Serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels are correlated with body mass index rather than route of administration in women undergoing in vitro fertilization--embryo transfer using human menopausal gonadotropin and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

@article{ElkindHirsch2001SerumHC,
  title={Serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels are correlated with body mass index rather than route of administration in women undergoing in vitro fertilization--embryo transfer using human menopausal gonadotropin and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.},
  author={Karen Elkind-Hirsch and Sandra E Bello and L Esparcia and Kameelah Phillips and A Sheiko and Margaret McNichol},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2001},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={700-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare subcutaneous (SC) and intramuscular (IM) hCG administration and their association with body mass index (BMI) in women undergoing IVF-ET using hMG and ICSI. DESIGN Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SETTING Private infertility clinic. PATIENT(S) Twenty-one ovulatory women, 29-39 years, were enrolled. Treatment of one patient who failed to respond to hMG was canceled. INTERVENTION(S) A standard IVF-ET treatment plan using an initial dose of 300 U of hMG was… CONTINUE READING

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