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Ovarian stimulation protocol

Saghar Salehpour, Marzieh Zamaniyan, Nasrin Saharkhiz, Shahrzad Zadeh Modares, Sedighe Hosieni, Samira Seif, Narges Malih, Parinaz Rezapoor, Mohammad-Reza Sohrabi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent implantation failure is one of the most issues in IVF cycles. Some researchers found that beneficial effects of endometrial Scratching in women with recurrent implantation failure, while some authors demonstrated contrary results. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of intrauterine. Saline infusion as a form of endometrial injury, during fresh in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer cycle, among patients with recurrent implantation failure...
September 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Juan-Enrique Schwarze, Javier A Crosby, Fernando Zegers-Hochschild
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the addition of either urinary or recombinant LH in patients undergoing routine clinical care improved the outcome in terms of the number of oocytes recovered for insemination or the delivery rate per initiated cycle. DESIGN: Cohort analysis. PATIENT(S): Couples undergoing IVF/ICSI in 158 institutions in 15 countries in Latin America. SETTING: In vitro fertilization clinics. INTERVENTION(S): We compared the outcome of three different protocols of COH, including rFSH only, rFSH plus rLH, and rFSH plus hMG...
September 24, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
Bülent Haydardedeoğlu, Esra Bulgan Kılıçdağ
OBJECTIVE: Corifollitropin alfa is a good choice for assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles because fewer injections are needed than with other agents. In this retrospective cohort, we analyzed luteal injected half-dose depot gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist cycles in women who received corifollitropin alfa and those who underwent a conventional corifollitropin alfa cycle with a GnRH antagonist. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort, we analyzed luteal injected half-dose depot GnRH agonist cycles in women who received corifollitropin alfa and those who underwent a conventional corifollitropin alfa cycle with a GnRH antagonist at the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and IVF Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Başkent University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey, from March 2014 to August 2015...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Zehra Jamil, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Rehana Rehman, Faiza Alam, Sara Arif
OBJECTIVE: Anti Mullerian hormone (AMH) is gaining place as ovarian marker, chiefly in infertility assistance. We explored its correlation with oocytes retrieval after long GnRH agonist protocol for stimulation, in younger and older infertile population. METHODS: This retrospective analysis compiled data of 166 females, receiving ICSI treatment from June 2014 to March 2015. Serum FSH, LH, Estadiol, AMH and antral follicle count were assessed. Outcomes were measured as good (5 to 19 oocytes) and bad responders...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Theresa M Hardy, Donna McCarthy, Nicolaas Fourie, Wendy A Henderson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity with ovarian functioning in women with and without chronic abdominal pain (CAP). DESIGN AND SETTING: A secondary data analysis was performed with data from female participants in a natural history protocol at the National Institutes of Health. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 36 women (age range = 19-39 years, mean = 27.11 years) were included in the study. METHODS: This pilot study was conducted with a subset of participants enrolled in a natural history protocol conducted in the Hatfield Clinical Research Center at the National Institutes of Health...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Bernd Lesoine, Pedro-Antonio Regidor
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the pathological factors involved in the failure of in vitro fertilization (IvF). The aim of the present study was to investigate if the combination of myoinositol + folic acid was able to improve the oocyte quality, the ratio between follicles and retrieved oocytes, the fertilization rate, and the embryo quality in PCOS patients undergoing IvF treatments. 29 patients with PCOS underwent IvF protocols for infertility treatment and were randomized prospectively into two groups...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
Laurice Bou Nemer, Vanessa N Weitzman, Kristopher L Arheart, Marcelo J Barrionuevo, Daniel R Christie, Youssef Mouhayar, David I Hoffman, Wayne S Maxson, Steven J Ory
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to compare clinical pregnancy rates (PRs) and pregnancy outcomes (POs) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a specific controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (mild-stimulation or mini-stim) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) protocol in women older than 40. METHODS: It is a retrospective chart review of 770 cycles of all women aged 40 and older who underwent a first cycle of either IVF or mini-stim IUI between the years 2007 and 2012 at a single infertility center...
September 14, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Jinyong Liu, Tin-Chiu Li, Jing Wang, Wei Wang, Zhen Hou, Jiayin Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of ovarian stimulation on the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: A single university-based centre. POPULATION: A total of 5109 couples with 8893 cycles. METHODS: The outcome of IUI with different protocols for ovarian stimulation was examined. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The live birth rate (LBR), twin pregnancy rate and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
September 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
B Lawrenz, F Beligotti, N Engelmann, D Gates, H M Fatemi
STUDY QUESTION: Does hormonal stimulation with corifollitropin alpha (CFA) only, mimicking a step down protocol, result in lower incidence of progesterone elevation on the day of hCGtrigger as compared to sustained stimulation with recombinant FSH (rFSH)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The current findings support the concept that sustained FSH stimulus contributes to premature progesterone elevation in stimulated IVF cycles. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Serum progesterone rise during the follicular phase of ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment seems to be related to a poorer reproductive outcome...
September 12, 2016: Human Reproduction
Alice Luddi, Angela Capaldo, Riccardo Focarelli, Martina Gori, Giuseppe Morgante, Paola Piomboni, Vincenzo De Leo
BACKGROUND: The status characterized by the imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants molecules, defined as oxidative stress, has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of subfertility in females. This study aims to evaluate the impact of a complete micronutrients supplementation on oxidative stress levels in follicular microenvironment as well as on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome. METHODS: This preliminary study was conducted between January 2014 and July 2015 at the Siena University Hospital Infertility Clinic...
2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Lister L Salgueiro, Juliana R Rolim, Bernardo R L Moura, Suelen P P Machado, Carolina Haddad
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the use of Corifollitropin alfa in patients with previous poor response to recombinant follicle stimulating hormone in long-term protocols using gonadotropin-releasing hormone. METHODS: Twenty-seven poor responders to previous treatment with the long term protocol using the recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (Group 1) were selected and then submitted to a second attempt using the same long term protocol with Corifollitropin alfa instead of the recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (Group 2)...
2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Vassilis Fragoulakis, Chris P Pescott, Jesper M J Smeenk, Evert J P van Santbrink, G Jur E Oosterhuis, Frank J M Broekmans, Nikos Maniadakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Subfertility represents a multidimensional problem associated with significant distress and impaired social well-being. In the Netherlands, an estimated 50,000 couples visit their general practitioner and 30,000 couples seek medical specialist care for subfertility. We conducted an economic evaluation comparing recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (follitropin alfa, r-hFSH, Gonal-F(®)) with two classes of urinary gonadotrophins-highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (hp-HMG, Menopur(®)) and urinary follicle-stimulating hormone (uFSH, Fostimon(®))-for ovarian stimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in the Netherlands...
August 31, 2016: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Mohamed A Youssef, Selma Mourad
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious and potentially fatal complication of ovarian stimulation which affects 1% to 14% of all in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. A number of clinical studies with conflicting results have reported on the use of plasma expanders such as albumin, hydroxyethyl starch (HES), mannitol, polygeline and dextran as a possible intervention for the prevention of OHSS. Women with very high estradiol levels, high numbers of follicles or oocytes retrieved, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), are at particularly high risk of developing OHSS...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jun Zhai, Guidong Yao, Fangli Dong, Zhiqin Bu, Yuan Cheng, Yorino Sato, Linli Hu, Yingying Zhang, Jingyuan Wang, Shanjun Dai, Jing Li, Jing Sun, Aaron J Hsueh, Kazuhiro Kawamura, Yingpu Sun
CONTEXT: Recently, two Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) patients delivered healthy babies after IVA (In Vitro Activation) treatment followed by auto-transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissues. OBJECTIVE: To report the first case of live birth after IVA treatment following fresh ovarian tissue grafting in POI patients, together with monitoring of follicle development and serum hormonal changes. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
John L Yovich, Birgit Alsbjerg, Jason L Conceicao, Peter M Hinchliffe, Kevin N Keane
The first PIVET algorithm for individualized recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (rFSH) dosing in in vitro fertilization, reported in 2012, was based on age and antral follicle count grading with adjustments for anti-Müllerian hormone level, body mass index, day-2 FSH, and smoking history. In 2007, it was enabled by the introduction of a metered rFSH pen allowing small dosage increments of ~8.3 IU per click. In 2011, a second rFSH pen was introduced allowing more precise dosages of 12.5 IU per click, and both pens with their individual algorithms have been applied continuously at our clinic...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Hakan Yarali, Mehtap Polat, Sezcan Mumusoglu, Irem Yarali, Gurkan Bozdag
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the best protocol to prepare endometrium for frozen embryo replacement (FER) cycles. METHODS: This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis. Following PubMed and OvidSP search, a total of 1166 studies published after 1990 were identified following removal of duplicates. Following exclusion of studies not matching our inclusion criteria, a total of 33 studies were analyzed. Primary outcome measure was live birth...
October 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Dan Song, Yichao Shi, Yun Zhong, Qingxia Meng, Shunyu Hou, Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: Our study aims to provide evidence for evaluating the efficiency of mild controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocol with clomiphene citrate on ovarian stimulation outcome and pregnancy outcome on poor ovarian respond patients undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment. METHODS: For the current study, a search was carried out for relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). This meta-analysis was performed on both COH and pregnancy outcomes following the mild COH protocols (CC/Gn/GnRH antagonist) and conventional COH protocols (Gn/GnRH agonist)...
September 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Ingilizova, E Kovachev, D Ivanov, I Kostov, S Ivanov
UNLABELLED: The current study presents the results of a retrospective and prospective observation of the maturity and morphological features of the oocytes and the way they are influenced by the therapeutic approaches and the protocol for controlled ovarian hypersimulation (COH) in patients with low ovarian reserve. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study includes 184 oocytes, derived from 72 patients with low ovarian reserve involved in an infertility treatment program through in vitro fertilization from February 2011 to February 2014...
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Shohreh Movahedi, Leili Safdarian, Marzieh Agahoseini, Ashraf Aleyasin, Sepideh Khodaverdi, Sara Asadollah, Ali Kord Valeshabad, Parvin Fallahi, Zahra Rezaeeian
BACKGROUND: Release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) by ovaries in response to HCG administration is one of the main mechanisms of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. Since Dopamine/dopamine receptor2 (Dp-r2) pathway activity -mediated by VEGF/ Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR- 2) signaling-, is associated with angiogenic events, dopamine agonists were used for the management of severe forms of OHSS. In order to assess the effects of Cabergoline on angiogenesis in the human endometrium, and subsequently its impacts on the implantation rate this study was conducted...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Rui Yang, Hongzhen Li, Rong Li, Ping Liu, Jie Qiao
PURPOSE: This study aimed at comparing the effects of different methods of letrozole combined with gonadotropin (Gn) and high-dose Gn ovarian stimulation in antagonist protocol. METHODS: Retrospectively reviewed 220 poor responders from August 2012 to July 2014 at Peking University Third Hospital Reproductive Medical Center. Patients were divided into Group 1 (LZ 5 mg for 5 days sequentially overlapping with Gn cycles; n = 60), group 2 (LZ 7.5 mg for 3 days sequentially with Gn cycles; n = 60), and group 3 (high-dose Gn cycles; n = 100)...
November 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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