Embryo Kinetics and Stimulation Protocol: Recombinant Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Versus Human FSH

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2012 by Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2012
History: No changes posted

Different kinetics markers have been proposed to select embryos with higher implantation rates. The effect of external factors on these markers, such as the stimulation protocol should be analyzed. There are two different types of FSH that are commonly used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in egg donation cycles, recombinant FSH and human FSH. The effect of each kind of hormone on embryo kinetcis is still unknown. The aim of this study is to observe if there is a difference in embryo kinetics and morphology as well as oocyte morphological parameters between the two types of FSH and therefore to analyze if such markers can be used despite of the stimulation protocols chosen.

Condition Intervention
Embryo Kinetics
Procedure: Stimulation with human FSH
Procedure: Stimulation with recombinant FSH

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Embryo Kinetcis From Embryos Deriving From Egg Donation Cycle With Different Stimulation Protocol: Recombinant FSH vs Human FSH

Further study details as provided by Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time of cell cleavage [ Time Frame: February 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Analysis of cell cleavage

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Embryo and oocyte morphology [ Time Frame: February 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Analysis of all oocytes

  • Outcome rates (implantation, pregnancy and miscarriage rate) [ Time Frame: February 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Time requierd to know all the implantation, pregnancy and miscarriage rate

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Human FSH
Human FSH
Procedure: Stimulation with human FSH
Human FSH
Active Comparator: Recombinant FSH
Recombinant FSH
Procedure: Stimulation with recombinant FSH
Recombinant FSH


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

•Egg donation cycles with more than 8MII in oocyte retrieval day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Male factor
  • Uterine malformations
  • genetic alterations
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01678651

Insituto Valenciano de Infertilida Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28023
Contact: Natalia Basile, PhD    +34911802900 ext 24516    natalia.basile@ivi.es   
Contact: Fernando Bronet, PhD    +34911802900 ext 24145    fernando.bronet@ivi.es   
Principal Investigator: Eva Martínez, PhD         
Principal Investigator: David Agudo, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01678651     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MAD-NB-08-2012-01
Study First Received: August 31, 2012
Last Updated: August 31, 2012
Health Authority: Spain: Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica

Keywords provided by Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Spain:
time-lapse, FSH, kinetics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014