Hee Chul Syn

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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whether amniotic fluid concentrations of interleukin-6 are of value in the antenatal diagnosis of acute inflammatory lesions (histologic chorioamnionitis) of preterm placenta and in the prediction of perinatal morbidity and mortality. STUDY DESIGN The relation among placental histologic findings, perinatal outcome,(More)
OBJECTIVE Periventricular leukomalacia, a common brain white matter lesion in preterm neonates, is a major risk factor for cerebral palsy. Recently, cytokines (i.e., tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1(beta)) have been implicated as mediators for the development of periventricular leukomalacia. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE Periventricular leukomalacia, a common neonatal brain white matter lesion, is a major risk factor for cerebral palsy. Subclinical chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for the development of periventricular leukomalacia, and inflammatory cytokines have been implicated as central mediators of brain injury in this disorder. To elucidate the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVES Measurement of fetal urine production may provide a means of evaluating amniotic fluid volume, which is difficult to measure directly, and predicting fetal hypoxia. Although there have been some reports on fetal urine production, most of these have used two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonography to measure bladder volume. Three-dimensional (3D)(More)
BACKGROUND Our purpose was to determine whether amniotic fluid concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha are of value in the prediction of early-onset neonatal sepsis (proven or suspected) in patients with preterm labor and intact membranes. METHODS The relationship between amniotic fluid tumor necrosis factor-alpha concentrations and early-onset(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic performance of maternal blood C-reactive protein, white blood cell count (WBC), and amniotic fluid (AF) WBC in the identification of positive AF culture, histologic and clinical chorioamnionitis, and neonatal morbidity in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS Maternal blood was collected for(More)
This study examined urinary cotinine levels and self-reported smoking among pregnant women in Korea and the factors associated with smoking during pregnancy. The subjects were selected from pregnant women who visited 30 randomly sampled obstetric clinics and prenatal care hospitals in Korea in 2006. Smoking status was determined by self-reporting and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify proteomic biomarkers in amniotic fluid (AF) that can distinguish preeclampsia (PE) from chronic hypertension (CHTN) and normotensive controls (CTR). METHODS AF from women with PE, CHTN, and CTR were subjected to proteomic analysis by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. RESULTS Proteomic(More)
OBJECTIVES In polyhydramnios, amniotic fluid (AF) volume can be increased not only as a result of increased fetal urine production, but also due to several other factors, including impairment of both fetal swallowing and gastrointestinal (GI) absorption of AF. Our aim was to evaluate whether measurement of the fetal urine production rate (UPR) can be used(More)
BACKGROUND The known connection between placental hypoxia and the development of preeclampsia suggests that angiogenic factors in the placenta would be changed and affect the maternal and/or umbilical cord plasma levels in patients with preeclampsia. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the difference and correlation of placental mRNA(More)