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Table 3 Cycle outcome measures

From: Addition of low dose hCG to rFSh benefits older women during ovarian stimulation for IVF

  Group 1-A r FSH + Low dose hCG < 40 y N = 49 Group 2-A r FSH < 40 y N = 67 P Value Group 1-B r FSH + Low dose hCG ≥ 40 y N = 39 Group 2-B r FSH ≥ 40 y N = 32 P Value
Starting dose of FSH 246.43 ± 61.45 238.06 ± 71.96 0.501 302.56 ± 41.28 322.65 ± 60.03 0.114
Total dose of FSH. 2,496 ± 774 2,284 ± 843 0.082 3,217 ± 874 3,264 ± 1,009 0.415
Treatment duration, days 10.02 ± 1.73 9.45 ± 1.48 0.064 10.03 ± 1.58 9.40 ± 1.90 0.072
Need for dose change 8/94 (8.5%) 12/67 (17.9%) 0.412 5/39 (12.8%) 4/32 (12.5%) 0.193
No of retrieved oocytes 10.83 ± 6.55 12.50 ± 7.29 0.10 7.92 ± 4.32 6.28 ± 4.50 0.067
No of mature eggs 9.49 ± 5.78 10.37 ± 6.55 0.230 5.72 ± 3.52 4.00 ± 3.34 0.019
No of fertilized eggs 6.71 ± 4.43 7.35 ± 4.35 0.227 4.89 ± 2.74 3.70 ± 2.09 0.027
Fertilization rate per retrieved oocyte 61.47% ± 18.38 62.97% ± 21.39 0.347 58.96% ± 19.48 58.72% ± 33.48 0.394
No of Embryos per transfer 2.66 ± 1.22 2.68 ± 1.16 0.459 2.92 ± 1.09 3.00 ± 1.37 0.399
No of frozen embryos 2.90 ± 3.66 4.14 ± 4.62 0.128 1.03 ± 2.13 0.296 ± 0.95 0.033
Total pregnancies per cycle started 12/49 (24.49%) 23/67 (34.33%) 0.416 6/39 (15.38%) 3/32 (9.38%) 0.090
Total pregnancies per cycle completed 12/45 (26.67%) 23/60 (38.33%) 0.152 6/38 (15.79%) 3/27 (11.11%) 0.588
Cancelled cycles 3 2   0 4  
Hyper stimulation 0 5   0 0  
No eggs retrieved 1 0   1 1