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Biochemical composition of the coelomic fluid in anembryonic pregnancy.
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PMID:  8092239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to investigate the biochemical composition of the coelomic fluid in first-trimester anembryonic pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: Coelomic and maternal serum were obtained from 17 anembryonic pregnancies and 17 apparently normal pregnancies between 7 and 12 weeks of gestation that were matched for gestational age. Electrolytes, total proteins, urea, creatinine, lactate, and human chorionic gonadotropin concentrations and pH were measured. RESULTS: Significantly higher pH (p < 0.005) and bicarbonate levels (p < 0.001) and significantly lower total protein (p < 0.05), phosphate (p < 0.005), and human chorionic gonadotropin (p < 0.001) levels were found in coelomic fluid from anembryonic pregnancies compared with normal pregnancies. No difference was found for chloride, sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine, and lactate between the study and control groups. CONCLUSIONS: The fluid collected in anembryonic pregnancies is of exocoelomic origin and its biochemical characteristics reflect a failure of most placental biological mechanisms such as metabolic function, transport function, and endocrine activity.
E Jauniaux; D Jurkovic; B Gulbis; J Zaidi; S Meuris; S Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  171     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-18     Completed Date:  1994-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  849-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Bicarbonates / metabolism
Body Fluids / metabolism*
Chorionic Gonadotropin / metabolism
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Phosphates / metabolism
Pregnancy Complications / blood,  metabolism*
Pregnancy Proteins / metabolism
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bicarbonates; 0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 0/Phosphates; 0/Pregnancy Proteins

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