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Cabergoline and Hydroxyethyl Starch in Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Prevention

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: NCT01530490
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roberto Matorras, Hospital de Cruces

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess whether, in GnRH agonist in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, where there is a risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), the addition of cabergoline to the hydroxyethyl starch infusion could decrease OHSS incidence and severity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Complications Associated With Artificial Fertilization Disorder of Endocrine Ovary Drug: Cabergoline and Hydroxyethyl Starch Drug: Hydroxyethyl Starch Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Women undergoing IVF cycles with GnRH agonist protocols, at risk of OHSS (more than 20 follicles observed larger than 12 mm in diameter and/or estradiol levels of 3000-5000 pg/mL).

Slow infusion of 500 ml of 6% HES during follicular aspiration alone or combined with 0.5 mg cabergoline administration for 8 days, starting on the day of hCG administration.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in GnRH Agonist IVF Cycles: Randomized Study Comparing Hydroxyethyl Starch Versus Cabergoline and Hydroxyethyl Starch
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Hemoes
Experimental: Cabergoline
Drug: Cabergoline and Hydroxyethyl Starch
Other Name: Dostinex

Drug: Hydroxyethyl Starch
0.5 mg cabergoline administration 8 days
Other Name: Hemoes

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome [ Time Frame: 12 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • to be at risk of OHSS were invited to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age > 40 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01530490

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital de Cruces
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Principal Investigator: Roberto Matorras, MD, PhD Hospital Cruces
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Roberto Matorras, Head of reproduction Unit, Hospital de Cruces Identifier: NCT01530490    
Other Study ID Numbers: CEIC0754
First Posted: February 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012
Keywords provided by Roberto Matorras, Hospital de Cruces:
ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
hydroxyethyl starch
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Hydroxyethyl Starch Derivatives
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Plasma Substitutes
Blood Substitutes