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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. Continue Reading

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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. Continue Reading

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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 ASA titres. Continue Reading

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First Evidence on Role of the Skeletal System as an Endocrine Regulator of Male Fertility

First Evidence on Role of the Skeletal System as an Endocrine Regulator of Male Fertility

The physiological association between the reproductive and skeletal systems was thought to be restricted only to gonad-mediated regulation of bone remodeling until recently. A new animal study published in the journal, Cell has provided first evidence about the likely regulatory role of osteoblast-derived osteocalcin on male fertility. The findings may aid in gaining further insight into functions of the skeletal system that were hitherto not clearly understood. It would also help determine whether long-term use of drugs that affect the skeletal system by altering osteocalcin levels could, in turn, affect male fertility. Continue Reading

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Meta-analysis Provides Fresh Evidence on the Clinical Effectiveness of Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Meta-analysis Provides Fresh Evidence on the Clinical Effectiveness of Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Results from a new meta-analysis have reiterated the advantages and effectiveness of elective single embryo transfer (eSET), in comparison to double embryo transfer (DET), with a significant reduction in the multiple birth rate. Although lower pregnancy rates were noted with eSET during fresh IVF cycle when compared to DET, the study findings concluded that an additional frozen embryo transfer cycle will help negate this difference. The research article has been published in the recent issue of the British Medical Journal. Continue Reading

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NEWS: Polyanionic Microbicide for Sperm Washing Shown to Reduce HIV Transmission during ART

NEWS: Polyanionic Microbicide for Sperm Washing Shown to Reduce HIV Transmission during ART

Sperm washing alone may aid in reducing the risk of transmitting HIV infection to the partner and offspring; however, several studies have noted that HIV titers could still be significant in around 4-6% of washed sperm samples. A team of US researchers have reported the potential of an improved sperm washing method, which includes the use of a microbicide, polyanionic microbicide (PPCM), and extracellular Ca2+ in the washing media, in significantly lowering the HIV infectivity compared to traditional washing techniques. The study findings are published in the journal, ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue Reading

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NEWS: Ultrasound-guided Aspiration of Hydrosalpinges During Ovum Pick-up may Improve IVF-ET Outcome

NEWS: Ultrasound-guided Aspiration of Hydrosalpinges During Ovum Pick-up may Improve IVF-ET Outcome

A recent randomized study, published in the journal, Gynecological Endocrinology, has validated that ultrasound guided aspiration of hydrosalpingeal fluid (HSF) during oocyte retrieval is a simple and safe method in the management of patients with hydrosalpinx. The study also reported that the procedure is effective in improving the in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes, specifically in patients without uterine fluid collection or quick re-accruement of HSF following aspiration. Continue Reading

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Randomized Trial Reports Similar Live Birth Rates with Single and Double IUI

Randomized Trial Reports Similar Live Birth Rates with Single and Double IUI

Follicular rupture may usually occur between 22 to 47 hours following hCG administration in patients undergoing IUI. Due to this wide interval, the underlying principle for double IUI is the creation of a longer fertilization period. A recent single-centered randomized trial reiterated that there is no statistically significant difference in the rates of live births between single and double IUI in ovarian hyperstimulation cycles with multi-follicular development. Claimed to be the first randomized trial comparing single versus double IUI, the study findings have been published in the journal, Human Reproduction. Continue Reading

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Resection May Improve Fertility and Clinical Outcomes in Infertile Women with Bowel Endometriosis

Resection May Improve Fertility and Clinical Outcomes in Infertile Women with Bowel Endometriosis

A new study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online reports improvement in pain symptoms, fertility outcomes, and overall patient satisfaction rates following surgical resection of bowel endometriosis in women with infertility. Continue Reading

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Endometrial Injury-induced Inflammatory Response Favors Successful Embryo Implantation

Endometrial Injury-induced Inflammatory Response Favors Successful Embryo Implantation

A recent controlled clinical trial highlights that the underlying mechanism for the positive effect of endometrial biopsy on improved implantation rate in IVF cycles could be attributed to an injury-induced inflammatory response. The findings, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility further suggest that the increased expression of the macrophage inflammatory protein 1B (MIP-1B) could serve as a marker for predicting implantation competence. Continue Reading

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