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The value of early second trimester PAPP-A and ADAM12 in screening for pre-eclampsia.
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PMID:  22357350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the pre-eclampsia screening performance of PAPP-A (pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A) and ADAM12 (A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease 12) in the early second trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: Stored frozen serum samples from a previously published nested case-control study comprising 77 women who developed pre-eclampsia and 224 unaffected controls were thawed and assayed for PAPP-A and ADAM12. Levels were converted into multiple of the unaffected median (MoM) values. RESULTS: Neither PAPP-A or ADAM12 were significantly different in women who developed pre-eclamspia compared with unaffected controls (PAPP-A: 0.97 MoM [95% confidence interval 0.73 to 1.25], ADAM12: 1.01 MoM [0.91 to 1.13]). CONCLUSION: Our results do not support the use of PAPP-A or ADAM12 in early second trimester antenatal screening for pre-eclampsia.
Jonathan P Bestwick; Lynne M George; Tiesheng Wu; Joan K Morris; Nicholas J Wald
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-22
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Title:  Journal of medical screening     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-5793     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9433359     Medline TA:  J Med Screen     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ.
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