Meta-analysis

Vaginal misoprostol (Prostin®) for intrauterine insemination: Α meta – analysis of randomized trials

Pergialiotis Vasilios, Frountzas Maximos, Stefanidis Konstantinos, Prodromidou Anastasia, Perrea Despina, Vlachos D Georgios

Introduction: The seminal fluid contains prostaglandins which seem to be important during the fertilization process. However, these are cleaved during semen preparation for intrauterine insemination (IUI). The purpose of the present meta – analysis is to investigate if vaginal application of prostaglandin E (PGE) improves the pregnancy rates among women undergoing IUI.

Review

A practical guide for managing young women with primary ovarian insufficiency

Drakakis Peter, Tzouma Christina, Dalkalitsis Alexander, Calis Karim, Kalantaridou Sophia

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a condition characterized by sex-steroid deficiency, amenorrhea, infertility, and elevated gonadotropins in women younger than 40 years of age. Most affected women produce estrogen intermittently and may ovulate despite the presence of high gonadotropin concentrations. POI is a heterogeneous disorder and may occur as a result …

Infertility: Psychoemotional impact, emotional adjustment to fertility treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy

Efthimiou K, Perdikari E

According to the British Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, it is estimated that one in six couples will have to deal with some kind of infertility during lifetime, while World Health Organization considers infertility as one of the major problems of world public health. The present review focuses on the psychosocial impact of infertility, its cognitive meaning and the emotional …

Incidence of malignancy in patients treated for infertility with assisted reproduction techniques

Hudecek R, Ventruba P, Tsompos C, Racanska E, Vavrusova R, Sarmanova J, Novak J

We investigated the potential relation between assisted reproduction technology (ART) and the risk of ovarian carcinoma (OC) by data analysis of our University-based clinical register and National Oncology Register of Czech republic (NOR). Analyzed data included 12,527 assisted reproduction treatment cycles performed at 4,360 patients within years 1982-2004. Among the 4,360 patients …