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Table 3 Newborn outcomes

From: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a clinical report on 4894 consecutive ART treatment cycles

Parameters HCG Buserelin OHSS p
Cycles 4772 71 51  
ETC. 4391 67 51  
Newborn 1655-37.7 1928.4 53-100 b,c
Gestation age (weeks) 37.4 ± 2.7 38.1 ± 2.4 37.3 ± 2.7 NS
Term 38.5 ± 1.1 39.3 ± 1.6 38.4 ± 1.2 a
Preterm (PT) 33.7 ± 3.0 35.1 ± 1.3 33.3 ± 2.6 NS
Very PT 28.7 ± 2.5 (0) 27.0 (1) a
Extremely PT 25.1 ± 1.7 (0) 27.0 (1) a
Weight (g) 2709.0 ± 705.6 2717.4 ± 693.0 2529.6 ± 726.4 NS
Normal weight 3086.1 ± 352.2 3127.3 ± 570.9 3078.6 ± 379.7 NS
Low weight (LW) 1900.4 ± 507.3 2073.3 ± 160.1 1914.8 ± 485.6 NS
Very LW 1048.6 ± 280.5 (0) 1193.7 ± 261.5 a,c
Extremely LW 756.0 ± 193.2 (0) 861.0 ± 66.5 (2) a
  1. Values in “n” and mean ± SD
  2. Significance (p < 0.05)
  3. a: HCG vs Buserelin
  4. b: HCG vs OHSS
  5. c: Buserelin vs OHSS
  6. NS: not significant
  7. (0), (1) and (2): number of cases
  8. HCG: group of patients without OHSS and oocyte trigger with HCG
  9. Buserelin: group of patients without OHSS and oocyte trigger with Buserelin
  10. OHSS: group of patients with OHSS and oocyte trigger with HCG