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Table 1 Patients, characteristics

From: Extended doxycycline treatment versus salpingectomy in the management of patients with hydrosalpinx undergoing IVF-ET

 Salpingectomy group
(n = 260)
Doxycycline group
(n = 45)
P value
Age (years)27.65 ± 3.5528.31 ± 3.710.274
Body mass index (Kg/m2)26.17 ± 3.01826.44 ± 3.350.608
Duration of infertility (years)3.54 ± 1.823.27 ± 1.720.337
Type of infertility
• Primary212/260 (81.54%)33/45 (73.33%)0.201
• Secondary48/260 (18.46%)12/45 (26.67%)0.201
Basal FSH (IU/L)6.3 ± 2.016.19 ± 2.070.749
Bilateral hydrosalpinx52/260 (20%)10/45 (22.22%)0.732
Hydrosalpinx visible by U/S121/260 (46.54%)23/45 (51.11%)0.571
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD or n/n(%)
  2. U/S Ultrasound