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Relevance of assisted hatching in an oocyte donation programme using egg cryobanking: a prospective randomised study.
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PMID:  22672993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective randomised study was to evaluate if there is an improvement in clinical outcomes when assisted hatching (AH) is performed in embryos derived from vitrified/warmed oocytes in an ovum donation programme using egg cryobanking. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty oocyte recipients in a donation programme using egg cryobanking were randomly allocated to the assisted hatched (AH, n=30) or control group (n=30). The pregnancy and implantation rates were compared between the groups. RESULTS: A total of 288 vitrified oocytes were warmed for the 60 recipients. Of the 288 vitrified oocytes, 94.8% survived. All surviving oocytes were sperm injected, and 83.5% underwent fertilisation. There were 172 good-quality embryos selected for transfer. The total pregnancy rate was 40%. The pregnancy rate did not differ between the AH and control groups (43.3% and 33.3%, respectively, p=0.1967), but AH resulted in a higher implantation rate (31.6% vs. 18.4%, p=0.0206). CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates the effectiveness of AH in embryos derived from warmed oocytes. Our results also suggest that oocyte cryopreservation can be considered as a tool for providing highly successful outcomes in an egg donor programme.
Rita de Cássia S Figueira; Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga; Amanda S Setti; Assumpto Iaconelli; Edson Borges
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-4
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Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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