Ilaria Soave

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Current Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COH) for Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) pursues three main objectives: hypophyseal activity suppression, multiple follicle growth stimulation, and ovulation induction. By suppressing hypophyseal activity, it is possible to prevent untimely LH surge and allow the appropriate development of the leading follicle.(More)
AIM Polymorphisms of genes connected to folate metabolism may alter the beneficial effect of folic acid on the methyl group cycle. The most common variation is the 677C>T polymorphism of the gene of the 5,10-methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). The aim of this study is to investigate of what influence, if any, does MTHFR 677C>T mutation have on(More)
In modern society, obesity has become a major health problem and has been associated with impaired fertility. The aim of this study is to assess the role of obesity in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) stimulated either with GnRH agonists or with GnRH antagonists. Records of 463 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the adjuvant use of the combination of N-palmitoylethanolamine and transpolydatin in the medical treatment of endometriotic pain. STUDY DESIGN We enrolled 47 patients admitted to the Outpatient Endometriosis Care Unit of Ferrara University from January 2011 to December 2011. They were divided into two groups according to the(More)
Significant evidence supports that many endocrine disrupting chemicals could affect female reproductive health. Aim of this study was to compare the internal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), monoethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP), and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in serum samples of 111 infertile(More)
BACKGROUND To date the IMSI procedure represents the only real-time and unstained method available to discard spermatozoa with ultrastructural defects. Several studies demonstrated that IMSI provides positive results in couples with severe male factor infertility or repeated ICSI failures. Aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the differences between IMSI(More)
Endometriosis is a common, benign, estrogen-dependent gynecological disease that represents one of the main causes of hospitalization in industrialized countries. It is well established that a large amount of natural and man-made chemicals are present in the environment and both humans and animals are exposed to them. Dioxin and dioxin-like compounds have(More)
To evaluate the efficacy, compliance, and cost effectiveness of sonohysterosalpingography (HyCoSy) compared with hysteroscopy for uterine cavity evaluation and compared with RX-hysterosalpingography (RX-HSG) for tubal patency determination. Three hundred and eight infertile patients underwent HyCoSy, hysteroscopy, and RX-HSG. We compared sensitivity,(More)
The aim of this prospective observational study is to determine the different outcomes of IVF/ICSI treatments after using antagonists or agonists of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in normal responder patients. Two hundred forty-seven patients undergoing IVF treatment at the Centre of Reproductive(More)
BACKGROUND Infertility represents a major challenge to the emotional balance and sexual life of couples, with long-lasting and gender-specific effects. The objective of this study is to explore personality features of infertile patients and detect possible sexual disorders in couples undergoing infertility treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this(More)