The Effect of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer (AcuIVF)

This study has been terminated.
(Recent abstract publication questioning the need for our study)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Ottawa Fertility Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00722462
First received: July 23, 2008
Last updated: June 29, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

July 23, 2008
June 29, 2009
August 2008
February 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Clinical Pregnancy [ Time Frame: 4-5 weeks after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00722462 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Live birth [ Time Frame: 9 months after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Implantation rate [ Time Frame: 4-5 weeks after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Side effects with acupuncture treatment [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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The Effect of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer
The Effect of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer After in Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that acupuncture, before and after embryo transfer, significantly improves pregnancy rates, compared to embryo transfer with sham acupuncture and no acupuncture at all.

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Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pregnancy
  • Procedure: Active acupuncture
    Acupuncture 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer
  • Procedure: Sham acupuncture
    Acupuncture at neutral points, 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer
  • Experimental: 1
    Active acupuncture
    Intervention: Procedure: Active acupuncture
  • Sham Comparator: 2
    Sham Acupuncture- acupuncture at neutral points
    Intervention: Procedure: Sham acupuncture
  • No Intervention: 3
    Embryo transfer with no acupuncture
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Terminated
580
December 2009
February 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient is undergoing embryo transfer after IVF or ICSI
  • patient has given informed consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • frozen embryo transfer
  • previous enrollment in study
Female
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Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT00722462
OttawaFC
No
Dr. Doron Shmorgun, Ottawa Fertility Centre
Ottawa Fertility Centre
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Study Chair: Arthur Leader, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre
Principal Investigator: Doron Shmorgun, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre
Ottawa Fertility Centre
June 2009

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