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Cetrorelix (By injection)

Prevents premature ovulation in women who are undergoing fertility treatments with controlled ovulation.

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Cetrorelixis a man-made hormone that blocks the effects of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). GnRH controls another hormone that is called luteinizing hormone (LH), which is the hormone that starts ovulation during the menstrual cycle. When undergoing hormone treatment sometimes premature ovulation can occur, leading to eggs that are not ready for fertilization to be released. Cetrorelix… Read more
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Fertility: Assessment and Treatment for People with Fertility Problems

This guideline offers best practice advice on assisting people of reproductive age who have problems conceiving.

Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: Treatment and Management

This clinical guideline was commissioned by NICE and developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. It sets out clear, evidenceand consensus-based recommendations for healthcare staff on how to treat and manage depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem.

Recombinant LH supplementation to recombinant FSH during induced ovarian stimulation in the GnRH-antagonist protocol: a meta-analysis

This review found no statistically significant differences in implantation and pregnancy rates when supplementing recombinant follicle stimulating hormone with recombinant luteinising hormone for women undergoing ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation. Overall, the potential for publication bias, the paucity of data, and the limited reporting of study methods suggest the conclusions should be interpreted with caution.

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