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Submitted: 01 March 2016 Modified: 04 March 2016
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD16030110254933

Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy following in-vitro fertilization in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines.

1Maria Jesusa Banal-Silao,
2Virgilio M. Novero Jr.,
3Satrina Rica A. Perez-Castillo
Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Department of Obsterics and Gynecology - St. Luke's Medical Center,
Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Philippine General Hospital - University of the Philippines Manila

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of ectopic pregnancy after IVF at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI) in St. Luke's Medical Center-Global City (SLMC-GC) and to describe the clinical characteristics of these patients and identity possible risk factors for ectopic pregnancy following IVF.


STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, with the digital database of CARMI as the source of patient information. Demographic and clinical data were obtained and tabulated. Statistical analyses were performed to identify possible risk factors for the tabulated. Statistical analyses were performed to identify possible risk factors for the development of ectopic pregnancy in IVF cases.


RESULTS: There were a total of 243 clinical pregnancies among the 929 IVF-ET cases from September 2011 to April 2015. There were five cases of ectopic pregnancy. Frozen embryo transfer was the only variable found to be significantly associated with ectopic pregnancy (p=0.003).


CONCLUSION: The ectopic pregnancy rate among IVF cycles in CARMI is 2.1%. Only frozen embryo cycle was found to be significantly associated with the development of EP. The other clinical variables that were studied showed no statistical significance.

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Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Journal Article, Original
Title:
Philippine Journal of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Frequency:
Semi-Annual
Publication Date:
January-June 2015
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Page(s):
1-7
Publisher:
Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Inc.

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