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The Impact of Vitrification in Artificial Reproductive Technology Programmes

The Impact of Vitrification in Artificial Reproductive Technology Programmes

November 30, 2017 at 8:19 AM 0 comments

*Manish Banker, Aditi Kotdawala, Reena Gupta Nova IVI Fertility, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India *Correspondence to manish.banker@novaivifertility.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 20.04.17 Accepted: 22.08.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[4]:82-89. Abstract Cryopreservation is an integral part of the current methods of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In the past twoRead More

Editor’s Pick: Selection of Appropriate Tools for Evaluating Obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients

Editor’s Pick: Selection of Appropriate Tools for Evaluating Obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients

August 17, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

In women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common abnormalities, and obesity is observed in about 80% of these patients. The relationship between PCOS and obesity is complex, and therefore the study “Selection of Appropriate Tools for Evaluating Obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients”Read More

Torsion of Normal Adnexa in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Mimicking Acute Appendicitis

Torsion of Normal Adnexa in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Mimicking Acute Appendicitis

August 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Mariam Mathew,1 Huda Al Ghaithi,2 Sumaiya Al Shukaili,2 Girija Shivrudraiah1 1. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman 2. Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Muscat, Oman *Correspondence to mariamm1762@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge DrRead More

Regenerative Medicine, Disease Modelling, and Drug Discovery in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Tissue

Regenerative Medicine, Disease Modelling, and Drug Discovery in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Tissue

August 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Navin Gupta,1-3 Koichiro Susa,1,2 *Ryuji Morizane1-3 1. Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 3. Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA *Correspondence to morizanr@da2.so-net.ne.jp Disclosure: Ryuji Morizane is a co-inventor on patents (PCT/US16/52350) on organoid technologies thatRead More

Oocyte Donation: An Overview

Oocyte Donation: An Overview

August 17, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Nalini Mahajan Mother and Child Hospital, New Delhi, India *Correspondence to dr.nalinimahajan@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 03.04.17 Accepted: 11.07.17 Citation: EMJ Repro Health. 2017;3[1]:68-74. Abstract The use of donor oocytes has expanded the scope of assisted reproductive technology (ART) for women with poor oocyteRead More

Targeting Mast Cells as a Viable Therapeutic Option in Endometriosis

Targeting Mast Cells as a Viable Therapeutic Option in Endometriosis

August 17, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*David A. Hart Department of Surgery, McCaig Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. *Correspondence to hartd@ucalgary.ca Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: The author thanks the Institute for Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for past funding, Alberta Health Services forRead More

Parental Protein Malnutrition Programmes of Offspring Growth and Vasculature to Increase Risk of Cardiovascular, Pancreatic, and Metabolic Disease. Lessons Learned from Animal Studies

Parental Protein Malnutrition Programmes of Offspring Growth and Vasculature to Increase Risk of Cardiovascular, Pancreatic, and Metabolic Disease. Lessons Learned from Animal Studies

August 17, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Maria Dolores Ruiz-Diaz,1 Hannah Partridge,1 Francesca Davidson,1 Nigel P. Mongan,1,2 David S. Gardner,1 *Catrin Sian Rutland1 1. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, UK 2. Department of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York City,Read More

Editor’s Pick: Recruitment of Minority Adolescents and Young Adults Into Randomised Clinical Trials: Testing the Design of the Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing (Tech-N) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Trial

Editor’s Pick: Recruitment of Minority Adolescents and Young Adults Into Randomised Clinical Trials: Testing the Design of the Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing (Tech-N) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Trial

August 18, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

Recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is often difficult and this is particularly the case with adolescents and young adults (AYA), because they require a special approach. This fascinating paper by Trent et al. describes the research methods and preliminary effectiveness of recruitment in their trial, and demonstrates that AYARead More

Maternal Lifestyle Factors and Fetal Macrosomia Risk: A Review

Maternal Lifestyle Factors and Fetal Macrosomia Risk: A Review

August 18, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Kathy M. Redfern, Gail A. Rees, Jonathan H. Pinkney Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK *Correspondence to kathy.redfern@plymouth.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 14.10.15 Accepted: 31.05.16 Citation: EMJ Repro Health. 2016;2[1]:52-58. Abstract Fetal macrosomia is associated with a number of healthRead More

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: A Review of Technique and Outcomes

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: A Review of Technique and Outcomes

August 18, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Taner Kargi,1 *Nevzat Can Sener2 1. Department of Urology, Balikligol State Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey 2. Department of Urology, Numune Education and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey *Correspondence to cansener14@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 20.06.16 Accepted: 01.08.16 Citation: EMJ Repro Health. 2016;2[1]:59-63. Abstract There has beenRead More