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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

From the Editor's desk

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, India

Date of Submission29-Apr-2013
Date of Decision29-Apr-2013
Date of Acceptance29-Apr-2013
Date of Web Publication21-May-2013

Correspondence Address:
Madhuri Patil
Editor-in-Chief Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.112365

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As I take over as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, I would like to thank all the contributors and the reviewers of the Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences for its success.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. It is the quality in the ART clinic that is going to determine the success of in vitro fertilization. The first article is a review article on "quality management systems for your in vitro fertilization clinic's laboratory: Why bother?" by Jan I. Olofsson and Manish Banker. This article discusses on how implementation of total quality systems in ART clinics helps in monitoring and controlling the services provided.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting 8-12% of reproductive-aged women. Currently recognized as the leading cause of anovulatory infertility, PCOS is the most common endocrinopathy in reproductive-aged women. In this issue we have three articles on PCOS. First one by R. Karoli addresses the issue of the presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in women with PCOS, the second one is a multi-centric trial done by Indian society of Assisted Reproduction on assisted reproduction in PCOS. This article addresses the complication of stimulation in this group and compares the oocyte and embryo quality with the non PCOS women. Today there is a lot of controversy in the use of metformin for ovulation induction in PCOS. The third article by A. Ayaz from Saudi Arabia found metformin to be beneficial.

Nasrin Saharkhiz from Iran have found Ketotifen, a mast cell blocker to improve sperm motility in asthenospermic infertile men. D. Repalle studied whether centrifugation and semen processing with swim up at 37΀C yield sperm with better DNA integrity compared to centrifugation and processing at room temperature? There are three studies on animal model, one on how nicotine alters the reproductive hormones and the second on how unilateral ovariectomy affects the ovulation and implantation rate in the mice. The third study was on the effects of honey and vitamin E administration on apoptosis in testes of rat exposed to noise stress.

We see a lot of women today who are either poor or hyper responders to controlled ovarian stimulation. This makes it important to identify both these groups before treatment. Y. Himabindu has studied the use of AMH and AFC as predictors of ovarian response. In their study, they found both to be good predictors, but concluded that AFC was a better predictor.

P. Nayak has evaluated the role of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy as a tool to evaluate infertility to diagnose pathologies that could be missed by imaging modalities. The other article on endoscopy by K. Jayakrishnan studied the effect of hysteroscopic myomectomy on treatment outcome in women with unexplained infertility. There was one study from Saudi Arabia that studied the frequency, clinical profile, and predisposing factors of ectopic pregnancy in a general hospital.

There are two articles on embryology, one from Rome which discusses the impact of different embryo loading techniques on pregnancy rates in in vitro
fertilization/embryo transfer. The other one from Vellore compares clinical outcomes following vitrified warmed day 5/6 blastocyst transfers using solid surface methodology with fresh blastocyst transfers.

At the end, we have four case reports. Of this one is an interesting case on retinal vascular occlusion following oral contraceptive pills in IVF patients.


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