Sue Carr, RAD Clinician and Nurse Practitioner, was recently selected to attend the 18th World IVF Congress of In Vitro Fertilization in Denmark to display her poster on Step-It-Up IVF™ success rates. The poster, Minimal Stimulation (MS-IVF) and single embryo transfer (SET) in good prognosis patients: More FSH may not be better, was shown at the meeting on September 30, 2015, with over 1,200 medical professionals in attendance.
Minimal-stimulation IVF is a less expensive, less physically demanding, and safer alternative to traditional IVF.
The poster, co-authored with Dr. Feinberg, Dr. Kovalevsky, and the RAD embryologists, highlights how pregnancy rates for Step-It-Up IVF™ are equal to traditional IVF, but with fewer frozen embryos. Step-It-Up IVF™, also known as MS-IVF, uses approximately half the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) medication of a traditional IVF cycle, which reduces both the cost of treatment and the physical toll on a patient’s body.
“We were pleased to showcase our Step-It-Up IVF™ data at the 18th World IVF Congress on In Vitro Fertilization,” said Sue Carr. “While we knew that our Step-It-Up IVF™ Program resulted in better pregnancy rates at a similar cost to multiple attempts of low-tech treatments such as ovulation induction (OI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), MS-IVF has had limited acceptance in the United States. These results affirm that, through our Step-It-Up IVF™ Program, patients can have a success rate equivalent to traditional IVF, but with less stimulation medication.”
The RAD research team analyzed outcomes for 92 good prognosis patients comparing Step-It-Up IVF™ and traditional IVF outcomes. They concluded a high percentage of good prognosis patients undergoing Step-It-Up IVF™ achieved an ongoing pregnancy with one stimulation cycle when combined with fresh and/or subsequent frozen transfers using primarily SET. There were fewer total oocytes and blastocysts in the Step-It-Up IVF™ group, but ongoing pregnancy rates per transfer and cumulative pregnancy rates were equivalent to the traditional IVF group.
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