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Decreased fertility in poor responder women is not related to oocyte morphological status.
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PMID:  22291773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: In women showing impaired fertility, a decreased response to ovarian stimulation is a major problem, limiting the number of oocytes to be used for assisted reproduction techniques (ART). Despite the several definitions of poor response, it is still a matter of debate whether young poor responder patients also show a decrease in oocyte quality. The objective in this study was to investigate whether poor ovarian response to the superstimulation protocol is accompanied by impaired oocyte quality.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 313 patients younger than 35 years old, undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Patients with four or fewer MII oocytes (poor-responder group, PR, n = 57) were age-matched with normoresponder patients (NR, n = 256).
RESULTS: A higher rate of oocyte retrieval and a trend towards an increase in MII oocyte rate were observed in the NR group when compared to the PR group (71.6 ±1.1% and 74.1 ±1.0% vs. 56.3 ±2.9% and 66.5 ±3.7%; p< 0.0001 and p = 0.056, respectively). A trend toward increased implantation rates was observed in the NR group when compared to the PR group (44 and 24.5 ±2.0% vs. 28.8 and 16.4 ±3.9%; p= 0.0305 and p= 0.0651, respectively).
CONCLUSIONS: Low response to ovarian stimulation is apparently not related to impaired oocyte quality. However, embryos produced from poor responder oocytes show impaired capacity to implant and to carry a pregnancy to term.
Marcílio Nichi; Rita de Cassia Sávio Figueira; Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga; Amanda Souza Setti; Assumpto Iaconelli; Edson Borges
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of medical science : AMS     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1896-9151     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Med Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-31     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101258257     Medline TA:  Arch Med Sci     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Animal Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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