Ovarian reserve parameters and response to controlled ovarian stimulation in infertile patients

Response to controlled ovarian stimulation in infertile patients

  • Qurat Aman Siddiqui Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College / Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre
  • Sagheera Anjum
  • Fatima Zahra
  • Sarim Muhammad Yousuf
Keywords: Ovarian reserve, AMH, AFC, FSH, Female age

Abstract

Objective: To determine the ovarian reserve parameters in patients presenting for IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment and its association with the number of follicles retrieved and number of oocyte retrieved and fertilized.

Methods: A retrospective cross sectional study was conducted at Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre from January 2017 to August 2017. Around 120 couples presenting to infertility clinics selected for IVF and ICSI with Females (25-45) had their FSH, AMH and AFC done. After ovulation induction, its response was determined by number of follicles retrieved, quality of oocytes retrieved or fertilized and inseminated. SPSS version 20 was used for the purpose of data analysis. 

Results: The median age of the patients was 34 (29-38) years. A moderate negative correlation of age and FSH levels was observed with quality of oocytes, Number of oocyte inseminated, number of oocyte fertilized and number of follicle restored. However, a positive correlation of AMH and AFC levels were found with quality of oocytes, Number of oocyte inseminated, number of oocyte fertilized and number of follicle restored. The correlation of AMH levels with number of oocyte inseminated (rho 0.729, p-value <0.001), number of oocyte fertilized (rho 0.721, <0.001) and number of follicle restored (rho 0.723, p-value <0.001) were found strongly correlated.

Conclusion: Our study concluded that AMH and AFC have a strong correlation with number of follicles restored and number of oocytes retrieved whereas FSH and age has a weak correlation with the number of follicles restored and number of oocytes retrieved.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.4.753

How to cite this:
Siddiqui QA, Anjum S, Zahra F, Yousuf SM. Ovarian reserve parameters and response to controlled ovarian stimulation in infertile patients. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(4):958-962.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.4.753

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Published
2019-07-09
Section
Original Articles