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Effects of subfertility cause, smoking and body weight on the success rate of IVF.
TLDR
The devastating impact of smoking on the live birth rate in IVF treatment is comparable with an increase in female age of >10 years from age 20 to 30 years, and subfertile couples may improve the outcome of IVf treatment by lifestyle changes.
A randomized clinical trial of clomiphene citrate versus low dose recombinant FSH for ovarian hyperstimulation in intrauterine insemination cycles for unexplained and male subfertility.
TLDR
In couples with primary unexplained or male subfertility participating in an IUI program, ovarian hyperstimulation can be achieved by CC or rFSH, and being less expensive, CC seems the more cost-effective drug and therefore, can be offered as drug of first choice.
Epidemiology of neonatal group B streptococcal disease in the Netherlands before and after introduction of guidelines for prevention
TLDR
After the introduction prevention guidelines based on risk factors there has been a limited decrease in the incidence of proven early onset GBS sepsis in the Netherlands and this study recommends changing the Dutch GBS prevention guidelines.
Ethnic Variation in Infant-Feeding Practices in the Netherlands and Weight Gain at 4 Months
This prospective study of 4438 infants (0-4 months) examined differences in infant-feeding patterns in relation to the ethnic origin of their mothers, based on the mother's native language: Dutch
The effects of long-term omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cognition and Alzheimer's pathology in animal models of Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
TLDR
Omega-3 FA supplementation improved cognitive function and diminished the amount of neuronal loss in experimental animal models of AD, indicating that it might be worthwhile to perform new clinical trials with long-term omega-3FA supplementation in AD patients.
The secular trends in male:female ratio at birth in postwar industrialized countries.
TLDR
Finnish investigators found an increase in the proportion of males from 1751 to 1920, which was interrupted by peaks in male births during World War I and World War II and followed by a decrease thereafter, similar to the trends in many other countries.
Hemoglobin assessment: precision and practicability evaluated in the Netherlands—the HAPPEN study
TLDR
This study assessed the precision and practicability of noninvasive devices and compared them with measurements in capillary and venous samples.
Hemoglobin Level Is Positively Associated With Blood Pressure in a Large Cohort of Healthy Individuals
TLDR
Hemoglobin level is positively associated with both systolic and diastolic blood pressures in healthy individuals and consistent effects between persons but also within persons are observed.
Long-term effects of melatonin on quality of life and sleep in haemodialysis patients (Melody study): a randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
Although a previous study reported beneficial short term effects of melatonin on sleep in haemodialysis patients, in this long-term study the positive effects disappeared during follow up (6-12 months), and the quality of life parameter, vitality, did not improve.
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