Comparing Intra-vaginal Culture of Embryos to In-vitro Culture of Embryos With Minimal Stimulation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02802176|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Infertility||Device: INVOcell device Other: Traditional IVF||Phase 4|
This is a Phase IV, single center randomized controlled trial evaluating intra-vaginal culture using INVOcell versus traditional IVF using oral stimulation or minimal gonadotropin stimulation protocols. The pilot aims to includes 40 women who will be randomized to either the intra-vaginal culture group (N=20) using INVOcell or to the traditional IVF group (N=20).
Primary aim is implantation rate, which is defined by number gestational sacs seen on early pregnancy ultrasound divided by number of embryos transferred.
Secondary aims are:
- Embryo quality, which is measured by the Gardner grading system.
- Fertilization rate, which is defined by the total number of fertilized oocytes divided by total number of mature oocytes retrieved. This comparison will take place on day-3, as that is when the IVC embryos will be assessed.
- Clinical pregnancy rate, which is defined by the number of fetal poles with heartbeat seen on ultrasound divided by the number of embryos transferred.
- Live birth rate, which is defined by the number of living babies delivered divided by the number of transfers
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Arm 1: intra-vaginal culture using INVOcell device. Arm 2: Traditional IVF culture in an embryology laboratory|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Intra-vaginal Culture of Embryos Using INVOcell Device to In-vitro Culture of Embryos Using Minimal Stimulation Protocols|
|Study Start Date :||July 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2019|
Experimental: Intra-vaginal culture - INVOcell device
3 day intra-vaginal incubation using the INVOcell device
Device: INVOcell device
intra-vaginal culture of embryos using INVOcell device
Active Comparator: Traditional IVF culture
3 day traditional IVF incubation
Other: Traditional IVF
traditional culture of embryos in-vitro
- Implantation rate [ Time Frame: approximately 4 weeks following randomization ]defined by number gestational sacs seen on early pregnancy 6-week ultrasound divided by number of embryos transferred
- Embryo quality [ Time Frame: measured after 3 days of incubation ]quality determined using Gardner grading system
- Fertilization rate [ Time Frame: measured after 3 days of incubation ]defined by the total number of fertilized oocytes divided by total number of mature oocytes retrieved
- Clinical pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: approximately 4 weeks following randomization ]which is defined by the number of fetal poles with heartbeat seen on 6-week ultrasound divided by the number of embryos transferred
- Live birth rate [ Time Frame: 9 months after embryo transfer ]which is defined by the number of living babies delivered divided by the number of transfers
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02802176
|Contact: Asima K Ahmad, MD, MPHfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Marcelle Cedars, MD||4153537475|
|United States, California|
|University of California San Francisco - Center for Reproductive Health||Recruiting|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94158|
|Contact: Asima K Ahmad, MD, MPH 415-353-7475 email@example.com|
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