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Evaluation of the In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate in Transfer of Top-Quality Embryo Versus Poor-Quality Embryos: A Cohort Study
Firoozeh Akbari Asbagh1, Fatemeh Davari Tanha1, Zahra Rezaei1, Mahbod Ebrahimi1, Tayebe Hemmati1, Mojgan Talebbidokhti1, Amir Ahmadi2, Elham Feizabad1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yas hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Besat General Hospital, Takhti Highway, Hejrat St., Basij Highway, Tehran, Iran

IJWHR 2022; 10: 156-160
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2022.27
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Keywords : IVF, Pregnancy outcome, Embryo quality, Ovulation induction protocol, Infertility
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Objectives: To evaluate the in vitro fertilization success rate by transferring top- versus low-quality embryos.

Materials and Methods: This prospective cohort study was conducted on 199 infertile women. Ninety-nine patients underwent an agonist cycle (70 fresh embryo transfer [ET] and 29 frozen ET), and 100 patients received an antagonist cycle (28 fresh ET and 72 frozen ET) in the infertility department of a tertiary university-based hospital between May 2019 and March 2020. The blastocysts classified as AA, AB, and BB, as well as AC, BC, and CC were considered as top- and poor-quality embryos (TQE and PQE). The study outcomes were biochemical and clinical and determined the rate of pregnancy.

Results: The average age of the participants was 32.44 ± 5.25 years old. Women with TQE were significantly younger than those with PQE (31.35 ± 4.97 vs. 34.09 ± 5.27, P < 0.001). In addition, the duration of women’s infertility was significantly (P < 0.001) correlated with the embryo’s top quality. A positive β-human chorionic gonadotropin was detected in 12.6% (n = 25) of women while clinical pregnancy was investigated in 8% (n = 16) of them. The fetal heart rate was detected in 7.5% (n = 15). Eventually, the clinical (P = 0.020) and determined (P = 0.030) pregnancy rates significantly differed between two study groups with a higher level in the TQE group.

Conclusions: It seems that TQP transfer should be the first recommendation for infertile women, but when the double-embryo transfer (DET) is needed according to the patient’s condition, she should be informed that the quality of the second embryo may have an adverse impact on pregnancy consequences.

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