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Title:
Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Inhibin B as Predictive Factors of Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Preliminary Report
Authors:  Monika Szafarowska, M.D., Ph.D., Artur Rogowski, M.D., Ph.D., Agnieszka Segiet, M.D., and Małgorzata Jerzak, M.D., Ph.D.
  OBJECTIVE: To assess the importance of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin B as predictors of pregnancy achievement and success rates in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients.

STUDY DESIGN: The study group included 44 infertile PCOS women (aged 25–44 years), and the control group consisted of 20 fertile women. Among PCOS patients 7 (15.9%) had primary infertility and 37 (84.1%) were women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss.

RESULTS: In the light of the obtained results, inhibin B is a good predictor of clinical pregnancy in the group of PCOS women (p=0.002). For the cutoff value of 80.5 pg/mL, the specificity of inhibin B level ≥80.5 pg/mL as a clinical pregnancy predictor is 77.8%, with the predictor sensitivity of 75.0%. Moreover, our results suggest that AMH is a good predictor of miscarriage in the group of women who achieved pregnancy (p=0.002). For the cutoff value of 6.1 ng/mL, the specificity of AMH level ≥6.1 ng/mL as a miscarriage predictor is 100.0%, with the predictor sensitivity of 76.2%.

CONCLUSION: It seems that AMH and inhibin B levels may be related to pregnancy outcome in PCOS women.
Keywords:  anti-Müllerian hormone, assisted reproductive technologies, infertility, inhibin B, polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss
   
   
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