Maternal serum inhibin-A and activin-A levels in the first trimester of pregnancies developing pre-eclampsia.

@article{Spencer2008MaternalSI,
  title={Maternal serum inhibin-A and activin-A levels in the first trimester of pregnancies developing pre-eclampsia.},
  author={Kevin Sim{\~o}es Spencer and Nicholas J. Cowans and Kypros H. Nicolaides},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={622-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether measurement of maternal serum inhibin-A and activin-A at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation, alone or in combination with second-trimester uterine artery pulsatility measured by Doppler velocimetry, is useful in predicting those women who will develop pre-eclampsia. METHODS This was a nested case-control study of pre-eclampsia cases with controls matched for gestational age and storage time for the maternal serum. Samples were collected as part of a first… CONTINUE READING