New study by Eugonia investigates the optimal fertilization method in poor responding women with only one oocyte retrieved
We published a new study based on the extensive clinical data of Eugonia, in collaboration with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Our study provides an answer to a constant clinical dilemma: which fertilization method (conventional IVF or ICSI) should we use in patients with only one oocyte retrieved and normal sperm? In contrast the common practice of many IVF units that use ICSI in these patients, our data show that fertilization, pregnancy and live birth rates do not differ between IVF and ICSI. We conclude that conventional IVF may be used when only one “precious” oocyte is available, in the presence of normal sperm. In this way, we can avoid the unnecessary use of ICSI, which is a more invasive, but also more expensive fertilization method.
The study was published in Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, official Journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Live birth rates using conventional in vitro fertilization compared to intracytoplasmic sperm injection in Bologna poor responders with a single oocyte retrieved
Ioannis A. Sfontouris, Efstratios M. Kolibianakis, George T. Lainas, Ram Navaratnarajah, Basil C. Tarlatzis, Trifon G. Lainas, JARG, March 2015