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The Influence of Estradiol Supplementation During the Luteal in Patients Undergoing IVF Treatment

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2007 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2007
Last updated: June 24, 2007
Last verified: June 2007

To evaluate whether treatment with Estradiol supplementation during the luteal phase improves IVF outcomes

Patients undergoing IVF treatment with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation using a GnRH analog will receive 4 mg estradiol valerate in the luteal phase.Patient's followup will include E2 progesterone and BHCG 14 days after embryo transfer and vaginal ultrasound on day 21 and 28 after embryo transfer

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Treatment with estradiol valerate
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Blinded Randomised Trial About the Influence of Estradiol Supplementation During the Luteal in Patients Undergoing in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • E2 and progesterone levels

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2008
Detailed Description:

The study will include Patients undergoing IVF treatment with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation using a daily GnRH analog in a long protocol,older then 18, .The women will be randomised to two groups.Both groups will be given vaginal tabs of natural micronized progesterone(Uterogestan)

The study group will be given oral estradiol Valerate 4 mg.Prior to treatment, each patient will be signed on informed concent.

Patients will be excluded if they are older than 40, have any systemic illnesses or a personal or family history of a thromboembolic event.

Follow up:

Verification of pregnancy status and hormonal profile will be carried out on day fourteen after embryo transfer by means of serum hCG,P and E2. clinical pregnancy will be defined as the presence of a gestational sac on ultrasonography on day 21 after embryo transfer and fetal heart will be evaluated on day 28


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women treated for infertility with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation using daily GnRH agonist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women younger then 18 or older then 40
  • Women with systemic disease
  • Women with a family or personal history of thromboembolic event
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00490308

Contact: Ran Svirsky, MD +972-0523-859521

Infertilty unit, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Zerifin, Israel
Sub-Investigator: ran svirsky, MD         
Sub-Investigator: mori shecter, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Rephael Ron-el, profesor Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00490308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 870/070
Study First Received: June 20, 2007
Last Updated: June 24, 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Estradiol valerate
Estradiol 3-benzoate
Estradiol 17 beta-cypionate
Polyestradiol phosphate
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Contraceptive Agents, Female processed this record on May 23, 2017