Clinical Research

Our research in reproductive medicine consists of analyzing large datasets obtained from the clinic or conducting clinical trials in order to better understand the impact of patient lifestyle, medical history, infertility diagnosis and specific medical interventions on the outcome and success of assisted reproduction treatments (for example IVF success). We believe this can improve how we deliver personalized evidence-based reproductive care for our patients.

Randomized Clinical Trial: Dual Trigger Study

Randomized Clinical Trial: Dual Trigger Study

When patients begin an IVF cycle, they go through a period of injections to help stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. On the day before the egg retrieval procedure, a “trigger shot” is provided to help complete the maturation process in the ovaries. The “trigger shot” can be given as a single medication, or a “dual trigger”, which combines two medications. Both are used in our clinic (and all over the world) on a daily basis and are safe with satisfactory outcome, and are both considered “standard of care”. However, there is no definitive information to date that tells us which works better. In other words, we are not sure if the addition of the second drug to the “dual trigger” is truly beneficial in the diverse IVF patient population. This is the question we are looking to answer; which “trigger shot” has a better outcome and for which patients. In this study, enrolled patients will be given either the “single” or “dual” trigger shot on trigger shot day, and we will watch the outcome of your IVF cycle. We aim to find out, at the end of our study, if one version of the trigger shot works better than the other, or are they equally as effective. We are looking to recruit 600 patients for this study.