12.5Ultrasound monitoring in in vitro fertilisation

StudyPopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsStudy typeEL
Golan et al. 1994857114 women undergoing IVFUltrasound monitoring (n = 57) versus ultrasound + hormonal determination (n = 57)Pregnancy rate/embryo transfer

OHSS rate
No significant differences:

Pregnancy rate/embryo transfer:
Ultrasound only: 26.5%
Ultrasound + hormonal test: 27.2%

OHSS rate:
Ultrasound only: 7%
Ultrasound + hormonal test: 5.3%
GnRHa and hMG used for ovulation inductionRCTIb
Lass et al. 2003858297 women undergoing IVFOestrogen + ultrasound monitoring (n = 143) versus ultrasound monitoring (n = 145)Pregnancy rate

OHSS rate
No significant differences:

Pregnancy rate:

Oestrogen + ultrasound: 34.3%

Ultrasound only: 31.7%

OHSS rate:

Oestrogen + ultrasound: 3.4%

Ultrasound only: 4.7%
GnRHa and rFSH used for ovulation inductionRCTIb

From: Evidence tables

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NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 11.
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