Pituitary suppression with a GnRHa short protocol in an alternate day schedule associated with rhCG microdoses

Rosane S. Rodrigues, Amanda S. Setti, Daniela P.A.F. Braga, Fernanda M. Valente, Assumpto Iaconelli Jr., Edson Borges Jr
2014 JBRA Assisted Reproduction  
Objective: To evaluate a comfortable short protocol with GnRH agonist (GnRHa) in alternate days, with a step down method of gonadotropins administration associated with hCG microdose for young patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Methods: This study evaluated 89 ICSI cycles performed in female patients aged <36 years. Patients were submitted to a short protocol with GnRHa schedule in the study group (n= 25) and to a long pituitary suppression protocol in the control group
more » ... control group (n=64). Results: The total dose of rFSH administered as well as estradiol levels on the day of hCG trigger were significantly lower in the short protocol group. There were no significant differences between the groups regarding the fertilization, high-quality embryos, implantation, pregnancy and miscarriage rates. However, mean ovarian stimulation cost
doi:10.5935/1518-0557.20140011 fatcat:c3rcklkfrjcpviukan2vfwv2fe