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Impact of Culture Conditions on the Embryo Quality

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01767805
First Posted: January 14, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas D'Hooghe, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare different culture conditions. The effect of the type of incubator (standard versus mini-incubator) and the effect of the oxygen concentration (5% versus 20%) will be evaluated on the embryo quality

Condition Intervention
Embryo Development Procedure: Standard incubator Procedure: Mini incubator Procedure: 5% oxygen Procedure: 20% oxygen

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Further study details as provided by Thomas D'Hooghe, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • embryo quality [ Time Frame: day 1- day 3 ]

Enrollment: 790
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Type of incubator
Embryos are cultured in a standard incubator or a mini-incubator
Procedure: Standard incubator Procedure: Mini incubator
Oxygen concentration
Embryos are cultured in an incubator with a gas mixture with 20% oxygen or with 5% oxygen
Procedure: 5% oxygen Procedure: 20% oxygen

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • embryos of patients younger than 36 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • embryos of patients older than 36 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01767805


Locations
Belgium
University Hospital Leuven, Catholic University Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
University Hospital Leuven, Catholic University Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thomas D'Hooghe, Prof. Dr., University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01767805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML4563
First Submitted: January 8, 2013
First Posted: January 14, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013