Threshold of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1/placental growth factor ratio for the imminent onset of preeclampsia.

@article{Ohkuchi2011ThresholdOS,
  title={Threshold of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1/placental growth factor ratio for the imminent onset of preeclampsia.},
  author={Akihide Ohkuchi and Chikako Hirashima and Shigeki Matsubara and Kayo Takahashi and Yoshio Matsuda and Mitsuaki Suzuki},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={859-66}
}
It has not been clarified whether thresholds of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF), soluble endoglin, and the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio for the imminent onset of preeclampsia (PE) exist. We hypothesized that onset thresholds for the imminent onset of PE could be determined by the distributions of these 4 markers just after the onset of PE. Study subjects were 51 PE after the onset of PE; 36 of PE, 20 of gestational hypertension, 142 of a small-for-gestational… CONTINUE READING