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A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Highly Purified Menotrophin Versus Recombinant Follitropin Alfa

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00257556
First Posted: November 23, 2005
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2010
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Information provided by:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Results First Submitted: January 8, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Infertility
Interventions: Drug: Menotrophin
Drug: Follitropin alfa

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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Ninety (90) participants were screened and 80 participants randomized.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Menotrophin Highly purified menotrophin sourced from human menopausal gonadotrophin (hMG)
Follitropin Alfa A genetically engineered substitute for follicle stimulating hormone (recombinant FSH (rFSH)).

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Menotrophin   Follitropin Alfa
STARTED   38   42 
All Patients Treated Population   37 [1]   39 [2] 
COMPLETED   24   32 
NOT COMPLETED   14   10 
Adverse Event                1                4 
Physician Decision                6                0 
Did not meet hCG criterion                3                0 
other reason                4                6 
[1] Also the safety population. One randomized patient did not receive study medication.
[2] Also the safety population. Three randomized patients did not receive study medication.



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Number of Participants With an Ongoing Pregnancy   [ Time Frame: Approx week 13; 9 weeks or more after the 1st positive pregnancy test ]

2.  Primary:   Percentage of Participants With an Ongoing Pregnancy   [ Time Frame: Approx week 13; 9 weeks or more after the first positive pregnancy test ]

3.  Secondary:   Participants With Varying Numbers of Follicles That Were Greater Than or Equal to 17 Millimeters   [ Time Frame: Day 7 and, if appropriate, every 2 days thereafter (Days 9/11/13) ]

4.  Secondary:   Participants With Varying Numbers of Oocytes Retrieved   [ Time Frame: Approximately study day 15 ]

5.  Secondary:   Participants With Varying Numbers of Pronuclear Stage Oocytes   [ Time Frame: Approximately study day 15 ]

6.  Secondary:   Participants With Varying Numbers of Embryos Transferred   [ Time Frame: Approximately study day 17 ]

7.  Secondary:   Participants With Varying Numbers of Embryos Frozen   [ Time Frame: Approximately study day 17 ]

8.  Secondary:   Mean Number of Days Stimulated With Gonadotrophins   [ Time Frame: study days 1 - 13 ]

9.  Secondary:   Pregnancy Outcomes   [ Time Frame: Approximately 10 months ]

10.  Secondary:   Mean Endometrial Thickness   [ Time Frame: Day 7 or 9 or 11 or 13 ]

11.  Secondary:   Mean Estradiol Level   [ Time Frame: Day 7 or 9 or 11 or 13 ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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