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Aghaamoo, Shahrzad and Azmoodeh, Azra and Yousefshahi, Fardin and Berjis, Katayon and Ahmady, Farahnazsadat and Qods, Kamran and Mirmohammadkhani, Majid (2014) Does Spinal Analgesia have Advantage over General Anesthesia for Achieving Success in In-Vitro Fertilization? Oman Medical Journal, 29 (2). pp. 97-101. ISSN 1999768X

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    Objective: Because of high psychological burden and considerable costs of in-vitro fertilization, it is greatly important to identify all factors that may influence its results. In this study, general anesthesia and spinal analgesia used for oocyte retrieval were compared in terms of success in treating infertility among couples who had undergone in-vitro fertilization at an infertility center in Tehran, Iran. Methods: This cohort study that was based on analysis of patient records at Mirza Kochak Khan Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, in 2008-2009. In this study, the status of chemical pregnancy among those who experienced general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia for in-vitro fertilization for the first time were compared, and the possible effects of clinical and laboratory factors using logistic regression models were considered. Results: Considering the number of transferred embryos, underlying cause of infertility and fetus grade, it was found that practicing spinal anesthesia is significantly related to increased chance of chemical pregnancy (adjusted Odds Ratio=2.07; 95% CI: 1.02,4.20; p=0.043). Conclusion: According to analysis of recorded data in an infertility treatment center in Iran, it is recommended to use spinal anesthesia instead of general anesthesia for oocyte retrieval to achieve successful in-vitro fertilization outcome. This can be studied and investigated further via a proper multicentric study in the country. Keywords: In-vitro fert

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2016 08:44
    Last Modified: 06 Nov 2016 08:44

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