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Table 3 Patient characteristics and preoperative parameters in patients with and without spontaneous ovulation

From: Luteinizing hormone and androstendione are independent predictors of ovulation after laparoscopic ovarian drilling: a retrospective cohort study

  Spontaneous ovulation
(n = 71)
Persistence of anovulation
(n = 29)
Pvalue
Age (years) 26.2 ± 4.4 27.1 ± 4.2 n.s.a
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.9 ± 4.4 28.8 ± 5.4 n.s.a
Surgical technique:    
Standard monopolar electrocoagulation
Monopolar hook electrode
49 (69.0%)
22 (31.0%)
21 (72.4%)
8 (27.6%)
n.s.a
Luteinizing hormone (IU/l) 17.3 ± 5.3 9.9 ± 4.1 <.001
Follicle stimulating hormone (IU/l) 6.4 ± 1.6 5.8 ± 1.9 n.s.a
Testosterone (ng/ml) 0.8 ± 0.4 0.7 ± 0.3 n.s.a
Androstendione (ng/ml) 3.4 ± 1.0 2.9 ± 0.7 .018
  1. a n.s. = not significant