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Giuseppe Benagiano, Ivo Brosens, Marwan Habiba
Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 220 - 232
Adenomyosis has been linked to reduced pregnancy rates following embryo transfer, and there is limited evidence that gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist therapy for adenomyosis prior to embryo transfer can improve pregnancy rates. However, more studies are required to clarify the natural history of this condition, its prevalence in different phases of reproductive life including adolescence, and the best approach to screening. This manuscript discusses the life-cycle approach to adenomyosis and emphasizes the need for further research to answer a number of fundamental questions regarding adenomyosis.
Henry E. Malter
Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 32, Issue 4, April 2016, Pages 339 - 347
Editorial comment by Bruce Dunphy:
This article reviews current practices involving micromanipulation in the ART laboratory, and emphasizes the critical role of quality management processes.
SB SenGupta, S Dhanjal, JC Harper
Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 32, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 263 - 270
In this article, the authors review recent evidence of associations between blastocyst transfer and certain perinatal outcomes including preterm birth and large for gestational age babies. In light of this evidence they discuss the risks and benefits of promoting blastocyst transfer.
How to Design a Study -Nikolaos P. Polyzos gives a comparison of various study designs, and considerations such as randomization procedures and ethical considerations.
How to Write an Abstract - Paul Devroey suggests preferred types of abstract and study, explains how it is of paramount importance to initiate a correct study design, with retrospective and historical nature to be avoided.
How to Write a Scientific Article - Nikolaos P. Polyzos offers advice on how to create a meaningful title, and how to structure the article into a coherent abstract, material and methods, results, discussion.
How to Critically Appraise a Study - Nikolaos P. Polyzos states that you should not accept the conclusions of any paper without question, and provides guidance of how to question these conclusions.
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