Controlled ovarian stimulation protocols for assisted reproduction: A network meta-analysis

Ioannis D. Gallos*, Abey Eapen, Malcolm J. Price, Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Nick S. Macklon, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Yacoub Khalaf, Aurelio Tobias, Jonathan J. Deeks, Madhurima Rajkhowa, Arri Coomarasamy

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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: We aim to assess the clinical effectiveness and safety profile of currently applied controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) protocols, and to generate a clinically-useful ranking of these protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD012586
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2017

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© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

We thank Marian Showell of the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group for preparing the search strategies.


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