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Luteal Supplementation With Rec-LH After GnRH-agonist Triggering in In Vitro (IVF)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2010
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Merck Serono International SA
Information provided by:
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Our aim is to access whether we can achieve equivalent pregnancy rates by the addition of six doses of luteal support with recLH after agonist triggering for IVF cycles in the absence of OHSS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pregnancy Pregnancy Loss Drug: 300IU rec-LH Drug: progesterone 600mg Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV Study on the Effect of Luteal Supplementation With Rec-LH on the Pregnancy Rate After Ovulation Triggering With GnRH-agonist Instead of HCG in IVF Protocol;Proof of Concept

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Further study details as provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pregnancy occurrence, pregnancy loss [ Time Frame: 14 days after OPU ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hormone levels, OHSS, endometrium [ Time Frame: 14 days after oocyte pick up ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: HCG for ovulation triggering and luteal progesterone
conventional triggering with HCG and conventional luteal support with progesterone
Drug: progesterone 600mg
luteal support
Experimental: Agonist triggering and rec-LH luteal support plus progesterone
new method of triggering with GnRH-agonist and proof of concept intervention with novel way of luteal support with rec-LH plus the usual co-treatment with progesterone
Drug: 300IU rec-LH
luteal alternate doses

Detailed Description:
Whether pregnancy outcome after GnRH-agonist triggering could be improved by adding luteal recLH support plus progesterone, compared to that observed after ovulation triggering with HCG in GnRH antagonist stimulated cycles.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 36 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • < 36years,
  • single blastocystET,
  • FSH < 12

Exclusion Criteria:

  • endometriosis,
  • 3 and 4,
  • pco,
  • frozen sperm
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00954811

Contact: Evangelos Papanikolaou, PhD drvagpapanikolaou@yahoo.gr

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel Recruiting
Brussels, Jette, Belgium, 1090
Contact: Evangelos Papanikolaou, MD,PhD    0032 2 4776606    drvagpapanikolaou@yahoo.gr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Merck Serono International SA
Study Chair: Paul Devroey Professor or OB-GYN
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Dr Papanikolaou Evangelos, Centre for Reproductive Medicine,UZ Brussel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00954811     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: recombinant LH 1505
First Submitted: August 6, 2009
First Posted: August 7, 2009
Last Update Posted: January 8, 2010
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action