Life Sci 2021 Jan 2;264:118706. Epub 2020 Nov 2.
Reproductive Medicine Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, No 218 Jixi Road, Hefei 230022, Anhui, China; NHC Key Laboratory of study on abnormal gametes and reproductive tract (Anhui Medical University), No 81 Meishan Road, Hefei 230032, Anhui, China; Key Laboratory of Population Health Across Life Cycle (Anhui Medical University), Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, No 81 Meishan Road, Hefei 230032, Anhui, China. Electronic address:
Aim: To compare embryonic developmental competence and clinical outcomes of oocytes matured in vivo (IVF oocytes) and those matured in vitro (IVM oocytes) from the same IVM/IVF cycles, and to analyze the clinical efficiency of a melatonin-supplemented in vitro maturation system combined with a modified IVM/IVF protocol.
Main Methods: We randomly recruited 22 patients undergoing IVM/IVF treatment protocol in our medical centre. The fertilization, cleavage and blastocyst formation rates, as well as clinical pregnancy, implantation and live birth/ongoing pregnancy rates were analysed and compared between IVF and IVM oocytes. Read More