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Observational Post-Authorisation Study on the Use of Bemfola® in Human Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Spain. (BIRTH)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02941341
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 21, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Finox AG

Brief Summary:
Non-comparative, observational, ambispective post-authorisation study (EPA-SP).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Infertility Drug: r-hFSH

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1222 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Ambispective Observational Post-Authorisation Study on the Use of Bemfola® in Human Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Spain.
Study Start Date : October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2019

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: r-hFSH
    As per standard practice
    Other Name: Bemfola

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total number of oocytes retrieved [ Time Frame: 34-36 hours after hCG administration and after a maximum 16 days of r-hFSH treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of fertilised oocytes [ Time Frame: 1 day after ovum pick-up ]
  2. Quality of oocytes [ Time Frame: At Day 4-5 ]
  3. Number and quality of transferred embryos [ Time Frame: Day of embryo transfer, either 2,3 or 5 days after oocyte retrieval ]
  4. Fertilization and implantation rate [ Time Frame: 5 to 6 weeks after oocyte retrieval ]
  5. Incidence of serious adverse events, including moderate-to-severe OHSS [ Time Frame: From Day 1 of stimulation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women who have undergone oocyte retrieval after ovarian stimulation with Bemfola®, either as part of an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle or with an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), for reproductive purposes or for oocyte donation, and who are pituitary-suppressed with a GnRH antagonist.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged ≥ 18 years
  • Currently undergoing an IVF or ICSI cycle or are oocyte-donors
  • Have completed controlled ovarian stimulation
  • Have received at least 5 doses of Bemfola®
  • Are pituitary suppressed with a GnRH antagonist
  • Have undergone oocyte retrieval
  • Have signed the Informed Consent Form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance follitropin alfa, FSH or to any of the excipients listed
  • Presence of tumours of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02941341

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IVI Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain, 08017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Finox AG
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Principal Investigator: Marcos Ferrando, MD Director IVI Bilbao, Spain
Principal Investigator: Buenaventura Coroleu Lletget, MD Jefe del Servicio de Medicina de la Reproducción,Hospital Universitari Quirón Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain
Principal Investigator: Luis Rodríguez-Tabernero Martín, MD Jefe de la Unidad de Reproducción, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spai^n
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Finox AG Identifier: NCT02941341    
Other Study ID Numbers: FIN-BEM-2015-01
First Posted: October 21, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Finox AG:
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