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The success rate in a Swedish in-vitro fertilization unit: a cohort study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7604688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cumulative childbirth rate after completion of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment including three or, in a few cases, four stimulated cycles. DESIGN: A cohort of 398 couples starting their first IVF treatment between January 1990 and December 1992 were followed until completion of their treatment. RESULTS: Of 826 started cycles, embryo transfer was performed in 793 cycles, giving a mean of 2.0 completed cycles per couple. In addition, cryopreserved embryos were transferred in 228 cycles (0.57 cycles per couple). 204 couples completed their treatment with delivery or with an ongoing pregnancy, 95 couples underwent three stimulated cycles without achieving an ongoing pregnancy and 66 couples cancelled their treatment after one or two cycles because of varying reasons. In seven women no transfer took place. Twenty-six women have not yet completed their planned cycles. Of 398 couples, where the vast majority had completed their IVF treatment, 51% (204) delivered as a result of the treatment. CONCLUSION: IVF treatment combined with freezing of surplus embryos, is a highly effective procedure giving a 'take home baby rate' on a cumulative basis of more than 50% within 1 to 3 cycles.
C Bergh; B Josefsson; L Nilsson; L Hamberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-10     Completed Date:  1995-08-10     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Hospital, University of G?teborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Embryo Transfer
Fertilization in Vitro*
Infertility, Female*
Infertility, Male*
Pregnancy Outcome*

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