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Source: Fertility News From Medical News Today [2013.04.26]
Scientists in Mainz and Aachen have discovered a new mechanism that controls egg cell fertility and that might have future therapeutic potential. It was revealed by Professor Dr. Walter Stocker of the Institute of Zoology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) that the blood protein fetuin-B plays an important and previously unknown role in the fertilization of oocytes...
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Source: MedicineNet Uterine Growths Specialty [2012.05.21]
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Created: 6/21/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2012 12:00:00 AM
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Last Editorial Review: 10/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
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Potential For Novel Treatments Of Uterine Fibroids
Source: Fertility News From Medical News Today [2013.06.11]
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Published Studies Related to Luveris (Lutropin Alfa Subcutaneous)
Recombinant LH (lutropin alfa) for the treatment of hypogonadotrophic women with profound LH deficiency: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof-of-efficacy study. [2008.09]
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the safety and efficacy of 75 IU lutropin alfa with concomitant follitropin alfa in inducing follicular development in women with profound gonadotrophin deficiency... CONCLUSION: Subcutaneous co-administration of 75 IU lutropin alfa with follitropin alfa is safe and effective in inducing follicular development in women with profound gonadotrophin deficiency.
Recombinant LH (lutropin alfa) for the treatment of hypogonadotrophic women with profound LH deficiency: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof-of-efficacy study. [2008.05.14]
Objective To confirm the safety and efficacy of 75 IU lutropin alfa with concomitant follitropin alfa in inducing follicular development in women with profound gonadotrophin deficiency.Conclusion Subcutaneous co-administration of 75 IU lutropin alfa with follitropin alfa is safe and effective in inducing follicular development in women with profound gonadotrophin deficiency.
Bupropion: a review of its use in the management of major depressive disorder. 
Bupropion is presumed to be a dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and is an effective antidepressant. It is available as three oral formulations: (i) bupropion immediate release (IR) [Wellbutrin] administered three times daily; (ii) bupropion sustained release (SR) [Wellbutrin SR] administered twice daily; and (iii) bupropion extended/modified release (XR) [Wellbutrin XL/Wellbutrin XR] administered once daily...
Clinical Trials Related to Luveris (Lutropin Alfa Subcutaneous)
A Phase II Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Luveris« (Lutropin Alfa) in Mid Follicular Phase for Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) in Advanced Reproductive Age [Recruiting]
Ovarian reserve is related to chronological age and age 35 years is the accepted threshold
for significant decline in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) success with scarce
follicular recruitment and poor oocyte retrieval. New therapeutic schemes are sought to
improve follicular response in ovarian ageing because of the increasing number of infertile
women aged > 35 years who are seeking pregnancy. The advent of gonadotropin releasing
hormone analogue antagonist (GnRHant) offers new perspectives to address the advanced
reproductive age since it allows for preventing premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges
while not causing suppression in the early follicular phase. Gonadotropin releasing hormone
analogue antagonist are administered in the latter stage of the ovarian stimulation to
prevent LH surge by competitive blockade of GnRH receptors, thus producing a marked decrease
in LH levels just when the interplay between follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and LH is
important to complete follicular development and oocyte competence. Some studies in the past
have shown the potential of recombinant human LH (r-hLH) supplementation in older
reproductive age to improve oocyte quality, but these studies are of small size and did not
provide data on the physiological mechanism behind the benefit obtained.
This randomised, comparative with parallel control, phase II study will be conducted in
infertile female subjects aged 35-42 years undergoing in-vitro fertilisation/intra
cytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI), to investigate whether the addition of r-hLH (when
the lead follicle is > 14 mm in size), to the standard protocol with recombinant human FSH
(r-hFSH) under GnRHant, improves the number and quality of oocytes retrieved, implantation
rate, and pregnancy rate, while assessing the hormonal milieu in ovarian follicular fluid.
Comparison will be performed against ovarian stimulation without addition of r-hLH, i. e.
with r-hFSH under GnRHant alone.
A Trial to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Ovarian Stimulation With GONAL-f´┐Ż and Luveris´┐Ż Starting on Day 1 Versus Day 6 in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technique [Recruiting]
This is a phase IIIb, interventional, multicentre, multinational, randomised, open-label,
comparative trial which primary objective is to generate data on the ovarian stimulation
profile obtained when Luveris« is started either on day 1 or day 6 in women in advanced
reproductive age (36-42) undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART).
The Luveris In Vitro Fertilization Trial [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to develop a new protocol using two different types of
fertility drugs that is more similar to the way the hormones act in a normal menstrual cycle
We are recruiting women who are trying to get pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
who either have a high prolactin level (a hormone normally found in your blood that is
produced in the brain) or have a condition known as hypothalamic amenorrhea in which one
does not get regular periods due to low hormone levels.
The ovaries can be stimulated with Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) alone and with FSH and
Luteinizing Hormone (LH). FSH causes eggs to be made while LH causes estrogen (hormone)
production. The women in this study have low hormone levels and need both FSH and LH.
Luveris┬« (LH hormone) is a new drug approved for egg production and is used in IVF. There is
no set amount of LH nor a set protocol for LH use. Therefore, we are testing this new
regimen. One group of women will receive a fixed dose of LH throughout their cycle while the
other will decrease the dose of FSH while at the same time increasing the LH dose which is
what happens in the natural menstrual cycle.
Luveris´┐Ż(Lutropin Alfa for Injection) in Women With Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism (LH <1.2 IU/L) [Recruiting]
To confirm the efficacy of the 75 IU dose of Luveris« compared to placebo when administered
concomitantly with follitropin alfa for induction of clinical pregnancy in women with
hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and profound LH deficiency (LH <1. 2 IU/L), and to study the
efficacy of a lower dose (25 IU) of Luveris« compared to placebo when administered
concomitantly with follitropin alfa for induction of follicular development in women with
hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and profound LH deficiency (LH <1. 2 IU/L).
Study to Evaluate r-hLH (Luveris«) in Infertile Women Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) [Recruiting]
The primary objective of this study is to determine whether the addition of Luveris« to
follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) at day 8 of ovarian stimulation can reduce the dose and/or
duration of FSH.
The secondary objectives of the study are to determine:
- whether the addition of Luveris« to FSH at day 8 of ovarian stimulation improves cycle
Reports of Suspected Luveris (Lutropin Alfa Subcutaneous) Side Effects
Ectopic Pregnancy (6),
Abortion Missed (3),
Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy (2),
Vaginal Haemorrhage (2),
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (2),
Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy (2),
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (2),
Abdominal Discomfort (1), more >>