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Biomarkers in pre-eclampsia: A novel approach to early detection of the disease.
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PMID:  22943702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pre-eclampsia is a unique disorder of human pregnancy with a great impact on maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide and especially in developing countries. The aetiology is still unknown and the pathophysiology of the disease is the subject of extensive investigation. Recently, much of the interest of the investigators for the prediction of pre-eclampsia has been aimed at measurable manifestations of abnormal placentation, endothelial dysfunction and feto-maternal unit perfusion. Biomarkers constitute a novel approach to an early detection of the disease. Low maternal serum levels of PAPP-A and PP13 early in pregnancy are predictive for emerging pre-eclampsia. On the other hand, increased levels of homocysteine, ADMA, sEng, leptin and sFlt-1 in the 1st trimester, signal the onset of the disease later in pregnancy. After the onset of pre-eclampsia, increased serum levels of PAPP-A, ADMA, homocysteine and sFlt-1 are associated with the severity of the disease. The identification of biomarkers which can contribute to the early detection of pre-eclampsia is essential. It could then be possible to apply better surveillance and treatment protocols in such patients.
S Masoura; I A Kalogiannidis; G Gitas; A Goutsioulis; E Koiou; A Athanasiadis; N Vavatsi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
4th, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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