ASRM Conference Coverage
October 18-21, 2016

Duke was at the 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine held October 18-21, in Salt Lake City. Read what you may have missed in our daily recaps.

Family-building priorities differ between pregnancy candidates and partners seeking fertility counseling
October 18, 2016
Women and their partners seeking fertility care often differ in their family-building priorities, which may also shift over time. [Read more]

Minimal-stimulation IVF plus SET reduces costs and improves access to effective IVF care
October 18, 2016
Compared with traditional IVF, minimal-stimulation IVF plus SET improved access to effective IVF treatment and lowered total treatment cost without compromising pregnancy results. [Read more]

Noninvasive first-trimester aneuploidy screening is feasible in routine fertility practice
October 18, 2016
Study findings support the use of noninvasive prenatal screening with cfDNA obtained from maternal plasma for fetal aneuploidy screening in real-world fertility practices. [Read more]

Resveratrol reduces serum testosterone in women with PCOS
October 19, 2016
Resveratrol appears to significantly improve insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia in patients with PCOS, with beneficial downstream effects on hyperandrogenism. [Read more]

Majority of blastocyst-stage embryo transfers in young women are noncompliant with recommended transfer limits
October 19, 2016
A total of 61% of blastocyst-stage embryo transfer cycles performed in 2013 for women younger than 35 years were noncompliant with transfer limits, despite existing guidelines. [Read more]

Peak serum estradiol level correlates with low neonatal birth weight following IVF
October 19, 2016
These findings represent the first evidence-based framework for predicting LBW among neonates conceived with IVF. [Read more]

No increase in embryo aneuploidy found among young women with history of RPL
October 20, 2016
Embryo aneuploidy rates were not elevated in young women with a history of RPL, and those seeking IVF treatment have a similar likelihood of pregnancy as women without a history of RPL. [Read more]

Progesterone facilitates early embryonic development by enhancing mitochondrial activity and increasing cellular respiration
October 20, 2016
Preclinical study findings provide insight into the essential role of progesterone in the development of oocytes and cleavage-stage embryos. [Read more]

Use of metformin decreases oocyte retrieval rates in some women with PCOS
October 20, 2016
Short-term use of metformin can adversely affect oocyte retrieval rates, but it does not reduce pregnancy and live birth rates in overweight/obese women with PCOS undergoing IVF. [Read more]

First live birth validates novel IVF technique for bypassing inherited mitochondrial diseases
October 21, 2016
This novel technique could be an important advancement in reproductive medicine because it may represent a viable avenue for circumventing inherited mitochondrial diseases. [Read more]

Fertilization method does not appear to influence perinatal outcomes among infants conceived with assisted reproductive technology
October 21, 2016
Differences in adverse perinatal outcomes between ICSI and IVF may be secondary to parental characteristics and infertility diagnoses. [Read more]

Most donor-oocyte IVF cycles exceed recommended embryo transfer limits
October 21, 2016
Noncompliance rates with embryo transfer guidelines in recent years were consistently high, leading to unacceptably high rates of multiple pregnancies. [Read more]