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The Effect of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer (AcuIVF)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722462
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recent abstract publication questioning the need for our study)
First Posted : July 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Fertility Centre

Brief Summary:
The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that acupuncture, before and after embryo transfer, significantly improves pregnancy rates, compared to embryo transfer with sham acupuncture and no acupuncture at all.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pregnancy Procedure: Active acupuncture Procedure: Sham acupuncture Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer After in Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Randomized Sham-controlled Trial
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Active acupuncture
Procedure: Active acupuncture
Acupuncture 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer
Sham Comparator: 2
Sham Acupuncture- acupuncture at neutral points
Procedure: Sham acupuncture
Acupuncture at neutral points, 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer
No Intervention: 3
Embryo transfer with no acupuncture



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Pregnancy [ Time Frame: 4-5 weeks after treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Live birth [ Time Frame: 9 months after treatment ]
  2. Implantation rate [ Time Frame: 4-5 weeks after treatment ]
  3. Side effects with acupuncture treatment [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after treatment ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient is undergoing embryo transfer after IVF or ICSI
  • patient has given informed consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • frozen embryo transfer
  • previous enrollment in study

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00722462


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Ottawa Fertility Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2C 3V4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Fertility Centre
Investigators
Study Chair: Arthur Leader, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre
Principal Investigator: Doron Shmorgun, MD Ottawa Fertility Centre

Responsible Party: Ottawa Fertility Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722462     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OttawaFC
First Posted: July 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Ottawa Fertility Centre:
Infertility
IVF
Acupuncture