Juan Balasch

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Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ageing and infertility: an overview
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 26:855-60. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Conservative medical treatment of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a single center series and cost analysis study
    Gemma Casals
    Assisted Reproduction Unit, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 92:686-91. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint LH in the follicular phase: neither too high nor too low
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 12:406-15. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Ovarian luteinizing hormone priming preceding follicle-stimulating hormone stimulation: clinical and endocrine effects in women with long-term hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
    Juan Balasch
    Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:2367-73. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment with transdermal testosterone may improve ovarian response to gonadotrophins in poor-responder IVF patients with normal basal concentrations of FSH
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 21:1884-93. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Gonadotrophin ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 9:664-72. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcome from consecutive assisted reproduction cycles in patients treated with recombinant follitropin alfa filled-by-bioassay and those treated with recombinant follitropin alfa filled-by-mass
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:408-13. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Osteopontin and alphavbeta3 integrin as markers of endometrial receptivity: the effect of different hormone therapies
    Gemma Casals
    Institut Clinic of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 21:349-59. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Ovarian responses to recombinant FSH or HMG in normogonadotrophic women following pituitary desensitization by a depot GnRH agonist for assisted reproduction
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, and Hormonal Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:35-42. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Previous cycle cancellation due to poor follicular development as a predictor of ovarian response in cycles stimulated with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist-gonadotrophin treatment
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 20:622-8. 2005

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Publications81

  1. doi request reprint Ageing and infertility: an overview
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 26:855-60. 2010
    ..Female fertility has a 'best-before date' of 35, and for men, it is probably before age 45-50...
  2. doi request reprint Conservative medical treatment of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a single center series and cost analysis study
    Gemma Casals
    Assisted Reproduction Unit, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 92:686-91. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint LH in the follicular phase: neither too high nor too low
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 12:406-15. 2006
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Ovarian luteinizing hormone priming preceding follicle-stimulating hormone stimulation: clinical and endocrine effects in women with long-term hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
    Juan Balasch
    Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:2367-73. 2009
    ..Patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH), who may be totally LH deficient, remain the primary clinical model for investigating the physiology of gonadotropin actions on ovarian steroidogenesis and follicular development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment with transdermal testosterone may improve ovarian response to gonadotrophins in poor-responder IVF patients with normal basal concentrations of FSH
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 21:1884-93. 2006
    ..This study investigated the usefulness of testosterone pretreatment in such patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Gonadotrophin ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 9:664-72. 2004
    ..Evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of low-dose gonadotrophin administration in patients with unexplained infertility is limited and further studies are warranted...
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcome from consecutive assisted reproduction cycles in patients treated with recombinant follitropin alfa filled-by-bioassay and those treated with recombinant follitropin alfa filled-by-mass
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:408-13. 2004
    ..It is concluded that the new formulation of FSH-mass is more effective than the standard FSH-bio in terms of embryo quality, implantation rates, and number of days of stimulation...
  8. doi request reprint Osteopontin and alphavbeta3 integrin as markers of endometrial receptivity: the effect of different hormone therapies
    Gemma Casals
    Institut Clinic of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 21:349-59. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Ovarian responses to recombinant FSH or HMG in normogonadotrophic women following pituitary desensitization by a depot GnRH agonist for assisted reproduction
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, and Hormonal Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 7:35-42. 2003
    ..However, both oocyte, embryo yield and quality were significantly higher with the use of rhFSH...
  10. ncbi request reprint Previous cycle cancellation due to poor follicular development as a predictor of ovarian response in cycles stimulated with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist-gonadotrophin treatment
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 20:622-8. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint LH serum levels during ovarian stimulation as predictors of ovarian response and assisted reproduction outcome in down-regulated women stimulated with recombinant FSH
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 18:2689-97. 2003
    ....
  12. pmc Endometrial pinopode and alphavbeta3 integrin expression is not impaired in infertile patients with endometriosis
    Jaume Ordi
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    J Assist Reprod Genet 20:465-73. 2003
    ..To investigate endometrial receptivity in terms of pinopode formation and alphavbeta3 integrin expression in infertile women with endometriosis during natural cycles...
  13. doi request reprint Transdermal testosterone may improve ovarian response to gonadotrophins in low-responder IVF patients: a randomized, clinical trial
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, C Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 24:349-59. 2009
    ..Studies in macaques have indicated that androgens have some synergistic effects with FSH on folliculogenesis. This study investigated the usefulness of pretreatment with transdermal testosterone in low-responder IVF patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Basal and stimulation day 5 anti-Mullerian hormone serum concentrations as predictors of ovarian response and pregnancy in assisted reproductive technology cycles stimulated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist--gonadotropin treatment
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 20:915-22. 2005
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Osteopontin and alphavbeta3 integrin expression in the endometrium of infertile and fertile women
    Gemma Casals
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 16:808-16. 2008
    ..It is concluded that the functional significance of the osteopontin:alpha(v)beta(3) integrin complex as a marker of endometrial receptivity and implantation potential in women seems to be untenable...
  16. pmc Early hormonal markers of pregnancy outcome after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Assist Reprod Genet 20:521-6. 2003
    ..To investigate the relative power of HCG, estradiol, and progesterone determinations in the prediction of pregnancy outcome after IVF. These prognostic hormonal factors were studied as single and combined predictors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of halving the daily dose of triptorelin at the start of ovarian stimulation on hormone serum levels and the outcome of in vitro fertilization
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 83:785-8. 2005
    ..However, this did not translate into higher serum concentrations of androstenedione and E2 and had no significant effect on ovarian response and the outcome of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
  18. doi request reprint Human chorionic gonadotrophin stimulation test as a predictor of ovarian response and pregnancy in IVF cycles stimulated with GnRH agonist gonadotrophin treatment: a pilot study
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 27:1122-9. 2012
    ..Recent evidence supports a specific and broad role of androgen produced by theca cells in reproductive physiology. This pilot study evaluated the usefulness of hCG theca stimulation test in predicting ovarian response and pregnancy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Protamine 2 precursors (Pre-P2), protamine 1 to protamine 2 ratio (P1/P2), and assisted reproduction outcome
    Sara de Mateo
    Human Genetics Research Group, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Service, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 91:715-22. 2009
    ..To determine whether the presence of protamine 2 precursors (pre-P2/P2 ratio) and the protamine 1 to protamine 2 ratio (P1/P2) are related to the assisted reproduction outcome...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic changes induced by urinary human chorionic gonadotropin and recombinant luteinizing hormone used for inducing final follicular maturation and luteinization
    Dolors Manau
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 78:1261-7. 2002
    ..A secondary end point was efficacy in terms of IVF outcome...
  21. doi request reprint Reduced plasma fibrinolytic potential in patients with recurrent implantation failure after IVF and embryo transfer
    M Angeles Martínez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 26:510-6. 2011
    ..In this study, we investigated fibrinolytic potential in patients with RIF...
  22. ncbi request reprint Within-subject between-cycle variability of histological dating, alpha v beta 3 integrin expression, and pinopod formation in the human endometrium
    Jaume Ordi
    Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2119-25. 2003
    ..32 (level of agreement, fair) for biopsy dating by anticipated window of implantation. Overall, these results demonstrate that all endometrial variables investigated had poor reproducibility and high variability cycle to cycle...
  23. ncbi request reprint alphavbeta3 integrin expression and pinopod formation in normal and out-of-phase endometria of fertile and infertile women
    Montserrat Creus
    Institut Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 17:2279-86. 2002
    ..Also, definite data with respect to the potential correlation existing between these different new markers in defining the putative window of implantation are lacking...
  24. ncbi request reprint Oocyte quality in patients with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a self-controlled clinical study
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 82:827-33. 2004
    ..To investigate the oocyte quality in patients with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Initial analysis of variability among basal hormone biomarkers of ovarian reserve
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:191-5. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor levels in serum and plasma from patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for IVF
    Dolors Manau
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Spain
    Hum Reprod 22:669-75. 2007
    ..This study investigated VEGF concentrations in paired serum and plasma samples from patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for IVF...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of recombinant human luteinizing hormone supplementation on ovarian stimulation and the implantation rate in down-regulated women of advanced reproductive age
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 85:925-31. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effects of recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH) supplementation on ovarian stimulation and implantation rate in down-regulated women of advanced reproductive age...
  28. doi request reprint Day-5 inhibin B serum concentrations and antral follicle count as predictors of ovarian response and live birth in assisted reproduction cycles stimulated with gonadotropin after pituitary suppression
    Joana Peñarrubia
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 94:2590-5. 2010
    ..To investigate the usefulness of day-5 inhibin B and antral follicle count (AFC) in predicting ovarian response and live birth in the first cycle of assisted reproduction...
  29. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus as a favorable prognostic biomarker in squamous cell carcinomas of the vagina
    Immaculada Alonso
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Oncol 125:194-9. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate whether HPV status has prognostic significance in this neoplasm...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of two doses of recombinant human luteinizing hormone supplementation in down-regulated women of advanced reproductive age undergoing follicular stimulation for IVF: a randomized clinical study
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d́Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, C Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 158:56-61. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effects of mid-follicular recombinant human luteinizing hormone (rhLH) supplementation in down-regulated women of advanced reproductive age undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)...
  31. ncbi request reprint The effect of different hormone therapies on integrin expression and pinopode formation in the human endometrium: a controlled study
    Montserrat Creus
    Institut Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 18:683-93. 2003
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Clot lysis time and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor in severe preeclampsia with or without associated antiphospholipid antibodies
    M Angeles Martínez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Reprod Immunol 86:133-40. 2010
    ..We conclude that increased TAFI antigen levels and impaired fibrinolysis are pathogenetic factors in preeclampsia, regardless of whether or not preeclampsia is associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies...
  33. ncbi request reprint Antiphospholipid antibodies may impair factor XIIa-dependent activation of fibrinolysis in pregnancy: in vitro evidence with human endothelial cells in culture and monoclonal anticardiolipin antibodies
    Isabel Lázaro
    Faculty of Medicine, Institut Clínic of Ginecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:87.e1-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the in vitro activation of the contact complex with the use of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in culture and monoclonal anticardiolipin antibodies (MaCL)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect of using an echogenic catheter for ultrasound-guided embryo transfer in an IVF programme: a prospective, randomized, controlled study
    Buenaventura Coroleu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Service of Reproductive Medicine, Institut Universitari Dexeus, and Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 21:1809-15. 2006
    ..It has been postulated that new echodense catheters which are more readily detectable by ultrasound may refine transfer techniques even more, thus improving IVF outcome...
  35. doi request reprint The effect of different hormone therapies on anti-müllerian hormone serum levels in anovulatory women of reproductive age
    Francisco Fábregues
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 27:216-24. 2011
    ..To investigate the effect of oral contraceptives (OC), metformin and ovulation induction with gonadotropins on circulating anti-müllerian hormone (AMH)...
  36. doi request reprint Risk of thromboembolic events after recurrent spontaneous abortion in antiphospholipid syndrome: a case-control study
    Maria Angeles Martinez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Rheum Dis 71:61-6. 2012
    ..To investigate whether patients having antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) as the only aetiological factor for recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) are at increased risk of thrombosis later in life...
  37. doi request reprint Expression pattern of osteopontin and αvβ3 integrin during the implantation window in infertile patients with early stages of endometriosis
    Gemma Casals
    Institut Clinic of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, C Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 27:805-13. 2012
    ..To study endometrial receptivity in terms of osteopontin (OPN) and αvβ3 integrin expression and co-expression in infertile women with early stages of endometriosis...
  38. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of ultrasound guidance in frozen-thawed embryo transfer: a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Buenaventura Coroleu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institut Universitari Dexeus, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 17:2885-90. 2002
    ..However, the usefulness of ultrasound guidance in frozen-thawed embryo transfer where potential hormonal influences are lacking has not been appropriately investigated...
  39. ncbi request reprint LH/HCG stimulation of VEGF and adrenomedullin production by follicular fluid macrophages and luteinized granulosa cells
    Marta Guimerá
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 18:743-9. 2009
    ..This study suggests for the first time that LH-like gonadotrophins may directly stimulate VEGF but not adrenomedullin synthesis by follicular fluid macrophages...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of tubal sterilization on ovarian follicular reserve and function
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clnic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clnic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:447-52. 2003
    ..If so, this may also result in a significant decrease of the total follicular pool. We performed a long-term evaluation of ovarian reserve and function after tubal sterilization in a longitudinal prospective comparison cohort...
  41. doi request reprint Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor and clot lysis time in women with recurrent miscarriage associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome
    M Angeles Martínez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 94:2437-40. 2010
    ..Patients with unexplained recurrent miscarriage have an impairment in fibrinolysis demonstrated by increased CLT, that can be at least partly explained by higher TAFI antigen levels...
  42. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography as a predictor of embryo implantation after in vitro fertilization: a controlled study
    Bienvenido Puerto
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 79:1015-22. 2003
    ..To investigate the predictive value of ultrasonographic parameters as prognostic indicators of implantation after IVF when measured on the day of embryo transfer...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impaired factor XIIa-dependent activation of fibrinolysis in treated antiphospholipid syndrome gestations developing late-pregnancy complications
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:457-65. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the potential role of impaired factor XII-dependent activation of fibrinolysis in treated antiphospholipid syndrome gestations developing late-pregnancy complications...
  44. doi request reprint Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor and clot lysis time in pregnant patients with antiphospholipid syndrome: relationship with pregnancy outcome and thrombosis
    Maria Angeles Martinez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Villarroel, 170 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Reprod Immunol 62:381-9. 2009
    ..This study evaluated Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (TAFI) levels, TAFI gene polymorphisms and Clot Lysis Time (CLT) in pregnant patients with APS in relation to pregnancy outcome and thrombosis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Air in the transfer catheter does not affect the success of embryo transfer
    Vicenta Moreno
    Institut Clínic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 81:1366-70. 2004
    ..To investigate the effect on embryo transfer (ET) success of air loaded into the transfer catheter to bracket the embryo-containing medium...
  46. ncbi request reprint Use of a prediction model for high-order multiple implantation after ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins
    Rosa Tur
    Reproductive Medicine Service, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institut Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 83:116-21. 2005
    ..To determine prospectively the effectiveness in clinical practice of a prediction model for high-order multiple pregnancies (HOMP) (triplets or more)...
  47. doi request reprint Outcome from consecutive ICSI cycles in patients treated with recombinant human LH and those supplemented with urinary hCG-based LH activity during controlled ovarian stimulation in the long GnRH-agonist protocol
    Francisco Fábregues
    Faculty of Medicine, Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 29:430-5. 2013
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Materno-fetal immunogenetic disparity: the biological basis for in vitro fertilization treatment in patients with unexplained recurrent abortion?
    Montserrat Creus
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Reprod Immunol 50:420-6. 2003
    ..We tested the hypothesis that it is possible to potentiate maternal immune functions so as to improve reproductive performance by replacing several embryos into the uterus, thus favoring the recognition of fetal antigens...
  49. ncbi request reprint Chronology of hemodynamic changes in asymptomatic in vitro fertilization patients and relationship with ovarian steroids and cytokines
    Dolors Manau
    Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomédiques August Pi y Sunyer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 77:1178-83. 2002
    ..To characterize the chronology of hemodynamic changes in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and its relationship with circulating ovarian steroids, cytokines, and their mediator nitric oxide...
  50. ncbi request reprint Class III-IV proliferative lupus nephritis and pregnancy: a study of 42 cases
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Reprod Immunol 53:182-8. 2005
    ..A growing number of women with lupus nephritis wish pregnancy. Our aim was to analyze maternal and fetal outcome in pregnancies with the most severe forms (proliferative or class III-IV) of lupus nephritis...
  51. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy after administration of high dose recombinant human LH alone to support final stages of follicular maturation in a woman with long-standing hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 6:427-31. 2003
    ..Thus, an injection of 10,000 IU i.m. human chorionic gonadotrophin was given and sexual intercourse was advised. The patient conceived and a viable singleton intrauterine pregnancy was obtained...
  52. ncbi request reprint Bidirectional effects on autoimmunity and reproduction
    Ricard Cervera
    Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Institut Clínic of Medicine and Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    Hum Reprod Update 14:359-66. 2008
    ..This review addresses the impact of abnormal autoimmunity on female fertility, premature ovarian failure (POF) and recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as the influence of pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  53. doi request reprint Combined laparoscopic surgery and pentoxifylline therapy for treatment of endometriosis-associated infertility: a preliminary trial
    Montserrat Creus
    Institut Clinic of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 23:1910-6. 2008
    ..Thus, this study investigated the usefulness of combined laparoscopic surgery and pentoxifylline therapy in the treatment of infertility associated with minimal to mild endometriosis...
  54. ncbi request reprint Midluteal endometrial biopsy and alphavbeta3 integrin expression in the evaluation of the endometrium in infertility: implications for fecundity
    Jaume Ordi
    Department of Pathology, University of Barcelona, School of Medicine, Spain
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 21:231-8. 2002
    ..53-2.37; p=0.76). In conclusion, neither midluteal histological evaluation nor alphavbeta3 integrin expression in mid- or late-luteal endometrial biopsy specimens correlated with outcome for subsequently untreated infertile women...
  55. doi request reprint Follicle-stimulating hormone does not directly regulate bone mass in human beings: evidence from nature
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Faculty of Medicine, Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 90:2211-6. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of FSH levels in the development of human osteoporosis...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of a new reusable gynecologic laparoscopic electric morcellator with a disposable morcellator: a preliminary trial
    M Angeles Martínez-Zamora
    Institut Clinic de Ginecologia, Obstetrícia i Neonatologia Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:595-8. 2009
    ..Significantly fewer and longer pieces of tissue were removed with the reusable morcellator. No iatrogenic organ damage was observed...
  57. doi request reprint Delayed childbearing: effects on fertility and the outcome of pregnancy
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital ClinicInstitut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 24:187-93. 2012
    ..This article highlights the effects of delayed childbearing on fertility and obstetric and perinatal outcome...
  58. doi request reprint Delayed childbearing: effects on fertility and the outcome of pregnancy
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fetal Diagn Ther 29:263-73. 2011
    ..This review summarizes available evidence regarding the impact of delaying childbearing on fertility and pregnancy outcomes...
  59. doi request reprint Ovarian cystectomy versus laser vaporization in the treatment of ovarian endometriomas: a randomized clinical trial with a five-year follow-up
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 96:251-4. 2011
    ..To investigate the effect of two laparoscopic techniques for treatment of ovarian endometriomas on recurrence rate...
  60. ncbi request reprint Uterine (CD56+) natural killer cells recruitment: association with decidual reaction rather than embryo implantation
    Jaume Ordi
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Reprod Immunol 55:369-77. 2006
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Atherogenic metabolic profile in PCOS patients: role of obesity and hyperandrogenism
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 26:736-42. 2010
    ..To investigate glyco-lipidic metabolism and androgenic profile in a cohort of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) divided according to Rotterdam phenotypes and body mass index (BMI)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of thrombophilia in women with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and cost-effectiveness of screening
    Francisco Fábregues
    Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 81:989-95. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Secreting ovarian tumors may protect women from osteoporosis
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Oncol 88:149-52. 2003
    ..However, data regarding how bone mass is affected by neoformative processes in which steroids are increased are not as well documented. Our aim was to study the effect of secreting ovarian tumors on bone mass...
  64. doi request reprint Unintended pregnancy after gonadal failure chemoprevention with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in women with hematologic malignancies
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Institut Clinic de Ginecologia, Obstetricia i Neonatologia, Hospital Clinic, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 92:1260-3. 2009
    ..Therefore, it is important to offer them effective contraception. Also, pregnancies occurring after cancer therapy in women who received GnRH-a are not associated with adverse neonatal outcomes...
  65. doi request reprint Increased messenger ribonucleic acid expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1 in cleavage-stage human embryos exhibiting developmental arrest
    Salvadora Civico
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 89:1557-62. 2008
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcome in systemic lupus erythematosus: good news for the new millennium
    Ricard Cervera
    Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Institut Clínic of Infections and Immunology, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Autoimmun Rev 1:354-9. 2002
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Is luteinizing hormone needed for optimal ovulation induction?
    Juan Balasch
    Clinical Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 14:265-74. 2002
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Does the learning curve of conservative laparoscopic surgery in women with rectovaginal endometriosis impair the recurrence rate?
    Francisco Carmona
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 92:868-75. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of surgeon's increasing experience in conservative laparoscopic surgery of women with rectovaginal endometriosis on the surgical outcome of these patients recurrence rate...
  69. doi request reprint Long-term safety and tolerability of flutamide for the treatment of hirsutism
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 91:1183-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of flutamide therapy for hirsutism...
  70. doi request reprint Further data favouring hormonal dependency of cerebral meningiomas: evidence from a patient treated with cabergoline
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Gynecol Endocrinol 27:134-7. 2011
    ..To explore the role of cabergoline, a dopamine agonist, in the progression of meningiomas...
  71. ncbi request reprint Proteomics of human spermatozoa, protamine content and assisted reproduction outcome
    Rafael Oliva
    Human Genetics Research Group, IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:527-30. 2007
    ..Present research efforts are targeting the potential correlations among changes in the proteomic composition, protamine content, DNA integrity and assisted reproduction outcome...
  72. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic ovarian transplantation without vascular pedicle in syngeneic Lewis rats: long-term evaluation of effects on ovarian structure and function
    Justo Callejo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Deu, University of Barcelona, 08950 Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 77:396-402. 2002
    ..To assess the long-term efficacy of intraperitoneal (IP) and subcutaneous (SC) ovarian autotransplantation in rats...
  73. ncbi request reprint The influence of the depth of embryo replacement into the uterine cavity on implantation rates after IVF: a controlled, ultrasound-guided study
    Buenaventura Coroleu
    Service of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institut Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod 17:341-6. 2002
    ..This prospective randomized study investigates the influence of the depth of embryo replacement on the implantation rate after embryo transfer carried out under transabdominal ultrasound guidance...
  74. ncbi request reprint Effects on serum lipid and leptin levels of three different doses of norethisterone continuously combined with a fixed dose of 17beta-estradiol for nasal administration in postmenopausal women: a controlled, double-blind study
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Fertil Steril 88:383-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effect of intranasal continuous combined hormone therapy on serum lipids and leptin levels in healthy postmenopausal women...
  75. ncbi request reprint Sex steroids and bone: current perspectives
    Juan Balasch
    Institut Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Institut d lnvestigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod Update 9:207-22. 2003
    ..The same ligands may circumvent the side effects associated with conventional HRT...
  76. ncbi request reprint LH neither too high nor too low
    Pedro N Barri
    Gynecol Endocrinol 23:309. 2007
  77. ncbi request reprint Use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists in patients with Hodgkin's disease for preservation of ovarian function and reduction of gonadotoxicity related to chemotherapy
    Camil Castelo-Branco
    Fertil Steril 87:702-5. 2007
    ..05). No significant differences were observed in bone mineral density between groups...
  78. ncbi request reprint Ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: randomized trial of clomiphene citrate versus low-dose recombinant FSH as first line therapy
    Eugenio López
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 9:382-90. 2004
    ..Thus, further studies, possibly multi-centre, in order to avoid problems with patient recruitment, are warranted to confirm these results...
  79. pmc Cost-effectiveness of recombinant versus urinary follicle-stimulating hormone in assisted reproduction techniques in the Spanish public health care system
    Alberto Romeu
    Department of Gynecology Human Reproduction, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain
    J Assist Reprod Genet 20:294-300. 2003
    ..To evaluate the relative cost-effectiveness of recombinant and urinary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in assisted reproduction techniques in the Spanish National Health Service...
  80. ncbi request reprint European Classification of Infertility Taskforce (ECIT) response to Habbema et al., 'Towards less confusing terminology in reproductive medicine: a proposal'
    Julian Jenkins
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CSSB, University of Bristol, St Michael s Hospital, Bristol UK
    Hum Reprod 19:2687-8. 2004
    ..Instead, ECIT suggests a way forward using structured computerized statements to retain current terms but extend their meaning...
  81. ncbi request reprint Serum progesterone concentrations on the day of HCG administration cannot predict pregnancy in assisted reproduction cycles
    Francisca Martinez
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institut Universitari Dexeus, Paseo Bonanova 67, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:183-90. 2004
    ..Serum progesterone concentrations on the day of HCG administration therefore cannot predict pregnancy in assisted reproduction cycles using GnRH agonists and gonadotrophins...