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First trimester maternal serum PAPP-A, beta-hCG and ADAM12 in prediction of small-for-gestational-age fetuses.
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PMID:  19003798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the ability of predicting fetuses being small-for-gestational-age (SGA) at delivery with the maternal serum markers pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-hCG) and A disintegrin and metalloprotease 12 (ADAM12) in first trimester. METHODS: In all,36 cases being SGA (birth weight < 5th centile) and 108 controls being non-SGA were matched on ethnicity (only Caucasians), smoking status (only nonsmokers), body mass index (BMI), age and parity. Stored blood samples from PAPP-A and beta-hCG testing obtained at gestational age (GA) of 8 weeks to 13 weeks and 6 days were analyzed for ADAM12. Median MoM values were compared using Mann-Whitney test. Monte Carlo estimation and receiver-operator-characteristics curves were used to asses screening performance. RESULTS: Median MoM values of PAPP-A (0.64 vs 1.02, p < 0.001), beta-hCG (0.74 vs 1.04, p = 0.007) and ADAM12 (0.74 vs 0.97, p = 0.004) were significantly reduced in cases compared to controls. The combination of PAPP-A MoM and beta-hCG MoM yielded a detection rate (DR) for SGA of 26% for a 5% false-positive rate (FPR). Addition of ADAM12 only improved (28% DR for a 5% FPR) screening performance modestly. CONCLUSION: Early prediction of fetuses being SGA is feasible with the combination of first trimester PAPP-A, beta-hCG and ADAM12. Screening performance is approaching clinical relevance. The inclusion of further markers is an attractive option.
Kasper Pihl; Torben Larsen; Lone Krebs; Michael Christiansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-02     Completed Date:  2009-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
ADAM Proteins / blood*,  metabolism
Case-Control Studies
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human / blood*,  metabolism
Cohort Studies
Feasibility Studies
Fetal Growth Retardation / blood,  diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Membrane Proteins / blood*,  metabolism
Pregnancy Trimester, First / blood*,  metabolism
Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A / analysis*,  metabolism
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human; 0/Membrane Proteins; EC 3.4.24.-/ADAM 12 protein; EC 3.4.24.-/ADAM Proteins; EC 3.4.24.-/Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A

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