Press Release: FCI Seeks IF Patients for Clinical Study

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(February 2008 - Chicago, IL) Fertility Centers of Illinois S.C., (FCI) along with several other large infertility practices nationwide, have been selected to participate in a Phase III Clinical Trial for an investigational drug supports pregnancy and is used with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). FCI seeks up to 200 patients to take part in the study and is offering one cycle of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at no cost to all that meet the study criteria.

 

All patients taking part in the study will be required to take daily injections of gonadotropins to prepare the eggs, similar to a typical IVF cycle. Half of patients will be randomized into a group taking the FDA approved drug and the other half will take the investigational drug. Randomization to the progesterone treatment group will occur after a patient has reached egg retrieval.

 

Initially, participants of the study must be seen at the FCI River North office; however subsequent monitoring can be performed at either of the In Vitro Fertilization Centers at Highland Park or River North. Oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer will be performed at the designated IVF facility.  Following embryo transfer, additional embryos can be frozen, but at the cost to the patient. As with all drug studies, strict criteria for participation apply. Please visit www.fcionline.com for further information about the application process and criteria for inclusion and exclusion from the program.

 

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ABOUT FERTILITY CENTERS OF ILLINOIS

Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation’s leading infertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for over 25 years. FCI has more babies born than the next ten centers combined with high success rates that are recognized throughout the nation. In addition to a team of nationally recognized reproductive physicians who stay current on the latest technology and procedures, FCI patients have access to many other unique support services, such as professional counseling from a licensed, Ph.D. clinical psychologist, patient advocates and innovative financial options. FCI is part of IntegraMed, the nation's largest and most reputable network of fertility centers and has multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Chicago area. For more information visit www.fcionline.com

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