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Once Daily vs Twice Daily Administration of Gonadotropins in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) (QD vs BID)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00740025
First Posted: August 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2010
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Information provided by:
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
  Purpose
This is a prospective randomized study evaluating dosing frequency of gonadotropin administration in ART cycles.

Condition
Pregnancy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Randomized Study of QD vs BID Dosing in ART

Further study details as provided by Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ongoing pregnancy [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • peak estradiol, number of follicles, number of oocytes, implantation rate, multiple pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
QD
Women who received their meds as QD administration
BID
Women who received their gonadotropins as a BID dose

Detailed Description:
Using once daily or bid dosing of gonadotropins in ART has been arbitrary with no studies showing whether splitting the medication dose improves ART parameters. This study was undertaken to provide an answer to this important question.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 39 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women between 21-40 yo
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women < 40 undergoing ART

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women > 40
  • endometriomas
  • severe cervical stenosis
  • testicular sperm
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00740025


Locations
United States, Virginia
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston, Virginia, United States, 20190
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fady I Sharara, M.D Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fady I. Sharara, Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1-Sharara
First Submitted: August 21, 2008
First Posted: August 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine:
QD dose
BID dosing
peak estradiol
oocytes
implantation rate
pregnancy rate