Regenerative Effect of Intraovarian Injection of Activated Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma: Serum Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels Measured Among Poor-Prognosis In Vitro Fertilization Patients
Corresponding AuthorE. Scott Sills
Gen 5 Fertility Center; San Diego, California, USA
A B S T R A C T
This registered, prospective clinical trial assessed serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) patterns after treatment with activated platelet rich plasma (PRP). Patients with low ovarian reserve and/or at least 1 prior failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle (n=182) received PRP injected into ovarian tissue under ultrasound guidance. Pretreatment AMH, BMI and platelet (PLT) concentration were recorded and serum AMH, follicle stimulating hormone, and estradiol were then measured at 2-week intervals for up to three months. Mean±SD patient age was 45.4±6.1yrs. Improved serum AMH was observed in 51 patients (28%) with median increase of 167% [95%CI 91; 280] after treatment; mean interval to maximum AMH increase was 4 weeks (range 2-10 weeks). Improved post-treatment AMH was not limited to younger patients; when stratified by age (<42 vs. ≥42yrs), significant AMH improvements were seen in both groups after treatment (p=0.03 and 0.009, respectively). Among responders, mean basal PLT count was higher (274K) vs. non-responders (250K); p<0.001. This is the first clinical trial to describe an intraovarian PRP technique for low reserve and finds the treatment safe and associated with significant increases in serum AMH for some patients, usually within four weeks. The substantially different pre-treatment PLT concentrations measured across PRP response groups warrants further investigation. Additional research can characterize ovarian response better, optimize PRP protocols, and collect outcomes data from those who subsequently undergo IVF with autologous oocytes.
Article TypeResearch Article
Publication historyReceived: Mon 10, Feb 2020
Accepted: Sat 22, Feb 2020
Published: Wed 18, Mar 2020
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