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Etiologic characterization of recurrent miscarriages in Koreans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19947035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To investigate recurrent miscarriages in Koreans in terms of causative factors and the prognosis for subsequent successful pregnancies in primary and secondary recurrent miscarriages cases. STUDY DESIGN: The study retrospectively examined the clinical records of 222 recurrent miscarriage cases that were presented at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, from July 1989 to June 2008. The cases were classified according to the cause and pregnancy rates after the primary and secondary abortions were compared using the chi2 test. RESULTS: The etiologic analysis indicated that anatomic abnormality (29.4%) was the most common cause of recurrent miscarriage in Koreans, followed by immunologic (26.7%), inexplicable (24.1%), endocrinologic (15.0%) and genetic (11.2%) causes. The subsequent successful pregnancy rate was higher in the secondary recurrent miscarriage group than the primary recurrent miscarriage group (47.9% vs. 31.7%, p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The causative factors of recurrent miscarriages in Koreans differed from those reported in Western studies on the frequency of causes. The prognosis for subsequent successful pregnancies was better in the secondary recurrent miscarriage group, as we expected.
Authors:
Gyun-Ho Jeon; So-Ra Kim; Sung-Hoon Kim; Hee-Dong Chae; Chung-Hoon Kim; Byung-Moon Kang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-01     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  569-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Habitual / diagnosis,  etiology*
Adult
Female
Humans
Korea
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Rate
Prognosis
Recurrence
Retrospective Studies

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