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Dehydroepiandrosterone Supplementation for Poor Responder Patients During in Vitro Fertilization Treatment

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01145144
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation on in vitro fertilization performance and outcome among poor-responder patient.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Ovarian Stimulation Drug: dehydroepiandrosterone crystalline fine powder

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Study Completion Date : July 2009

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Drug Information available for: Prasterone
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DHEA supplementation
DHEA was added to induction of ovulation by recombinant FSH and recombinant LH, in IVF long protocol
Drug: dehydroepiandrosterone crystalline fine powder
No Intervention: only induction of ovulation by same long protocol without DHEA

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. peak estradiol level.
  2. number of retrieved oocytes.
  3. Embryos that were graded as a top quality (according to the number of cells and percent of fragmentation)
  4. number of embryos reserved for transfer.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pregnancy rate.
  2. live birth rate.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 42 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • previous poor response to ovarian stimulation in IVF.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients over the age of 42
  • patients who received DHEA at any time.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01145144

Meir Medical center IVF unit
kfar Saba, Israel
Meir Medical Center
Kfar Sava, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Adriam Shulman, IVF Unit Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01145144     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: mmc07204-2006ctil
First Posted: June 16, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
IVF outcome
long protocol IVF
recombinant LH
embryo quality
pregnancy rate
live birth rate
poor response to ovarian stimulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs