Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Infertility


EVALUATION OF ROLE OF TRANSABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND IN UTERINE AND ADNEXAL FACTORS IN INFERTILITY

Dr Poonam Ohri, Dr Niveditha Basappa, Dr Kulwinder Kaur, Dr Manasi Kohli, Parushi Kohli, Dr Prabnoor Kaur

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 282-291

Background: The desire to procreate is universal phenomenon. Childlessness is considered
as a curse in many societies and is one of the causes of marital breakups. WHO has defined
infertility as ‘Failure to conceive over 12 months of uninterrupted sexual practice. USG has
become a well-established technique for imaging ovarian and uterine pathologies. Methods:
This is a hospital based cross sectional, observation study,included total of 51 cases. The
patients with chief complaints of infertility presenting to gynaecology OPDs were referred to
the department of Radiodiagnosis,Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar and all patients were
subjected to transabdominal ultrasonography using 3.5 MHz sector transducer. Results: Out
of 51 cases studied, 35 were of primary infertility and 16 were of secondary infertility.
Duration of infertility varied from 1.75- 17 years in patients with primary infertility and 2-10
years in patients with secondary infertility,maximum cases between 2-4 years.. Nonspecific
enlargement of uterus on one case, 3 with fibroid, 3 with endometrial calcification, one with
infantile uterus and one bicornuate uterus. Ovaries were normal in 37 cases, abnormal in 9
cases, not visualized in 3 cases on left and 1 on right side. Left ovary enlarged in one case.
Ovarian cyst in 3 cases, T.O masses in 5 cases and PCOD in one case. Fluid in POD in 4
cases.Conclusion: It is concluded that ultrasound is very helpful in assessment of uterus and
adnexal pathologies. USG is non-invasive, cheap, acceptable, easily available modality. It can
diagnose structural abnormality and helps in making diagnosis of etiologic factor in patients
of infertility and also in management and follow up of patients of infertility.

Role of MRI in detecting female infertility

Dr. A Antony Jean,Dr. K. Karthikeyan,Dr.Ajit Kumar Reddy, Dr.AnnithaElavarasi J

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3197-3201

To assess role of MRI in detecting female infertility.
Materials & Methods:Eighty- six women age ranged 20- 40 years were included in the
study. All underwent MRI using 1.5 Tesla unit equipped with a 32 phased-array surface
coil. Causes of female infertility was recorded.
Results: Age group 20-30 years comprised of 50 and 31-40 years had 36 patients. Various
causes of female infertility was PCOS in 12, tubal disease in 18, pelvic inflammatory
disease in 10, endometriosis in 8, leiomyoma in 6, adenomyosis in 12 and endometrial
polyps in 20 cases. A significant difference was observed (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: MRI is an excellent non-invasive, radiation-free modality for the evaluation
of female infertility; its superior soft-tissue contrast resolution and multiplanar evaluation
generate exquisite anatomical details.

Infertility predictors for prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas

Kh.K Nasirova; Z.Yu. Khalimova; Yu. M. Urmanova; G.D. Narimova

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 2488-2503

Abstract: Purpose of research - To improve reproductive outcomes of women with
prolactinomas by evaluating fertility predictors. Material and methods. We examined 250
women aged 17-35 years (average age 30.5 years) with endocrine infertility (EI) and
hyperprolactinemia. Of these, 71 (28.4%) patients with prolactinoma and endocrine
infertility were selected for an in-depth study. All patients underwent a complete clinical -
hormonal and visualization examination and were divided into patients with EI with
pituitary microprolactinomas (64.7%) and patients with EI with macroprolactinomas
(35.2%). Clinical, imaging, and hormonal studies have been performed. The basal levels of
the pituitary gonadotropic hormones — LH, FSH, as well as PRL, TH, peripheral gland
hormones cortisol (C), estradiol (E) and total testosterone (T), dehydroepiandrosterone
sulfate (DHEA-S), progesterone, inhibins A and B were determined , activin, antimuller
hormone. The research materials were subjected to statistical processing using the methods
of parametric and non-parametric analysis. Results. According to the objectives, the
functional state of the HPO system and the clinical characteristics of infertility in
prolactinomas were studied, an analysis of complaints and anamnestic data of patients
with EI with prolactinomas was made, depending on the size of the formation in a
comparative aspect. The state of ovarian reserve was assessed, with the determination of
FSH, activin, AMH, inhibin A and B in the blood serum. The inhibin A level in both Me
groups was 1.30 ng/ml, which significantly differed from the control group (p₂ ˂0.0001,
p₃ ˂0.0001). The level of inhibin B underwent significant changes in both groups. A
decrease in inhibin B and an increase in FSH can prove a decrease in ovulatory ovarian
reserve. The studied women with EI in both groups showed a decrease in AMH, in the
group with microadenomas ranged from 0.12 to 2.1 and averaged 0.75 ± 0.27 ng/ml, and in
the group with macroadenomas ranged from 0.09-2.2 and averaged 0.97 ± 0.49 ng/ml,
which significantly differed from the control group (p₁ ˂0.05, p₂ ˂0.001 p₃ ˂0.001). The
conducted Spearman correlation and regression analysis showed that between prolactin
and AMH (r = -0.4; p˂0.01), between prolactin and progesterone (21dMC) (r = -0.576;
p˂0.0001) as well as between prolactin and inhibin B (r = -0.67) there is a strong “-“
negative relationship and all indicators were statistically significant. Conclusions:
Endocrine disorders in women with prolactinomas are significantly increased in patients
with macroadenoma compared with microadenoma. Correlation-regression analysis found
a negative relationship between PRL and AMH (r = -0.4, P <0.0001), PRL and
progesterone (r = -0.57, P <0.0001). With an increase in PRL by 1 unit, there is a decrease
in AMH by 0.008 units (P <0.001), a decrease in inhibin B by 0.11 (P <0.001),
progesterone by 0.04 units (P <0.0001) and the degree of hyperprolactinemia and this all
can predict EI development.

Features of perinatal outcomes in women after supporting reproductive technologies

Shakhnoza F. Bakhodirova; Gulchekhra A. Ikhtiyarova; Aslonova M.J .; Salim S. Davlatov

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 6350-6356

Pregnancy conceived with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has a higher risk of maternal and perinatal complications, and the overall risk of adverse outcomes requiring extended obstetric care has not been thoroughly studied. The review is devoted to the actual problem of the health status of children born after IVF. A systematic review of the health indicators of children conceived with IVF after the neonatal period was carried out versus natural, conceived.