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Anemia, ferritin and preterm labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3241292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of this study suggest that the additional determination of serum ferritin in pregnancy is necessary for a more reliable classification of iron deficiency. In 300 pregnant women the hematological values (Hb, MCH and serum ferritin) were determined toward the end of gestation. In 36 per cent of the women both Hb values greater than 11 g/dl and MCH values less than 28 pg fail to give evidence of an existing iron deficiency, indicated by serum ferritin values below 20 micrograms/l. The determination of serum ferritin is of particular relevance as a significant correlation was ascertained between low serum ferritin levels and the incidence of preterm labor: 52.3% of the women with serum ferritin levels below 10 micrograms/l and only 9.5% of the women with serum ferritin levels above 20 micrograms/l went into preterm labor. A convincing explanation for this has not yet been found.
H U Ulmer; E Goepel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-18     Completed Date:  1989-05-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University-Hospital, Hamburg, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hypochromic / blood*,  diagnosis
Erythrocyte Indices
Ferritins / blood*
Hemoglobins / analysis*
Obstetric Labor, Premature / blood*,  etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood*
Prospective Studies
Random Allocation
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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