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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the circulating soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt1), placental growth factor (PlGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in women with abnormal placentation and to compare the data with the results of women with normal pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum biomarkers of angiogenesis and maternal and perinatal(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to document the prevalence of syphilis among pregnant women in Turkey. METHODOLOGY In this retrospective cohort study, a total of 63,276 sera obtained between January 2007 and June 2014 from women who were routinely screened for syphilis as a part of antenatal care at a tertiary referral hospital in Turkey were analyzed.(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and total bile acid (TBA) concentration in pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fasting and postprandial TBA, NLR, and aminotransferase (AST/ALT) levels in the blood samples of 65 pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common pregnancy-specific liver disease, is characterized by pruritus, abnormal liver function and elevated serum bile acid levels. The main cause of ICP has not yet been identified. We aimed to provide a new perspective to the pathogenesis of by investigating the possible association of(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate P wave characteristics in pregnant women with and without intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). METHODS In this case-control study, including 59 pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis and 28 with healthy uncomplicated pregnancies, electrocardiographic maximum (Pmax) and minimum (Pmin) P-wave durations and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to study P wave parameters to determine the association between preeclampsia and future cardiovascular risk and to study the possible correlation between P waves and severity of preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN In this case-control study 58 pregnant women with preeclampsia and 30 normal pregnant women were compared by(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the relationship between intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and caspase-cleaved fragments of cytokeratin-18, also referred to as M30, a marker of apoptosis. METHODS In this case-control study, maternal and umbilical cord blood venous samples were obtained from 21 pregnant women with ICP and 22 healthy pregnant(More)
AIM Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), the most common liver disease in pregnancy, is characterized by elevated serum total bile acid and/or transaminase concentration, and pruritus. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key regulator of the immune response, hematopoiesis and inflammation. We examined both IL-6 and the frequently used inflammatory marker(More)
INTRODUCTION Preeclampsia is a serious disease which may result in maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Improving the outcome for preeclampsia necessitates early prediction of the disease to identify women at high risk. Measuring blood cell subtype ratios, such as the neutrophil to lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte (PLR) ratios, might(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite medical advances, rising awareness, and satisfactory care facilities, placenta previa (PP) remains a challenging clinical entity due to the risk of excessive obstetric hemorrhage. Etiological concerns gave way to life-saving concerns about the prediction of maternal outcomes due to hemorrhage. Our study aimed to detect an early predictive(More)