Comparison Between Recombinant Versus Urinary hCG for Ovulation Induction

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by Eugonia.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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First received: December 22, 2006
Last updated: January 4, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin (rHCG) and urinary HCG (uHCG) in patients undergoing IVF cycles.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: ovidrele, pregnyl
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Recombinant hCG (Ovidrel) Vesrus Urinary hCG (Pregnyl) for Ovulation Induction in Normal Responders

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of hCG on day of oocyte retrieval

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Biochemical pregnancy per embryo transfer
  • Clinical pregnancy per embryo transfer
  • Ongoing pregnancy per embryo transfer

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
Urinary human chorionic gonadotrophin (u-hCG) has been widely used to induce final oocyte maturation and to trigger ovulation in assisted conception. Recombinant technology has allowed the production of r-hCG inj which all urinary contaminants are absent. Hence, this would allow the safe subcutaneous administration of a compound with less batch-to-batch variation. This study will investigate the effectiveness of the recombinant hCG compared to the currently used urinary hCG.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 39 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI 18-29 kg/m2
  • Basal FSH <10IU/l
  • Basal LH <10 IU/l
  • Basal estradiol <80 pg/ml

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poor responders
  • PCOS
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00415766

Athens, Greece, 11528
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Tryfon Lainas, PhD Eugonia