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dinsdag 28 november 2017

The Lancet: [Comment] Stimulated intrauterine insemination for unexplained subfertility

[Comment] Stimulated intrauterine insemination for unexplained subfertility
Unexplained subfertility is defined as a conception delay of at least 1 year when the standard tests (test of ovulation, tubal patency, and semen parameters) are normal, and is the diagnosis given to up to 40% of couples seeking fertility treatment.1 Because no definitive diagnosis exists, the course of treatment for these couples remains unclear. Although expectant management remains a valid option for young couples with a short duration of conception delay, other couples will prefer a more proactive approach.
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[Department of Error] Department of Error
Watts N, Amann M, Ayeb-Karlsson S, et al. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Lancet 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9—In this Review, Jonathan Chambers, Ian Hamilton, Robert Lowe, and Steve Pye's affiliation has been corrected to UCL Energy Institute, London, UK; Fereidoon Owfi and Mahnaz Rabbaniha's affiliation has been corrected to Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, AREEO, Tehran, Iran; Meisam Tabatabaei's affiliation has been corrected to Biofuel Research Team, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, AREEO, Karaj, Iran; and Ali Mohammad Latifi's affiliation has been corrected to Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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[Articles] Intrauterine insemination with ovarian stimulation versus expectant management for unexplained infertility (TUI): a pragmatic, open-label, randomised, controlled, two-centre trial
IUI with ovarian stimulation is a safe and effective treatment for women with unexplained infertility and an unfavourable prognosis for natural conception.
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[Review] Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition
The World Bank is publishing nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition (DCP3) between 2015 and 2018. Volume 9, Improving Health and Reducing Poverty, summarises the main messages from all the volumes and contains cross-cutting analyses. This Review draws on all nine volumes to convey conclusions. The analysis in DCP3 is built around 21 essential packages that were developed in the nine volumes. Each essential package addresses the concerns of a major professional community (eg, child health or surgery) and contains a mix of intersectoral policies and health-sector interventions.
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[Comment] The mental health of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island
On Oct 31, 2017, the Governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea ended support for the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre, an Australian immigration detention facility on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Instead, currently incomplete and substandard facilities without adequate service provision have been hastily constructed to accommodate people.1 379 refugees and asylum seekers refused to leave the centre stating fears for their security.2,3 They managed to survive for several weeks with no provision of food and water or electricity and in poor hygienic circumstances.
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