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Does Low-Dose Aspirin Improve Outcome in In Vitro Fertilisation/Intra Cytoplasmatic Sperm Injection (IVF/ICSI)?

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00644085
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 26, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 28, 2008
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
To investigate the effect of daily administration of low-dose aspirin, compared to placebo, on IVF and ICSI outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infertility Drug: aspirin Drug: placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 201 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does Low-Dose Aspirin Improve Outcome in IVF/ICSI? A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Aspirin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
oral administration of aspirin 100 mg
Drug: aspirin
oral administration of aspirin 100 mg

Placebo Comparator: 2
oral administration of placebo
Drug: placebo
oral administration of placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of oocytes retrieved
  2. Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Live birth rate per cycle

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dutch-speaking women
  • Starting a first or second IVF/ICSI cycle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women suffering from

    • platelet dysfunction
    • thrombopenia
    • gastro-intestinal ulcers
    • recurrent gastritis
    • aspirin hypersensitivity
  • Women on treatment with anticoagulants or aspirin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00644085

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University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
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Principal Investigator: Marc Dhont, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Kaatje Dirckx, MD, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00644085    
Other Study ID Numbers: 99/191
First Posted: March 26, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Ghent:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors