Platelet Rich Plasma in Diminished Ovarian Reserve
“Study of PRP in Women With Evidence of Diminished Ovarian Reserve”
The hypothesis of the study is that ovaries of women with a history of poor response to ovulation induction may benefit from exposure to growth factors known to be present in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Since even ovaries from women with poor response still contain primordial follicles (which, however, no longer undergo recruitment), it is hoped that PRP injections into ovaries will activate follicular recruitment pathways and, subsequently, result in follicle growth. Should such growth be observed, follicles will be supported with routine daily gonadotropin stimulation until hCG trigger.
Procedure - A-PRP
The cortex of each ovary will be injected with autologous platelet rich plasma. Up to seven different sites will be injected under ultrasound guidance. The patient will be under IV sedation.
Study of Ovarian Function Following Intraovarian Injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) In Women With Evidence of Diminished Ovarian Function