Role of Laparoscopy in Unexplained Infertility

This study has been completed.
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Mansoura University Identifier:
First received: April 21, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2009
History: No changes posted

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 Intervention Phase
Procedure: laparoscopy
Other: ovarian stimulation
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Role of Laparoscopy in Unexplained Infertility

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Further study details as provided by Mansoura University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The outcome measure was the occurrence of clinical pregnancy and miscarriage. [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 512
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
laparoscopy group
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00886041

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

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Responsible Party: professor ahmed m badawy Identifier: NCT00886041     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: mansoura university
Study First Received: April 21, 2009
Last Updated: April 21, 2009
Health Authority: Egypt: Mansoura faculty of medicine

Keywords provided by Mansoura University:
unexplained infertility

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Diseases, Male processed this record on October 08, 2015