Study of the Cleavage of the Egg in Relation to the Stimulation Treatment

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
This post-marketing, single-center prospective study will be conducted in an open-label, non-interventional setting, for women seeking fertility treatment and will describe cleavage dynamics in relation to the age of the oocyte and gonadotrophin treatment.

Condition or disease
Female Infertility

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 356 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Kinetics in Time-lapse Culture of Human Preembryos
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 10, 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 10, 2016

Group 1
Women treated with Menopur
Group 2
Women treated with Menopur and Bravelle

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to 2. polar body extrusion in transferred embryos (only Intracellular Sperm Injection) [ Time Frame: Week 1 after oocyte retrieval ]
  2. Time for disappearance of pronuclei in transferred embryos [ Time Frame: Week 1 after oocyte retrieval ]
  3. Time for first cleavage in transferred embryos [ Time Frame: Week 1 after oocyte retrieval ]
  4. Time for cleavage to 3-cell embryo and 4-cell embryo in transferred embryos [ Time Frame: Week 1 after oocyte retrieval ]
  5. Scoring of blastomere even-size, fragmentation and multinucleation at 4-cell stage [ Time Frame: Week 1 after oocyte retrieval ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total dose of gonadotrophin used [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  2. Gonadotrophin dose per oocyte retrieved [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  3. Number of oocytes retrieved [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  4. Number of fertilized and cleaved oocytes [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  5. Number of preembryos with top quality [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  6. Implantation rate [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  7. Ongoing pregnancy rate week 7 [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  8. Live birth rate [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   38 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women suffering from infertility

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. IVF/ICSI treatment
  2. Regular cycles of 25-35 days
  3. Follicle stimulation with Bravelle and/or Menopur
  4. Women aged 38-35 years
  5. Long agonist or short antagonist treatment
  6. Willing and able to understand a Danish, English or German patient information form
  7. Willing and able to provide written Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. BMI more than 35
  2. Presence of hydrosalpinx on ultrasound
  3. FSH more than 13 or antral follicle count (AFC) less than 4 at fertility investigation
  4. Known allergic reactions to the planned medications
  5. Use of testicular sperm

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01674894

Danish Fertility Clinic
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Clinical Development Support Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01674894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000063
First Posted: August 29, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility, Female
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female