Results from a preliminary study highlights the potential of virtual reality as a non-pharmacological solution to alleviate stress and elevate satisfaction during ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval.
INFERTILITY IN PCOS
First study to investigate burden of infertility attributable to PCOS shows sharp rise in prevalence globally and regionally. More than 12 million women affected globally in 2019 compared with 6m in 1990. Weight control should be used to mitigate against this trend, say authors.
A campus about the applications of knowledge from the pre-conceptional to gestational period and long-term implications of genetic testing. This course addressed the challenges in identifying disease-causing genes and molecular diagnostics in reproductive medicine.
Large cohort study based on SART data finds that women with a BMI outside this ‘ideal’ range are less likely to have a live birth; and those aged over 40 have a lower clinical pregnancy rate despite PGT-A testing.
BIOMED ALLIANCE PRESIDENT ELIZABETH MACINTYRE
ESHRE is a member of the BioMed Alliance, a European umbrella organisation for medical societies. FoR spoke to Professor Elizabeth Macintyre, the current president of the BioMed Alliance, about the organisation’s aims and activities.
No significant differences found in rates of embryos suitable for transfer and live birth rates between conventional IVF and ICSI in non-male factor cycles undergoing PGT-A.
Observational study of more than 10,000 women shows that the transfer of low-quality blastocysts isn’t associated with a higher risk of adverse birth outcomes. While the live birth rate (LBR) is lower, it is still ‘reasonable’ according to the authors.
Difference in progesterone concentrations is independent of ovarian response and is explained by the treatments promoting different pathways of follicular steroidogenesis, say authors of RCT.
The opportunity to present your work at an international conference is a key part of research. And what better conference to do this at than the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s (ESHRE) annual meeting, ESHRE 2024.
A recent opinion article published in Nature Cell Biology underscores advancements in stem cell-derived embryo models that have enabled research in human embryology. For this progress to continue, rigorous experimentation is required along with a robust ethical framework and effective public communication to achieve societal support.
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