Title

Abdominal ultrasound-guided embryo transfer improves clinical pregnancy rates after in-vitro fertilizstion: experiances from 330 cases of clinical investigations

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

2754

Comments

Originally published as: Li, R., Lu, L., Hao, G., Zhong, K., Cai, Z., & Wang, W. (2005). Abdominal ultrasound-guided embryo transfer improves clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization: experiences from 330 clinical investigations. Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 22(1), 3-8. Original article available here

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the effect of ultrasound-guided embryo transfer on the rate of implantation and clinical pregnancy. Methods: A prospective randomized trial was performed to compare ultrasound-guided embryo transfer with the traditional method. A total of 330 patients were randomly divided into two groups on the day of embryo transfer. For the cases (n = 178), ultrasound-guided was used; controls (n = 152) was performed using routine methods. Results: The rate of implantation and clinical pregnancy for the cases (19.6 and 37.1%, respectively) was significantly higher than for the controls (12.6 and 25%, respectively; p < 0.05). Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided embryo transfer can significantly increase the rate of implantation and clinical pregnancy, and should be recommended as a routine procedure in the process of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET).

DOI

10.1007/s10815-005-0813-0

Access Rights

free_to_read

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1007/s10815-005-0813-0