March 2021

Volume 115, Issue 3

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Recurrent pregnancy losses, a lasting cause of infertility
Dominique de Ziegler, Rene F. Frydman
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 531-532

Role of the sperm, oocyte, and embryo in recurrent pregnancy loss
Amber M. Klimczak, Darshan P. Patel, James M. Hotaling, Richard T. Scott Jr.
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 533-537

Uterine factors in recurrent pregnancy losses
Marie Carbonnel, Paul Pirtea,  Dominique de Ziegler, Jean Marc Ayoubi
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 538-545

Endometrial causes of recurrent pregnancy losses: endometriosis, adenomyosis, and chronic endometritis
Paul Pirtea, Ettore Cicinelli, Rosalba De Nola, Dominique de Ziegler,  Jean Marc Ayoubi
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 546-560 

Immunologic causes and thrombophilia in recurrent pregnancy loss
Diana Alecsandru, Amber M. Klimczak, Juan A. Garcia Velasco, Paul Pirtea, Jason M. Franasiak
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 561-566

Fertile Battle

Training the next generation of reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialists
Eve C. Feinberg, Zev Rosenwaks
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 567-568

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship programs: Does one size fit all?
Eve C. Feinberg, Marcelle Cedars, Gautam Chaudhari, Alan DeCherney, Tommaso Falcone, Richard T. Scott Jr., Zev Rosenwaks
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 569-575 

Inklings 

Is it time to revisit follicle-stimulating hormone therapy in men with azoospermia?
Richard J. Fantus, Joshua A. Halpern, Robert E. Brannigan
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 576-577

ASRM Pages 

Minimum standards for practices offering assisted reproductive technologies: a committee opinion
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Practice Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and Practice Committee of the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 578-582 

Reflections

Preterm birth: is it the patient or the process?
Robert T. Rydze, Shunping Wang, Kate D. Schoyer
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 583-584

The road to validating preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy; are we there yet?
K.C. Humm, D. Frankfurter
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 585-586

Ovulation induction with therapeutic donor sperm insemination in fertile patients: perhaps less is more
Iris G. Insogna, Elizabeth S. Ginsburg
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Page 587

Lessons from the tortoise and the hare
Phillip A. Romanski, Hey-Joo Kang
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 588-589

Vitamin D in human reproduction: some answers and many more questions
Amber M. Klimczak, Jason M. Franasiak
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 590-591

Some things never change—or do they?
Thomas B. Pool
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Page 592 

First-line in vitro fertilization or surgery for infertile women with bowel endometriosis?
Paolo Vercellini, Paola Viganò, Edgardo Somigliana
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 593-594

How to provide improved care for deep endometriosis—the patient’s view
Stina Järvholm
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Page 595

In the arms of Morpheus: meta-analysis of sleep and fertility
Nathalie Auger, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Shu Qin Wei
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 596-598

Exploring the epigenetic profile of women with poor ovarian reserve
Rafael Bernabeu, José A. Ortiz, Belén Lledó
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 599-600

Do we need a more wholistic approach on counseling on egg freezing? When facts alone are not enough
Deborah Ikhena-Abel
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 601-602

Put away the needle, take out the measuring tape: Is neck circumference a new method to identify women with polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance?
Beata Seeber
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 603-604

Counting follicles to define polycystic ovary morphology: should we change the way we do it?
Didier Dewailly
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 605-606

Let there be light: does circadian rhythm disruption cause polycystic ovary syndrome?
Xiaojie Zhou, Heather Huddleston
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 607-608 

Perioperative blood loss after abdominal myomectomies: new solutions to an old problem
Renato Seracchioli, Eugenia Degli Esposti, Alessandro Arena
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 609-610

Applying classic surgical tenets in the complex world of uterine transplantation
Victoria Fitz, John C. Petrozza
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 611-612

The mother of invention—introduction of a novel inflatable stent for McIndoe neovagina
Rebecca K. Chung, Joseph Findley, Rebecca L.R. Flyckt
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 613-614

Laparoscopic management of pericardial and diaphragmatic endometriosis: redefining the standards
Ceana H. Nezhat, Maria A. Hincapie
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 615-616

Original Articles

Assisted Reproduction

Obstetric outcomes in pregnancies resulting from in vitro fertilization are not different in fertile, sterilized women compared to infertile women: A Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology database analysis
Valerie Libby, Elizabeth DeVilbiss, Monica Chung, Elizabeth Dilday, Samir N. Babayev, Rachel Weinerman, Kevin Doody
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 617-626

A multicenter, prospective, blinded, nonselection study evaluating the predictive value of an aneuploid diagnosis using a targeted next-generation sequencing–based preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy assay and impact of biopsy
Ashley W. Tiegs, Xin Tao, Yiping Zhan, Christine Whitehead, Julia Kim, Brent Hanson, Emily Osman, Thomas J. Kim, George Patounakis, Jacqueline Gutmann, Arthur Castelbaum, Emre Seli, Chaim Jalas, Richard T. Scott Jr.
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 627-637

Does ovarian stimulation benefit ovulatory women undergoing therapeutic donor insemination?
Olivia J. Carpinello, Samad Jahandideh, Meghan Yamasaki, Micah J. Hill, Alan H. DeCherney, Natalie Stentz, Kimberly S. Moon, Kate Devine
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 638-645

Association between women’s age and stage, morphology, and implantation of the competent blastocyst: a multicenter cohort study
Maria Buhl Borgstrøm, Marie Louise Grøndahl, Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen, Anne Kjærgaard Danielsen, Thordis Thomsen, Anette Gabrielsen, Anne Zedeler, Betina Boel Povlsen, Christina Hnida, Gitte Juul Almind, Jens Fedder, John Kirk, Johnny Hindkjær, Josephine G. Lemmen, Karsten Petersen, Katrine Haahr, Morten Rønn Petersen, Steen Laursen, Thomas Høst Hansen, Ulla Breth Knudsen, Ursula Bentin-Ley, Thomas Larsen, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 646-654

Impact of vitamin D on human embryo implantation—a prospective cohort study in women undergoing fresh embryo transfer
Sufen Cai, Jian Li, Suimin Zeng, Liang Hu, Yangqin Peng, Sha Tang, Shufei Zeng, Chang Chu, Fei Gong, Ge Lin, Berthold Hocher
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 655-664 

Faster fertilization and cleavage kinetics reflect competence to achieve a live birth after intracytoplasmic sperm injection, but this association fades with maternal age
Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Alessandro Bartolacci, Diana Turchi, Daniela Pignataro, Monia Lain, Elena De Ponti, Claudio Brigante, Mario Mignini Renzini, Jose Buratini
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 665-672

Effect of embryo stage at transfer on placental histopathology features in singleton live births resulting from fresh embryo transfers
Alexander Volodarsky-Perel, Tuyet Nhung Ton Nu, William Buckett, Alexandre Machado-Gedeon, Yiming Cui, Jonathan Shaul, Michael H. Dahan
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 673-682

Effect of needle diameter on pain during oocyte retrieval—a randomized controlled trial
Erato Terpsichori Iduna Antigoni Buisman, Jan Peter de Bruin, Didi Dorothea Maria Braat, Jan Willem van der Steeg
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 683-691

Endometriosis 

Infertility in women with bowel endometriosis: first-line assisted reproductive technology results in satisfactory cumulative live-birth rates
Chloé Maignien, Pietro Santulli, Louis Marcellin, Diane Korb, Corinne Bordonne, Bertrand Dousset, Mathilde Bourdon, Charles Chapron
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 692-701

Crossroad decisions in deep endometriosis treatment options: a qualitative study among patients
Jeroen Metzemaekers, Suzanne Slotboom, Jonathan Sampat, Polo Vermolen, Mathilde J.G.H. Smeets, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Jacques Maas, Esther C. Bakker, Marjan Nijkamp, Stephanie Both, Frank Willem Jansen
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 702-714

Environment

Impact of sleep on female and male reproductive functions: a systematic review
Gabriela Caetano, Inès Bozinovic, Charlotte Dupont, Damien Léger, Rachel Lévy, Nathalie Sermondade
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 715-731

Genetics

Identification of a unique epigenetic profile in women with diminished ovarian reserve
Kristina W. Olsen, Juan Castillo-Fernandez, Andrew Cho Chan, Nina la Cour Freiesleben, Anne Zedeler, Mona Bungum, Alexia Cardona, John R.B. Perry, Sven O. Skouby, Eva R. Hoffmann, Gavin Kelsey, Marie Louise Grøndahl
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 732-741

Mental Health

Psychosocial determinants of women’s intentions and willingness to freeze their eggs
Lucy E. Caughey, Katherine M. White
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 742-752 

Reproductive Endocrinology

Neck circumference is a good predictor for insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Yun Chen, Xin Zheng, Danyan Ma, Silan Zheng, Yan Han, Weijuan Su, Wei Liu, Fangsen Xiao, Mingzhu Lin, Xiaohong Yan, Tongjin Zhao, Changqin Liu
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 753-760

A comparison of two- and three-dimensional ultrasonographic methods for evaluation of ovarian follicle counts and classification of polycystic ovarian morphology
Heidi Vanden Brink, Adrienne J. Pisch, Marla E. Lujan
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 761-770

Association between circadian rhythm disruption and polycystic ovary syndrome
Fangfang Wang, Ningning Xie, Yan Wu, Qing Zhang, Yuhang Zhu, Minchen Dai, Jue Zhou, Jiexue Pan, Mengling Tang, Qi Cheng, Biwei Shi, Qinyuan Guo, Xinling Li, Lifeng Xie, Bing Wang, Dongxia Yang, Qing Weng, Lanzhong Guo, Jisheng Ye, Mingwo Pan, Shuyi Zhang, Hua Zhou, Cailan Zhen, Ping Liu, Ke Ning, Lisa Brackenridge, Paul J. Hardiman, Fan Qu
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 771-781

Differential expression profile of plasma exosomal microRNAs in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Xiao Jiang, Jingyu Li, Bingqian Zhang, Jingmei Hu, Jinlong Ma, Linlin Cui, Zi-Jiang Chen
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 782-792

Reproductive Surgery 

Evaluating efficacy of intravenous carbetocin in reducing blood loss during abdominal myomectomy: a randomized controlled trial
Ayman Taher,  Dalia Farouk, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed Kotb, Nevein Kamal Ghamry, Khaled Kholaif, Ahmed A. Mageed A. Allah, Ahmed Said Ali, Omneya M. Osman, Hala Nabil, Yomna Islam, Mohamed Sobhy Bakry, Bassem Aly Islam, Mahmoud Alalfy, Salma Ashraf Nassar, Almandouh H. Bosilah, Ashraf A. Ghanem, Nansy Mohamed Ali Rund, Rania Refaat, Hamada Ashry Abdel Wahed Ali, Ahmed S.A. Ashour, Mohamed Nabil, Sherif Sameh Zaki
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 793-801

Videos

Techniques for successful vaginal anastomosis in the uterine transplantation patient
Jenna M. Rehmer, Cecile A. Ferrando, Rebecca Flyckt, Tommaso Falcone
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 802-803

Creation of a novel inflatable vaginal stent for McIndoe vaginoplasty
Phillip A. Romanski, Pietro Bortoletto, Samantha M. Pfeifer
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 804-806

Laparoscopic excision of pericardial and diaphragmatic endometriosis
Dong Bach Nguyen, Sebastien Gilbert, Kristina Arendas, Caitlin A. Jago, Sukhbir S. Singh
Vol 115 | No. 3 | March 2021 | Pages 807-808

 

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