The value of elevated second-trimester beta-human chorionic gonadotropin in predicting development of preeclampsia.

@article{Ashour1997TheVO,
  title={The value of elevated second-trimester beta-human chorionic gonadotropin in predicting development of preeclampsia.},
  author={Adel M Ashour and Ellice S Lieberman and L E Haug and John T. Repke},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={176 2},
  pages={438-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to investigate the association of an elevated second-trimester serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin concentration with the subsequent development of hypertension in pregnancy and to evaluate its utility as a screening test for preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN We examined 6286 nondiabetic women with singleton pregnancies who, as part of triple-screen testing, had a serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin level drawn between 15 and 22 weeks' gestation between November 1… CONTINUE READING

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