Angiotensin II immunoreactivity is elevated in ascites during severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: implications for pathophysiology and clinical management.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the ovarian renin-angiotensin system (RAS) during severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). DESIGN Simultaneous sampling of blood and ascitic or peritoneal fluid (PF) during therapeutic paracentesis or laparoscopy. SETTING University Hospital. PATIENTS Twelve patients were investigated: three patients presenting severe… (More)


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