Tag: "infertility" at medical news

MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand

...e ofdelivery," Mr. Santini said. For example, some infertility treatments requirewearing a small pump that delivers pulses of certain hormones every 90 minutesfor weeks at a time via a catheter inserted through the skin. Those hormonescould potentially be incorporated into a chip that is implanted under the skin...

Transmitting infertility from father to son

...CSI). Scientists now know that many cases of male infertility have genetic origins. Deletions on the Y chromosom...Y chromosome, known as AZFc,appears to account for infertility in about 10% of those men who produceinadequate amounts of sperm. Since it was pioneered in the earl...

UCSF Center for Health and Community receives over $11 million for infertility treatment research

...al outcomesfor babies that are born as a result of infertility treatments. "The issue of in vitro fertilization i... makersabout policies that may help in the area of infertility treatment, such asinsurance coverage. In addition to Adler, the principal investigators of the studi...

Missing proteins in the uterus tied to infertility in women with endometriosis

...lity could add important clues to the link between infertility and endometriosis -- a link that has been controve...ay serve as biomarkers for identifying women whose infertility is linked to their endometriosis and is most likely reversible with treatment. In endometriosis, fr...

Energy balance, not exercise, key to athletic menstrual disturbance

...t researchers have long speculated on whether this infertility was due to low body fat, low weight or exercise itself. Now, researchers have shown that the cause of athletic amenorrhea is more likely a negative energy balance caused by increasing exercise without increasing food intake. "A growing proportion ...

Oral diabetes drug shows promise in preventing miscarriage in common infertility disorder

...ry Syndrome (PCOS), the most common form of female infertility in which women fail to ovulate. "This is a very promising lead," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. "The next step is to confirm these results in a larger, randomized trial." PCOS affects from 5 to 10 percent of American women of re...

Outpatient treatment is as effective as inpatient treatment for PID

...(33.7 percent outpatient; 29.8 percent inpatient), infertility (18.4 percent outpatient; 17.9 percent inpatient), ectopic pregnancy (1 percent outpatient; 0.3 percent inpatient) or tubal obstruction (41.7 percent outpatient; 33.3 percent inpatient). The mean time required to achieve pregnancy after treatment was...

Use of tampons and sexual activity protect women against endometriosis

...omen, especially at a time when many women seeking infertility care have endometriosis as their primary diagnosis," said Harvey Kliman, M.D., lead author of the study and a research scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale School of Medicine. "Our study suggests that tampon use could be o...

Gene linked to testicular cancer

...ossibility of developing stem cell therapy to cure infertility due to defects in hiwi-related regulatory processes, Lin said....

World's first study on surrogacy reveals high quality parenting and no problems

...e, told the conference: "Of all the treatments for infertility that have been developed over recent years, the pr...ey were asked about whom they had told about their infertility treatment and whether they planned to tell the child. All the surrogacy mothers had told friends an...

Dont turn to assisted reproduction too quickly warns US expert

...ge. "So, in the absence of clinical indicators of infertility in addition to a long time to pregnancy, it may be appropriate to delay assisted reproduction until the couple has failed to conceive naturally in 18 to 24 months. There is a large amount of normal variability in fertility and many couples having bel...

Aspirin's target, the COX-2 enzyme, linked to cancer of the uterus

... Bulun, director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and a member of the UIC Cancer Center, cultured malignant epithelial cells from the lining of the uterus alongside normal cells from the same kind of tissue. In the interaction between normal and malignant cells, the malignant tissue induced the nor...

Drug protects fertility, offspring in mice after radiation exposure

...mber issue of Nature Medicine. Ovarian failure and infertility are common side effects for women who undergo radiation and chemotherapy. In most mammals, the female's entire supply of oocytes is created during embryonic development, and as many as 80 percent of the oocytes die before birth. Oocytes that remain a...

Study identifies genetic fingerprint of healthy sperm

...ctive techniques. However, the underlying cause of infertility is essentially unknown in about two-thirds of infertile men who undergo infertility assessment. Findings from several studies suggest that sperm cells have a complex genetic code made ...

UK researchers develop novel treatment for fibroids

...and sometimes face reproductive problems including infertility or miscarriage. In the UK last year there were 47,000 hysterectomies and 60% involved fibroids. In the USA around 400,000 hysterectomies are performed annually for fibroids. Although there are already a number of less invasive and successful techniq...

Preliminary study suggests endomitriosis could contribute to infertility

...cant role in reducing fertility. Endometriosis and infertility are known to be associated, but it is not known whether endometriosis causes infertility. Ovrang Djahanbakhch from Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues compared the effect of peritoneal fluid (t...

Northwestern on trail of gene mutations that trigger sex reversal

...evelopment as well as about gonadal dysgenesis and infertility in humans. They also will make the animals available to the scientific community for future research. "Defects in these genes can presumably cause not only overt sex reversal XY females and XX males but also much milder manifestations of sex reve...

Fetal exposure to two chemicals cause of male reproductive disorders later in life

...ccurs (similar to a plumbing problem) and leads to infertility and later possible atrophy of the testes. DBP and linuron operate via different mechanisms that affect fetal androgen signaling. The former can lead to failure of the normal development of the reproductive system with malformations in many repr...

M. D. Anderson expands peer counseling program for African-American breast cancer survivors

...ng sexual communication and desire, 3) coping with infertility or concerns about healthy pregnancy after breast cancer, and 4) understanding genetic cancer risk issues for family members. The year-long SPIRIT pilot project, which began in January 2002, enrolled 48 African-American breast cancer survivors in Hou...

Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows

...arly." This aberrant pattern has been connected to infertility in other studies, she noted. Burkman collaborated on earlier, published UB research that was the first to show that human sperm contains cannabinoid receptors, and that the naturally occurring cannabinoid, anandamide, which activates cannabinoid rec...

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