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Acupuncture & IVF poor responders: a cure? Conclusions: Significant increases in pregnancy outcomes were confirmed by this study and the data uniquely supported the advantage of acupuncture in patients with normal Pulsatility index. We also demonstrated that both acupuncture treatment protocols could be used together with a synergistic...
The effect of acupuncture in assisted reproduction techniques Conclusion: Acupuncture seems to be an important coadjuvant in the treatment of infertility with IVF or ICSI, and further research is needed to demonstrate its precisely effect. Teshima D. R. K et al, Fertil Steril 2007 Vol 88, Suppl 1, pg S330 Fertility and Sterility  OBJECTIVE: The aim of...
The effect of acupuncture on outcomes in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) Conclusion: It is feasible to conduct a randomized, blinded, sham control trial to study the impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates. Such a protocol is well accepted by patients. Preliminary data shows a statistically significant improvement in the biochemical pregnancy rate with acupuncture...
Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection Conclusion: Luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of IVF/ICSI. Dieterle S et al, Fertil Steril 2006 Vol 85, pg 1347-1351 Fertility and Sterility  OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of luteal-phase acupuncture on the outcome of IVF / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (...
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women Conclusion: Acupuncture on the day of ET significantly improves the reproductive outcome of IVF/ICSI, compared with no acupuncture. Repeating acupuncture on ET day +2 provided no additional beneficial effect. Westergaard L et al, Fertil Steril 2006 Vol 85, pg 1341-1346 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate...
Influence of acupuncture stimulation on pregnancy rates for women undergoing embryo transfer, Conclusion: The pregnancy rate was 31% in the acupuncture group and 23% in the control group. The ongoing pregnancy rate at 18 weeks was higher in the treatment group (28% vs. 18%).  Results suggest that acupuncture was safe for women undergoing ET.  Smith C et al, Fertil Steril 2006 Vol 85, pg...
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy Conclusion: Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART. Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group. Paulus W et al, Fertil Steril...
Preseed is the ONLY Sperm Fertility & Embryo Friendly Lubricant Last week at the American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, a new study reported that in vitro fertilization and embryo development in an animal model, were decreased following exposure of sperm to most lubricants specifically developed for trying to conceive couples.  These...
Skin diseases in alcoholics The most common skin manifestations of alcoholism presented in this review article are urticarial reactions, porphyria cutanea tarda, flushing, cutaneous stigmata of cirrhosis, psoriasis, pruritus, seborrheic dermatitis, and rosacea   Alcohol abuse is associated with many health problems,...
Alcohol and smoking: risk factors for infectious eczematoid dermatitis We conclude that alcohol intake and smoking appear to be risk factors for infectious eczematoid dermatitis among males.   Risk factors for infectious eczematoid dermatitis (IED) were analyzed in a study of males aged 19-50 years. The subjects were 43 IED patients and 226 controls with other...