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Premature luteinization: treatment and incidence in natural cycles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2056018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of premature luteinization was evaluated in 400 women with a history of infertility (greater than or equal to 18 months). After its diagnosis, this condition was treated with ovulation-inducing drugs in the early follicular phase in an attempt to accelerate follicular maturation before the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. Premature luteinization was diagnosed if serum progesterone levels greater than 1.5 ng/ml were associated with an LH surge before the serum oestradiol level reached 200 pg/ml and before the follicle was mature. Fifty-two of 400 (13%) women demonstrated premature luteinization in two consecutive cycles. Fourteen of 52 (27%) women corrected the problem with a clomiphene citrate regimen, as compared with 32 of 38 (75%) treated with HMG and HCG; conception rates were 83 and 50%, respectively, for the patients who responded to the two regimens. Overall, regimens utilized in this study resulted in a 58% pregnancy rate in 6 months.
J H Check; J S Chase; K Nowroozi; C J Dietterich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-31     Completed Date:  1991-07-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden.
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MeSH Terms
Fertilization / physiology*
Infertility, Female / physiopathology*
Luteal Phase / physiology*
Time Factors

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