maternal serum at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 wks for predict

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Re : maternal serum at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 wks for predict

Postby cindyh27 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 09:18 pm

Fetal Medicine Foundation – Preeclampsia Education Video
Did he just say “screening by these combined approach could identify about 90% of patients who will subsequently develop severe preeclampsia…” Really? If and when will this become a standard screening?

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maternal serum at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 wks for predict

Postby caryn » Wed Oct 29, 2008 02:57 pm

Significant contributions for the prediction of PE were provided by maternal characteristics and obstetric history, serum PlGF and uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) and with combined screening the detection rates for early PE and late PE were 90% and 49%, respectively, for a false-positive rate of 10%. CONCLUSION: Effective screening for PE can be provided by a combination of maternal characteristics and obstetric history, uterine artery PI and maternal serum PlGF at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks' gestation...

So bloodwork plus a uterine artery Doppler plus a bunch of information about your history and things like your weight can give them a rough idea to watch you more closely for preeclampsia. It catches most preeclamptics, but not all, and catches some women who won't go on to develop it, but that is a problem with all screening tests.

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