The predictive value of uterine artery blood flow measurements for uterine receptivity in an intracytoplasmic sperm injection program

Ayse Aytoz, P. Nagy, Filippo Ubaldi, André Van Steirteghem, Herman Tournaye, Paul Devroey

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Objective: To assess whether uterine artery blood flow impedance, measured as the pulsatility index on the day of ET in patients undergoing IVF-ET with microinjection, can predict the likelihood of pregnancy. Design: Prospective clinical study. Setting: A tertiary referral Center for assisted reproduction. Patient(s): Seventy patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for andrologic indications. Intervention(s): Transvaginal color Doppler examination performed on the day of ET. Main Outcome Measure(s): Mean (±SD) pulsatility index value of the left and right uterine arteries, serum E2 levels, implantation rates, and ongoing pregnancy rates (PRs). Result(s): The patients were divided into pregnant and nonpregnant groups and were separated according to whether the pulsatility index was low (1.00-1.99), medium (2.00-2.99), or high (≤3.00). The pulsatility index values did not change statistically in the pregnant and nonpregnant groups. The implantation rates were 19.5%, 15.4%, and 25% for the low-, medium-, and high-pulsatility index groups, respectively. The ongoing PRs for the same groups were 35.3%, 26.7%, and 37.5%, respectively. Conclusion(s): The study suggests that blood flow, measured as the pulsatility index on the day of ET, cannot predict the likelihood of pregnancy in stimulated cycles of ICSI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

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Uterine Artery
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections
Pregnancy Rate
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Microinjections
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Tertiary Care Centers
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Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Prospective Studies
Serum

Keywords

  • Implantation
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Ongoing pregnancy
  • Pulsatility index
  • Transvaginal Color Doppler

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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The predictive value of uterine artery blood flow measurements for uterine receptivity in an intracytoplasmic sperm injection program. / Aytoz, Ayse; Nagy, P.; Ubaldi, Filippo; Van Steirteghem, André; Tournaye, Herman; Devroey, Paul.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 68, No. 5, 11.1997, p. 935-937.

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Aytoz, Ayse ; Nagy, P. ; Ubaldi, Filippo ; Van Steirteghem, André ; Tournaye, Herman ; Devroey, Paul. / The predictive value of uterine artery blood flow measurements for uterine receptivity in an intracytoplasmic sperm injection program. In: Fertility and Sterility. 1997 ; Vol. 68, No. 5. pp. 935-937.
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