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Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study.
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PMID:  16616748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of luteal-phase acupuncture on the outcome of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). DESIGN: Randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study. SETTING: University IVF center. PATIENT(S): Two hundred twenty-five infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI. INTERVENTION(S): In group I, 116 patients received luteal-phase acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. In group II, 109 patients received placebo acupuncture. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates. RESULT(S): In group I, the clinical pregnancy rate and ongoing pregnancy rate (33.6% and 28.4%, respectively) were significantly higher than in group II (15.6% and 13.8%). CONCLUSION(S): Luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of IVF/ICSI.
Stefan Dieterle; Gao Ying; Wolfgang Hatzmann; Andreas Neuer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-05-23     Revised Date:  2007-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1347-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Witten/Herdecke, Dortmund, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / psychology*
Fertilization in Vitro / statistics & numerical data*
Germany / epidemiology
Infertility, Female / epidemiology*,  therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic / statistics & numerical data*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Fertil Steril. 2007 Apr;87(4):1000   [PMID:  17430737 ]
Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1359-61; discussion 1368-70   [PMID:  16600220 ]
Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1362-3; discussion 1368-70   [PMID:  16600223 ]
Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1364-7; discussion 1368-70   [PMID:  16600221 ]

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