Farname Inc. in collaboration with Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Authors

Mehr Fertility Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Background and Objective: Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is still remain an ongoing challenge. RIF may be contributed to the embryo or the endometrium, which any abnormalities of each two may result implantation failure. The aim of present study was to report the effect of endometrial injury (EI) during frozen embryo transfer (FET) on pregnancy outcome in RIF patients.
Material and methods: In this retrospective case series, since 2018 to 2020, 20 patients with a history of RIF who underwent EI during FET cycle were evaluated.
Results: Chemical, clinical and ongoing pregnancy and live birth was achieved in 8 (40%), 7 (35%), 6 (30%) and 6 (30%) patients, respectively.
Conclusion: The present study shows that using EI in FET cycle is a feasible, safe and efficient method in improving clinical outcomes. More researches are needed to find out the real effect of EI during FET in RIF patients.

 

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