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Table 3 Comparison between hCG and dual-trigger protocols: Outcomes of IVF-ICSI cycles

From: Dual trigger with gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist and human chorionic gonadotropin significantly improves live birth rate for women with diminished ovarian reserve

  Control group (hCG) Study group (hCG + triptorelin) P value  
Cancellation of embryo transfer (%) 15.4 (20/130) 6.1 (18/297) 0.003  
Implantation Rate (%) 10.58 ± 2.45 15.02 ± 1.74 NS
Biochemical pregnancy rate per cycle (%) 4.6 (6/130) 2.0 (6/297) NS  
Clinical pregnancy rate per cycle (%) 20.7 (27/130) 33.0 (92/297) 0.035  
Live birth rate per cycle (%) 13.1 (17/130) 27.2 (76/297) 0.014  
Abortion rate (%) 37.0 (10/27) 17.4 (16/92) 0.037  
Twin pregnancy rate (%) 1.5 (2/130) 4.4 (13/297) NS  
  1. Note: Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or percentage. hCG human chorionic gonadotropin, NS non-statistically significant