Estrogen excretion patterns in induced ovulation

Biggs J.S.G., Hennessey J. and Jones I. (1978) Estrogen excretion patterns in induced ovulation. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 51 1: 10-15.

Author Biggs J.S.G.
Hennessey J.
Jones I.
Title Estrogen excretion patterns in induced ovulation
Journal name Obstetrics and Gynecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-233X
Publication date 1978
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 15
Total pages 294
Subject 2729 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract Observation of response to gonadotropins in the treatment of anovulation has allowed us to define the estrogen excretion pattern which leads to a successful single pregnancy. The typical pattern shows a low pretreatment urinary total estrogen excretion; treatment with gonadotropins, of human pituitary origin, is continued for about 14 days. There is a predictable rate of rise of preovulatory estrogen excretion (30 μg/24 hr2). Human chorionic gonadotropin-about 4000 IU-should be given when an estrogen excretion of 75-100 μg/24 hr has been obtained. The use of this pattern of ovarian response is put forward as a useful guide in the planning of gonadotropin therapy.
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