In recent years, assisted reproductive technology (ART) has undergone marked development and has come to play a central role in reproductive medicine. Although controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) has also improved, assessment of the ovarian reserve has become important for further improving stimulation. Existing methods of ovarian reserve assessment are inadequate, and antiMüllerian hormone (AMH) has recently garnered attention as a marker for ovarian reserve. AMH is not influenced by the menstrual cycle, can be measured at any time by collecting blood, and correlates very strongly with the number of eggs collected during in vitro fertilization. Whereas basal FSH (a conventional marker) changes after actual decreases in ovarian reserve, AMH enables quantitative prediction of ovarian reserve and is important for determining strategies for fertility treatment. Many infertile patients have AMH levels close to zero and are potential cases of premature ovarian failure. As the number of elderly infertile patients is increasing rapidly and fertility treatment is shifting from the reproductive stage to the non-reproductive stage, markers that are unstable during menopause, such as basal FSH and E2, are becoming unreliable. AMH is expected to play an increasingly important role and may become a routine test in fertility treatment.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 27 • No. 4