The role of a human chorionic gonadotropin burst in in vitro fertilization

Adrian Shulman*

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Abstract

Findings: No oocytes were found during four ovum pickups (OPU), despite a satisfactory ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. After the first attempt failed in the fourth case, five eggs were retrieved, fertilized, and cleaved after cycle rescue with hCG. Conclusions: Whenever oocytes are not aspirated during OPU due to a lack of hCG administration, the cycle may be rescued if 10,000 IU of hCG is injected immediately and OPU planned for 33-36 hr later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • assisted reproduction
  • empty follicles
  • menotropins
  • ovum pickup

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