Louiza Kontara

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The objective of this study was to investigate circulating levels of cystatin C (an important endogenous marker of renal function) in mothers, fetuses, and neonates from intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR; characterized by impaired nephrogenesis) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) pregnancies. Serum cystatin C levels were measured by enzyme(More)
OBJECTIVE IGF-I and insulin are the main regulators of intrauterine and postnatal growth. Adipose tissue secreted cytokines are implicated in intrauterine growth. The relevant function of the adipocytokine visfatin is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum visfatin, IGF-I and insulin levels were measured by enzyme immunoassays in 40 singleton full-term(More)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) implies fetal hypoxia, resulting in blood flow redistribution and sparing of vital organs (brain, heart). Serum cardiac Troponin-I (cTnI), a well-established marker of myocardial ischaemia, was measured in 40 mothers prior to delivery, the doubly clamped umbilical cords (representing fetal state), and their 20 IUGR and(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to investigate circulating levels of beta(2)-microglobulin (a marker of renal function) in mothers and fetuses/neonates from intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR, characterized by impaired nephrogenesis) and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) pregnancies. METHODS Serum beta(2)-microglobulin levels were determined(More)
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