Individualized decision-making in IVF: calculating the chances of pregnancy.

@article{Loendersloot2013IndividualizedDI,
  title={Individualized decision-making in IVF: calculating the chances of pregnancy.},
  author={Laura L van Loendersloot and Madelon van Wely and Sjoerd Repping and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Fulco van der Veen},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={2972-80}
}
STUDY QUESTION Are we able to develop a model to calculate the chances of pregnancy prior to the start of the first IVF cycle as well as after one or more failed cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER Our prediction model enables the accurate individualized calculation of the probability of an ongoing pregnancy with IVF. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY To improve counselling, patient selection and clinical decision-making in IVF, a number of prediction models have been developed. These models are of limited use as… CONTINUE READING