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Involvement of inflammation in normal pregnancy.
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PMID:  23506129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To study the role of inflammation throughout normal pregnancy and postpartum, 37 women with normal pregnancies, including normal neonatal outcome, participated. Blood and urine samples were collected from each woman at least six times during pregnancy and postpartum. Plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and urinary levels of a prostaglandin-F2α (PGF2α ) metabolite were measured. Median, 25th to 75th centile and average change per gestational week of IL-6, TNF-α and the PGF2α metabolite were measured. Levels of IL-6 increased significantly throughout pregnancy and remained high postpartum. No change in TNF-α could be seen. The PGF2α metabolite levels increased significantly throughout pregnancy and decreased postpartum. These results suggest that mild but significant inflammatory activity is involved in the development of normal pregnancy, which might have important physiological roles.
Maria Palm; Ove Axelsson; Lisa Wernroth; Anders Larsson; Samar Basu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica © 2013 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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