A Comparison of the Microdose Leuprolide Protocol vs. Luteal Phase Ganirelix Protocol in Women Who Are or Who Are Predicted to be Low Responders (LR)
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Patients who have undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) and produced four or less follicles or had four or less oocytes (eggs) retrieved are often referred to as poor responders. We will refer to these patients from this point forward as "low responders" to avoid using a potentially offensive label. We are currently using 2 different IVF medication protocols in our practice to treat low responder patients with infertility: the "Microdose Leuprolide" protocol and the "Luteal Phase Ganirelix" protocol. We would like to conduct a randomized-controlled trial and randomize patients to one treatment group or the other to determine which medication protocol is more effective in treating infertility in this group of patients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years to 44 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women ages 21-44 who are currently undergoing In Vitro Fertilization treatment at our center.
Women ages 21-44 undergoing IVF for infertility
Prior IVF cycle with poor response (≤4 follicles on ultrasound,≤ 4 oocytes retrieved, peak estradiol <1000 pg/mL, prior IVF cycle cancelled for poor response)