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ESHRE journal club

Save the date of the next journal club: 24-25 May 2024

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Previous editions

39 - 25-26 April 2024

Fertility education: recommendations for developing and implementing tools to improve fertility literacy.
M;V. Martins et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead253


38 - 22-23 March 2024

Community awareness and use of anti-Müllerian hormone testing in Australia: a population survey of women
T. Copp et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead111

37 - 23-24 February 2024

Clinical outcomes from ART in predicted hyperresponders: in vitro maturation of oocytes versus conventional ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI
L Mostinckx, et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead273

36 - 26-27 January 2024

Effective protection: the embryonic development and clinical outcomes of emergency vitrification of 1246 oocytes and Day 0–Day 5 embryos in a natural disaster
Wenyan Song, et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead210

35 - 15-16 December 2023

Human ovarian aging is characterized by oxidative damage and mitochondrial dysfunction
Myrthe A J Smits, et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead177

34 - 24-25 November 2023

Inhibition of checkpoint kinase prevents human oocyte apoptosis induced by chemotherapy and allows enhanced tumour chemotherapeutic efficacy
Meng Wu, Liru Xue, et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead145

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Chemoprotection of the ovary: a leading role or a complementary strategy in fertility preservation?

33 - 27-28 October 2023

Discard or not discard, that is the question: an international survey across 117 embryologists on the clinical management of borderline quality blastocysts
Viviana Chiappetta et al,
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead174

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionAgree to disagree: reaching consensus amongst embryologists on the clinical management of low-quality blastocysts 

32 - 29-30 September 2023

Anti-Müllerian hormone predicts positive sperm retrieval in men with idiopathic non-obstructive azoospermia—findings from a multi-centric cross-sectional study
Edoardo Pozzi et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead125


26 June 2023

Live Journal Club at the ESHRE Annual meeting: Unravelling the enigma of unexplained infertility: an interdisciplinary discussion

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Understanding and addressing unexplained infertility: from diagnosis to treatment


31 - 26-27 May 2023

A comparison of 12 machine learning models developed to predict ploidy, using a morphokinetic meta-dataset of 8147 embryos
Thomas Bamford et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead034

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Unpacking the artificial intelligence toolbox for embryo ploidy prediction


30 - 28-29 April 2023

Effects of trying to conceive using an every-other-day strategy versus fertile window monitoring on stress: a 12-month randomized controlled trial
Mariana V Martins et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac228

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: From stress to success: exploring methods addressing psychosocial stress in couples trying to conceive 


29 - 31 March - 1 April 2023

Childhood cancer and hematological disorders negatively affect spermatogonial quantity at diagnosis: a retrospective study of a male fertility preservation cohort
Ieva Masliukaite et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dead004

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionGoing back to the start: do cancer and haematological disorders affect germ cells in prepubertal boys?


28 - 24-25 February 2023

Clinical factors associated with low serum progesterone levels on the day of frozen blastocyst transfer in hormonal replacement therapy cycles
C Maignien et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac199

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionProgesterone in HRT-FET cycles: a game of hide and seek


27 - 27-28 January 2023

Sperm count is increased by diet-induced weight loss and maintained by exercise or GLP-1 analogue treatment: a randomized controlled trial
E Andersen et al
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deac096

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionBalancing the scales: the interplay of diet, exercise, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and obesity in shaping male reproductive health


26 - 16-17 December 2022

Anti-Müllerian hormone-mediated preantral follicle atresia is a key determinant of antral follicle count in mice
Y Zhou et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac204

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionMind the gap: deciphering the role of anti-Müllerian hormone in follicular development—from animal studies toward clinical application


25 - 25-26 November 2022

Association of PCOS with offspring morbidity: a longitudinal cohort study
Shu Qin Wei et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac154

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionMother’s PCOS: a blueprint for children’s health?


24 - 29-30 October 2022

How slow is too slow? A comprehensive portrait of Day 7 blastocysts and their clinical value standardized through artificial intelligence
Danila Cimadomo et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac080

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Better late than never: the clinical value of Day 7 blastocysts


23 - Live JC (2022 Annual Meeting) - Wednesday, July 6st, 08:30 - 10:00 CEST 

Genetic incompatibility of the reproductive partners: an evolutionary perspective on infertility
Jukka Kekäläinen et al
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab221

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: failed fertilization: is genetic incompatibility the elephant in the room?  


22 - 27-28 May 2022

Sperm selection with hyaluronic acid improved live birth outcomes among older couples and was connected to sperm DNA quality, potentially affecting all treatment outcomes
Robert West et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac058

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionare sperm selection techniques a panacea? Indications for the use of physiological intracytoplasmic sperm injection (PICSI) in medically assisted reproduction


21 - 29-30 April 2022

Trophectoderm differentiation to invasive syncytiotrophoblast is promoted by endometrial epithelial cells during human embryo implantation
Peter T. Ruane et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deac008

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionrenewing the old: novel stem cell research for unsolved ART problems


20 - 25-26 March 2022

Delayed diagnosis of endometriosis disadvantages women in ART: a retrospective population linked data study
K.M. Moss et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab216

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductiondiagnosing endometriosis loosens the Gordian knot of infertility treatment


19 - 25-26 February 2022

Predictive models of pregnancy based on data from a preconception cohort study
Jennifer J Yland et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab280

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionon the road to preconception and personalized counselling with machine learning models


18 - 28-29 January 2022

Optimisation of the timing of fertilisation assessment for oocytes cultured in standard incubation: lessons learnt from time-lapse imaging of 78 348 embryos
A Barrie et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab209

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionseeing is believing! How time lapse imaging can improve IVF practice and take it to the future clinic


17 - 17-18 December 2021

Non-invasive, label-free optical analysis to detect aneuploidy within the inner cell mass of the preimplantation embryo
Tiffany C Y Tan et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab233

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproductionnon-invasive aneuploidy testing as an example of interdisciplinary innovation in ART


16 - 27-27 November 2021

Assessing couples’ preferences for fresh or frozen embryo transfer: a discrete choice experiment
B. Abdulrahim et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab207

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionDiscrete choice experiments and patient decision-making in ART


15 - 29-30 October 2021

What is the threshold of mature oocytes to obtain at least one healthy transferable cleavage-stage embryo after preimplantation genetic testing for fragile X syndrome?
C. Sonigo et al.
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab214

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionCatch 22—is PGT a number game? Efficacy of PGT and the importance of counselling


14 - 24-25 September 2021

How common is add-on use and how do patients decide whether to use them? A national survey of IVF patients
S. Lensen et al
Human Reproduction
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab098

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: trick or treatment—evidence based use of add-ons in ART and patient perspectives


Live JC (2021 Annual Meeting) - Thursday, July 1st, 10:00 - 11:30 CEST 

Male age interferes with embryo growth in IVF treatment
Jolien Van Opstal et al
Human Reproduction
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa256

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: #ESHREjc live edition report: ‘the forgotten Y’—advanced paternal age from a global health perspective


13 - 28-29 May 2021

Do we trust scientific evidence? A multicentre retrospective analysis of first IVF/ICSI cycles before and after the OPTIMIST trial
E Papaleo, A Revelli, M Costa, M Bertoli, S Zaffagnini, F Tomei, M Manno, A Rebecchi, R Villanacci, V S Vanni
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab047

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: ovarian stimulation practice after the OPTIMIST trial and evidence-based medicine


12 - 30 April - 1 May 2021

Live births following fertility preservation using in-vitro maturation of ovarian tissue oocytes
Ingrid Segers, Erlisa Bardhi, Ileana Mateizel, Ellen Van Moer, Rik Schots, Greta Verheyen, Herman Tournaye, Michel De Vos
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa175

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionIs OTO-IVM the future fertility preservation alternative for urgent cancer patients?


11 - 26-27 March 2021

The effect of denudation and injection timing in the reproductive outcomes of ICSI cycles: new insights into the risk of in vitro oocyte ageing
M Carvalho, F Leal, S Mota, A Aguiar, S Sousa, J Nunes, C Calhaz-Jorge
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa21

Expanding the time interval between ovulation triggering and oocyte injection: does it affect the embryological and clinical outcome?
L T M Vandenberghe, S Santos-Ribeiro, N De Munck, B Desmet, W Meul, A De Vos, H Van de Velde, A Racca, H Tournaye, G Verheyen
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa338

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Is a longer time interval between oocyte retrieval and ICSI a blessing in disguise?


10 - 26-27 February 2021

Semen impairment and occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in semen after recovery from COVID-19
M Gacci, M Coppi, E Baldi, A Sebastianelli, C Zaccaro, S Morselli, A Pecoraro, A Manera, R Nicoletti, A Liaci
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab026

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Does SARS-CoV-2 affect male fertility?


9 - 29-30 January 2021

Exposure of human fallopian tube epithelium to elevated testosterone results in alteration of cilia gene expression and beating
Tia Jackson-Bey, José Colina, Brett C Isenberg, Jonathan Coppeta, Margrit Urbanek, J Julie Kim, Teresa K Woodruff, Joanna E Burdette, Angela Russo
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa157

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human ReproductionAre fallopian tubes the unsung hero of reproduction?


8 - 11-12 December 2020

ESHRE guideline on female fertility preservation
DOI: doi.org/10.1093/hropen/hoaa052


7 - 27-28 November 2020

Advanced paternal age is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Nadia A du Fossé, Marie-Louise P van der Hoorn, Jan M M van Lith, Saskia le Cessie, Eileen E L O Lashley
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmaa010


6- 30 to 31 October 2020

Melatonin protects the mouse testis against heat-induced damage
Pengfei Zhang, Yi Zheng, Yinghua Lv, Fuyuan Li, Lihong Su, Yuwei Qin, Wenxian Zeng
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/molehr/gaaa002


5- 25 to 26 September 2020

Delay in IVF treatment up to 180 days does not affect pregnancy outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve
Phillip A Romanski, Pietro Bortoletto, Zev Rosenwaks, Glenn L Schattman
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa137


Live JC (2020 Annual Meeting) - 5 July 2020, 16:30-18:00 CET 

First PGT-A using human in vivo blastocysts recovered by uterine lavage: comparison with matched IVF embryo controls.
Santiago Munné et al.
Human Reproduction,
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dez242


4- 29 to 30 May 2020

Endometrial scratching prior to IVF; does it help and for whom? A systematic review and meta-analysis
N E van Hoogenhuijze, J C Kasius, F J M Broekmans, J Bosteels, H L Torrance
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/hropen/hoy025


3– 24 to 25 April 2020

Chromosomal Mosaicism in Human Blastocysts: The Ultimate Diagnostic Dilemma
Mina Popovic, Lien Dhaenens, Annekatrien Boel, Björn Menten, Björn Heindryckx
Human Reproduction Update, https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmz050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humupd/dmz050


2- 27 to 29 March 2020

E Andreas et al, The effect of maternal high-fat/high-sugar diet on offspring oocytes and early embryo development, Molecular Human Reproduction, Volume 25, Issue 11, November 2019, Pages 717–728 https://doi.org/10.1093/molehr/gaz049
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dez198


1 - 28 February to 1 March 2020

Amber L Kennedy et al, The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy following sperm donation in IVF: an Australian state-wide retrospective cohort study
Human Reproduction, Volume 34, Issue 12, December 2019, Pages 2541–2548, https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dez198
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dez198