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Pregnancy Rates in IVF After Ovulation Triggering With Recombinant or Urinary Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00954265
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2009
Merck Serono International SA
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Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

Brief Summary:
To access whether the ovulation triggering with rec-HCG instead urinary-HCG has any impact on the blastulation rate and pregnancy rate of patients undergoing IVF treatment

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Embryonic Development Pregnancy VEGF Drug: 10000 IU urinary HCG Drug: 250 mcg recombinant HCG Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III Study on the Effects of Recombinant HCG Ovulation Triggering on Stimulation, Embryonic and Pregnancy Parameters in an IVF Program
Study Start Date : August 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Urinary-HCG group
These patients received u-HCG for ovulation triggering during ovarian stimulation for IVF
Drug: 10000 IU urinary HCG
ovulation triggering

Experimental: Recombinant HCG group
These patients received rec-HCG for ovulation triggering during ovarian stimulation for IVF
Drug: 250 mcg recombinant HCG
ovulation triggering

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. blastulation rate [ Time Frame: on day-5 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pregnancy rates, VEGF levels, OHSS rate [ Time Frame: 14 days after oocyte pick up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 36 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • FSH<12,
  • normal sperm,less than 36y,
  • single blastocyst transfer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • endometriosis stage 3&4,
  • pco

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00954265

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Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel
Brussels, Jette, Belgium, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Merck Serono International SA
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Study Director: Paul Devroey, Professor Professor or OB-GYN
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Dr Papanikolaou Evangelos, Centre for Reproductive Medicine Identifier: NCT00954265    
Other Study ID Numbers: rec-HCG 002
First Posted: August 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009
Keywords provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:
pregnancy occurence
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chorionic Gonadotropin
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs