Acupuntura: Um auxílio efetivo em procedimentos de fertilização in vitro?
Alternative titleAcupuncture: An effective tool on procedures of in vitro fertilization?
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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization outcomes of patients undergoing acupuncture during embryo transfer. A retrospective study was realized with records of 30 patients undergoing acupuncture and 108 patients not undergoing acupuncture during embryo transfer. The data was compared to verify the differences onto fertilization, embryo cleavage, pregnancy and abortion rate. To the statistical evaluation the X2 Test was performed, set as significant p<0.05. There was no statistical significance difference in any feature analyzed among the groups, although the acupuncture group presented higher pregnancy rate and lower abortion rate. Acupuncture did not presented positive or negative statistical relevant effects into the outcomes of in vitro fertilization procedures. Regardless this result, the present study did not exclude the possibility of acupuncture administration as a tool to pain relief during other procedures, as the transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval. © Todos os direitos reservados a.