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Study to Examine Effect of Recombinant Luteinizing Hormone (r-Lh) and Recombinant Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (r-hCG) for Ovarian Stimulation in Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Humaidan, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2011
Last updated: September 25, 2013
Last verified: April 2011
The study is a prospective, randomised, controlled, and non-blinded multi-center pilot study to evaluate endocrine efficacy of recombinant luteinizing hormone versus recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin administered during controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI in normogonadotrophic women.

Condition Intervention Phase
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation
Drug: recombinant luteinizing hormone (r-LH)
Drug: recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (r-hCG)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Endocrine Efficacy of Either Recombinant Luteinizing Hormone (r-LH) or Low Dose Recombinant Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (r-hCG) Supplementation for Recombinant Follicle Stimulating Hormone (r-FSH) Stimulation in Normogonadotrophic Women Undergoing in Vitro Fertilization (IVF)/Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Therapy Following a Long-term Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Agonist Down Regulation Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Oestradiol Concentration on the Day of Ovulation Induction [ Time Frame: treatment day 10 to 14 ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: recombinant luteinizing hormone
150 IU r-LH, recombinant luteinising hormone, from treatment day 1 (stimulation day 1) until day of r-hCG administration (normally treatment day 10 to 14)
Drug: recombinant luteinizing hormone (r-LH)
administration of r-LH 150 IU/day subcutaneously , from S1 to r-hCG administration day (treatment day 10 to 14)
Active Comparator: recombinant human chorionic gonadotrofin
25 IU of r-hCG from treatment day 1 (stimulation day 1) until day of r-hCG administration (normally treatment day 10 to 14 )
Drug: recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (r-hCG)
administration of r-hCG 25 IU/day subcutaneously , from S1 to r-hCG administration day (treatment day 10 to 14)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women who plan to undergo IVF or ICSI treatment
  • Woman's age > 18 years but ≤ 35 years
  • Regular menstrual cycle (25-34 days)
  • BMI 18 to 30 inclusive
  • Signed patient information and informed consent forms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PCOS
  • More than 2 prior IVF/ICSI attempts
  • Diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, lever-, kidney-, heart- and metabolism disorders, according to the Investigator's assessment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01339299

Fertility Clinic Skive regional Hospital
Skive, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Humaidan, Prof. M.D. D.M.Sc., Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive Identifier: NCT01339299     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 700642-603
2009-009375-35 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: April 19, 2011
Results First Received: September 25, 2013
Last Updated: September 25, 2013

Keywords provided by Regionshospitalet Viborg, Skive:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents processed this record on May 22, 2017