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Maternal serum ferritin at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation in spontaneous early preterm delivery.
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PMID:  22468901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: To examine the potential value of maternal serum level of ferritin in the first trimester of pregnancy in the prediction of spontaneous early preterm delivery. Methods: Maternal serum concentration of ferritin at 11-13 weeks' gestation was measured in a case-control study of singleton pregnancies delivering phenotypically normal neonates, including 30 cases with spontaneous delivery before 34 weeks and 90 matched controls delivering after 37 weeks. The median multiple of the median (MoM) serum ferritin in the two outcome groups was compared. Results: The median serum ferritin MoM was not significantly different in the spontaneous early preterm delivery group compared to the term delivery group (1.143, IQR 0.578-2.383 vs. 1.059, IQR 0.641-1.644, p=0.725). Conclusions: Measurement of maternal serum ferritin at 11-13 weeks is unlikely to be useful in screening for spontaneous early preterm delivery.
Authors:
Jarek Beta; Leona C Y Poon; Spyros Bakalis; Beatrice Mosimann; Kypros H Nicolaides
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-3
Journal Detail:
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:  2012-4-3     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:  -    
Affiliation:
Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK.
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