Comparison of Transfers of Fresh and Thawed Embryos in High Responder Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00963079|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2010
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Infertility||Procedure: Embryo cryopreservation Procedure: Fresh blastocyst transfer||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this study is to determine if blastocyst transfers in cycles of post-thaw extended culture (PTEC) have different efficacy than transfers of fresh blastocysts in patients with expected high response to ovarian stimulation.
Multiple studies have found altered endometrial histology and gene expression following controlled ovarian stimulation.
PTEC cycles require cryopreservation of the entire 2pn oocyte cohort in the prior cycle. Once thawed, the embryos are cultured to the blastocyst stage before transfer.
In typical cycles using frozen-thawed embryos, many thawed embryos that appear to survive do not actually resume and continue development. PTEC ensures the transfer of embryos that resumed development and continued developing at least to the blastocyst stage (4-5 days post-thaw).
The viability of a blastocyst in a PTEC cycle has been shown to be on par with that of a fresh blastocyst. Therefore, comparing outcomes of blastocyst transfers in PTEC cycles with that in fresh autologous cycles allows the potential endometrial impact of controlled ovarian stimulation to be assessed.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Transfers of Fresh and Thawed Embryos in High Responder Patients|
|Study Start Date :||July 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2010|
Experimental: Blastocyst transfer in PTEC cycle
Transfer of two blastocysts derived from thawed bipronuclear oocytes that were subject to post-thaw extended culture (PTEC).
Procedure: Embryo cryopreservation
Cohort cryopreserved as bipronuclear (2pn) oocytes, then thawed and cultured to the blastocyst stage before transfer to the uterus.
Active Comparator: Fresh blastocyst transfer
Transfer of two fresh autologous blastocysts following controlled ovarian stimulation.
Procedure: Fresh blastocyst transfer
Fresh blastocyst transfer following cycle of controlled ovarian stimulation.
- Clinical pregnancy (fetal heartbeat observed on ultrasound at 7 weeks gestation) [ Time Frame: 7 weeks gestation ]
- Ongoing pregnancy at 10 weeks gestation [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
- Implantation rate (ratio of the number of fetal heart tones to the number of transferred blastocysts) [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00963079
|United States, Nevada|
|Fertility Center of Las Vegas|
|Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89117|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruce Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.||Fertility Center of Las Vegas|