To evaluate, whether Gonadotropin-releasing hormone-agonist (GnRH-agonist or GnRH-ag) trigger in patients undergoing the ultrashort GnRH-ag/GnRH-antagonist (GnRH-ant) protocol is as effective as in patients at high risk to develop severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), who undergo the multidose GnRH-ant protocol.
All consecutive women aged ≤35 years admitted to our IVF unit from January 2011 to October 2011 who reached the ovum pick-up stage.
Triggering final oocytes maturation by GnRH-ag instead of hCG, in high-responder patients undergoing either the ultrashort GnRH-ag/GnRH-ant or the multidose GnRH-antagonist controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocols.
Ovarian stimulation characteristics, percentage of mature oocytes, fertilization and pregnancy rates.
No inbetween groups differences were observed in ovarian-stimulation related variable, percentage of mature oocytes, fertilization or pregnancy rates. No case of moderate-severe OHSS was reported in the study, or the control groups.
Three consecutive doses of daily GnRH-ag administration at the beginning of ultrashort flare GnRH-ag/GnRH-ant COH protocol, did not interfere with the ability of the GnRH-ag to trigger final oocytes maturation at the end of the COH cycle.