Can in vitro fertilization cycles be salvaged by repeat administration of intramuscular human chorionic gonadotropin the day after failed injection?
Fertility and Sterility, 07/17/2012
Reichman DE ., et al. – This study reveals that cycles characterized by incorrect initial administration or failed absorption of hCG can be salvaged by early detection and repeat injection. Although the incidence of failed hCG injection is rare, assisted reproductive technology (ART) programs may benefit their patients through the assessment of either urine pregnancy tests or measurement of quantitative serum ?–hCG levels before retrieval, thereby preventing empty follicle syndrome.