publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Predicting ongoing pregnancy chances after IVF and ICSI: A national prospective study

Lintsen, Bea; Eijkemans, René; Hunault, C.C.; Bouwmans-Frijters, Clazien; Hakkaart-van Roijen, Leona; Habbema, Dik; Braat, Didi;
  • Published: 28 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
textabstractBackground: The Dutch IVF guideline suggests triage of patients for IVF based on diagnostic category, duration of infertility and female age. There is no evidence for the effectiveness of these criteria. We evaluated the predictive value of patient characteristics that are used in the Dutch IVF guideline and developed a model that predicts the IVF ongoing pregnancy chance within 12 months. Methods: In a national prospective cohort study, pregnancy chances after IVF and ICSI treatment were assessed. Couples eligible for IVF or ICSI were followed during 12 months, using the databases of 11 IVF centres and 20 transport IVF clinics. Kaplan-Meier analysis...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: reproductive and urinary physiologyurogenital systemembryonic structurestherapeutics
free text keywords: Gestation, Obstetrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Prospective cohort study, Proportional hazards model, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, medicine.medical_treatment, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Hazard ratio, Infertility, business.industry, business, Pregnancy rate, IVF/ICSI, Prediction model, Prognostic factors
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