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Endocrine assays to predict preterm delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9891618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Advances in the understanding of the endocrine and hormonal mechanisms involved in normal and abnormal labor have led to clinical research into the roles of hormones and cytokines in preterm labor. This article reviews the current status of assays for estriol, activin, corticotropin-releasing hormone, interleukin-6, and relaxin as predictors of preterm labor and delivery.
Authors:
M Jackson; D J Dudley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-29     Completed Date:  1999-01-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  837-57, vi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activins
Biological Markers / blood
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone / blood*
Estriol / analysis*
Female
Humans
Inhibins / blood*
Interleukin-6 / blood*
Mass Screening
Obstetric Labor, Premature / diagnosis*,  etiology,  metabolism*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy
Relaxin / blood*
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Saliva / chemistry*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Interleukin-6; 104625-48-1/Activins; 50-27-1/Estriol; 57285-09-3/Inhibins; 9002-69-1/Relaxin; 9015-71-8/Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone

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