Sperm donation: an alternative to improve post-ICSI live birth rates in advanced maternal age patients
Mario Mignini Renzini M, Mariabearice Dal Canto, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Desiree Garcia, Elena De Ponti, Antonio La Marca, Rita Vassena, Jose Buratini. Hum Reprod. 2021 Jun 18:deab148. doi: 10.1093/ humrep/deab148. Online ahead of print.

Early embryo morphokinetics is a better predictor of post-ICSI live birth than embryo morphology: speed is more important than beauty at the cleavage stage
Alessandro Bartolacci, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Laura Mura, Claudio Brigante, Mario Mignini Renzini, Jose Buratini. Zygote. 2021 Apr 29;1-8. doi: 10.1017/S0967199421000253.

Recreating the Follicular Environment: A Customized Approach for In Vitro Culture of Bovine Oocytes Based on the Origin and Differentiation State
Alberto Maria Luciano, Rodrigo Garcia Barros, Ana Caroline Silva Soares, Jose Buratini, Valentina Lodde, Federica Franciosi. Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2273:1-15. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1246-0_1.

Faster fertilization and cleavage kinetics reflect competence to achieve a live birth after intracytoplasmic sperm injection, but this association fades with maternal age
Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Alessandro Bartolacci, Diana Turchi, Daniela Pignataro, Monia Lain, Elena De Ponti, Claudio Brigante, Mario Mignini Renzini, Jose Buratini. Fertil Steril. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.06.023. Online ahead of print.

Maternal age affects the relationship of basal FSH and AMH levels with post-ICSI/IVF live birth
Jose Buratini, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Elena De Ponti, Fausta Brambillasca, Claudio Brigante, Silvana Gippone, Mario Mignini Renzini, Antonio La Marca. Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.12.005. Online ahead of print.

Exploring the pros and cons of new approaches for gamete cross-border donation based on fresh and vitrified oocytes
Antonio La Marca A, Martina Capuzzo, Silvia Bartolucci, Francesca Schirinzi, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Jose Buratini, Mario Mignini Renzini, Amelia Rodriguez, Rita Vassena. Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2020 Aug 5;12(2):111-118

Cryopreserved Gamete and Embryo Transport: Proposed Protocol and Form Templates-SIERR (Italian Society of Embryology, Reproduction, and Research)
Donatella Paoli, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Elisabeta Baldi, Marta Cervi, Patrizia Maria Ciotti, Rosanna Ciriminna, Sara Dabizzi, Dario Farace, Cristina Garello, Andrea Garolla, Daniela Giacchetta, Roberto Gualtieri, Massimo Menegazzo M, Maria Giulia Minasi, Monica Oneta, Valerio Pisaturo, Laura Rienzi, Catello Scarica, Gloria Taliani, Lucia De Santis. Biopreserv Biobank. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1089/bio.2020.0080. Online ahead of print.

Unlocking the mysteries of the cumulus-oocyte complex – a critical cellular partnership for developmental competence
Jose Buratini, Pierre Comizzoli. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019; 36:411-412. doi:10.1007/s10815-019-01421-0.

Maternal body mass index affects embryo morphokinetics: a time-lapse study
Alessandro Bartolacci, Jose Buratini, Clarissa Moutier, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Paola Novara, Fausta Brambillasca, Mario Mignini Renzini, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019; 36:1109-1116. doi:10.1007/s10815-019-01456-3.

The first report of pregnancies following blastocyst automated vitrification in Europe
Mariabeatrice Dal Canto M., Clarissa Moutier, Fausta Brambillasca, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Alessandro Bartolacci, Rubens Fadini, Mario Mignini Renzini, Jose Buratini. J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod. 2019; 48(7):537-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jogoh.2019.05.012.

Identification of research priorities in infertility and assisted reproduction: an international multicentre study
García D, Brazal S, Lindenberg F, Toft E, La Marca A, Borrás R, Lorenzon AR, Chehin MB, Silva L, da Motta ELA, Ripero M, Madero JI, Marinho RM, de Oliveira CA, Caetano JPJ, Bolívar A, Rodríguez A, Vassena R. Reprod Biomed Online. 2020;40(2):238-244. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2019.10.012.

From a circle to a sphere: the ultrasound imaging of ovarian follicle with 2D and 3D technology
Claudia Re, Mario Mignini Renzini M, Amelia Rodriguez, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Matteo Buccheri, Sandro Sacchi, Silvia Bartolucci, Rubens Fadini, Antonio La Marca. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2019; 35(3):184-189. doi: 10.1080/09513590.2018.1522297.

A novel transnational fresh oocyte donation (TOD) program based on transport of frozen sperm and embryos
Antonio La Marca, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Matteo Bucccheri, Marzia Valerio, Mario Mignini Renzini, Amelia Rodriguez, Rita Vassena. Hum Reprod. 2019; 34(2):285-290. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dey331.

Focused time-lapse analysis reveals novel aspects of human fertilization and suggests new parameters of embryo viability
Giovanni Coticchio, Mario Mignini Renzini, Paola Novara, Monia Lain, Elena De Ponti, Diana Turchi, Rubens Fadini, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto. M Hum Reprod. 2018; 33(1):23-31. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex344.

Characterization of the miRNA regulators of the human ovulatory cascade
Yerushalmi GM, Salmon-Divon M, Ophir L, Yung Y, Baum M, Coticchio G, Fadini R, Mignini-Renzini M, Dal Canto M, Machtinger R, Maman E, Hourvitz A. Sci Rep. 2018; 8(1):15605. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33807-y.

Is there an association between PAWP/WBP2NL sequence, expression, and distribution in sperm cells and fertilization failures in ICSI cycles?
Thomas Freour, Montserrat Barragan, Marc Torra-Massana, Anna Ferrer-Vaquer, Rita Vassena
Mol Reprod Dev. 2018 Feb;85(2):163-170. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22950. Epub 2018 Jan 22.
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Evaluating genetic ancestry and selfreported ethnicity in the context of carrier screening
Roman Shraga, Sarah Yarnall, Sonya Elango, Arun Manoharan, Sally Ann Rodriguez, Sara L. Bristow, Neha Kuma, Mohammad Niknazar, David Hoffman, Shahin Ghadir, Rita Vassena, Serena H. Chen, Avner Hershlag, Jamie Grifo and Oscar Puig
Shraga et al. BMC Genetics (2017) 18:99 DOI 10.1186/s12863-017-0570-y
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Sperm telomere length in donor samples is not related to ICSI outcome
Marc Torra-Massana, Montserrat Barragán, Emanuela Bellu, Rafael Oliva, Amelia Rodríguez, Rita Vassena
J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Apr;35(4):649-657. doi: 10.1007/s10815-017-1104-2. Epub 2018 Jan 16
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Is there a relation between the time to ICSI and the reproductive outcomes?
Pujol, D. García, A. Obradors, A. Rodríguez, R. Vassena
Hum Reprod. 2018 May 1;33(5):797-806. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dey067.
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Risk of preeclampsia in pregnancies resulting from double gamete donation and from oocyte donation alone
Anna Blazquez, Désirée García, Rita Vassenaa, Francesc Figueras, Amelia Rodriguez
Pregnancy Hypertens. 2018 Jul;13:133-137. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2018.06.010. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
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Sperm telomere length in motile sperm selection techniques: A qFISH approach
Lafuente, E. Bosch-Rue, J. Ribas-Maynou, J. Alvarez, C. Brassesco, M. J. Amengual, J. Benet, A. Garcia-Peiró, M. Brassesco
Fuente: Andrologia. 2018 Mar;50(2). doi: 10.1111/and.12840. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
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Risk of pre-eclampsia after fresh or frozen embryo transfer in patients undergoing oocyte donation
Anna Blazquez, Désirée García, Rita Vassena, Francesc Figueras, Amelia Rodriguez
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 227 (2018) 27-31
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Lower endometrial receptivity in HIV-infected women receiving oocyte donation: a comorbidity of HIV infection?
Daniel Mataró, Désirée García, Oriol Coll, Rita Vassena, Amelia Rodríguez
Human Reproduction Open, Volume 2017, Issue 3, 5 October 2017, hox019
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Transcriptomics analysis and human preimplantation development
Thomas Freour, Rita Vassena
Journal of Proteomics 162 (2017) 135–140
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Quality of life, anxiety and depression of German, Italian and French couples undergoing cross-border oocyte donation in Spain
Madero, S. Gameiro, D. García, D. Cirera, R. Vassena, A. Rodríguez
Human Reproduction, Vol.32, No.9 pp. 1862–1870, July 2017 doi:10.1093

Poor knowledge of age-related fertility decline and assisted reproduction among healthcare professionals
Désirée García, Rita Vassena, Andrés Prat , Valérie Vernaeve
Reproductive BioMedicine Online Journal. 1472-6483/© 2016

Transcriptomics analysis and human preimplantation development
Thomas Freour, Rita Vassena
Journal of Proteomics, 2016

There is no evidence that the time from egg retrieval to embryo transfer affects live birth rates in a freeze-all strategy
Lattes, M.A. Checa, R. Vassena, M. Brassesco, and V. Vernaeve5
Human Reproduction, pp. 1–7, December 16, 2016
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dew306

Use of donor sperm in addition to oocyte donation after repeated implantation failure in normozoospermic patients does not improve live birth rates
Blázquez, D. García, A. Rodríguez, R. Vassena, and V. Vernaeve
Human Reproduction, pp. 1–5, 2016

Oocyte Vitrification Does Not Affect Early Developmental Timings After Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Women Younger Than 30 Years Old
Meritxell Martinez, Albert Obradors, Valérie Vernaeve, Josep Santalo, Rita Vassena
Molecular Reproduction & Development, june 2016 Wiley online library. DOI 10.1002/mrd.22667

Oxidative stress level in fresh ejaculate is not related to semen parameters or to pregnancy rates in cycles with donor oocytes
Aïda Pujol, Albert Obradors, Erica Esteo, Beatriz Costilla, Désireé García, Valérie Vernaeve, Rita Vassena
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (2016) 33:529–534 DOI 10.1007/s10815-016-0660-1

PLCζ sequence, protein levels, and distribution in human sperm do not correlate with semen characteristics and fertilization rates after ICSI
Anna Ferrer-Vaquer, Montserrat Barragan, Thomas Freour, Valérie Vernaeve, Rita Vassena
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (2016) 33:747–756 DOI 10.1007/s10815-016-0718-0

Semen residual viral load and reproductive outcomes in HIV-infected men undergoing ICSI after extended semen preparation
Maria Jose Zamora, Albert Obradors, Bryan Woodward, Valerie Vernaeve, Rita Vassena
Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2016) 32, 584–590

The why, the how and the when of PGS 2.0: current practices and expert opinions of fertility specialists, molecular biologists, and embryologists
Sermon K et al.
Molecular Human Reproduction Journal, Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1–13, 2016 doi:10.1093/molehr/gaw034

Are we ready to inject? Individualized LC-CUSUM training in ICSI
Mercè Durban, Désireé García, Albert Obradors, Valérie Vernaeve, Rita Vassena
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2016 Mar 16 DOI 10.1007/s10815-016-0686-4

IVM in need of clear definitions
Coticchio
Human Reproduction, Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1–3, 2016

Endometrial preparation: effect of estrogen dose and administration route on reproductive outcomes in oocyte donation cycles with fresh embryo transfer
Madero, A. Rodriguez, R. Vassena, V. Vernaeve
Human Reproduction, Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1–10, 2016

“Shoul we worry about the clock?”
Bárcena, M. Rodríguez, A. Obradors, V. Vernaeve, R. Vassena
Human Reproduction, Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1–10, 2016

Is oocyte donation a risk factor for preeclampsia? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Anna Blázquez; Désirée García; Amelia Rodríguez; Rita Vassena; Francesc Figueras; Valérie Vernaeve
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 2016 Mar; DOI 10.1007/s10815-016-0701-9

Genome engineering through CRISPR/Cas9 technology in the human germline and pluripotent stem cells
Vassena; B. Heindryckx; R. Peco; G. Pennings; A. Raya; K. Sermon; A. Veiga
Human Reproduction 2016 Feb 29; Vol.0, No.0 pp. 1–9, 2016
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Increasing fertility knowledge and awareness by tailored education: a randomized controlled trial
Désirée García, Rita Vassena, Andrés Prat, Valérie Vernaeve
Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2016) 32, 113–120

Detection of DNA damage in cumulus cells using a chromatin dispersion assay
Pablo Barcena, Carmen López-Fernández, Carlos García-Ochoa, Albert Obradors, Valérie Vernaeve, Jaime Gosálvez & Rita Vassena.
Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine 61:5, 277-285

Learning Curves in 3-Dimensional Sonographic Follicle Monitoring During Controlled Ovarian Stimulation
Amelia Rodriguez, MD, Juan José Guillén, MD, Maria Jesus López, MD, Rita Vassena, DVM, PhD, Oriol Coll, MD, PhD, Valerie Vernaeve, MD, PhD.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. J Ultrasound Med 2014; 33:649–655

PLCζ disruption with complete fertilization failure in normozoospermia
Durban M, Barragán M, Colodrón M, Ferrer-Buitrago M, De Sutter P, Heindryck B, Vernaeve V, Vassena R
J Assist Reprod Genet DOI 10.1007/s10815-015-0496-0.
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La vitrification ovocytaire de convenance: l’expérience espagnole
Vernaeve V, López MJ, Poisot F.
Journal international de Médecine 2015 Jan

Influence of Donor, Recipient, and Male Partner Body Mass index on Pregnancy Rates in Oocyte Donation Cycles
Carolina Rubio, Rita Vassena, Désirée García, Valérie Vernaeve, José Ignacio Madero
Presented at the Fertility 2014 Conference, Leeds – UK JBRA Assisted Reproduction 2015;19(2):53-58 doi: 10.5935/1518-0557.20150013

Detection of DNA damage in cumulus cells using a chromatin dispersion assay
Pablo Barcena, Carmen López-Fernández, Carlos García-Ochoa, Albert Obradors, Valerie Vernaeve, Jaime Gosálvez & Rita Vassena
Syst Biol Reprod Med, Early Online: 1–9 © 2015 Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.3109/19396368.2015.1063739.
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Stem cells in reproductive medicine: ready for the patient?
Vassena, C. Eguizabal, B. Heindryckx, K. Sermon, C. Simon, A.M.M. van Pelt, A.Veiga, and F. Zambelli on behalf of the ESHRE special interest group Stem Cells
Human Reproduction, Vol.30, No.9 pp. 2014–2021, 2015.
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Effect of ribonucleic acid (RNA) isolation methods on putative reference genes messenger RNA abundance in human spermatozoa
Barragán M, Martínez A, Llonch S, Pujol A, Vernaeve V, Vassena R
Andrology doi: 10.1111/andr.12053.
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Empty follicle syndrome prevalence and management in oocyte donors
Blazquez A, Guillén JJ, Colomé C, Coll O, Vassena R, Vernaeve V.
Hum Reprod. 2014 Aug 1. pii: deu203.
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Paternal age and assisted reproductive outcomes in ICSI donor oocytes: is there an effect of older fathers?
Beguería R, García D, Obradors A, Poisot F, Vassena R, Vernaeve V.
Hum Reprod. 2014 Jul 28. pii: deu189.
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Menstrual cycle length in reproductive age women is an indicator of oocyte quality and a candidate marker of ovarian reserve
Vassena R, Vidal R, Coll O, Vernaeve V.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Apr 12. pii: S0301-2115(14)00177-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.03.027.
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Learning curves in 3-dimensional sonographic follicle monitoring during controlled ovarian stimulation
Rodriguez A, Guillén JJ, López MJ, Vassena R, Coll O, Vernaeve V.
J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Apr;33(4):649-55. doi: 10.7863/ultra.33.4.649.
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Individualized embryo transfer training: timing and performance
López MJ, García D, Rodríguez A, Colodrón M, Vassena R, Vernaeve V.
Hum Reprod. 2014 Apr 29
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Training in empathic skills improves the patient physician relationship during the first consultation in a fertility clinic
García D, Bautista O, Venereo L, Coll O, Vassena R, Vernaeve V.
Fertil Steril. 2013 Apr;99(5):1413-1418.e1. Epub 2013 Jan 5
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Transvaginal versus transabdominal ultrasound guidance for embryo transfer in donor oocyte recipients: a randomized clinical trial
Bodri D, Colodrón M, García D, Obradors A, Vernaeve V, Coll O.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun;95(7):2263-2268.e1. Epub 2011 Apr
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Blastocyst culture is associated with an elevated incidence of monozygotic twinning after single embryo transfer
Kawachiya S, Bodri D, Shimada N, Kato K, Takehara Y, Kato O.
Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):2140-2. Epub 2011 Jan 7
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Chronic viral infections and invasive procedures: risk of vertical transmission and current recommendations
López M, Coll O.
Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010 Jul;28(1):1-8. Epub 2010 Jun 19
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists versus antagonists for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in oocyte donors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Bodri D, Sunkara SK, Coomarasamy A.
Fertil Steril. 2011 Jan;95(1):164-9. Epub 2010 Aug 4
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Racial disparity in oocyte donation outcome: a multiethnic, matched cohort study
Bodri D, Guillén JJ, López M, Vernaeve V, Coll O.
Hum Reprod. 2010 Feb;25(2):436-42. Epub 2009 Nov 24
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Early ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is completely prevented by gonadotropin releasing-hormone agonist triggering in high-risk oocyte donor cycles: a prospective, luteal-phase follow-up study
Bodri D, Guillén JJ, Trullenque M, Schwenn K, Esteve C, Coll O.
Fertil Steril. 2010 May 1;93(7):2418-20. Epub 2009 Oct 2
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Triggering with HCG or GnRH agonist in GnRH antagonist treated oocyte donation cycles: a randomised clinical trial
Galindo A, Bodri D, Guillén JJ, Colodrón M, Vernaeve V, Coll O.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2009 Jan;25(1):60-6.
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Poor outcome in oocyte donation after elective transfer of a single cleavage-stage embryo in Turner syndrome patients
Bodri D, Guillén JJ, Schwenn K, Casadesus S, Vidal R, Coll O.
Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr;91(4 Suppl):1489-92.
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Triggering with human chorionic gonadotropin or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist-treated oocyte donor cycles: findings of a large retrospective cohort study
Bodri D, Guillén JJ, Galindo A, Mataró D, Pujol A, Coll O.
Fertil Steril. 2009 Feb;91(2):365-71.
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Mitochondrial DNA depletion in oocytes of HIV-infected antiretroviral-treated infertile women
López S, Coll O, Durban M, Hernàndez S, Vidal R, Suy A, Morén C, Casademont J, Cardellach F, Mataró D, Miró O, Garrabou G.
Antivir Ther. 2008;13(6):833-8.
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Complications related to ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval in 4052 oocyte donor cycles
Bodri D, Guillén JJ, Polo A, Trullenque M, Esteve C, Coll O.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Aug;17(2):237-43.
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Fertility choices and management for HIV-positive women
Coll O, Lopez M, Hernandez S.
Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2008 Mar;3(2):186-92.
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Le diagostic préimplantatoire (DPI) actuellement en Espagne
Polo A, Vidal R, Bodri D, Coll O.
La lettre du Gynécologue 2008; 335:25-27

Prognostic factors in oocyte donation: an analysis through egg-sharing recipient pairs showing a discordant outcome
Bodri D, Colodron M, Vidal R, Galindo A, Durban M, Coll O.
Fertil Steril. 2007 Dec;88(6):1548-53.
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Endometrial receptivity after oocyte donation in recipients with a history of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy
Vernaeve V, Bodri D, Colodrón M, Vidal R, Durbán M, Coll O.
Hum Reprod. 2007 Nov;22(11):2863-7.
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Fertility assessment in non-infertile HIV-infected women and their partners
Coll O, López M, Vidal R, Figueras F, Suy A, Hernández S, Loncà M, Palacio M, Martínez E, Vernaeve V.
Reprod Biomed Online. 2007 Apr;14(4):488-94.
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Comparison between a GnRH antagonist and a GnRH agonist flare-up protocol in oocyte donors: a randomized clinical trial
Bodri D, Vernaeve V, Guillén JJ, Vidal R, Figueras F, Coll O.
Hum Reprod. 2006 Sep;21(9):2246-51.
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How successful is repeat testicular sperm extraction in patients with azoospermia?
Vernaeve V, Verheyen G, Goossens A, Van Steirteghem A, Devroey P, Tournaye H.
Hum Reprod. 2006 Jun;21(6):1551-4.
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Oocyte donation in patients with Turner’s syndrome: a successful technique but with an accompanying high risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
Bodri D, Vernaeve V, Figueras F, Vidal R, Guillén JJ, Coll O.
Hum Reprod. 2006 Mar;21(3):829-32.
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Decreased pregnancy rate after in-vitro fertilization in HIV-infected women receiving HAART
Coll O, Suy A, Figueras F, Vernaeve V, Martínez E, Mataró D, Durban M, Lonca M, Vidal R, Gatell JM.
AIDS. 2006 Jan 2;20(1):121-3.
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