Risk of birth defects increased in pregnancies conceived by AHR

26 02 2009

To the Editor:

In a recent publication, using the Niday Perinatal Database from 82 primary and tertiary centers in Ontario for 2005, El-Chaar et al found that assisted human reproduction (AHR) procedures increase the risk of birth defects in a retrospective cohort design (1).   Read the rest of this entry »





Modern Trends in Reproductive Organ Transplantation Advances and Controversies

13 02 2009

To the Editor:

The highly erudite and learned review by Bedaiwy, Shahin and Falcone (1) has excellently addressed most of the issues regarding ovarian transplantation and oocyte preservation, but has omitted a few of the classic presentations related to tubal and/or tubo-ovarian transplantation. Read the rest of this entry »





The endometriosis-ovarian cancer connection: the case against preventive surgery/CA-125 as a biomarker for malignant transformation of endometriosis

11 02 2009

To the Editor:

In their informative review on the relationship between endometriosis and ovarian malignancy (1), Nezhat and co-workers conclude that, given “the strong relationship between endometriosis and ovarian cancer […], appropriate and timely resection and elimination of disease should be practiced.” Read the rest of this entry »





Unexplained Infertility and Inherited Thrombophilia

5 02 2009

To the Editor:

Approximately 15% to 30% of couples (1) will be diagnosed with unexplained infertility (UI) after their diagnostic workup as suggested in guidelines (2) fails to reveal any abnormality. The treatment for unexplained infertility is therefore, by definition, empiric because it does not address a specific defect or functional impairment (1). Read the rest of this entry »