Andrea Torres

Hospital Clinico San Borja Arriaran, CiudadSantiago, Santiago, Chile

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Publications (3)3.86 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Several reports indicate that women who smoke have an increased risk of failure to conceive compared with their non-smoker counterparts. Here, we assessed the effect of smoking during the Assisted Reproduction Therapy (ART) on a potential marker of ovarian reserve, anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) in the follicular fluid (FF). This was a cohort prospective study to assess the association between cigarette smoking and AMH concentrations in FF in fifty-six women undergoing their first ART cycle. Self-reported smoking status over time was also collected through personal interview. The main outcome measured was the association between current smoking and AMH concentrations in FF. Smoking status was assessed by FF cotinine concentrations. Analysis of covariance was performed to test statistical interaction between the main outcome and confounders. The mean concentration of AMH in follicular fluid was significantly decreased among smokers (1.02±0.14 vs. 1.74±0.15, P<0.05). No statistical interaction was found between this difference in AMH concentrations and confounders like age and BMI. Thus, our data support the idea that AMH is decreased in active smokers across the fertile age. The hypothesis of decreased AMH concentration in follicular fluid in female smokers was confirmed. The mechanisms through which cigarette smoking induces this fall in AMH are unknown and additional research is needed to improve our comprehension of the negative impact of smoking on ART outcomes.
    Chemosphere 03/2012; 88(4):403-6. · 3.14 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Delayed motherhood is a common phenomenon in the developed world, where the age at first delivery is around 30 years. In Chile the National Institute of Statistics established that this age has remained around 23 years for more than two decades. Motherhood postponement may be modulated by socioeconomic status. To determine whether the age at first delivery is higher in a private clinic compared to a public hospital. Two cohorts of primiparous women delivering in 1998 and 2008 in the public hospital San Borja Arriarán (HSBA) and a private setting Clínica Las Condes (CLC), were analyzed. The age of all delivering women was significantly lower in HSBA than in CLC in both study periods (26.3 ± 0.8 and 25.7 ± 0.9 compared to 31.6 ± 0.1 and 32.7 ± 0.1 years, respectively). Likewise, the frequency of adolescent pregnancy was significantly higher in HSBA than CLC in both study periods (38.8 and 42.2% compared to 1.7 and 1.6% respectively). The age at first delivery was significantly lower in both periods in HSBA (21.8 and 21.3 years compared to 28.6 and 30.6 years, respectively). Excluding primiparous women of less than 20 years, the difference in age was smaller, but remained still significant (24.6 and 24.2 versus 29.9 and 31.0 years, respectively). In Santiago, the postponement of motherhood is more marked among women of high socioeconomic status.
    Revista medica de Chile 10/2010; 138(10):1240-5. · 0.36 Impact Factor
  • Revista medica de Chile 10/2010; 138(10):1240-1245. · 0.36 Impact Factor

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6 Citations
3.86 Total Impact Points

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  • 2010
    • Hospital Clinico San Borja Arriaran
      CiudadSantiago, Santiago, Chile