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Elective single-embryo transfer in oocyte donation programmes: should it be the rule?
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PMID:  23069742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The aim of this study is to compare the cumulative clinical pregnancy and live birth rates (fresh embryo transfers followed by frozen-thawed embryo transfers from the same stimulated cycle) between single-embryo transfer (SET) and double-embryo transfer (DET) in an oocyte donation programme. A retrospective analysis of the outcome in 1139 recipient fresh cycles (1073 from DET and 66 from SET) with at least three available embryos for transfer was performed. The clinical pregnancy rates were similar after SET (45.5%, 30/66) and DET (57.1%, 613/1073), whereas the multiple pregnancy rate was 0% and 39.5% for SET and DET, respectively. After evaluating the results using the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis in a period of 1 year, no statistically significant differences were observed in the cumulative clinical pregnancy and live birth rates (SET 82.8% and 76.4% versus DET 77.2% and 63.7%). The results indicate that for women who have at least three available embryos in oocyte donation programmes, one single embryo should be transferred as no significant decrease in the success rate is observed and multiple pregnancy can be avoided. Clinical pregnancy rate is higher when transferring two embryos compared with one. However, this also results in a higher incidence of twin pregnancy, which is associated with increased obstetric and perinatal risks. The aim of this study was to compare the cumulative clinical pregnancy and live birth rates (fresh embryo transfers followed by frozen-thawed embryo transfers from the same stimulated cycle) between single-embryo transfer (SET) and double-embryo transfer (DET) cycles in our oocyte donation programme. A retrospective analysis of the outcome in 1139 recipient fresh cycles (1076 from DET and 66 from SET) with at least three available embryos for transfer was performed. The clinical pregnancy rates were similar after SET (45.5%, 30/66) and DET (57.1%, 613/1073), whereas the multiple pregnancy rate was 0% and 39.5% for SET and DET, respectively. The cumulative clinical pregnancy and live birth rates were similar between the two strategies (SET 82.8% versus DET 77.2%) and the same was found for the cumulative live birth rates (SET 76.4% versus DET 63.7%). Our results indicate that for women who have at least three available embryos in OD programmes, one single embryo should be transferred as no significant decrease in the success rate is observed while multiple pregnancy is avoided.
Authors:
Elisabet Clua; Rosa Tur; Buenaventura Coroleu; Montse Boada; I Rodríguez; Pedro N Barri; Anna Veiga
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-6491     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Biomed. Online     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Servei de Medicina de la Reproducció, Departament d'Obstetrícia, Ginecologia i Reproducció. Institut Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: eliclu@dexeus.com.
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