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First trimester screening for aneuploidies in successive pregnancies: correlations between markers.
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PMID:  22367669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Screening for chromosomal abnormalities in the first trimester of pregnancy is based on maternal age, nuchal translucency (NT), and biochemical markers (pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and free beta human chorionic gonadotrophin). We have assessed the influence of screenings and outcomes in previous pregnancies on screenings in subsequent pregnancies.
METHODS: Retrospective study of the correlation between the variables of first trimester combined screening for chromosome abnormalities in patients with subsequent pregnancies. Excluded were gestations with fetal aneuploidies.
RESULTS: Between July 1999 and December 2009, there were 2291 women with more than 1 euploid pregnancy screened in the first trimester in our hospital. There was a moderate correlation for pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (ρ = 0.530, p <0.001) and free beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (ρ = 0.439, p <0.001) between the first and second pregnancy. The trend continued in successive pregnancies. NT showed no correlations of clinical importance. With an overall false positive (FP) rate of 2.1% for the combined screening, the probability of having a recurrent FP in the second pregnancy was 4.3% (not significant).
CONCLUSION: There are significant correlations between biochemical markers but not NT in successive pregnancies, leading to increased risk of recurrence of FP results. However, such increase is not statistically significant if the overall FP rate is very low. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Tamara Illescas; Dolores Ortega; Patricia Soler; Gloria Costa; Pluvio Coronado; Joaquín Montalvo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
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