March 15th 2023
A model to estimate the optimal number of oocytes to try to fertilize during assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment predicted that 43.4% of oocyte retrievals were day 3 transfers; hence, exposing all oocytes to sperm is recommended.
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January 4th 2023
Early pregnancy complications after frozen-thawed embryo transferJanuary 3rd 2023
Women who underwent a frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) for assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment were nearly twice as likely to experience bleeding or miscarriage in the first trimester with hormone replacement cycles (HRC-FET) compared to natural cycles (NC-FET), according to a retrospective cohort study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
IVF for women with previous recurrent ectopic pregnancyDecember 6th 2022
Women with previous recurrent ectopic pregnancy (EP) have a significantly lower risk of EP following in vitro fertilization (IVF), compared to women with previous single EP, according to a retrospective cohort study published in the journal PLOS One.
Disparities in prenatal health of infants conceived by assisted reproductionNovember 1st 2022
Racial and ethnic disparities in adverse perinatal outcomes were significantly greater among women who used medically assisted reproduction (MAR) than those who conceived spontaneously, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
FDA approves generic cetrorelix acetate injectionAugust 19th 2022
The FDA has approved cetrorelix acetate for injection, a generic version of Cetrotide, for the inhibition of premature luteinizing hormone surges in women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation.
Atopic dermatitis and infertilityJune 16th 2022
A recent study showed that patients with atopic dermatitis have a higher prevalence of infertility, highlighting the need for clinicians to be wary of this increased risk and improve the care and management of this patient population.
SMFM Consult Series #60: Management of pregnancies resulting from IVF
This Consult discusses the management of pregnancies achieved with in vitro fertilization and provides recommendations based on the available evidence.
Hysterosalpingography for boomers to zoomersJanuary 10th 2022
Although the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is the oldest special radiologic procedure, first performed over 110 years ago, it remains an essential part of the evaluation of the infertile couple.
Factors to consider for fertility surgery with endometriosisNovember 9th 2020
With patient-centered care being the mantra of 21st-century medicine, the decision to proceed with fertility surgery in women with endometriosis should be based on the individual patient, her reproductive expectations, her specific disease pattern, her support, family network, and available health care resources.
Is there a preterm placental microbiome?May 29th 2018
Results of a UK study show that while intrauterine infection may contribute to preterm birth (PTB), a reproducible “preterm placental microbiome” does not exist. Plus: Depression in the male partner of couples being treated for infertility was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to results of a recent study.