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Asymmetric dimethylarginine in normotensive pregnant women with isolated fetal intrauterine growth restriction: a comparison with preeclamptic women with and without intrauterine growth restriction.
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PMID:  21142768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate maternal asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in pregnancies complicated by isolated fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), in preeclamptic pregnancies with and without IUGR, and in healthy normotensive pregnant women with proper weight fetuses. Patients and methods. The study was carried out on 54 normotensive pregnant patients with pregnancy complicated by IUGR, 35 patients with IUGR in the course of preeclampsia, 29 preeclamptic patients with appropriate-for-gestational-age weight infants and 54 healthy normotensive pregnant patients. The ADMA concentrations were evaluated using an ELISA assay. Results. The preeclamptic women and normotensive patients with pregnancy complicated by isolated IUGR revealed higher levels of maternal serum ADMA. The mean values of maternal serum ADMA were 0.5730 ± 0.1769 μmol/l in the P group, 0.5727 ± 0.1756 μmol/l in the PI group, 0.6129 ± 0.1517 μmol/l in the IUGR group, and 0.5017 ± 0.1116 μmol/l in the control group. The levels of ADMA were additionally higher in the patients with HELLP syndrome and in patients with pregnancy complicated by eclampsia. Conclusions. It seems that ADMA is an active agent not only in preeclamptic patients, but also in normotensive pregnant women with isolated fetal IUGR and could be a marker of severity of preeclampsia.
Authors:
Laskowska Marzena; Laskowska Katarzyna; Leszczyńska-Gorzelak Bożena; Oleszczuk Jan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland.
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