Clinical Advancements in Infertility Treatments and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics & Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Diana Alecsandru
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Immunology, IVI RMA Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2. IVI Foundation, Health Research Institute La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Interests: reproductive disorders; immunology; IVF clinical; female fertility; pre-implantation genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infertility is a significant health problem, affecting 8–15% of people worldwide.  Decades ago, assisted reproductive technology (ART) emerged as a tool in the fight against infertility. Though the number of patients undergoing ART has grown substantially and the process itself has been subjected to numerous advancements since its inception, most ART cycles do not result in a live birth. Even when chromosomally normal embryos are transferred, only about 50% gets implanted. Apart from ageing, which is the primary issue affecting fertility in today's society, other underlying conditions such as male factor, endometriosis, ovulation disorders, tubal disease, uterine factor, metabolic, immune and inflammatory disorders also affect negatively fertility and ART outcomes.

Pregnancy involves the coexistence of two genetically different identities in a suitable environment. This exceptional situation requires specific changes in the uterine microenvironment, at the morphological, metabolic, immunological, vascular, biochemical and even genetic levels. Research in this field is concerned with  preventive procedures (fertility preservation at a young age), shortening the diagnosis time, as well as improving the diagnostic techniques and treatment measures.

This Special Issue aims to collate both original research and review articles that highlight the clinical advancements in infertility and ART. Some potential topics include artificial intelligence, diagnosis and treatment of maternal environment, and the maternal–fetal cross-talk.

Dr. Diana Alecsandru
Guest Editor

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  • infertility
  • ART
  • implantation failure
  • endometrial factor
  • decidualization
  • early placentation
  • maternal–fetal cross-talk
  • maternal immune tolerance
  • maternal–fetal match
  • artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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