Endometrial Sampling (Pipelle)in IVF Patients

Conditions Phase Intervention Type
Pipelle (Endometrial Sampling)


Ages Eligible for Study
20 years to 45 years
Genders Eligible for Study



Sheba Medical Center

Inclusion Criteria

- Women undergoing IVF treatment

- Repeated Implantation failure

Exclusion Criteria

- PID or suspected PID

- Undiagnosed Irregular Bleeding

Detailed Description

A prospective cross-over randomized study aimed to test the hypothesis that local injury of the endometrium increases the implantation rate in the successive cycle. Seventy IVF patients will be randomly selected to undergo either endometrial biopsies or minimal cervical scratch on days 8-10 and 21-23 of their cycle, preceding the IVF treatment. If not pregnant, the women will continue for another IVF cycle, preceded by endometrial or cervical scratch complimentary to their procedure in the first cycle. The main major outcomes will include pregnancy rate, implantation rate, endometrial thickness, abortion rate, live births and embryo quality.

Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00411021

Overall Contact Backup

Micha Baum, MD


  • IVF Unit, Sheba Medical Center
    Ramat-Gan, Israel

    Status: Recruiting

    Contact info Micha Baum, MD