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AADE in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Abstracts in Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Academic Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.527, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Radiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.754, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Radiologica Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.939, CiteScore: 2)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 395, SJR: 1.397, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.313, CiteScore: 0)
Adsorption Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259, SJR: 0.566, CiteScore: 2)
Adult Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mechanical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 156, SJR: 0.272, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.599, CiteScore: 1)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Affilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Agrarian South : J. of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Alexandria : The J. of National and Intl. Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68)
Allergy & Rhinology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AlterNative : An Intl. J. of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 0)
Alternative Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.351, CiteScore: 1)
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.982, CiteScore: 2)
American Economist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Educational Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259, SJR: 2.913, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Cosmetic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American J. of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.646, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.65, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Lifestyle Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.431, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.777, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Rhinology and Allergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.972, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247, SJR: 3.949, CiteScore: 6)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.313, CiteScore: 1)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.062, CiteScore: 2)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356, SJR: 6.333, CiteScore: 6)
American String Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Analytical Chemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.849, CiteScore: 2)
Animation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.634, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Pharmacotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.096, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.225, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of the ICRP     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.341, CiteScore: 7)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.739, CiteScore: 1)
Antitrust Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.635, CiteScore: 2)
Antyajaa : Indian J. of Women and Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.17, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.489, CiteScore: 2)
Armed Forces & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Arthaniti : J. of Economic Theory and Practice     Full-text available via subscription  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Media Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Asia-Pacific J. of Management Research and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.558, CiteScore: 1)
Asia-Pacific J. of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian and Pacific Migration J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.324, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 0)
Asian J. of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian J. of Management Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASN Neuro     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.534, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.519, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian J. of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.433, CiteScore: 1)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.801, CiteScore: 2)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 546, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.497, CiteScore: 1)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356, SJR: 1.739, CiteScore: 4)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Avian Biology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.877, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Behavioral Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bible Translator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Biblical Theology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Biochemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
Biological Research for Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.685, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarker Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.81, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarkers in Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Informatics Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.531, CiteScore: 3)
Bone and Tissue Regeneration Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Neuroscience Advances     Open Access  
Brain Science Advances     Open Access  
Breast Cancer : Basic and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.823, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 251, SJR: 0.323, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Pain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Politics and Intl. Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.91, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
British J.ism Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
BRQ Business Review Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.348, CiteScore: 1)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Business Perspectives and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers Élisabéthains     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
California Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.209, CiteScore: 4)
Canadian Association of Radiologists J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.463, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.007, CiteScore: 2)
Canadian J. of Nursing Research (CJNR)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Canadian J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166, SJR: 0.626, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.769, CiteScore: 3)
Canadian J. of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Pharmacists J. / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Cancer Control     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cancer Growth and Metastasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Capital and Class     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 1)
Cartilage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.889, CiteScore: 3)
Cell Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.023, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.581, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Child Maltreatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
Child Neurology Open     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.894, CiteScore: 2)
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 2)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.221, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Christian Education J. : Research on Educational Ministry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronic Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.672, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Respiratory Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.808, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Stress     Open Access  
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.757, CiteScore: 1)
Clin-Alert     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical and Translational Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.364, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.73, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical EEG and Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.552, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.537, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Ear, Nose and Throat     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Endocrinology and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.63, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.129, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.776, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.172, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Trauma and Intensive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.471, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.487, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 3.281, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Risk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.133, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.399, CiteScore: 2)
Clothing and Textiles Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Collections : A J. for Museum and Archives Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Common Law World Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.385, CiteScore: 1)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.458, CiteScore: 1)
Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.171, CiteScore: 3)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.451, CiteScore: 1)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 291, SJR: 3.772, CiteScore: 3)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.843, CiteScore: 2)

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  • Setting Up a Cryopreservation Programme for Immature Testicular Tissue:
           Lessons Learned After More Than 15 Years of Experience

    • Authors: Aude Braye, Herman Tournaye, Ellen Goossens
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Young boys undergoing gonadotoxic treatments are at high risk of spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) loss and fertility problems later in life. Stem cell loss can also occur in specific genetic conditions, eg, Klinefelter syndrome (KS). Before puberty, these boys do not yet produce sperm. Hence, they cannot benefit from sperm banking. An emerging alternative is the freezing of testicular tissue aiming to preserve the SSCs for eventual autologous transplantation or in vitro maturation at adult age. Many fertility preservation programmes include cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue, although the restoration procedures are still under development. Until the end of 2018, the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel has frozen testicular tissues of 112 patients between 8 months and 18 years of age. Testicular tissue was removed in view of gonadotoxic cancer treatment (35%), gonadotoxic conditioning therapy for bone marrow transplantation (35%) or in boys diagnosed with KS (30%). So far, none of these boys had their testicular tissue transplanted back. This article summarizes our experience with cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue over the past 16 years (2002-2018) and describes the key issues for setting up a cryopreservation programme for immature testicular tissue as a means to safeguard the future fertility of boys at high risk of SSC loss.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-11-20T11:37:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119886342
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Fertility Preservation in Women With Malignancy: Future Endeavors

    • Authors: Zeev Blumenfeld
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      The area of fertility preservation is constantly developing. To date, the only noninvestigational and unequivocally accepted methods for fertility preservation are cryopreservation of embryos and unfertilized oocytes. This article is one of several in a monogram on fertility preservation. The debate, pros and cons, and equivocal data on the use of GnRH analogues for fertility preservation are elaborated by 3 other manuscripts, in this monogram. A repeat of the arguments, pros and cons of this debatable issue, would be a repetition and redundancy of what is already included in this monogram. The subject of ovarian cryopreservation for fertility preservation is also elaborated by several other authors in this monogram. It is possible that, in the not too far future, the technologies of in vitro maturation of primordial follicles to metaphase 2 oocytes, and the “artificial ovary,” will turn clinically available. These technologies may bypass the risk of resuming malignancy by autotransplantation of cryopreserved-thawed ovarian tissue in leukemia and diseases where malignant cells may persist in the cryopreserved ovarian tissue. We summarize here the suggested options for future endeavors in fertility preservation.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-12T09:53:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119872490
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • To Get Back on Track: A Qualitative Study on Childless Women’s
           Expectations on Future Fertility Before Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

    • Authors: Emma Nilsson-Condori, Stina Järvholm, Ann Thurin-Kjellberg, Ilona Sidlovskaja, Jan L Hedenbro, Britt Friberg
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Background:In Sweden, 4700 women seek bariatric surgery annually, many of those being nulliparous. Anovulation is common among obese women, but bariatric surgery is not considered a treatment for infertility. The aim of this study was to explore the motives of women in fertile age for seeking bariatric surgery and their expectations on future fertility.Materials and methods:A qualitative study with semi-structured interviews with childless women (n = 12) aged 20 to 35 years. Interviews were conducted 1 to 3 weeks prior to surgery, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed with thematic analysis.Results:“To get back on track” was identified as a master theme with 3 underlying subthemes, with the following headings: “A better me,” “A fertile me,” and “A pregnant me.” The participants were hoping that weight-loss would make them feel more content with themselves, break isolation, and make it easier to find a partner. The participants considered fertility to improve after bariatric surgery, mainly based on stories from other patients of bariatric surgery. Having a child was expressed to be of great importance to them.Conclusions:Even though obese young women do not seek bariatric surgery for fertility reasons alone, there is a general perception of enhanced fertility after surgery, which is regarded as positive and important.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T11:55:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119874777
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Obesity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Implications for Pathogenesis and
           Novel Management Strategies

    • Authors: Thomas M Barber, Petra Hanson, Martin O Weickert, Stephen Franks
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common female condition typified by reproductive, hyperandrogenic, and metabolic features. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a genetic condition, exacerbated by obesity. There is a close link between obesity and PCOS based on epidemiological data, and more recently corroborated through genetic studies. There are many mechanisms mediating the effects of weight-gain and obesity on the development of PCOS. The metabolic effects of insulin resistance and steroidogenic and reproductive effects of hyperinsulinaemia are important mechanisms. Adipokine production by subcutaneous and visceral fat appears to play a part in metabolic function. However, given the complexity of PCOS pathogenesis, it is important also to consider possible effects of PCOS on further weight-gain, or at least on hampering attempts at weight-loss and maintenance through lifestyle changes. Possible mediators of these effects include changes in energy expenditure, mental ill health, or physical inactivity. In this brief review, we discuss the main mechanisms that underlie the association between obesity and PCOS, from divergent perspectives of weight-gain contributing to development of PCOS and vice versa. We also consider novel management options for women with obesity and PCOS.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T11:34:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119874042
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • PCOS and Hyperprolactinemia: what do we know in 2019'

    • Authors: Clémence Delcour, Geoffroy Robin, Jacques Young, Didier Dewailly
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hyperprolactinemia (HPRL) are the two most common etiologies of anovulation in women.Since the 1950s, some authors think that there is a pathophysiological link between PCOS and HPRL. Since then, many authors have speculated about the link between these two endocrine entities, but no hypothesis proposed so far could ever be confirmed. Furthermore, PCOS and HPRL are frequent endocrine diseases and a fortuitous association cannot be excluded.The evolution of knowledge about PCOS and HPRL shows that studies conducted before the 2000s are obsolete given current knowledge. Indeed, most of the studies were conducted before consensual diagnosis criteria of PCOS and included small numbers of patients. In addition, the investigation of HPRL in these studies relied on obsolete methods and did not look for the presence of macroprolactinemia. It is therefore possible that HPRL that has been attributed to PCOS corresponded in fact to macroprolactinemia or to pituitary microadenomas of small sizes that could not be detected with the imaging methods of the time.Recent studies that have conducted a rigorous etiological investigation show that HPRL found in PCOS correspond either to non-permanent increase of prolactin levels, to macroprolactinemia or to other etiologies. None of this recent study found HPRL related to PCOS in these patients.Thus, the link between PCOS and HPRL seems to be more of a myth than a well-established medical reality and we believe that the discovery of an HPRL in a PCOS patient needs a standard etiological investigation of HPRL.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T11:28:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119871921
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Fertility Preservation in Women With Endometriosis

    • Authors: Natalia C Llarena, Tommaso Falcone, Rebecca L Flyckt
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Infertility affects 30% to 50% of women with endometriosis. Women with endometriosis are at risk of decreased ovarian reserve, both because of the pathophysiology of the disease and iatrogenic injury resulting from surgical intervention. Fertility preservation must occur at multiple levels, including careful selection of surgical candidates, avoidance of repeat procedures, and meticulous surgical technique. Fertility preservation with oocyte or ovarian tissue cryopreservation may be considered on an individual basis for women with endometriosis, particularly those at risk of bilateral ovarian injury, such as women with bilateral endometriomas.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-03T10:47:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119873386
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • The Source of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    • Authors: Claudia Raperport, Roy Homburg
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      The source of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is much debated and is likely to be multifactorial. There is an apparent familial inheritance with first-degree relatives of sufferers more likely to be affected. Twin studies have suggested a genetic cause but candidate genes are yet to be verified. Genes affecting insulin resistance, steroid hormone production, and inflammatory cytokine responses have all been implicated. Current thinking supports the theory that exposure to environmental factors in utero predisposes a female foetus to hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and polycystic ovaries in adult life. Which environmental factors have an impact on the foetus and the mechanisms of exposure are still to be confirmed. Animal studies have shown a clear correlation between hyperexposure of the foetus to androgens in utero and future development of a PCOS pattern of symptoms. Placental aromatases should neutralise androgens from the maternal circulation and prevent them reaching the foetal circulation. Our hypothesis is that the high maternal anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels in PCOS block the placental aromatase and allow passage of testosterone through the placenta. This maternal testosterone acts on the foetal ovaries and ‘programmes’ them to recruit more preantral follicles and so produce higher AMH levels when they become functional at around 36 weeks of gestation. The high AMH concentrations in PCOS also seem to increase luteinizing hormone release and inhibit follicle stimulating hormone action on aromatase, so adding to the hyperandrogenic environment of adult PCOS.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-03T10:43:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119871467
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Pathogenesis and Consequences of Disordered Sleep in PCOS

    • Authors: Susan Sam, David A Ehrmann
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that is characterized by hyperandrogenism and menstrual irregularity. Affected women have a high prevalence of insulin resistance and related metabolic complications. The frequency of sleep disturbances appears to be increased in women with PCOS, although most studies so far have included more severely affected obese women with PCOS who are referred to tertiary care clinics and may not represent the general population of women with PCOS. This article provides an overview of sleep disturbances in PCOS with the focus on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most commonly reported sleep disturbance among these women. The pathogenesis and risk factors for OSA in PCOS and its association with metabolic disorders is discussed in detail.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-09-03T10:39:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119871269
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Fertility Preservation Using GnRH Agonists: Rationale, Possible
           Mechanisms, and Explanation of Controversy

    • Authors: Zeev Blumenfeld
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      The only clinically accepted method of fertility preservation in young women facing gonadotoxic chemo- and/or radiotherapy for malignant or autoimmune diseases is cryopreservation of embryos or unfertilized ova, whereas cryopreservation of ovarian tissue for future reimplantation, or in vitro maturation of follicles, and the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) are still considered investigational, by several authorities. Whereas previous publications have raised the fear of GnRHa’s possible detrimental effects in patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that it either improves or does not affect disease-free survival (DFS) in such patients. This review summarizes the pros and cons of GnRHa co-treatment for fertility preservation, suggesting 5 theoretical mechanisms for GnRHa action: (1) simulating the prepubertal hypogonadotropic milieu, (2) direct effect on GnRH receptors, (3) decreased ovarian perfusion, (4) upregulation of an ovarian-protecting molecule such as sphingosine-1-phosphate, and (5) protecting a possible germinative stem cell. We try to explain the reasons for the discrepancy between most publications that support the use of GnRHa for fertility preservation and the minority of publications that did not support its efficiency.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-08-22T05:25:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119870163
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Ovarian Tissue Transplantation: Experience From Germany and Worldwide

    • Authors: Laura Lotz, Ralf Dittrich, Inge Hoffmann, Matthias W Beckmann
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Extraction of ovarian tissue prior to oncologic therapy and subsequent transplantation is being performed increasingly often to preserve fertility in women. The procedure can be performed at any time of the cycle and, therefore, generally does not lead to any delay in oncological therapy. Success rates with transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue have reached promising levels. More than 130 live births have been reported worldwide with the aid of cryopreserved ovarian tissue and the estimated birth rate is currently approximately 30%. In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the FertiPROTEKT consortium has successfully achieved 21 pregnancies and 17 deliveries generated after 95 ovarian tissue transplantations by 2015, one of the largest case series worldwide confirming that ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation are successful. Approximately, more than 400 ovarian tissue cryopreservation procedures are performed each year in the FertiPROTEKT consortium, and the request and operations for ovarian tissue transplantation have increased in recent years. Therefore, recommendations for managing transplantation of ovarian tissue to German-speaking reproductive medicine centers were developed. In this overview, these recommendations and our experience in ovarian tissue transplantation are presented and discussed with international procedures.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-08-06T10:25:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119867357
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Potential Mechanisms of Ovarian Protection with Gonadotropin-Releasing
           Hormone Agonist in Breast Cancer Patients: A Review

    • Authors: Francesca Poggio, Matteo Lambertini, Claudia Bighin, Benedetta Conte, Eva Blondeaux, Alessia D’Alonzo, Chiara Dellepiane, Giulia Buzzatti, Chiara Molinelli, Francesco Boccardo, Lucia Del Mastro
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      The use of chemotherapy in premenopausal cancer patients may lead to chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure. Pharmacological temporary ovarian suppression obtained with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) administered concomitantly with chemotherapy has been investigated as a technique capable to reduce the gonadotoxicity, reducing the risk of developing premature menopause. In recent years, important evidence has become available on the efficacy and safety of this strategy that should now be considered a standard option for ovarian function preservation in premenopausal breast cancer patients. However, in women interested in fertility preservation, this is not an alternative to cryopreservation strategies, which remains the first option to be proposed. The purpose of this review is to summarize the mechanisms of GnRHa in the preservation of fertility in premenopausal cancer patient candidates to receive chemotherapy, highlighting the areas of doubt that require further investigation.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-07-31T09:39:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119864584
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • The Possible Practical Implication of High CRP Levels in PCOS

    • Authors: Zeev Blumenfeld
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-07-22T11:46:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119861936
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • How Will the New Global Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Guideline Change Our
           Clinical Practice'

    • Authors: Susie Jacob, Adam H Balen
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a far reaching condition that has a number of reproductive and general health implications. There has been much debate in recent years about the diagnosis and definition of PCOS and a plethora of studies assessing its management, ranging from the psychosocial aspects of the conditions, to the treatment of hyperandrogenism, anovulatory infertility, and the long-term metabolic and reproductive consequences. There has been a need to synthesise the evidence and produce an international consensus guideline for all aspects of the management of PCOS and this was achieved with the publication of the International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. The guideline is broadly categorised into 5 sections, which focus on diagnosis, holistic management and safe, effective fertility treatment. This article summarises the key points of the guidance and brings the management of PCOS up to date for the 21st century.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-07-03T11:50:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119849605
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Fertility Preservation: Clinical and
           Therapeutic Applications

    • Authors: Charlotte Sonigo, Isabelle Beau, Nadine Binart, Michael Grynberg
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-March 2019.
      Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta family and a key regulator of sexual differentiation and folliculogenesis. While the serum AMH level has been used in reproductive medicine as a biomarker of quantitative ovarian reserve for more than 20 years, new potential therapeutic applications of recombinant AMH are emerging, notably in the field of oncofertility. Indeed, it is well known that chemotherapy, used to treat cancer, induces ovarian follicular depletion and subsequent infertility. Animal models have been used widely to understand the effects of different cytotoxic agents on ovarian function, and several hypotheses regarding chemotherapy gonadotoxicity have been proposed, that is, it might have a direct detrimental effect on the primordial follicles constituting the ovarian reserve and/or on the pool of growing follicles secreting AMH. Recently, a new mechanism of chemotherapy-induced follicular depletion, called the “burn-out effect,” has been proposed. According to this theory, chemotherapeutic agents may lead to a massive growth of dormant follicles which are then destroyed. As AMH is one of the factors regulating the recruitment of primordial follicles from the ovarian reserve, recombinant AMH administration concomitant with chemotherapy might limit follicular depletion, therefore representing a promising option for preserving fertility in women suffering from cancer. This review reports on the potential usefulness of AMH measurement as well as AMH’s role as a therapeutic agent in the field of female fertility preservation.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-06-14T07:19:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119854755
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Female Fertility Preservation through Stem Cell-based Ovarian Tissue
           Reconstitution In Vitro and Ovarian Regeneration In Vivo

    • Authors: Taichi Akahori, Dori C Woods, Jonathan L Tilly
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-05-23T11:03:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119848007
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • FertiPROTEKT, Oncofertility Consortium and the Danish
           Fertility-Preservation Networks – What Can We Learn From Their

    • Authors: Michael von Wolff, Claus Yding Andersen, Teresa K Woodruff, Frank Nawroth
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-05-01T05:30:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119845865
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • A Survey of Health Care Professionals’ Knowledge and Experience of
           Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

    • Authors: Helen Howlett, Shonag Mackenzie, Eugen-Matthias Strehle, Judith Rankin, William K Gray
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-03-27T12:00:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119838872
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Predictors of Infant Care Competence Among Mothers With Postpartum

    • Authors: Debbie Jones, Nicole Letourneau, Linda Duffett Leger
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-03-26T12:01:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119834910
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Comparison of 2-Hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Hemoglobin A1C in the
           Identification of Pre-Diabetes in Women with Infertility and Recurrent
           Pregnancy Loss

    • Authors: Alice J Shapiro, Emily C Holden, Peter G McGovern, Donald Alderson, Sara S Morelli
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-03-22T11:44:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119831280
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Ovarian Function and Fertility Preservation in Breast Cancer: Should
           Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist be administered to All
           Premenopausal Patients Receiving Chemotherapy'

    • Authors: Matteo Lambertini, François Richard, Bastien Nguyen, Giulia Viglietti, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.

      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-03-10T04:40:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119828393
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Techniques of Cryopreservation for Ovarian Tissue and Whole Ovary

    • Authors: Amir Arav, Pasquale Patrizio
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue has been considered experimental for many years, but very recently the American Society of Reproductive Medicine is reviewing the process and perhaps soon will remove the label of “experimental” and recognize it as an established method for preserving female fertility when gonadotoxic treatments cannot be delayed or in patients before puberty or when there is desire to cryopreserve more than just few oocytes. This article discusses in detail the 3 methodologies used for cryopreservation: (a) slow freezing, (b) directional freezing, and (c) vitrification.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-01-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119884945
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Associated With Interest in Postpartum
           Intrauterine Device Uptake Among Pregnant Women and Couples in Kigali,

    • Authors: Vanessa Da Costa, Rosine Ingabire, Robertine Sinabamenye, Etienne Karita, Victoria Umutoni, Alexandra Hoagland, Susan Allen, Ellen Mork, Rachel Parker, Jeannine Mukamuyango, Lisa Haddad, Julien Nyombayire, Kristin M Wall
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Background:The desire to space or prevent future pregnancies is high among postpartum women in Rwanda. However, the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), especially the highly effective and cost-effective copper intrauterine device (IUD), is very low, whereas the rates of unintended pregnancy are high. This study aims to identify factors associated with pregnant women’s and couple’s interest in receiving a postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) within 6 weeks after delivery.Methods:A total of 150 pregnant women or couples attending antenatal care (ANC) in Kigali, Rwanda participated in this cross-sectional study. After participating in a postpartum LARC counseling session, surveys assessed participants’ demographics, pregnancy experiences and desires, and PPIUD knowledge, attitudes, practices, and interest. Multivariable logistic regression was used to model factors associated PPIUD interest within 6 weeks postpartum.Results:Although only 3% of women had ever used an IUD previously, 124 (83%) women were interested in receiving a PPIUD after counseling. Self-reporting physical side effects (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 0.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.06-0.75) and infection (aOR, 0.19; 95% CI, 0.04-0.85) as disadvantages to the IUD were significantly associated with no interest in receiving a PPIUD. Interest did not differ by male involvement.Conclusion:Recommendations to increase PPIUD uptake include educating pregnant women and couples about the method during ANC and addressing client myths and misconceptions about the IUD. This strategy allows pregnant women and couples to make informed decisions about their future contraception use, reduce unmet need for family planning, and reduce unintended pregnancy.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-01-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119886843
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Fertility Treatment Options for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    • Authors: Shital Sawant, Priya Bhide
      Abstract: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health, Volume 13, Issue , January-December 2019.
      Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrinological disorder in women of reproductive age. It is commonly associated with anovulatory subfertility, for which there are a range of treatment options available to help them conceive. These options are given in a step-wise manner with an appropriate selection of patients to maximise success rates with minimal complications. This review discusses the importance and involvement of multidisciplinary care when offering treatment to women with subfertility. Multidisciplinary care gives an excellent opportunity to identify, assess risk, and potentially prevent future morbidities and complications while treating women for fertility issues. We have also summarised the various options available for fertility treatment: pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological intervention, and assisted reproductive technology.
      Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health
      PubDate: 2019-01-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1179558119890867
      Issue No: Vol. 13 (2019)
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