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Pregnancy outcome following in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in women of more advanced reproductive age with elevated serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.
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PMID:  18390073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To present data on the chances of pregnancy following in vitro fertilization embryo transfer, according to day 3 serum FSH and age groups in women > or = age 36. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were analyzed according to three age groups (36-39, 40-42, > or = 43) and five serum FSH ranges (< or = 10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, > or = 17). RESULTS: No live pregnancies were found in women aged > or = 40 with serum FSH > or = 15 mlU/ml but they were seen in women aged 36-39. Live deliveries were seen in women even > or = 43 with serum FSH 13-14 mlU/ml. CONCLUSIONS: The higher the serum FSH and the greater the age, the lower the chances of successful conception. However, reasonable pregnancy rates are found in women aged > or = 36 with serum FSH > or = 15 mlU/ml and a live delivered pregnancy rate of about 10% can occur even in women aged > or = 43 with mild FSH elevations.
J H Check; B Katsoff; D Brasile; J K Choe; J Amui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-08     Completed Date:  2008-05-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Camden, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer / methods*
Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood*
Infertility, Female / physiopathology*,  therapy
Live Birth
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
9002-68-0/Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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