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Ectopic pregnancy early diagnosis markers.
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PMID:  20186114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a high-risk medical condition with an incidence of 1.9% in reported pregnancies, and has proven to be the most common cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the first trimester. The clinical symptoms can mimic non-EP conditions, thus creating a challenge for developing diagnostic criteria and new diagnostic tools. Early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is essential in order to minimize the morbidity and to assess the need for urgent surgical intervention. Currently, ultrasound and serum biomarkers are used by clinicians for early detection and diagnosis. This review summarizes and comments on the available literature on the various markers including their utility and their statistical parameters.
S Segal; R Mercado; B Rivnay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva ginecologica     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0026-4784     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Ginecol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400731     Medline TA:  Minerva Ginecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lincoln Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood*
Blood Proteins / analysis
Creatine Kinase / blood
Cytokines / blood
DNA / blood
Early Diagnosis
Fetal Proteins / analysis
Fibronectins / analysis
Hormones / blood
Pregnancy Proteins / blood
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Receptors, Cell Surface / blood
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Blood Proteins; 0/Cytokines; 0/Fetal Proteins; 0/Fibronectins; 0/Hormones; 0/Pregnancy Proteins; 0/Receptors, Cell Surface; 0/VEGFA protein, human; 0/Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; 9007-49-2/DNA; EC Kinase

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