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Table 5 Fertilisation and embryo development in the titre ≤ 1:320 subgroup and the titre > 1:320 subgroup

From: A retrospective study on IVF/ICSI outcome in patients with anti-nuclear antibodies: the effects of prednisone plus low-dose aspirin adjuvant treatment

Variables Titre ≤ 1:320 Titre > 1:320 P
OPU cycles 46 20 -
ET cycles 33 19 -
Retrieved oocytes 9.96 +/- 5.04 9.20 +/- 5.08 ns
MII oocytes rate (%, ICSI cycle) 80.4 (193/240) 73.6 (92/125) ns
Normal fertilisation rate (%, ICSI cycle) 73.6 (142/193) 64.1 (59/92) ns
Abnormal fertilisation rate (%, ICSI cycle) 5.18 (10/193) 4.35 (4/92) ns
Normal fertilisation rate (%, IVF cycle) 68.3 (149/218) 57.6 (34/59) ns
Abnormal fertilisation rate (%, IVF cycle) 2.75 (6/218) 10.2 (6/59) 0.034
Cleavage rate (%) 97.6 (284/291) 97.8 (91/93) ns
Perfect embryo rate (%) 63.7 (181/284) 63.7 (58/91) ns
Available embryo rate (%) 78.2 (222/284) 80.2 (73/91) ns
Transferred embryos/cycle 2.09 +/- 0.46 2.16 +/- 0.69 ns
  1. P < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.