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Maternal plasma total antioxidant status in preterm labor.
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PMID:  21040202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To investigate the role of oxidative stress and antioxidant status in preterm labor.
METHODS: Twenty-five cases diagnosed with preterm labor were included in the study group, whereas 25 women with uncomplicated pregnancies at similar stages of pregnancy were included in the control group. Total antioxidant status was measured in maternal plasma using a Hitachi 911 auto analyzer and a total antioxidant status kit (Randox Laboratories, UK) in mmol/L.
RESULTS: Mean serum antioxidant status were lower in patients (1.002 ± 0.177 mmol/L) than in controls (1.258 ± 0.147 mmol/L) (P < 0.001).
CONCLUSION: Women with preterm labor have decreased total antioxidant status compared with uncomplicated pregnancies in similar gestational weeks. Future work should clarify whether decreased total antioxidant status precedes preterm labor in a prospective cohort study.
Aysegül Cinkaya; Hüseyin Levent Keskin; Umran Buyukkagnici; Tayfun Gungor; Esra Aktepe Keskin; Ayse Filiz Avsar; Umit Bilge
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-30     Completed Date:  2011-03-30     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2010 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of High Risk Pregnancy Laboratory, Zekai Tahir Burak Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / analysis*
Case-Control Studies
Obstetric Labor, Premature / blood*
Oxidative Stress*
Young Adult
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