Endometrial Sampling (Pipelle)in IVF Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2006 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 13, 2006
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
A prospective cross-over randomized study aimed to test the hypothesis that local injury of the endometrium increases the implantation rate in the successive cycle. Seventy IVF patients will be randomly selected to undergo either endometrial biopsies or minimal cervical scratch on days 8-10 and 21-23 of their cycle, preceding the IVF treatment. If not pregnant, the women will continue for another IVF cycle, preceded by endometrial or cervical scratch complimentary to their procedure in the first cycle. The main major outcomes will include pregnancy rate, implantation rate, endometrial thickness, abortion rate, live births and embryo quality.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infertility Procedure: Pipelle (Endometrial Sampling) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Endometrial Sampling (Pipelle)in IVF Patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women undergoing IVF treatment
  • Repeated Implantation failure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PID or suspected PID
  • Undiagnosed Irregular Bleeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00411021

Contact: Micha Baum, MD

IVF Unit, Sheba Medical Center Recruiting
Ramat-Gan, Israel, 52621
Contact: Micha Baum, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Micha Baum, MD Sheba Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT00411021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3674-MB-CTIL
First Posted: December 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 13, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female