JOURNAL ARTICLE

[Predictive value of serum soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 concentration in preeclampsia at second trimester]

Yuan-hua Ye, Ling Liu, Ying Zhan, Wei Peng
Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi 2006, 41 (7): 433-5
17083803

OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of serum soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and vascular endothelia growth factor (VEGF) levels in preeclampsia at second trimester.

METHODS: Serum sFlt-1, VEGF concentrations were determined in 172 initial normal pregnant women at 26 - 28 gestation week. The outcomes of pregnancies were followed. In a cohort of 172 pregnant women, 16 cases of preeclampsia were developed (preeclampsia group), and 156 cases were with no complication (control group).

RESULTS: The serum levels of sFlt-1 in preeclampsia group (11.4 +/- 6.2) microg/L were significantly higher than that in control group (4.5 +/- 2.1) microg/L (P < 0.01). The serum levels of sFlt-1 in precelampsia women with the onset before 32 gestation week and fetal growth retardation, (14.0 +/- 6.8) microg/L, (14.4 +/- 6.7) microg/L were significantly higher than that in women with the onset after 32 gestation week and with no fetal growth retardation (9.0 +/- 4.1) microg/L, (8.9 +/- 4.0) microg/L, respectively (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in the serum levels of VEGF between preeclampsia group and control group. A sFlt-1 cutoff value of 8.75 microg/L at 26 - 28 gestation week yielded a sensitivity of 87.5%, specificity of 97.4%, positive predictive value of 80.0%, negative predictive value of 88.5%, respectively, for subsequent onset of preeclampsia.

CONCLUSION: Maternal serum sFlt-1 concentration at second trimester can be used as an early predictive marker of preeclampsia.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
17083803
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"