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Analysis of factors associated with multiple pregnancy in an oocyte donation programme.
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PMID:  20880746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of this study is to identify the factors associated with multiple pregnancy in an oocyte donation programme. A retrospective study (2000-2007) of 945 synchronous cycles was performed. Two embryos were transferred in all cycles on day 2 after oocyte retrieval. All variables (egg donor and recipient age, number of inseminated oocytes, fertilized oocytes, cleaved embryos, good-quality embryos available, good-quality embryos transferred and frozen embryos) were analysed in relation to the clinical pregnancy rate per transfer (PR) and the multiple pregnancy rate (MPR). The donor age was 26.8±4.5 years and recipient age was 41.0±5.4. The number of good-quality embryos per recipient was 3.1±2.5. The PR was 55.1% and the MPR 36.5%. The number of good-quality embryos transferred (2 versus 0) was significantly associated (P<0.05) with the PR (60.6% versus 43.5%). The relationship between the MPR and the number of good-quality embryos transferred was adjusted by donor and recipient's age. For those patients who received 2 versus 0 good-quality embryos, the odds ratio of a multiple pregnancy was 2.1 (95% CI 1.121-3.876). The only predictive factor for multiple pregnancies in an oocyte donation programme is the quality of the transferred embryos. Since the development of assisted reproduction techniques, most countries have witnessed increased rates of multiple pregnancy. In IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection, effective strategies must be established to prevent multiple pregnancy without reducing overall pregnancy rates. In oocyte donation programmes, there is less awareness about the related risks. Actually, a minimum of two embryos are still transferred in most centres. The patient's age is higher and this fact implies more obstetric and perinatal complications. The aim of this study is to identify the factors associated with multiple pregnancy to contribute to establish future guidelines to avoid those risks.
Elisabet Clua; Rosa Tur; Buenaventura Coroleu; Montse Boada; Pere N Barri; Anna Veiga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1472-6491     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Biomed. Online     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Servei de Medicina de la Reproducció, Departament d'Obstetrícia, Ginecologia i Reproducció. Institut Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain.
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