Final follicular maturation by administration of GnRH agonist plus HCG versus HCG in normal responders in ART cycles: An RCT
International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH-a) was increasingly used for triggering oocyte maturationfor the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Studies suggest that GnRH-a might be used as a better trigger agent since it causes both Luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone release from a physiologic natural cycle. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dual-triggering in assisted reproductive technology outcomes. Materials and Methods: 192
... nd Methods: 192 normal responder women aged ≤42 years and 18< Body Mass Index <30 kg/m 2 enrolled in this single-blind randomized controlled trial. All participants received antagonist protocol. For final triggering, women randomly were divided into two groups. Group, I was triggered by 6500 IU human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) alone, and group II by 6500 IU hCG plus 0.2 mg of triptorelin. The implantation, chemical, clinical and ongoing pregnancy, and abortion rates were measured. Results: The mean of retrieved oocytes and obtained embryos were statistically higher in the dual-trigger group (group I), but the implantation and pregnancy rates were similar in two groups. Conclusion: The results of our study did not confirm the favorable effect of dualtriggered oocyte maturation with a GnRH-a and a standard dosage of hCG as an effective strategy to optimize pregnancy outcome for normal responders in GnRHantagonist cycles. We think that this new concept requires more studies before becoming a universal controlled ovarian hyperstimulation protocol in in vitro fertilization practice.