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NEWS: Radiofrequency electromagnetic waves of laptops with Wi-Fi may decrease male fertility NEWS: New cryoprotectant-free, permeable capillary technique to help standardize sperm vitrification Antisperm Antibodies May Not Adversely Influence ART Pregnancy Rates
 
NEWS: Radiofrequency electromagnetic waves of laptops with Wi-Fi may decrease male fertility

NEWS: Radiofrequency electromagnetic waves of laptops with Wi-Fi may decrease male fertility

A recent prospective in vitro study, claimed to be the first to assess the impact of laptops with wireless local area network connection (Wi-Fi) on spermatozoa, reports that prolonged use by keeping the device on the lap may reduce male fertility.

NEWS: New cryoprotectant-free, permeable capillary technique to help standardize sperm vitrification

NEWS: New cryoprotectant-free, permeable capillary technique to help standardize sperm vitrification

A team of researchers has developed a new technology for cryoprotectant-free, sperm vitrification, using capillaries that have standard cylindrical shape and fixed diameter. The promising technique will help to standardize the vitrification procedure with precise, quantifiable volumes of spermatozoa.

Antisperm Antibodies May Not Adversely Influence ART Pregnancy Rates

Antisperm Antibodies May Not Adversely Influence ART Pregnancy Rates

Literature searches on the link between direct semen antisperm antibody (ASA) levels and treatment outcomes in ART cycles have not yielded clear results. Now, a systemic review suggests that semen ASA is not associated with pregnancy rates after IVF or ICSI cycles, thereby indicating the effectiveness of such ART strategies in infertile couples with raised [...]

New Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Reaffirms Safety and Effectiveness of ART in HIV-serodiscordant Couples

31 July 2014

Couples with HIV-positive partners may consider planning for pregnancy since there is a dramatic improvement in both the life expectancy and quality of life of such patients over the past decade, owing to advancements in the field of technology. Now, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis highlights that intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro [...]

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New Study Reports that Vitamin D Deficiency Lowers Pregnancy Rates in Blastocyst stage-SET Cycles

23 July 2014

Literature evidence suggests the probable role of vitamin D deficiency in several chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and cancer, apart from its impact on reproduction. Numerous studies have observed the importance of vitamin D not only in the implantation phase but also during the entire gestational period. Now, a [...]

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NEWS: New Pilot Study Reports that Transfer of Single Poor Quality Embryo May Not be Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

17 July 2014

Embryo quality is paramount for the success of assisted reproduction; however, its link with obstetric and perinatal outcomes has not yet been assessed. Now, a recent retrospective cohort study reports that transfer of poor quality cleavage or blastocyst stage embryos in single embryo transfer (SET) cycles may not be related to enhanced risks of [...]

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Meta-analysis Highlights that Transdermal Testosterone Improves ART Outcomes in Poor Ovarian Responders

11 July 2014

Direct androgen supplementation, such as transdermal testosterone, has the potential to serve as an attractive option to improve ovarian response in poor responders of ART cycles owing to its ease of application, safety, convenience, and absence of pain. A recent meta-analysis, published in Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, provided further credence to the effectiveness of [...]

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Study Defines New Diagnostic Score for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis before Endometrioma Surgery

03 July 2014

Apart from the clinical symptoms, the gold standard for diagnosing deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is histological confirmation and laparoscopic examination of the pelvis; however, so far, the symptoms associated with the disease have not been used to develop a clinical prediction model. Now, a recent study proposed a diagnostic score to predict DIE prior to [...]

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NEWS: ICMART Releases World Report on Safety and Effectiveness of ART

26 June 2014

The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), in its recent retrospective, cross-sectional survey on ART use in 2006 across the globe, reported a marked variation in the safety, accessibility, and effectiveness of ART among the different countries. The findings, published in Human Reproduction, showed an increase in the use of single embryo transfer [...]

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NEWS: Inclusion of Letrozole in GnRH Antagonist Multiple Dose Protocol Improves IVF Outcomes in Poor Responders

18 June 2014

Management of diminished ovarian reserve is challenging, despite the ongoing extensive research to develop an effective method of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS). Although various COS regimens such as GnRH agonist flare-up, GnRH agonist low dose long, and GnRH antagonist protocols have been developed, an efficient protocol for improving the outcomes in poor responders still [...]

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Vitrified-warmed Blastocyst Transfers Found to have Similar Clinical Outcomes as Fresh Transfers

11 June 2014

A vital component of any cryopreservation protocol used in ART is the minimal effect of the method on the preserved embryos. With its inherent benefits when compared to slow freezing, vitrification has been widely accepted worldwide and considering its widespread usage, numerous studies have evaluated the neonatal outcomes with encouraging results. Adding further credence [...]

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Increased Oocyte Yield Observed with One-day Delay in Triggering Oocyte Maturation

05 June 2014

Rise in the progesterone levels are known to negatively affect pregnancy rates; however, there is lack of sufficient evidence regarding their impact on oocyte yield. A recent randomized controlled trial reports that deferring oocyte maturation trigger by one day, in patients with low levels of progesterone, yielded higher number of mature oocytes. The study findings [...]

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Subcutaneous and Vaginal Progesterone for LPS Found to be Equally Effective in Improving IVF Pregnancy Outcomes

30 May 2014

Progesterone used for luteal phase support (LPS) is available commercially in different formulations, including oral capsules, intramuscular injection in oil, capsules for vaginal or rectal administration, and vaginal gel. Recently, water-soluble and subcutaneously injectable progesterone have been developed. To compare the efficacy and tolerability of the newly developed subcutaneous progesterone preparation with vaginal P gel [...]

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