When only one embryo is available, is it better to transfer on Day 3 or to grow on?

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Joyce S Xiao, Martin Healey, Alon Talmor, Beverley VollenhovenAbstractResearch questionIn patients with only one embryo on Day 3 post-IVF treatment, does transferring the embryo into the uterine environment achieve a higher pregnancy rate than growing the embryo on with a plan to transfer at Day 4–6?DesignThis was a retrospective cohort study conducted in patients with only one viable embryo on Day 3 post-IVF treatment. Data were extracted from a standardized IVF database and included 1384 women who fulfilled this study's selection criteria. Outcomes of these embryos were followed up and stratified into two groups: embryos transferred on Day 3 and those grown on to Day 4–6. Pregnancy rate (biochemical and clinical) and live birth rates were analysed with logistic regression and adjusted using a parsimonious model for baseline patient characteristics.ResultsBiochemical pregnancy (16.7% versus 9.5%, odds ratio [OR] 1.9, P = 0.001), clinical pregnancy (14.7% versus 6.8%, OR 2.35, P 
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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