D2 Versus D4 Corifollitropin Alfa in GnRH Antagonists

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Blockeel Christophe, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01633580
First received: June 29, 2012
Last updated: December 2, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of the present study is to analyse if corifollitropin alfa, an agent for prolonged ovarian stimulation, administered from day 4 can be clinically used instead of day 2 onwards for a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in an antagonist protocol.


Condition Intervention Phase
Infertility
Drug: corifollitropin alfa
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Follicular Phase Endocrine Characteristics During Ovarian Stimulation and GnRH Antagonist Co-treatment for IVF; Randomized Trial Comparing Corifollitropin Alfa (Elonva) Initiated on Cycle Day 2 or 4.

Further study details as provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Consumption of rFSH at the end of the follicular phase [ Time Frame: up to 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The purpose is to assess the additional need for recFSH in each treatment group


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: Up to 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The purpose is to study the pregnancy rate in each treatment group


Enrollment: 67
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Day 2 group
Patients undergo a standard treatment with a classical start of corifollitropin alfa in a GnRH antagonist protocol.
Drug: corifollitropin alfa
long acting FSH
Active Comparator: Day 4 group
Patients undergo an ovarian stimulation, but start on day 4 with corifollitropin alfa
Drug: corifollitropin alfa
long acting FSH

Detailed Description:

Corifollitropin alfa is a new recombinant gonadotrophin with sustained follicle-stimulating activity. It offers novel and effective treatment option for potential normal responder patients undergoing ovarian stimulation with GnRH antagonist co-treatment for IVF or in vitro fertilisation resulting in a high ongoing pregnancy rate, equal to that achieved with daily rFSH. Normally, this medication is started on day 2 of the cycle. In the present randomised trial, we want to evaluate whether this agent can be clinically used when started on day 4 of the cycle.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 36 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • < 36 years old on day of randomisation
  • FSH < 12 (in the early follicular phase)
  • Normal ultrasound scan, i.e. presence of both ovaries, without evidence of abnormality within 6 months prior to randomisation.
  • Regular menstrual cycles of 21-35 days, presumed to be ovulatory.
  • BMI ≤ 29
  • Weight > 60 kg
  • < 3 previous trials
  • ICSI
  • Randomisation at out-patient clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 36 years old on day of randomisation
  • Endometriosis ≥ grade 3
  • PCOS
  • Poor responders (development of < 4 follicles in a previous IVF/ICSI cycle)
  • Endocrine or metabolic abnormalities (pituitary, adrenal, pancreas, liver or kidney)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01633580

Locations
Belgium
UZ Brussel
Jette, Belgium, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
  More Information

No publications provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Blockeel Christophe, MD, PhD, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01633580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/019
Study First Received: June 29, 2012
Last Updated: December 2, 2014
Health Authority: Belgium: FAGG

Keywords provided by Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel:
ICSI
GnRH antagonist
corifollitropin alfa

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