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Ovulation triggers in anovulatory women undergoing ovulation induction

  1. Korula George1,*,
  2. Mohan S Kamath2,
  3. Raju Nair3,
  4. Prathap Tharyan4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group

Published Online: 31 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 18 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006900.pub3


How to Cite

George K, Kamath MS, Nair R, Tharyan P. Ovulation triggers in anovulatory women undergoing ovulation induction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006900. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006900.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Reproductive Medicine Unit, Bangalore, Karnataka State, India

  2. 2

    Christian Medical College and Hospital, Reproductive Medicine Unit, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  3. 3

    Matha Assisted Reproductive Centre(m.arc), Reproductive Medicine Unit, Kottayam, kerala, India

  4. 4

    Christian Medical College, South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre, Prof. BV Moses Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Care and Health Policy, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

*Korula George, Reproductive Medicine Unit, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka State, 560024, India. gkorula@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 JAN 2014

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
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  4. References to other published versions of this review
George 2007 {published data only}
  • George K, George S, Chandy A, Raju R, Bala S. hCG administration offers no outcome benefit over spontaneous ovulation in anovulatory women treated with clomiphene citrate. Fertility and Sterility 2007;87(4):985-7.
Yilmaz 2006 {published data only}
  • Yilmaz B, Kelekci S, Savan K, Oral H, Mollamahmutoglu L. Addition of human chorionic gonadotropin to clomiphene citrate ovulation induction therapy does not improve pregnancy outcomes and luteal function. Fertility and Sterility 2006;85(3):783-6.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
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  4. References to other published versions of this review
Harrison 1983 {published data only}
Sutaria 1980 {published data only}
  • Sutaria UD, Crooke AC, Bertrand PV, Hodgson C. Clomiphene citrate and human chorionic gonadotropin in the treatment of anovulatory infertility. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 1980;18:435-7.

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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
ASRM 2006
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
George 2008
  • George K, Nair R, Tharyan P. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Ovulation triggers in anovulatory women undergoing ovulation induction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006900]