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Endometrial stripe thickness in tubal and intrauterine pregnancies.
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PMID:  11056228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endometrial stripe thickness (EST) among patients with tubal pregnancy (TP) and intrauterine pregnancy (IUP). DESIGN: Historical cohort. SETTING: City hospital. PATIENT(S): Ninety-four women suspected to have TP. INTERVENTION(S): Serum betaHCG and sonographic EST measurements. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Comparison of age, gestational age (GA), EST, and log beta HCG. RESULT(S): The two groups of women, 65 with TP and 29 with IUP, had similar mean ages (+/-SD) of 28.6 +/- 5.7 and 28.6 +/- 6.1, respectively. The median values of GA in the 2 groups were similar, 46.6 and 44.6 d, respectively. The mean values for EST (+/-SD), adjusted for GA, were significantly different: 9.9 +/- 5.9 mm in the TP group and 12.6 +/- 5.3 mm in the IUP group. The mean values (+/-SD) of log beta HCG in the 2 groups also differed significantly: 6.90 +/- 1.29 and 7.52 +/- 0.97, respectively. No correlation was found between EST and GA or log beta HCG within either group. CONCLUSION(S): The mean EST in women with TP was significantly smaller than in women with IUP. The wide range of EST values and their overlap precludes the utilization of EST as a single feature in the diagnosis of a tubal pregnancy.
M Levgur; T Tsai; K Kang; J Feldman; L A Kory
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-27     Completed Date:  2000-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  889-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood
Cohort Studies
Endometrium / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy / blood,  physiology*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  ultrasonography*
Reference Values
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human

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