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A Non-interventional Study to Identify the Patients With Severe Luteinizing Hormone Deficiency in the Daily Practice

This study has been completed.
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Merck KGaA Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2010
Last updated: July 15, 2014
Last verified: April 2011
This non-interventional study is planned to identify the subjects with severe luteinizing hormone (LH) deficiency in the daily practice. The results will be used for the "Periodic Safety Update Report", which is to be regularly sent to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and the responsible German Higher Federal Authority (BfArM).


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pergoveris Non Interventional Study

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reason for diagnosis of severe LH deficiency [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The reasons for the diagnosis of severe LH deficiency could be low endogenous LH, amenorrhea, low endometrial thickness, low estradiol levels.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose on the first day and the last day of treatment; duration of the stimulation; and the total dose of Pergoveris. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 3247
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Female subjects with distinctive follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and LH deficiency require both FSH and LH. Until now these subjects were treated either with a combination of two recombinant preparations (r-hFSH and r-hLH) or else with a menotropin preparation, composed of urinary human FSH (u-hFSH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as LH-replacement.

In Pergoveris™ for the first time both hormones FSH and LH are available as recombinant produced hormones in a combination preparation.

Pergoveris has both hormones i.e. FSH and LH available as recombinant produced hormones in a combination preparation in the ratio 2:1. This study is planned to record data for the stimulation not only in case of the ovarian stimulation with intercourse for the optimum (VZO) but also the intrauterine insemination (IUI) and the ovarian stimulation for the assisted reproduction [in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI)] in subjects with severe FSH and LH deficiency and learn more about this subject group and the applied stimulation plan.

Apart from the demographic data, anamnestic details e.g. reason for the infertility, duration of the unfulfilled wish for children, past medical treatment for conception and accompanying illnesses will be documented. The duration of the stimulation with Pergoveris as well as the dose per day will be recorded from the cycle documentations. Follicle sizes and hormones will be documented in accordance with the respectively carried out cycle monitoring. The result of the treatment is related to the number of cycles with ovulation stimulation using hCG, the number of the cycles with puncture, the number of the cycles with embryo transfer, the number and quality of the ova and embryos, on occurred pregnancies and documented abortions. Multiple pregnancies and births will also be recorded.


  • To find the reason for the diagnosis of the severe LH deficiency such as e.g. low endogenous LH, amenorrhea, low endometrial thickness or low estradiol level.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects undergoing stimulation with Pergoveris for the ovarian stimulation with intercourse for the optimum (VZO) or with IUI or in preparation for a technology of the assisted conception such as IVF or ICSI.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female subjects undergoing stimulation with Pergoveris for the ovarian stimulation with VZO or with IUI or in preparation for a technology of the assisted conception such as IVF or ICSI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects receiving combination cycles with clomifen, follitropin beta, urinary FSH, urinary human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01112618

Fertility Center Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130
Berlin, Germany, 14050
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Study Director: Sigbert Jahn, PhD Merck Serono GmbH, Germany
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: W. Bilger, Merck Serono GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany Identifier: NCT01112618     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200061-500
Study First Received: April 27, 2010
Last Updated: July 15, 2014

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Reproductive technologies, Assisted

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on May 22, 2017