Peritoneal fluid and serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor may predict the activity of endometriosis.

@article{Khan2006PeritonealFA,
  title={Peritoneal fluid and serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor may predict the activity of endometriosis.},
  author={Khaleque N Khan and Masafumi Masuzaki and Akira Fujishita and Michio Kitajima and Koichi Hiraki and Seiyou Miura and Ichiro Sekine and Tadayuki Ishimaru},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={458-66}
}
BACKGROUND The suitable parameter in PF as well as in serum that may predict the activity of endometriosis is not well described. Therefore, we tried to examine the peritoneal fluid (PF) and serum concentrations of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in different revised American Society of Reproductive Medicine (r-ASRM) staging and morphologic appearances of endometriosis in an attempt to determine whether HGF can be clinically useful to predict the activity of pelvic endometriosis. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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