Changes in vascular endothelial growth factor levels and the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women enrolled in an in vitro fertilization program.

@article{Artini1998ChangesIV,
  title={Changes in vascular endothelial growth factor levels and the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women enrolled in an in vitro fertilization program.},
  author={Paolo Giovanni Artini and Alessandro Fasciani and Massimiliano Monti and Stefano Vincenzo Luisi and Gerardo D'Ambrogio and Andrea Riccardo Genazzani},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1998},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={560-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate plasma and follicular fluid levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation to establish the possible role of this growth factor as a predictive marker of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University hospital infertility unit. PATIENT(S) Fifteen women at risk of OHSS and 15 controls. INTERVENTION(S) An IM injection of hCG was administered; plasma and… CONTINUE READING
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