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The predictive value of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) parameters for the outcome of intrauterine insemination, IVF and ICSI

Bungum, M; Humaidan, P; Spano, M; Jepson, K; Bungum, L and Giwercman, Aleksander LU (2004) In Human Reproduction 19(6). p.1401-1408
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Sperm chromatin integrity assessment has been suggested as a fertility predictor. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the results of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the outcome of IVF, ICSI and intrauterine insemination (IUI). METHODS: A total of 306 consecutive couples undergoing assisted reproduction were included. IUI was performed in 131, IVF in 109 and ICSI in 66. SCSA results were expressed as DNA fractionation index (DFI) and highly DNA stainable (HDS) cell fractions. Reproductive outcome parameters were biochemical pregnancy (BP), clinical pregnancy (CP) and delivery (D). RESULTS: For IUI, the chance of pregnancy/delivery was significantly higher in the group with DFI less than or... (More)
INTRODUCTION: Sperm chromatin integrity assessment has been suggested as a fertility predictor. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the results of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the outcome of IVF, ICSI and intrauterine insemination (IUI). METHODS: A total of 306 consecutive couples undergoing assisted reproduction were included. IUI was performed in 131, IVF in 109 and ICSI in 66. SCSA results were expressed as DNA fractionation index (DFI) and highly DNA stainable (HDS) cell fractions. Reproductive outcome parameters were biochemical pregnancy (BP), clinical pregnancy (CP) and delivery (D). RESULTS: For IUI, the chance of pregnancy/delivery was significantly higher in the group with DFI less than or equal to27% and HDS less than or equal to10% than in patients with DFI >27% or HDS >10%. The odds ratios (ORs) (95% confidence intervals) were 20 (2.3-117), 16 (1.9-137) and 14 (1.6-110) for BP, CP and D, respectively. No statistical difference between the outcomes of IVF versus ICSI was observed in the group with DFI less than or equal to27%. In the DFI >27% group, however, the results of ICSI were significantly better than those of IVF. Comparing ICSI with IVF, the OR (95% CI) for BP was 26 (1.9-350). CONCLUSIONS: SCSA is a useful method for prediction of the outcome of assisted reproduction. (Less)
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sperm chromatin, ART, DNA damage, pregnancy rate
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Human Reproduction
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10.1093/humrep/deh280
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  abstract     = {INTRODUCTION: Sperm chromatin integrity assessment has been suggested as a fertility predictor. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the results of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the outcome of IVF, ICSI and intrauterine insemination (IUI). METHODS: A total of 306 consecutive couples undergoing assisted reproduction were included. IUI was performed in 131, IVF in 109 and ICSI in 66. SCSA results were expressed as DNA fractionation index (DFI) and highly DNA stainable (HDS) cell fractions. Reproductive outcome parameters were biochemical pregnancy (BP), clinical pregnancy (CP) and delivery (D). RESULTS: For IUI, the chance of pregnancy/delivery was significantly higher in the group with DFI less than or equal to27% and HDS less than or equal to10% than in patients with DFI >27% or HDS >10%. The odds ratios (ORs) (95% confidence intervals) were 20 (2.3-117), 16 (1.9-137) and 14 (1.6-110) for BP, CP and D, respectively. No statistical difference between the outcomes of IVF versus ICSI was observed in the group with DFI less than or equal to27%. In the DFI >27% group, however, the results of ICSI were significantly better than those of IVF. Comparing ICSI with IVF, the OR (95% CI) for BP was 26 (1.9-350). CONCLUSIONS: SCSA is a useful method for prediction of the outcome of assisted reproduction.},
  author       = {Bungum, M and Humaidan, P and Spano, M and Jepson, K and Bungum, L and Giwercman, Aleksander},
  issn         = {0268-1161},
  keyword      = {sperm chromatin,ART,DNA damage,pregnancy rate},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1401--1408},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Human Reproduction},
  title        = {The predictive value of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) parameters for the outcome of intrauterine insemination, IVF and ICSI},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deh280},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2004},
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