Table 4.

Ovarian Stimulation Parameters in the Groups with or without Estradiol Pretreatment.

With Estradiol Pretreatment (n=191) Without Estradiol Pretreatment (n=114) P Value
LH levels on stimulation start (IU/L) 6.7±4.5 5.6±3.4 0.03
Progesterone levels on stimulation start (nmol/L) 1.6±1.1 1.9±0.9 0.003
Estradiol levels on stimulation start (pmol/L) 390.1±240.6 159.1±62.3 <0.001
Total FSH dose (IU) 1969.7±777.4 1922.4±772.3 0.61
LH levels before ovulation triggering (IU/L) 3.0±2.8 2.7±3.2 0.45
Progesterone levels before ovulation triggering (nmol/L) 2.5±2.6 2.3±1.2 0.42
Estradiol levels before ovulation triggering (pmol/L) 5651.0±4160.8 5530.6±3983.6 0.84
Decline in LH levels from stimulation start to that before ovulation triggering (%) 41.8±52.2 42.9±76.5 0.88
Estradiol increment per oocyte (pmol/L) 994.7±1970.2 813.2±608.5 0.35
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2017 April; 8(2): e0021. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2017 April 28. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10298.