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Table 2 Clinical outcomes of the FSP, short protocol and mild protocol

From: A flexible short protocol in women with poor ovarian response over 40 years old

Parameters FSP (Flexible short protocol) RSP (routine short protocol) MSP (mild stimulation protocol) P1   P2   P3
Number of initiated cycles 237 76 175 NA NA NA
Number of cycles with oocytes retrievals 209 72 153 NA NA NA
Insemination modes       
IVF 89.95% (188/209) 91.67% (66/72) 90.20% (138/153) 0.670 0.939 0.912
ICSI 10.05% (21/209) 8.33% (6/72) 9.80% (15/153) 0.670 0.939 0.921
Mean total amount of gonadotropins (IU) 1669.46 ± 981.15 2394.74 ± 997.27 1836.20 ± 1070.27 0.000 0.101 0.000
Duration of ovarian stimulation (days) 7.47 ± 3.50 9.25 ± 4.21 9.48 ± 3.96 0.000 0.000 0.000
Serum E2 (pg/ml) on day of HCG 1094.12 ± 942.08 2120.51 ± 1310.94 922.39 ± 957.23 0.000 0.104 0.000
Serum LH (pg/ml) on day of HCG 5.40 ± 9.50 5.55 ± 3.00 11.04 ± 10.07 0.899 0.000 0.000
Serum P (pg/ml) on day of HCG 1.11 ± 1.60 1.35 ± 1.50 1.72 ± 2.73 0.383 0.005 0.019
  1. FSP flexible short protocol, NA not available
  2. P1: comparisons between FLP and routine short protocol groups
  3. P2: comparisons between FLP and mild stimulation groups; P3: comparisons between the three groups
  4. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. P < 0.05 significantly different from control group