Tag: Current Research

Lack of Evidence Linking IVF & Long-Term Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy world-wide among women. Long-term follow-up studies for risk of breast cancer after IVF treatment have raised concerns but have ultimately been inconclusive due to the limited follow-up. Further, association studies in infertility often compare infertile women to non-infertile women, which is not an ideal comparison group when attempting […]

The Microbiome in Human Reproduction – Podcast

The human microbiome has been termed the “second human genome” and it appears every bit as complex. The microbiome in human reproduction impacts both the reproductive tract and gametogenesis. Recent data have furthered our understanding of the microbiome, the biofilms it creates, and its impact of health and disease in human reproduction. Listen to Dr. […]

Study shows DHEA does not improve IVF outcomes

A recent study conducted at The University of Nottingham and reported in Ob.Gyn. News shows DHEA does not improve IVF outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve Reproductive endocrinologists for years have sought an elixir that would help women with low numbers of follicles produce more eggs and, hopefully, have a higher chance of a successful pregnancy. […]

Autism and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

With autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  on the rise  patient’s often ask about the risk of autism with fertility treatment.   The prevalence of this disorder in US children between the ages of 6 to 17 is estimated to be 1 in 50.  While the etiology of this devastating disease remains unknown there is thought to be […]

Another reason to avoid Double Embryo Transfer (DET)

An article recently published in the NY Times earlier this month, “Low Birth Weight Tied to Hip Replacement in Adulthood,” highlights a report that is IN PRESS in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. The study reports the Low Birth Weight of infants were found to have a 250% increase  in Hip Replacement later in life.  Double […]

RMANJ Comments on Recent U.S. Senate Hearing on “Dr. Oz Effect”

Cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality Dr. Mehmet OZ was recently grilled by Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance about the promotion of weight loss products on his wildly popular television show. You can watch a clip of the hearing at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/17/health/senate-grills-dr-oz/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 According to Jen Christensen and Jacque Wilson of CNN, the subcommittee […]