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Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2015;42(2):173-5.

IVF/ICSI frozen replacement cycles; every cycle? Opinion expressed after a systematic review of the literature.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether in vitro fertilization (IVF), frozen replacement cycles offer better outcomes than fresh cycles in order to support, or not, a possible shift towards total replacement of fresh IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles from frozen elective transfers (FETs).

STUDY DESIGN:

Systematic review; opinion paper.

RESULTS:

Initial results seem to support a shift in current practice towards frozen cycles.

CONCLUSION:

Initial results may support replacement all fresh IVF/ICSI cycles with FETs, as this could be a safer and equally effective strategy. However, robust evidence from randomized controlled trials is needed if this will be generally applied.

PMID:
26054112
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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