Time-lapse Monitoring of Early Embryo Development After Ovarian Stimulation During Infertility Treatment
The number of children conceived by assisted reproductive technology is increasing in Nordic countries as well as worldwide. An important factor of success in treatment of infertility is a short "time to pregnancy" with impact on both economical aspects for the society and medical and psychological aspects for the couple. During treatment, success relies on 1) optimal stimulation of growth and maturation of multiple follicles by administration of exogenous follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and 2) selection of the fertilized egg / embryo with the highest potential of implantation to be transferred to the mother. In the present project stimulation of egg production by human urine derived FSH (Fostimon®) and recombinant FSH (Puregon®) will be compared. To this end early embryo development and kinetics after fertilization will be evaluated. The system to be used is time-lapse recording of embryo morphology during the first days of embryo development by means of an embryoscope. Aim of this study is to investigate if Puregon and urinary Fostimon have different effect on embryo quality. The hypothesis of the study is that stimulation of egg production by these two types of follicle stimulating hormone does not have the same effect on early embryo quality.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Time-lapse Monitoring of Early Embryo Development After Ovarian Stimulation During Infertility Treatment|
- Embryo quality [ Time Frame: 2 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]time-lapse recordings for all embryos will be evaluated by use of the EmbryoViewer (software developed for the EmbryoScope)
|Study Start Date:||June 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
subcutaneous 150 IE Fostimon®. When leading follicles are > 17 mm ovulation will be induced by Ovitrelle® 500μg sc(hCG-injection). Ovum pick up (OPU) will be performed 32-36 hours later.
Other Name: urinary FSH
subcutaneous 150 IE Puregon®. When leading follicles are > 17 mm ovulation will be induced by Ovitrelle® 500μg sc(hCG-injection). Ovum pick up (OPU) will be performed 32-36 hours later.
Other Name: recombinant FSH
|Contact: Peter M Kragh, phd||Peter.Michael.Kragh@stolav.no|
|IVF Unit, St. Olavs Hospital|
|Trondheim, Norway, 7006|
|Study Chair:||Arne Sunde, phd||St. Olavs Hospital|