Hyaluronan binding assay does not predict pregnancy rates in IUI cycles in couples with unexplained infertility


Boynukalin F. K., ESİNLER İ., GÜVEN S., GÜNALP G. S.

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol.286, no.6, pp.1577-1580, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 286 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00404-012-2476-2
  • Journal Name: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1577-1580
  • Keywords: ART, Hyaluronan binding assay, Intrauterine insemination (IUI), Sperm quality
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the relationship between hyaluronan binding (HB) assay and pregnancy rates in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles. Methods: This prospective cohort study was done in Hacettepe University, a tertiary care center for reproductive medicine. Seventy-one consecutive couples who suffered from unexplained infertility and underwent controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) and IUI were enrolled into the study. Results: From the 71 IUI patients, the clinical pregnancy rate was 14.1 % (10 of 71). HB ratio from the overall patient number was 48.6 ± 25.9. The mean HB ratio in pregnant and non-pregnant groups was comparable (50.2 ± 25.2 vs. 48.3 ± 26.2, respectively, p > 0.05). Conclusions: Hyaluronan binding assay does not predict pregnancy rates in IUI cycles in couples with unexplained infertility. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.