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Table 1 The influence of 3 different protocols on treatment’s parameters

From: Late follicular progesterone to estradiol ratio is not influenced by protocols or gonadotropins used

  Long-Ago (N = 55) Short-Ago (N = 25) Antagonist (N = 59) p
Age 30.87 ± 4.94 37.00 ± 5.40 32.44 ± 5.50 #0.0001
@0.002
Cause of Infertility     
Mechanical 3 (5.5 %) 4 (16.0 %) 8 (13.8 %)  
PCO 4 (7.3 %) 0 4 (6.9 %)  
Male 26 (47.3 %) 6 (24 %) 20 (34.5 %)  
Combined 4 (7.3 %) 5 (20 %) 6 (10.3 %)  
Unexplained 10 (18.2 %) 6 (24 %) 13 (22.4 %)  
low ovarian reserve 1 (1.8 %) 2 (8 %) 2 (3.4 %)  
endometriosis 7 (12.7 %) 0 3 (5.2 %)  
Other 0 2 (8 %) 2 (3.4 %)  
E2 (pmol/dl) 1757.7 ± 923.2 1498 ± 763 1342.9 ± 1223 *0.003
P (ng/mL) 0.6787 ± 0.3169 0.7424 ± 0.3619 0.6925 ± 0.3336 0.66
P/E2 ratio 0.48 ± 0.31 0.63 ± 0.54 0.83 ± 0.87 *0.038
Endometrial thickness (mm) 10.8 ± 2.3 8.7 ± 2.1 9.5 ± 2.2 *0.031
#0.003
Number of M2 oocytes 8.4 ± 4.5 5.0 ± 3.0 5.9 ± 4.9 *0.003
#0.007
Number of 2PN 5.8 ± 3.1 3.7 ± 2.2 4.5 ± 3.4 *0.049
#0.03
Fertilization rate 69.4 ± 22.7 77.6 ± 20.05 80.7 ± 18.9 *0.025
Cleavage rate 97.51 ± 10.13 100 ± 0 98.51 ± 6.3 0.23
Number of Embryos transfer 2.05 ± 0.48 2.2 ± 0.77 1.88 ± 0.53 0.064
Treatment outcome     
Chemical pregnancy (%) 22 (40 %) 6 (24 %) 22 (37 %) 0.37
Clinical pregnancy (%) 19 (34.5 %) 6 (24 %) 19 (32 %) 0.64
Life birth rate (%) 17 (31 %) 4 (16 %) 14 (24 %) 0.34
TOP Quality embryos (%) 42 (76 %) 22 (88 %) 56 (95 %) *0.006
  1. Values are mean ± SD, n, or n/total (%). * Statistical differences between Long vs. Antagonist # Statistical differences between Long vs. Short @ Statistical differences between Antagonist vs. Short