Re: Clinical and biochemical presentations of polycystic ovary syndrome among obese and nonobese women

29 12 2009

To the Editor:

I read the article by Liou et al. (1) with interest. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of obesity on the clinical and biochemical presentations of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Obesity with PCOS was associated with hyperandrogenism and prolonged menstrual intervals. However, this group had a significantly lower frequency of acne in the study. Read the rest of this entry »





Choosing a culture medium: making informed choices

17 12 2009

To the Editor:

We read the paper of Biggers and Summers (1) and followed the never-ending scientific discussion (or should we say, dispute) on the optimal composition of culture media (2,3) with interest. Read the rest of this entry »





Access to fertility treatment

16 12 2009

To the Editor:

I am in disagreement with the statement of The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the “Access to fertility treatment by gays, lesbians, and unmarried persons” (1). Read the rest of this entry »





Arguments for a left lateral predisposition of endometrioma.

11 12 2009

To the Editor:

Matalliotakis and colleagues, in the April 2009 issue of Fertility and Sterility, present an argument for the left lateral predisposition of ovarian endometriomas based on a retrospective series of 251 women who underwent surgical intervention for the disease (1). They also suggest a new ‘female varicocele theory’ for the development of ovarian endometriomas based on the left lateral predilection of ovarian vein dilation (2). Read the rest of this entry »





Apolipoprotein E4 and recurrent pregnancy loss: Is it time to draw a conclusion?

7 12 2009

To the Editor:

Lately, Bianca et al. revealed a negative association of apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4 ε) allele with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) (1), which was against the conclusion drawn by a previous study (2). The contradictory results lead us to believe that it is still too early to draw a conclusion about the association between APOE4 ε and RPL.
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