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Haemoglobin, C-reactive protein and androgen levels in uncomplicated and complicated pregnancies of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
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PMID:  19172699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We studied a possible association between pregnancy complications and blood/serum levels of haemoglobin, C-reactive protein, sex hormones and lipids in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one women with polycystic ovary syndrome were followed prospectively from the first trimester to delivery. Women with pregnancy complications (n=10) were compared to women without complications (n=11). Outcome measures were blood/serum levels of haemoglobin, C-reactive protein, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, androstenedione, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin, free testosterone index, oestrogens and lipids. RESULTS: Haemoglobin levels were higher in complicated pregnancies compared to uncomplicated pregnancies throughout the complete pregnancy, while C-reactive protein levels were higher for complicated pregnancies at gestational weeks 19 and 32. Serum levels of lipids, androgens and oestrogens did not differ throughout pregnancy. CONCLUSION: In women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy complications were associated with elevated blood/serum levels of haemoglobin and C-reactive protein. Androgen, oestrogen and lipid levels did not differ between groups.
Eszter Vanky; Kjell A Salvesen; Arne Asberg; Sven M Carlsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0036-5513     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Olav's Hospital, University Hospital of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Androgens / blood*
C-Reactive Protein / metabolism*
Hemoglobins / metabolism*
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / blood*,  complications*
Pregnancy Complications / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Androgens; 0/Hemoglobins; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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