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First trimester pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A in pregnancies complicated by subsequent gestational diabetes.
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PMID:  21404306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare routine first trimester biochemical and ultrasound markers in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes with those of a control group. METHODS: First trimester data including the screening test for Down syndrome were retrieved from a computer data base. Clinical data were recorded at delivery. A multivariate quantile regression model was used to analyze the association between first trimester data and subsequent clinical outcomes in a case-control study design. RESULTS: In the group of women who developed second trimester gestational diabetes, both first trimester median (1494 vs 2225 mU/L, P < 0.001) and adjusted multiple of median pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) concentrations (1.2 vs 0.7, P < 0.001) were significantly lower than in the control group. Differences between observed and expected crown-to-rump length expressed in mm was lower in women destined to develop gestational diabetes than in the control group (0.2 vs 1.4 mm, P < 0.005). In multivariate models, first trimester maternal PAPP-A concentrations correlated independently and inversely to pregestational body mass index (BMI, P = 0.004), subsequent gestational diabetes (P < 0.001) and pregnancy complications (P = 0.036). CONCLUSIONS: First trimester PAPP-A concentrations were lower among pregnant women with subsequent gestational diabetes than in the control group. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fausta Beneventi; Margherita Simonetta; Elisabetta Lovati; Giulia Albonico; Carmine Tinelli; Elena Locatelli; Arsenio Spinillo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
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