• First Irish birth following IVF therapy using antagonist protocol.

      Mocanu, E V; Kondaveeti, N; Kelly, J; Hennelly, B; Burke, L; Hughes, C; HARI Unit, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1, Ireland. emocanu@rcsi.ie (2012-02-01)
      BACKGROUND: During in vitro fertilization (IVF), the prevention of a premature LH surge was traditionally achieved using a gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a), and more recently, a GnRH antagonist. AIMS: We report a case of a 37 year old treated using the GnRH antagonist in a second completed cycle of IVF. METHODS: IVF was performed for primary infertility of 5-year duration due to frozen pelvis secondary to endometriosis. RESULTS: Following controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, oocyte recovery and fertilization, cleavage and transfer of two zygotes, a pregnancy established. A twin gestation was diagnosed at 7-weeks scan and pregnancy ended with the delivery of twin girls by emergency caesarean section. CONCLUSION: This is a first report of a delivery following IVF using the antagonist protocol in Ireland. Such therapy is patient friendly and its use should be introduced on a larger scale in clinical practice.
    • First Irish birth following IVF therapy using antagonist protocol.

      Mocanu, E V; Kondaveeti, N; Kelly, J; Hennelly, B; Burke, L; Hughes, C; HARI Unit, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1, Ireland. emocanu@rcsi.ie (2010-09)
      During in vitro fertilization (IVF), the prevention of a premature LH surge was traditionally achieved using a gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a), and more recently, a GnRH antagonist.