Metformin reduces abortion in pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome

@article{Khattab2006MetforminRA,
  title={Metformin reduces abortion in pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome},
  author={S. Khattab and I. A. Mohsen and I. A. Foutouh and A. Ramadan and Mohamed Moaz and H. Al-Inany},
  journal={Gynecological Endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={680 - 684}
}
  • S. Khattab, I. A. Mohsen, +3 authors H. Al-Inany
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Gynecological Endocrinology
  • Background. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are considered to be at increased risk of miscarriage. Since metformin has beneficial effects on the risk factors contributing to first-trimester abortion in PCOS patients, we hypothesized that metformin – owing to its metabolic, endocrine, vascular and anti-inflammatory effects – may reduce the incidence of first-trimester abortion in PCOS women. Materials and methods. A prospective cohort study was set up to determine the beneficial… CONTINUE READING
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