First-trimester placental growth factor as a marker for hypertensive disorders and SGA.

@article{Cowans2010FirsttrimesterPG,
  title={First-trimester placental growth factor as a marker for hypertensive disorders and SGA.},
  author={Nicholas J. Cowans and Anastasia Stamatopoulou and Elisabet Matwejew and Constantin Sylvius von Kaisenberg and Kevin Sim{\~o}es Spencer},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={565-70}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine first-trimester maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) levels in pregnancies which later develop hypertensive and growth complications. METHODS In this case-control study, PlGF levels were measured by AutoDELFIA immunoassay platform. There were 47 cases of at least one of the following adverse outcomes: pre-eclampsia (PE), small for gestational age (SGA), haemolysis elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) and gestational… CONTINUE READING
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