Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (9): 984-987.

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A Modified Ultra-long Down-regulation Protocol for Infertile Patients with PCOS in IVF/ICSI-ET

Fei GONG, Ke-li LUO, Guang-xiu LU   

  1. Institute of Reproductive and Stem Cell Engineering, Central South University Reproduction and Stem cells Engineering Institution, Central South University
  • Received:2010-06-01 Revised:2010-07-06 Online:2010-09-05 Published:2010-09-05
  • Contact: Guang-xiu LU

Abstract: Objectives To compare and analyze the effect of two controlled ovarian stimulation (COH) protocols (Modified ultra-long down-regulation protocol vs. conventional long down-regulation protocol) for In Vitro Fertilization / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection - Embryo Transfer (IVF/ICSI-ET) treatment in infertility patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).Methods 132 IVF/ICSI-ET cycles utilizing modified ultra-long down-regulation protocol and 588 IVF/ICSI-ET cycles underwent conventional long down-regulation protocol during August 2008 to December 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. Several key parameters of the two COH protocols, including: fertilization and cleavage rate, clinical pregnancy rate, live birth rate, abortion rate, treatment duration and therapeutic expenses etc. were compared and analyzed. Results In modified ultra-long down-regulation protocol, the fertilization and cleavage rate, clinical pregnancy rate and implantation rate were significantly increased, P<0.001, as well for the live birth rate (P<0.05), the abortion rate (P<0.05) and the progesterone level on the day of HCG injection were decreased (P<0.001). In the mean while, the treatment duration was shortened (P<0.001), and treatment cost were reduced (P<0.001), when compared to conventional long protocol. Conclusion Modified super-long protocol plus hMG for PCOS infertile patients saved the therapeutic cost and raised the success rate of ART.

Key words: PCOS, ultra-log down-regulation protocol, IVF-ET