan E. Gornet, Mindy S. Christianson
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 15-21

Teaming in the ambulatory surgical space and crisis management strategies
Kaia Schwartz, Rebecca Flyckt, Sung Tae Kim, Steven R. Lindheim
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 22-26

The in vitro fertilization laboratory: teamwork and teaming
Alison Campbell, Jacques Cohen, Kristen Ivani, Dean Morbeck, Giles Palmer, Sharon Mortimer
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 27-32

Teaming for excellence: challenges and collaboration in the world of reproductive clinical and translational research
Heping Zhang
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 33-37

Inklings

Outlining the practical options for coping with the shortcomings of vaginal progesterone recently unveiled in frozen embryo transfers: a story drafted in Turkey
Dominique de Ziegler, Paul Pirtea, Jean-Marc Ayoubi
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 38-39

Two peas from the same pod: vanishing follicles and postmature oocytes
Dmitri I. Dozortsev, Michael P. Diamond
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 40-41

Seminal Contribution

Common practices among consistently high-performing in vitro fertilization programs in the United States: 10-year update
Jennifer F. Knudtson, Randal D. Robinson, Amy E. Sparks, Micah J. Hill, T. Arthur Chang, Bradley J. Van Voorhis
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 42-50

Reflections 

Following the leaders: common practices among high-performing in vitro fertilization programs
Pardis Hosseinzadeh, Luis R. Hoyos, M. Blake Evans
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 51-52

ASRM Pages

Optimizing natural fertility: a committee opinion
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Practice Committee of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 53-63

Original Articles

Andrology

Reliability of the sperm chromatin dispersion assay to evaluate sperm deoxyribonucleic acid damage in men with infertility
Sandro C. Esteves, Carmen López-Fernández, Mercedes González Martínez, Ellen A. Silva, Jaime Gosálvez
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 64-73

Reflections - Clinical implications of repeat sperm deoxyribonucleic acid damage testing in men with clinical infertility
Jorge L. Rivera Mirabal, Larry I. Lipshultz
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Page 74

 The impact of zinc and folic acid supplementation on sperm DNA methylation: results from the folic acid and zinc supplementation randomized clinical trial (FAZST)
Tim Jenkins, Kenneth Aston, Douglas Carrell, Elizabeth DeVilbiss, Lindsey Sjaarda, Neil Perkins, James L. Mills, Zhen Chen, Amy Sparks, Traci Clemons, Kayla Chaney, C. Matthew Peterson, Benjamin Emery, Jim Hotaling, Erica Johnstone, Enrique Schisterman, Sunni L. Mumford
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 75-85

Associations between depression, oxidative stress, and semen quality among 1,000 healthy men screened as potential sperm donors
Yi-Xiang Ye, Heng-Gui Chen, Bin Sun, Ying-Jun Chen, Peng Duan, Tian-Qing Meng, Cheng-Liang Xiong, Yi-Xin Wang, An Pan
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 86-94 

Reflections - Depression and semen quality
Peter N. Schlegel
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Page 95

Assisted Reproduction

Individualized luteal phase support normalizes live birth rate in women with low progesterone levels on the day of embryo transfer in artificial endometrial preparation cycles
Elena Labarta, Giulia Mariani, Cristina Rodríguez-Varela, Ernesto Bosch
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 96-103

Reflections - How far should we go to avoid PIO?
Benjamin S. Harris, Samad Jahandideh, Kate Devine
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 104-105

Embryology outcomes after oocyte vitrification with super-cooled slush nitrogen are similar to outcomes with conventional liquid nitrogen: a randomized controlled trial
Brent M. Hanson, Julia G. Kim, Sandra I. Suarez, Brian K. Ackerman, Cynthia E. Comito, Rosanna Pangasnan, Emre Seli, Kathleen H. Hong, Richard T. Scott Jr.
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 106-114

Outcomes of embryo transfers performed by Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows vs. faculty: an 11-year retrospective review
Colleen M. Miller, Amy L. Weaver, Yulian Zhao, Samir N. Babayev
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 115-122

Reflections - The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows are who we thought they were—highly proficient
Pietro Bortoletto, Phillip A. Romanski
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Page 123

Prevalence and performance of private equity-affiliated fertility practices in the United States
Alexander Borsa, Joseph Dov Bruch
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 124-130

Reflections - Private equity comes knocking on your practice’s door: a “fairy godmother” or the “big bad wolf?”
Irene Souter, Charles L. Bormann
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 131-132

Assessing efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen for perioperative pain control for oocyte retrieval: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Caitlin R. Sacha, Roisin Mortimer, Eduardo Hariton, Kaitlyn James, Afrooz Hosseini, Morgan Gray, Chengluan Xuan, Karissa Hammer, Allison Lange, Shruthi Mahalingaiah, Jingping Wang, John C. Petrozza
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 133-141

Reflections - Good intentions: the overprescription of opioids for analgesia with oocyte retrievals
Sadhvi Batra, Kathryn D. Coyne, Rebecca L. Flyckt
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 142-143

Early Pregnancy

Toward more accurate prediction of future pregnancy outcome in couples with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss: taking both partners into account
Nadia A. du Fossé, Marie-Louise P. van der Hoorn, Rozemarijn de Koning, Annemarie G.M.G.J. Mulders, Jan M.M. van Lith, Saskia le Cessie, Eileen E.L.O. Lashley
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 144-152

Reflections - Hope for predicting successful pregnancy in couples with recurrent losses?
Nathalie Auger, Ugochinyere Vivian Ukah, Shu Qin Wei
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 153-154

Spontaneous angular dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy: a case report
Maria Papiccio, Anna Chiara Boschi, Filippo Ferrara, Stefano Missiroli, Sara Zagonari, Maria Chiara Paganotto, Giuseppe Comerci
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 155-159

Endometriosis 

Infiltrating T lymphocytes and programmed cell death protein-1/programmed death-ligand 1 expression in endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer
Camilla Nero, Ilaria Romito, Saveria Spadola, Alessia Romito, Luigi Carlo Turco, Francesco Cosentino, Maria De Ninno, Ursula Catena, Alessandra De Cicco Nardone, Rossana Moroni, Gianfranco Zannoni, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 160-168

Reflections - Exploring the feasibility of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy in endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer
Eva González-Cantó, Josep Marí-Alexandre, Juan Gilabert-Estellés
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 169-170

Epidemiology

Folate intake and ovarian reserve among women attending a fertility center
Mumta Kadir, Robert B. Hood, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Ana Belén Maldonado-Cárceles, Jennifer B. Ford, Irene Souter, Jorge E. Chavarro, Audrey J. Gaskins for the EARTH Study Team
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 171-180

Fertility Preservation

Ovarian transplantation with robotic surgery and a neovascularizing human extracellular matrix scaffold: a case series in comparison to meta-analytic data
Kutluk Oktay, Loris Marin, Giuliano Bedoschi, Fernanda Pacheco, Yodo Sugishita, Tai Kawahara, Enes Taylan, Carlo Acosta, Heejung Bang
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 181-192

Infertility

Long-term reproductive outcomes in patients with unexplained infertility: follow-up of the Fast Track and Standard Treatment Trial participants
Denis A. Vaughan, Marlene B. Goldman, Katherine G. Koniares, Carleigh B. Nesbit, Thomas L. Toth, June L. Fung, Richard H. Reindollar
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 193-201

Dispensing of clomiphene citrate to treat infertility: medication supplied and population prevalence of assisted pregnancies and multiple births
Vivienne Moore, Alice Rumbold, Renae Fernandez, Heather McElroy, Lynette Moore, Lynne Giles, Luke Grzeskowiak, Elizabeth Roughead, Michael Stark, Michael Davies
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 202-212

Reproductive Science

Developmental trajectory of monopronucleated zygotes after in vitro fertilization when they include both male and female genomes
Xingqiang Wei, Noritoshi Enatsu, Kohyu Furuhashi, Toshiroh Iwasaki, Shoji Kokeguchi, Masahide Shiotani, Junko Otsuki
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 213-220

Videos

Aqueous vaginal contrast and scheduled hematocolpos with magnetic resonance imaging to delineate complex müllerian anomalies
Phillip A. Romanski, Ashley Aluko, Pietro Bortoletto, Robert N. Troiano, Samantha M. Pfeifer
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 221-223

Reflections - Plan, plan, plan for a successful surgery!
Bala Bhagavath
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Page 224

Stepwise approach to the laparoscopic excision of bladder endometriosis
Dong Bach Nguyen, Kristina Arendas, Caitlin A. Jago, Jeffrey Warren, Sukhbir S. Singh
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 225-227

Reflections - Genitourinary tract endometriosis
Camran Nezhat, Shruti Agarwal
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 228-229

Fertility-sparing management of a suspicion of leiomyosarcoma: avoiding hysterectomy by performing transcervical myoma biopsy
Martha Duraes, Caroline Mandoul, Helene Perrochia, Gauthier Rathat
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 230-231

Accurate identification and surgical correction of type IIb uterine malformation using synchronized hysteroscopy and laparoscopy
Ning-Ning Zhang, Na Zuo, Si-Lei Chen, Fang-Fang Bi, Qing Yang
Vol 117 | No. 1 | January 2022 | Pages 232-233