Abnormal multiple marker screens are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in cases of intrauterine growth restriction

John G. Ilagan, David M. Stamilio, Serdar Ural, George A. MacOnes, Anthony O. Odibo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if abnormal multiple marker screens (MMS) are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) pregnancies. This was a case control study of IUGR pregnancies (birth weight <10th percentile for gestational age [GA]) delivered in our unit over 6 years. Cases were compared with controls for the association between abnormal MMS and adverse perinatal outcomes (APO). Of the 261 IUGR pregnancies, 39 (16%) had at least 1 APO. An elevated HCG was significantly associated with an APO (OR 2.6, 95% CI 1.1-6.4). A low uE3 was also associated with an APO (OR 5.5, 95% CI 2.2-14). The association between an elevated AFP and APO was not statistically significant (OR 1.6, 95% CI, 0.6-4.6). An elevated HCG and low uE3 were associated with APO in cases of IUGR. This information could be useful in identifying a subset of IUGR cases deserving closer surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1465-1469
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume191
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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