Focus on Reproduction January 2015
The listening endometrium
Nick Macklon and Jan Brosens on the role of the ‘selective uterus’ in implantation
Look ahead to Lisbon
Emancipation or corporate constraint? Egg freezing as a perk of the job
Read the issue>
Human Reproduction : Editor's Highlight
Prof. Hans Evers, Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction casts an eye on the February 2015 issue and choses his own highlight.
Does oocyte banking for anticipated gamete exhaustion influence future relational and reproductive choices? A follow-up of bankers and non-bankers
D. Stoop, E. Maes, N.P. Polyzos, G. Verheyen, H. Tournaye and J. Nekkebroeck
'Low' rates of ART complications found in analysis of US database
A study described as the first to quantify ART-associated patient risks in the USA has found that complication rates are "low", with "no concerning trends or patterns identified". The report was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.(1)
The findings were based on data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ART Surveillance System (NASS) for treatments between 2000 and 2011, a total of more than 1.1 million autologous cycles. Reported complications (defined as having been directly related to ART and occurring within 12 weeks of cycle initiation) included infection, haemorrhage requiring transfusion, moderate or severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), medication adverse event, anaesthetic complication, hospitalisation, patient death within 12 weeks of stimulation, and other complications.
ESHRE’s first research grant has been awarded to a project designed to prevent the loss of female fertility during cancer treatment.
The grant - of €150,000 - will fund researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Rome Tor Vergata, led by Professor Norah Spears, to test the viability of tyrosine kinase inhibitors
in protecting the ovary from chemotherapyinduced damage. The project will use a novel ovarian culture system allowing highthroughput and rapid quantitative analysis.
ESHRE Certification for nurses and midwives
This unique programme provides an opportunity for nurses and midwives with special interest in reproductive health to validate their skills and experience and to establish their status.
The application form for Lisbon 2015 will be available from 15 October 2014 until 15 February 2015
MyESHRE is launched
MyESHRE, a new feature of the ESHRE website, has been developed for all ESHRE members and those interested in ESHRE activities. It is your personalised online area where your can manage your private and membership information.
The MyESHRE area will also allow you to download your invoices, confirmation letters, and other relevant personal documents. You will also be able to manage your subscriptions, announcements and ESHRE Update.
You can access your MyESHRE area with this link
(also clickable from the homepage of the ESHRE website).
To login in to your MyESHRE area you will need your ESHRE credentials that you can always retrieve from here