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Influence of midluteal serum prolactin on outcome of pregnancy after IVF-ET: a preliminary study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11499323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between serum prolactin levels in the midluteal phase and the prognosis of pregnancy after IVF-ET.
DESIGN: Prospective study;
SETTING: Shimane Medical University Hospital;
PATIENTS: 29 patients completing their 34th IVF cycle; and
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Serum levels of prolactin, estradiol-17 beta, and progesterone in the midluteal phase.
RESULTS: Midluteal prolactin levels were significantly lower in patients with early pregnancy loss than in the successful pregnancy group. The mean progesterone/prolactin ratio and the estradiol-17 beta/prolactin ratio were highest in patients with early pregnancy loss and were lowest in patients with successful pregnancies.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings of this study suggest that measurement of the serum prolactin concentration in the midluteal phase is useful for predicting the outcome of IVF-ET.
T Ozaki; K Takahashi; H Kurioka; K Miyazaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1058-0468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Assist. Reprod. Genet.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-13     Completed Date:  2002-04-24     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206495     Medline TA:  J Assist Reprod Genet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer*
Estrogens / blood
Fertilization in Vitro*
Gonadal Steroid Hormones / blood
Infertility, Female / blood*
Luteal Phase / blood*
Pregnancy Outcome
Progesterone / blood
Prolactin / blood,  physiology*
Prospective Studies
Superovulation / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens; 0/Gonadal Steroid Hormones; 4G7DS2Q64Y/Progesterone; 9002-62-4/Prolactin

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