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Maternal serum Placental Growth Hormone (PGH) at 11-13 weeks' gestation in pregnancies delivering small for gestational age neonates.
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PMID:  22489624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To investigate whether the maternal serum concentration of human Placental Growth Hormone (PGH) at 11-13 weeks' gestation is altered in pregnancies that deliver small for gestational age (SGA) neonates. Methods: Maternal serum concentration of PGH was measured in 60 cases that subsequently delivered SGA neonates in the absence of preeclampsia and compared to 120 non-SGA controls. Results: In the SGA group, compared to the non-SGA group, there was no significant difference in the median PGH MoM (0.95 MoM, IQR 0.60-1.30 vs. 1.00 MoM, IQR 0.70-1.30, p=0.978). There was no significant association between PGH MoM and birth weight percentile in either the SGA (p=0.728) or in the non-SGA group (p=0.634). Conclusion: Maternal serum PGH at 11-13 weeks' gestation is unlikely to be a useful biochemical marker for early prediction of SGA.
Stavros Sifakis; Ranjit Akolekar; Dimitra Kappou; Nikitas Mantas; Kypros H Nicolaides
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-10
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Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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