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Table 1 Comparison between IVF cycles with intense luteal support only versus additional luteal hCG

From: HCG (1500IU) administration on day 3 after oocytes retrieval, following GnRH-agonist trigger for final follicular maturation, results in high sufficient mid luteal progesterone levels - a proof of concept

  hCG group (n = 5) Intense luteal support group (n = 6) p values
Age (yrs) 31.6 ± 4.6 29.8 ± 5.1 ns
BMI (kg/m2) 23.65 ± 3.8 23.0 ± 2.5 ns
Length of stimulation (days) 9 ± 2.1.8 10.3 ± 3.8 ns
Number of gonadotropin ampoules used 17.1 ± 3.4 22.0 ± 11.5 ns
Peak E2 levels on day of hCG administration (pmol/L) 10597 ± 669 13064 ± 3019 ns
Peak progesterone levels on day of hCG administration (nmol/L) 2.1 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.5 ns
Number of oocytes retrieved 18.4 ± 3.5 19.6 ± 3.0 ns
Mid-luteal progesterone levels (nmol/L) >127 42.1 ± 14.5 <0.0001
Pregnancy rate 2/5(40%) 1/6(16.6%) ns