Table 24Protocols for stimulation in poor responders

StudyInterventionNEfficacy
Clinical Pregnancy Ongoing Pregnancy/Live Birth
Rel EffLower 95% CIUpper 95% CIRel EffLower 95% CIUpper 95% CI
Gomez-Palomares et al., 2005201Reference rFSH + rLH 1st 5 days stimulation 36
rFSH + hMG 1st 5 days stimulation 58 0.470.250.87- - -
Women > 38 years
De Placido et al., 2005202Reference rFSH step-up 65
rFSH + rLH 65 1.46 0.79 2.71 - - -
Poor responders
De Placido et al., 2001203Reference rFSH step-up 23
hMG 20 1.44 0.71 2.93 - - -
Initial poor ovarian response
Fabregues et al., 2006204Reference rFSH 60
rFSH + LH601.040.681.60---

From: 3, Results

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