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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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

  26. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive endocrine co-morbidity of obesity. Ghrelin is a peptide which regulates food intake and body weight. The aim of this study was to measure ghrelin level...

    Authors: Nearmeen M. Rashad, Yasser S. Saraya, Samir A. Afifi, Ayman E. Ali and Radwa M. Al-sayed
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:12
  27. In assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles in addition to embryo quality, the receptivity of the endometrium plays the main role in clinical outcomes. Endometrial receptivity is necessary to implantation...

    Authors: Maryam Eftekhar, Sara Zare Mehrjardi, Behnaz Molaei, Fatemeh Taheri and Esmat Mangoli
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:10
  28. With the development of assisted reproductive technology (ART), diseases believed to be caused by ART have begun to be identified as imprinted disease. However, no conclusion has been reached. So we sought to ...

    Authors: Yu Horibe, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Miyuki Arai, Kohji Okamura, Kazunori Hashimoto, Hideo Matsui and Kenichiro Hata
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:9
  29. The 6-item Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) is a short form of the original 19-item FSFI that measures sexual function in women. The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and reliability of ...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Hedyeh Riazi, Hajar Lotfollahi, Reza Omani-Samani and Payam Amini
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:7
  30. Vitrification is the main technique in the assisted reproductive technique (ART) labs. Sperm vitrification exposes sperm to damage. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of Ceratonia...

    Authors: Azita Faramarzi, Farank Aghaz, Mitra Bakhtiari and Mozafar Khazaei
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:6
  31. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disorder of reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic functions. Vitamin D has an influence on metabolic and reproductive functions. This study was designed to ...

    Authors: Nearmeen M. Rashad, Azza H. Abd El-Fatah, Mohamed El-Bakry Lashin, Hala G. Abomandour and Reem M. Allam
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:5
  32. To evaluate the association of patient and IVF cycle characteristics with blastulation rate and formation of high-quality blastocysts

    Authors: Carrie A. Jones, Kelly S. Acharya, Chaitanya R. Acharya, Douglas Raburn and Suheil J. Muasher
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:4
  33. Tramadol is a commonly abused erotic drug that recently has gained popularity among young men. It is a centrally acting analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. This study aimed to evaluate the chronic...

    Authors: Sherein Salah, Mohamed Wagih, Amr Zaki, Wael Fathy and Amir Eid
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:3
  34. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrinopathies affecting 5–10% of women of reproductive age. The syndrome is surrounded by controversies regarding both its diagnosis and treatment....

    Authors: Mohamed Atef Behery, Eman Anwar Hasan, Eman Ahmed Ali and Ahmed Abdelkader Eltabakh
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:2
  35. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may undergo laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD). To find out whether endometrial scratch, at time of LOD, could improve live birth rate in subfertile women with PC...

    Authors: A. Gibreel, R. Ali, R. Hemida, L. Sherif and N. El-Adawi
    Citation: Middle East Fertility Society Journal 2019 24:1

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