IVF failures may soon become a thing of the past, as a new fertility treatment can increase success rates fivefold, say new studies.
A study conducted by Care Fertility, in Nottingham, has found that a soya oil based substance used for artificial feeding of patients with stomach problems can boost success rates.
The research involved as many as 100 women who had suffered repeated IVF failures where the embryo had not implanted in the womb.
Of the group, 50 women were given intravenous infusions of Intralipid, and 46 similar women were not.
Pregnancies were achieved in 50 per cent of women who received Intralipid compared with less than nine per cent of those who were not given it.
In the women who received Intralipid there were two miscarriages, the equivalent to per eight per cent compared with seven miscarriages or 64 per cent, in those not receiving it.
"Every day in my clinic I see women who have endured numerous IVF cycles all with the same negative outcome and no baby. I also regularly see couples who have suffered the misery of repeated miscarriage," the Telegraph quoted George Ndukwe, Medical Director at Care Nottingham, as saying.
"We are devoting our attention to finding answers when nature goes wrong. This infusion is inexpensive, well tolerated and easy to administer," he said.
The complete findings would be presented at the British Fertility Society meeting in Dublin.