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  • ferruh acet,
  • murat celiloglu,
  • merve akis,
  • gul huray islekel
ferruh acet
Ege University
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murat celiloglu
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Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the importance of ischemia changed albumin, in foreseeing fetal asphyxia and comparing it between normal and preeclamptic pregnant. Method: We planned our study as a prospective case-controlled study between May 2011 and June 2013. We recruited 104 pregnant women complicated by preeclampsia and 110 healthy pregnant women in the study. Doppler ultrasonography, non-stress test and fetal biometric measurements were performed. Venous blood samples taken to measure ischemia modified albumin (IMA). The presence of fetal hypoxia/acidosis was analyzed by conducting post-natal cord blood gas examination and 1.-5. minutes APGAR scoring. Results: IMA levels in the preeclamptic group were found statistically high (p<0,0001). The correlations between umbilical artery doppler systolic/diastolic (S/D) ratio, brain sparing effect, non stress test and IMA analyzed. We have found IMA statistically high when S/D ratio is above 2 standard deviations (preeclampsia; 11.83±1.33 vs 19.62±1.56 p<0.001, control; 10.28±1.57 vs 18.09±2.13 p<0.001) or brain sparing effect started (preeclampsia; 25.59±2.48 vs 9.16±1.99 p<0.001, control; 16.37±1.97 vs 6.72± 1.53 p<0.001) or abnormal NST findings occurred (preeclampsia; 10.69±1.92 vs 20.72±1.15 p<0.001, control; 7,42±1,94 vs 9,72±2,19 p<0.001). Conclusions: Maternal IMA levels are found high in preeclamptic pregnant women and it can be used as a biomarker for determining fetal wellbeing. What’s already known about this topic? Hypertensive disease of pregnancy is the most frequently complication of pregnancy, being 5-10%. It is the most important reason for perinatal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia develops in an abnormal hypoxic intrauterine environment characterized by reperfusion and oxidative stress. To determine the fetal wellbeing, various tests were suggested, yet many of them provided a few benefits. What does this article add? The detected elevations in serum concentrations of IMA propose that measurements of this biomarker may be useful in assessing fetal hypoxia and predicting pregnancies which preeclampsia may develop

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

12 Apr 2021Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
13 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
13 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
13 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned