Journal article

AN ANALYSIS OF PLASMA ESTRADIOL CONCENTRATIONS DURING CLOMIPHENE CITRATE-HUMAN MENOPAUSAL GONADOTROPIN STIMULATION IN AN INVITRO FERTILIZATION-EMBRYO TRANSFER PROGRAM

S OKAMOTO, DL HEALY, DT HOWLETT, PAW ROGERS, JF LEETON, AO TROUNSON, EC WOOD

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 1986

Abstract

We report here a range of plasma estradiol (E2) concentrations suitable for use in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program. This range was derived from nonparametric analysis of plasma E2 levels using plasma E2 measurements beginning 10 days before the anticipated day of the midcycle LH surge (midpoint), as calculated from each patient's six previous menstrual cycles, during which time the patients all received the same ovarian stimulation regimen. The regimen consisted of 100 mg clomiphene citrate/day for 5 days, beginning 10 days before the anticipated midpoint, plus 150 IU human menopausal gonadotropin, commencing the day after clomiphene. A consecutive series of 102 IVF conception cycles..

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