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Tubal versus uterine transfer of cryopreserved embryos: a prospective randomized trial
Fertility and sterility
  • Bradley J. Van Voorhis, University of Iowa
  • Craig H. Syrop, University of Iowa
  • R. D. Vincent, Jr.
  • D. H. Chestnut
  • Amy E.T. Sparks, University of Iowa
  • F. K. Chapler
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
3-1-1995
NLM Title Abbreviation
Fertil Steril
PubMed ID
7851590
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To compare pregnancy rates after fallopian tubal and uterine transfer of cryopreserved embryos. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial with assignment to treatment groups by a random number table. SETTING: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a tertiary care academic institution. PATIENTS: Forty patients with patent fallopian tubes and at least three cryopreserved embryos. INTERVENTIONS: Cryopreserved embryos were thawed and transferred to the fallopian tube by laparoscopy or to the uterus by a transcervical catheter. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates. RESULTS: Tubal transfer of cryopreserved embryos resulted in statistically higher clinical (68% versus 24%) and ongoing pregnancy rates (58% versus 19%) when compared with uterine transfer. CONCLUSIONS: Tubal transfer of cryopreserved embryos is highly effective and offers an improved pregnancy rate when compared with uterine transfer of embryos. This method of transfer should be considered in patients with patent fallopian tubes and at least three cryopreserved embryos.
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Cryopreservation,
  • Embryo Transfer/methods,
  • Fallopian Tubes,
  • Female,
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone/therapeutic use,
  • Humans,
  • Leuprolide/therapeutic use,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Pregnancy Outcome,
  • Prospective Studies,
  • Treatment Outcome,
  • Uterus
Published Article/Book Citation
Fertility and sterility, 63:3 (1995) pp.578-583.
Citation Information
Bradley J. Van Voorhis, Craig H. Syrop, R. D. Vincent, D. H. Chestnut, et al.. "Tubal versus uterine transfer of cryopreserved embryos: a prospective randomized trial" Fertility and sterility Vol. 63 Iss. 3 (1995) p. 578 - 583 ISSN: 0015-0282
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bradley_vanvoorhis/90/