Afternoon Symposium - Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction - PCOS: A Comprehensive Review
Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location:Room 3 - San Diego Convention Center
Dhiraj B. Gada, M.D. (Chair), Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction
Narendra A. Malhotra, M.D., Malhotra Hospitals
Mandakini Parihar, M.D., Mangal Anand Hospital
Manish R. Banker, M.D., Nova Pulse IVF Clinics
PCOS: A Comprehensive Review
Needs Assessment and Description
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common
endocrinopathy in women, with the prevalence ranging
between 4.7-6.8%. These women present to the gynecologist
with complaints ranging from menstrual disturbances in
adolescents to anovulation, subfertility and risk of ovarian
hyperstimulation during assisted reproduction, as well as with
clinical features of hyperandrogenism and early pregnancy
loss. This live course will focus on the entire spectrum of
challenges faced by clinicians in managing this extremely
common problem with such diverse clinical features.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Assess and appropriately manage the problems faced by
adolescent girls with PCOS.
- Formulate recommendations for ovulation induction
in PCOS and for improving success rates of assisted
reproductive technologies, bearing in mind the risk
of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple
After participating in this session, in my practice I will do the
- Induce ovulation in adolescents who have oligoamenorrhea.
- Use 1 mg finasteride to effectively treat
- Consider clomiphene citrate as the first line of treatment
for induction of ovulation in women with PCOS.
- Use step-down protocol for monofollicular development.
- Convert all cycles to in vitro fertilization in clomipheneresistant
PCOS, if induction is essential with
- Not applicable to my area of practice.