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Luteal-Phase GnRH Agonist Administration in Frozen-Thawed IVF Embryo Transfer Cycles

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 September 2007 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2007
Last updated: October 9, 2007
Last verified: September 2007

Supraphysiological hormonal stimulation enables collecting many oocytes in an In-Vitro Fertilization treatment, but may have a negative effect on uterine function and contribute the fact that the majority of preembryos placed in the uterus fail to implant.

Several medical agents were shown to be beneficial when given in the luteal phase of an IVF cycle, but the optimal regimen has not been yet determined. In 2006, a European group reported that addition of GnRH analog (Decapeptyl) as luteal support in IVF cycle significantly improved pregnancy and delivery rates. It is not known whether this positive effect influences the corpus luteum, embryo or the uterus. The researchers sought to evaluate the effect of GnRH administration as luteal support in frozen-thaws IVF cycle.

Condition Intervention
Pregnancy Rate Drug: Decapeptyl 0.1 mg after embryo transfer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pregnancy and delivery rates

Study Start Date: December 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
GnRH analog administration following embryo transfer
Drug: Decapeptyl 0.1 mg after embryo transfer
Decapeptyl 0.1 mg (Ferring, Kiel, Germany) 3 days following embryo transfer
No Intervention: 2


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 38 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

IVF patients transfer of a minimum of two medium-quality thawed embryos in IVF

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Two or more fresh IVF embryo transfer or three or more thawed embryos transfer with no pregnancy.
  2. maximal endometrial thickness < 6 mm or intracavitary fluid at the time of embryo transfer on previous cycles
  3. Untreated hydrosalpinges
  4. intracavitary mass
  5. submucous myoma
  6. known allergy to one of medical agents used in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00542126

Contact: Avi Tsafrir, MD 972-508573805
Contact: Ehud Margalioth, MD

IVF unit, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91031
Contact: Avi Tsafrir, MD    972-508573805   
Principal Investigator: Avi Tsafrir, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Avi Tsafrir, MD Shaare-Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00542126     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GnRHFETsupport.CTIL
Study First Received: September 19, 2007
Last Updated: October 9, 2007

Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
GnRH analog, IVF, infertility, frozen-thawed embryos

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Triptorelin Pamoate
Luteolytic Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on July 21, 2017