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Impact of Culture Conditions on the Embryo Quality

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01767805
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 14, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas D'Hooghe, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Embryo Development Procedure: Standard incubator Procedure: Mini incubator Procedure: 5% oxygen Procedure: 20% oxygen Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 790 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
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



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


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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

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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

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