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  1. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate obstetric, maternal, and neonatal outcomes in COVID-19 compared to healthy pregnant women in Iran.

    Authors: Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Solmaz Heidari, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Shakiba Amirjani, Amireh Aji-ramkani, Maryam Azizi-Kutenaee and Fatemeh Bazarganipour

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:17

    Content type: Research

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  2. Prediction of ovarian response prior to the ovarian stimulation cycle is useful in determining the optimal starting dose of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (r-FSH). This study was designed to (I) eval...

    Authors: Mohammed M. Laqqan and Maged M. Yassin

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:16

    Content type: Research

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  3. The knowledge and the beliefs of people could affect the fertility of women and men all over the society. According to gender, the aim of this study was to describe knowledge level and attitude of Moroccan you...

    Authors: Sana El Adlani, Abdelhafid Benksim, Yassir Ait Ben Kaddour, Abderraouf Soummani and Mohamed Cherkaoui

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:14

    Content type: Research

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  4. Oxidative stress has an undeniable role in the impairment of sperm function and idiopathic male infertility. On the other hand, the local antioxidant system particularly glutathione peroxidase 3 (GPX3) as an e...

    Authors: Milad Pournasir, Saied Ghorbian, Tohid Ghasemnejad, Amir Fattahi and Mohammad Nouri

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a rare condition in which there is gonadal hypofunction due to absence of gonadotropin drive. In this condition, there are very low serum levels of gonadotropins. Pituitar...

    Authors: Ahmed Elsayed Abdelaal, Mohamed Atef Behery and Ahmed Farouk Abdelkawi

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:11

    Content type: Research

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  6. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of mean blastomere diameter (MBD) on pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cases undergoing the long agonist cycle protocol. A total of 84...

    Authors: Suleyman Guven, Sebnem Alanya Tosun and Emine Seda Guvendag Guven

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. Obstetrical outcomes in assisted reproduction techniques (ART) were compared with naturally conceived pregnancies and among each other in multiple reports. However, many important changes in the practice of in...

    Authors: Adhwaa Khudhari, Ali Mourad, Simon Phillips, Mohammad Zubair Alam, Robert Hemmings and Wael Jamal

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. We aimed to determine if the success of TESE and live-birth following TESE-ICSI can be predicted from readily available preoperative parameters for couples with azoospermia. Our methodology was as follows, thi...

    Authors: L. Lacey, I. Henderson, S. Hassan, H. Hunter, Y. Sajjad and M. A. Akhtar

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:6

    Content type: Research

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  9. Purslane is a widely distributed shrub used for the treatment of different ailments. The increasing reproductive complications associated with herbal treatments have led to the need to critically evaluate the ...

    Authors: Izuchukwu Azuka Okafor, Uchenna Somtochukwu Nnamah and Jude Nnaka

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:5

    Content type: Research

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  10. Next-generation sequencing isolates culturable and unculturable bacteria from the female reproductive tract. Current literatures surrounding the impact of endometrial microbiome on fertility are reviewed.

    Authors: Aboubakr Mohamed Elnashar

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:4

    Content type: Review

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  11. Studies have shown that olfactory receptor genes are the largest in the human genome, which are significantly expressed in olfactory and non-olfactory tissues such as the reproductive systems where they perfor...

    Authors: Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, Ayobami Dare, Gloria E. Okotie, Charles O. Adetunji, Babatunde O. Ibitoye, Olugbenga Eweoya, Joseph B. Dare and Bamidele J. Okoli

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:3

    Content type: Review

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  12. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate sexual and marital satisfaction in couples with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A case-control study was conducted on 90 couples with PCOS and 90 healthy coup...

    Authors: Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Shahintaj Aramesh, Maryam Azizi-Kutenaee, Helen Allan, Tahereh Safarzadeh, Mojgan Taheri, Shohreh Salari, Zahra Khashavi and Fatemeh Bazarganipour

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. COVID-19 is the most recent zoonotic outbreak of coronaviruses. Mostly, it invades the cells of the respiratory system by binding to the receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) which is also present in...

    Authors: Indu Sharma, Priti Kumari, Anuradha Sharma and Subhas Chandra Saha

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2021 26:1

    Content type: Review

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  14. Endometrial osseous metaplasia (EOM) is an uncommon condition characterised by metaplastic transformation of endometrial tissue into osteoblasts (mature or immature bone in the endometrium). Etiopathogenesis o...

    Authors: Abdul Haseeb Wani, Arshed Hussain Parry, Imza Feroz, Majid Jehangir and Masarat Rashid

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:35

    Content type: Research

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  15. Ovarian tissue vitrification is an alternative fertility preservation procedure for young female patients prior to gonadotoxic treatment. Primordial follicle loss might be a potential issue for vitrification a...

    Authors: Shofwal Widad, Detty Siti Nurdiati, Sarrah Ayuandari, Kuky Cahya Hamurajib, Muhammad Dimas Reza Rahmana, Nurulita Ainun Alma and Agung Dewanto

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:34

    Content type: Research

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  16. Considerable attention is being directed nowadays towards using probiotics as an alternative therapy in treating several human diseases including gastrointestinal tract diseases especially colorectal cancers, ...

    Authors: Nagham Younis and Adel Mahasneh

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:33

    Content type: Review

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  17. A belief exists that transferring multiple embryos can improve pregnancy rates. However, this concept is flawed. Multiple factors affect outcomes when transferring embryos, endometrial receptivity, and rates o...

    Authors: Michael H. Dahan and Samer Tannus

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:32

    Content type: Correspondence

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  18. The potential of COVID-19 severe pandemic necessitates the development of an organized and well-reasoned plan for the management of embryology/andrology laboratories while safeguarding the wellbeing of patient...

    Authors: Fadi Choucair, Nagham Younis and Alia Hourani

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:31

    Content type: Review

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  19. The first live birth after uterus transplantation took place in Sweden in 2014. It was the first ever cure for absolute uterine factor infertility. We report the surgery, assisted reproduction, and pregnancy b...

    Authors: Randa Akouri, Ghassan Maalouf, Joseph Abboud, Toufic Nakad, Farid Bedran, Pascal Hajj, Chadia Beaini, Laura Mihaela Cricu, Georges Aftimos, Chebly El Hajj, Ghada Eid, Abdo Waked, Rabih Hallit, Christian Gerges, Eliane Abi Rached, Matta Matta…

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:30

    Content type: Research

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  20. Despite the vulnerability of pregnant women, few studies have been conducted on their perceived risk and protective behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The present cross-sectional study aims to investigate...

    Authors: Soodabeh Aghababaei, Saeed Bashirian, Alireza Soltanian, Mansoureh Refaei, Tahereh Omidi, Samereh Ghelichkhani and Farzaneh Soltani

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:29

    Content type: Research

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  21. Infertility affects almost one in five couples but is still poorly understood by the general public. Although the socio-cultural aspect of infertility has already been covered in some countries, there is curre...

    Authors: Jean-Paul K. K. Sahakian, Elie El Helou, Jessica Azoury, Laure Salameh, Imad Abou Jaoude and Ghassan Sleilaty

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:27

    Content type: Research

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  22. Vitamin D3 (Vit.D3) is an antioxidant that can improve sperm motility. However, the specific mechanisms of Vit.D3’s effect on sperm are not yet elucidated. Since heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and oxidative str...

    Authors: Mahin Taheri Moghadam, Omid Hamidian, Esrafil Mansouri and Roshan Nikbakht

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:26

    Content type: Research

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  23. Cognitive strategies play an important role in the prevention of psychological disorders. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships of cognitive emotion regulation with anxiety and depression symp...

    Authors: Fatemeh Foroudifard, Payam Amini, Behnaz Navid, Reza Omani-Samani, Mahdi Sepidarkish and Saman Maroufizadeh

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:24

    Content type: Research

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  24. Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as having the experience of three or more repeated pregnancy losses. Despite numerous studies, RPL etiology remains unclear; in this respect, many etiological factors have b...

    Authors: Marjan Pourfahraji Fakhrabadi, Seyed Mahdi Kalantar, Fatemeh Montazeri, Mahmood Dehghani Ashkezari, Majid Pourfahraji Fakhrabadi and Samira Sabbagh Nejad Yazd

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:23

    Content type: Research

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  25. Recently, vitamin D was discovered to have an important role in female reproduction and IVF. However, there were no studies specifically addressed its role in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients underg...

    Authors: Eman Fawzy Omran, Abdelmaguid Ramzy, Amal Shohayeb, Nermeen Farouk, Mahmoud Soliman, Heba Baz and Marwa Foad Sharaf

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:22

    Content type: Research

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  26. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: O. Abuzeid, J. LaChance, O. Zaghmout, J. Corrado, J. Hebert, M. Ashraf and M. I. Abuzeid

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:21

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:1

  27. This paper describes a blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to evaluate the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) administration on outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection ...

    Authors: Nasrin Saharkhiz, Saghar Salehpour, Sedighe Hosseini, Hossein Hosseinirad and Leila Nazari

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:20

    Content type: Research

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  28. Previous studies reported that self-reported stress, stressful life events, and psychological distress influence ovarian ageing and response. However, there are limited, yet conflicting findings on the effect ...

    Authors: Oyinkansola Islamiyat Lawal, Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi, Jameelu-deen Omokunmi Yusuff and Micheal Abiola Okunlola

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:19

    Content type: Research

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  29. While a relationship between embryo morphology, developmental ability, and genetic integrity exists, the selection of embryos with higher implantation potential remains a major challenge in assisted reproducti...

    Authors: Fatemeh Taheri, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Farzaneh Fesahat, Fatemeh Montazeri, Maria Grazia Palmerini and Bryan Woodward

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:18

    Content type: Research

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  30. Worldwide, there is an increase in uptake of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. The impact of paternal age on ART outcomes is unclear. In view of the conflicting results reported by studies eval...

    Authors: Treasa Joseph, Reka Karuppusami, Muthukumar Karthikeyan, Aleyamma T. Kunjummen and Mohan S. Kamath

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:17

    Content type: Research

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  31. Depression is a common mental disorder. Infertility can lead to depression. The current systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to estimate the pooled prevalence of depression among Iranian infertil...

    Authors: Yousef Alimohamadi, Ahmad Mehri, Mojtaba Sepandi, Firooz Esmaeilzadeh and Roya Rashti

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:16

    Content type: Review

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  32. The main objective of this randomized controlled trial was to study the impact of LOD on the pregnancy rate after ICSI-ET in PCOS.

    Authors: Adel M. Nada, Hala Abdelwahab, Hala Nabil and Reham A. Mohsen

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:15

    Content type: Research

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  33. Male infertility is usually caused via the inability to produce adequate quantities of healthy and active sperms. Nicotine (NIC) is an alkaloid organic compound, predominantly found in the leaves of the tobacc...

    Authors: Mohammad Rahimi-Madiseh, Mohsen Mohammadi, Amin Hassanvand, Reza Ahmadi, Maasume Shahmohammadi and Ayoob Rostamzadeh

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:14

    Content type: Research

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  34. The influence of thyroid autoimmunity in in–vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles is still a controversial issue. Although some women are euthyroid, some studies found thyroid dysf...

    Authors: Vehbi Yavuz Tokgoz, Berker Isim and Ahmet Basar Tekin

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:12

    Content type: Research

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  35. The microdeletions of the Y chromosome are associated with a decreased number of sperm cells in the ejaculate and male infertility. One such deletion is the gr/gr, which leads to reduction of the alleles in th...

    Authors: Mariya Levkova, Trifon Chervenkov and Lyudmila Angelova

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:10

    Content type: Research

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  36. Humans are exposed to identifiable multiple environmental stressors. However, there is paucity of studies assessing chronic variable stress (CVS) exposure together with antioxidant supplementation on reproduct...

    Authors: Shakiru Ademola Salami, Hussein Mofomosara Salahdeen, Oyinlola Toluwani Moronkola, Babatunde Adekunle Murtala and Yinusa Raji

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:8

    Content type: Research

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  37. The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is increasing worldwide, and observational studies have indicated that women who conceived by ART have an increased risk of pregnancy complications including g...

    Authors: Maryam Mohammadi, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Saman Maroufizadeh, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Behnaz Navid, Payam Amini, Reza Omani-Samani and Ahad Alizadeh

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:6

    Content type: Review

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  38. Thin endometrium could be a major contributing factor in decreasing pregnancy rates with in-vitro fertilization. Several treatments have been studied in patients with thin endometrium, like hormonal therapy by...

    Authors: Ahmed Samy, Ahmed M. Abbas, Ahmed Elmoursi, Mohamed Elsayed and Reda S. Hussein

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:5

    Content type: Review

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  39. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting women. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of Stachys sylvatica hydroalcoholic extract on biochemical and histological...

    Authors: F. Alizadeh, M. Ramezani and Z. Piravar

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:4

    Content type: Research

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  40. In patients with low numbers of embryos, there is not yet consensus on whether to extend culture to the blastocyst stage, especially due to the risk that some or all of the embryos will not make it to the blas...

    Authors: Stephanie Smeltzer, Kelly Acharya, Tracy Truong, Carl Pieper and Suheil Muasher

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:3

    Content type: Research

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  41. An age-matched controlled study, to assess the outcome of IVF/ICSI in low and extremely low AMH levels in different age groups by comparing the live birth rate

    Authors: Yomna I. Zaghloul, Yahia M. Amin, Ragaa T. Mansour, Ahmed Serour, Mona M. Aboulghar, Mohamed A. Aboulghar and Gamal I. Serour

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:2

    Content type: Research

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  42. To determine the accuracy of measurement of internal indentation length on transvaginal 3D ultrasound scan (TV 3D US) in detecting patients with an incomplete uterine septum (IUS) or a significant arcuate uter...

    Authors: O. Abuzeid, J. LaChance, O. Zaghmout, J. Corrado, J. Hebert, M. Ashraf and M. I. Abuzeid

    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:1

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2020 25:21

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