Evaluation of Effectiveness of Laser Assisted Hatching Pregnancy Rates on Fresh IVF / ICSI Cycles
AbstractObjectives: To investigate the effects of laser assisted hatching (LAHA) implantation rates, clinical pregnancies, and live births of the patients enrolled in a fresh in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer (IVF/ICSE-ET) program. Material and Methods: A total of 315 patients who underwent at least two unsuccessful ETs or had a baseline follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level of ≥10 mIU/mL and who underwent IVF/ICSE-ET at IVF Center. The patients were divided into two groups: patient group (n=100) who underwent LAHA and control group (n=215) who did not. The beta human chorionic gonadotropin (βhCG) positivity, clinical pregnancies, and live births of both groups were compared. Results: There was no significant difference in the clinical pregnancy and implantation rates between the groups including those with an advanced maternal age or recurrent implantation failure. In the patients with elevated FSH levels (FSH ≥10 mIU/mL), these rates were significantly lower in the study group, compared to the control group. Conclusion: Our study results show that laser assisted hatching does not improve the biochemical, clinical, and take home baby rates in IVF / ICSI – ET patients.
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