Minidose gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist is the treatment of choice in poor responders with high follicle-stimulating hormone levels

D. Feldberg, J. Farhi, J. Ashkenazi, D. Dicker, J. Shalev, Z. Ben-Rafael

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of minidose GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) + hMG in poor responders with elevated basal level FSH. Design: Retrospective analysis of IVF cycles. Setting: IVF Unit, Golda Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel. Patients: One hundred six patients who were defined as poor responders on two previous IVF attempts. Three treatment protocols of midluteal Decapeptyl (D-Trp6) were compared: [1] a single-dose of 3.75 mg; [2] 0.5 mg daily until menstruation, followed by 0.1 mg daily; and [3] 0.1 mg daily until menstruation, followed by 0.05 mg daily. Main Outcome Measures: Comparisons were made among the three protocols regarding basal FSH levels, number of oocytes retrieved and fertilized, number of days of stimulation, follicular phase, P levels, and pregnancy and miscarriage rates. Results: Treatment with minidose GnRH-a resulted in higher E2 levels and lower P levels on the day of hCG and lower cancellation rates. Furthermore, a higher number of oocytes recovered and fertilized and embryos transferred were recorded. The trend indicated improved pregnancy and implantation rates with a lower miscarriage rate. Conclusion: Minidose GnRH- a is a better choice than regular GnRH-a strategies in poor-responder patients undergoing IVF treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • FSH level
  • IVF
  • Minidose GnRH-a
  • poor responders

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