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- Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Fertility Preservation: Clinical and Therapeutic Applications
- Clinical application of serum anti-Müllerian hormone in women
- Decreasing Quality of the New Generations of Anti-Müllerian Hormone Assays
Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Fertility Preservation: Clinical and Therapeutic Applications
Indeed, it is well known that chemotherapy, used to treat cancer, induces ovarian follicular depletion and subsequent infertility. According to this theory, chemotherapeutic agents may lead to a massive growth of dormant follicles which are then destroyed. As AMH is one of the factors regulating the recruitment of primordial follicles from the ovarian reserve, recombinant AMH administration concomitant with chemotherapy might limit follicular depletion, therefore representing a promising option for preserving fertility in women suffering from cancer. Over the past decades, the incidence of cancer has increased constantly. Therefore, a new population of young adults, survivors of cancer and exposed to the detrimental side effects of treatments, has emerged in recent years and will continue to increase.
Serum AMH levels strongly correlate with the number of growing follicles, and therefore AMH has received increasing attention as a marker for ovarian reserve. This review summarizes recent findings and limitations in the application of serum AMH in ovarian reserve assessment. A PubMed search was conducted to find recent literature on the measurements and use of serum AMH as a marker for ovarian reserve. Serum AMH levels are used in individualized follicle-stimulating hormone dosing protocols and may predict the risk of poor response or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome but has limited value in predicting ongoing pregnancy. Serum AMH levels are studied to predict natural or disease-related age of menopause. Studies show that the age-dependent decline rates of AMH vary among women. The generalized implementation of serum AMH measurement has also led to an increase in diagnostic assays, including automated assays.
Read terms. Kallen, MD, and Dale W. Stovall, MD. A year-old woman presents for a well-woman visit. As part of your routine counseling, you discuss with her the effects of aging on fertility. She tells you she is not ready to become pregnant now but would like to become pregnant in the future.
Clinical application of serum anti-Müllerian hormone in women
For most women, age best predicts the chance of conception each month. Please remember that age is still a very important factor for fertility. The AMH tests can suggest when a women might have lower fertility than expected for her age. The graph shows the average AMH level for women without fertility problems according to age the dark line and the 10th, 25th and 75th centiles for this group of women. Home Info for GPs. A normal fertility rate is achieved with intercourse every couple of days during the most fertile time of the menstrual cycle.
Assessing ovarian status, including ovarian reserve and ovarian responsiveness, as part of an evaluation for infertility and assisted reproduction protocols. Antimullerian hormone AMH , also known as mullerian-inhibiting substance, is a dimeric glycoprotein hormone belonging to the transforming growth factor-beta family. It is produced by Sertoli cells of the testis in males and by ovarian granulosa cells in females. Expression during male fetal development prevents the mullerian ducts from developing into the uterus, resulting in development of the male reproductive tract. In the absence of AMH, the mullerian ducts and structures develop into the female reproductive tract. AMH serum concentrations are elevated in males under 2 years old and then progressively decrease until puberty, when there is a sharp decline.
Decreasing Quality of the New Generations of Anti-Müllerian Hormone Assays
Nelson, Jenny A. Visser, W. Hamish Wallace, Richard A.