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Role of Laparoscopy in Unexplained Infertility

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00886041
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Mansoura University

Brief Summary:
In this randomized controlled trial the investigators were looking for the best policy for management of women with unexplained infertility after normal hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The investigators test the hypothesis that postponing or even bypassing laparoscopy does not affect the outcome of management of women with apparently unexplained infertility.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infertility Procedure: laparoscopy Other: ovarian stimulation Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 512 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Role of Laparoscopy in Unexplained Infertility
Study Start Date : January 2003
Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Infertility
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Arm Intervention/treatment
laparoscopy group
laparoscopy
Procedure: laparoscopy
subjected to laparoscopy
Active Comparator: ovarian stimulation group
ovarian stimulation and timed intercourse for 3 cycles followed by ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination for another 3 cycles
Other: ovarian stimulation
ovarian stimulation and timed intercourse for 3 cycles followed by ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination for another 3 cycles



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The outcome measure was the occurrence of clinical pregnancy and miscarriage. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • failure of conception for at least one year
  • no pathology demonstrated after the standard infertility work-up including semen analysis, mid-luteal serum progesterone for confirming ovulation and hysterosalpingography for documenting tubal patency
  • diagnosed as having unexplained infertility

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Locations
Egypt
Mansoura University Hospitals
Mansoura, Dakahalia, Egypt, 35000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mansoura University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: ahmed m badawy, MD PhD Mansoura University

Responsible Party: professor ahmed m badawy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00886041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: mansoura university
First Posted: April 22, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by Mansoura University:
laparoscopy
unexplained infertility

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female