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Salivary oestriol in normal and abnormal pregnancies.
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PMID:  6518155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Profiles of daily salivary oestriol concentrations throughout the third trimester of pregnancy have been constructed for 14 normal and 11 abnormal pregnancies. Day-to-day variations were significantly higher than those reported for unconjugated oestriol in plasma or serum. A sustained decline in salivary oestriol concentrations was observed in one pregnancy in which intrauterine death occurred. Sustained falls were also observed in two pregnancies in which a healthy infant was born at term. In all other patients a normal salivary oestriol profile correlated with a favourable outcome. Salivary oestriol measurements provide similar information to plasma unconjugated oestriol measurements while offering the advantages of a simple, non-invasive sample collection procedure.
P L Truran; G F Read; J F Pearson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-05     Completed Date:  1985-03-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1210-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Estriol / metabolism*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pregnancy in Diabetics / metabolism*
Saliva / metabolism*
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