Subject matter experts will present the latest updates on treatments and reproduction techniques, in the context of fertility experts today symposium organized by MSD, held in Malaga on 10 and 11 May.
"This symposium is an opportunity to bring together most professionals working in human reproduction to discuss current issues related to our specialty," said Dr. Buenaventura Coroleu, Head of Reproductive Medicine Dexeus University Institute and one of the speakers at the meeting. Among the novelties, Dr. Coroleu highlights "the analysis of the new options for preservation of fertility, both medical cause as the patient voluntary desire, as well as developments in diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with poor response to Assisted reproductive cycle or ovarian stimulation treatments oocyte donors. "
As part of the symposium, Dr. Buenaventura Coroleu, Head of Reproductive Medicine Dexeus University Institute, explained that "evolution in assisted reproduction techniques in the last ten years has been very positive. Mainly by the simplicity of the treatment of ovulation stimulators, where stands for example the use of alpha coriflolitropina, which reduces the need punctures seven day to one week, a reduction in adverse effects such as ovarian hyperstimulation and multiple pregnancies. Finally, is the increase of efficiency, with a significant increase in pregnancy rates. "
Efficacy, safety profile and convenience considerations for choosing treatment
The Symposium also analyzed aspects to consider when choosing the right treatment for each patient. Dr. Coroleu notes that "the efficacy, safety profile and convenience are the most important keys to the choice of treatment. Of course, we must take into account the age of the patient, her Body Mass Index (BMI), hormone profile and ovarian reserve ". Whether the patient must be involved in the choice of treatment, Dr. Coroleu believes that "the most important is choosing the best technique and drugs for each patient. Considering this aspect, patients are concerned about the comfort of the treatment, and in these cases we have alternatives to conventional shots mean less patient. This is the case of alpha Corifollitropin. One treatment that has demonstrated efficacy and good safety profile for women who are going to be subjected to a cycle of in vitro fertilization ".
Corifollitropin alpha (ELONVA ®) is a subcutaneous injection for ovarian stimulation the patient is applied once a week1, achieving, with a single injection, the same efficiency as a daily injection of recombinant follitropin for seven days1, 2.
The couples come with misinformation to the first consultation
Dr. Buenaventura Coroleu noted the importance of the information given to the patient before starting any treatment: "More and more couples who come to see for reproductive problems more familiar with the different techniques. But, many times, we must clarify doubts arising from an excess of information is not always true. " Dr. Coroleu has pointed to the important work done by the scientific societies in this field "spend much of their efforts to disseminate scientifically correct".
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Devroey P, Boostanfar R, Koper NP, Mannaerts BM, PC Ijzerman-Boon, Fauser BC. A double-blind, non-inferiority RCT Comparing alfa and recombinant FSH Corifollitropin During the first seven days of ovarian stimulation using a GnRH antagonist protocol. Hum Reprod. 2009, 24: 3063-3072.
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