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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007;50(1):156-166.
Published online January 1, 2007.
Clinical correlation of basal FSH level and IVF-ET outcome.
Yoo Shin Kim, Tae Ki Yoon, Sook Hwan Lee, In Pyung Kawk, Jung Hyun Cho, Ji Eun Han, Hyung Jae Won, Soo Hee Kim, Woo Sik Lee
Fertility Center of CHA General Hospital, Pocheon CHA University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. medikys@hanmail.net
The objective of this study is to evaluate the value of basal follicular stimulating hormone level on clinical outcome in women undergoing IVF-ET. METHOD: A descriptive and retrospective study of 730 cycles of IVF-ET chosen from 2002 to 2004 in CHA fertility center. RESULTS: Basal FSH screening appeared to be a fairly informative predictor of achiving pregnancy especially in GnRH agonist long protocol in women undergoing IVF-ET. In addition, basal FSH level shows significant difference compared ongoing pregnancy with early abortion group in GnRH antagonist group. CONCLUSION: Therefore, we were able to predict the ovarian response and IVF-ET outcome using FSH level. Furthermore, this information allow more precise counseling for patients.
Key Words: FSH, IVF-ET, GnRH antagonist, GnRH agonist

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