Premature progesterone elevation does not affect pregnancy outcome in high-responder patients undergoing short-interval coasting in IVF cycles
Aktün, Lebriz Hale
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CitationAcet, M., Aktün, L. H., Başaranoǧlu, S., Yorgunlar, B., Acet, T. ve Deregözü, A. (2015). Premature progesterone elevation does not affect pregnancy outcome in high-responder patients undergoing short-interval coasting in IVF cycles. Medical Science Monitor Basic Research, 21, 247-252. https://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSMBR.896244
Background: We aimed to present the relationship between premature progesterone elevation (PPE) and clinical outcomes in high-responder patients who had a coasting period of < 4 days in length due to their high risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and who were treated with a long-acting gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-agonist) protocol in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles. Material/Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the University Hospital Assisted Reproductive Technology Center. The outcomes of 101 patients undergoing IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles who showed a high response to COH (estradiol > 4000 pg/ml and/or > 20 follicles each >= 10 mm in diameter and at least 20% 3 15 mm) and who were coasted for < 4 days were evaluated. Number of oocytes, 2 pronuclei (PN) embryos, implantation rate, and live birth rate were measured. Results: The incidence of PPE was 32.6%. Compared with those without PPE, patients with PPE had a higher number of oocytes retrieved. Total mature and fertilized oocytes and the mean number of embryos transferred were not significantly different between groups. Live birth rates (41.9% vs. 38.7%) and implantation rates (26.5% vs. 23%) were also not significantly divergent in the PPE and non-PPE groups, respectively. Conclusions: P concentrations >= 1.3 ng/ml on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration, designated in this study as PPE, does not appear to be related to adverse effects in terms of clinical outcomes in high-responder patients undergoing coasting < 4 days due to their high risk of developing OHSS treated with a long-acting GnRH-a protocol in IVF-embryo transfer cycles.