Is It Possible to Predict the Outcome of IVF Treatment in Poor Response Patients? Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Poor ovarian response (POR)—retrieval of 3 or fewer eggs, is a challenging issue in IVF. A retrospective study included POR women who underwent 386 IVF cycles. The data were classified in four groups according to women's age (years) during the treatment cycle: 1) 20- 34 (n= 133), 2) 35-39 (n= 133), 3) 40-42 (n= 78), 4) 43-47 y (n= 42), and correlated with the characteristics of the population. The clinical pregnancy rates for groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 were: 23.3%, 12%, 2.6%, 4.8%, respectively. It was found to be significantly higher (p< 0.001) comparing group 1 with group 3 patients. The “take home baby” rate was much lower (p< 0.001) in group 3; there were no deliveries in group 4. Delivery rates for groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 were: 19.5%, 10.5%, 1.3% and 0%, respectively. Intraabdominal adhesions were more common (p= 0.005) as the cause of infertility in group 3 women compared to groups 2 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014