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Titolo:
THE EFFECT OF MULTIFETAL PREGNANCY REDUCTION ON SERUM RELAXIN
Autore:
LYNCH L; BERKOWITZ RL; WEISS G; GOLDSMITH LT; LAPINSKI R; WEIN R;
Indirizzi:
MT SINAI MED CTR,DEPT OBSTET GYNECOL & REPROD SCI,1 GUSTAVE LEVY PL NEW YORK NY 10029 UNIV MED & DENT NEW JERSEY,DEPT OBSTET & GYNECOL NEWARK DE 00000
Titolo Testata:
Obstetrics and gynecology
fascicolo: 5, volume: 85, anno: 1995,
parte:, 1
pagine: 756 - 759
SICI:
0029-7844(1995)85:5<756:TEOMPR>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HUMAN CERVIX; SECRETION; LABOR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
13
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Citazione:
L. Lynch et al., "THE EFFECT OF MULTIFETAL PREGNANCY REDUCTION ON SERUM RELAXIN", Obstetrics and gynecology, 85(5), 1995, pp. 756-759

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of multifetal pregnancy reduction on circulating relaxin levels. Methods: Patients with multifetal pregnancies had relaxin levels determined on the day of multifetal pregnancy reduction, after the procedure, and late in pregnancy. Results: Forty-eight women (26 presenting with three fetuses and 22 with four or more) were studied. All pregnancies followed some form of ovulation induction. All pregnancies (except for one, which was reduced to a single-ton) were reduced to twins. Pre-procedure, post-procedure and late-pregnancy relaxin levels were significantly higher in the in vitro fertilization (IVF)-gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) group compared with the human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG)-alone group (P <.05). The initial number of fetuses had no significant effect on relaxin levels. Although post-procedure relaxin levels were significantly lower than pre-procedure levels (P =.002), relaxin levels continued to decrease throughout pregnancy, as evidenced by even lower levels later on (P =.0001). Conclusions: Serum relaxin levels were significantly higher in theIVF-GIFT group than in the hMG-alone group, which probably reflects more aggressive ovulation induction in the former. Because relaxin levels continued to decrease throughout pregnancy, the difference observedbetween pre- and post-procedure levels are not considered to be due to the procedure itself.

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