Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

George Daskalakis

  • Review Article
    Serum Markers for the Prediction of Preeclampsia
    Author(s): George Daskalakis and Angeliki PapapanagiotouGeorge Daskalakis and Angeliki Papapanagiotou

    Preeclampsia is one of the major causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. There is urgent need for a first trimester marker for the prediction of the disease. Ultrasonographic markers when used alone are not very sensitive. Several biochemical serum markers have been investigated as possible predictors in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. The markers which have been studied extensively are both angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors as well as factors related to the process of placentation. However, the biochemical markers when they are used alone are not extremely effective for the prediction of PE. The combination of these markers with other predictors such as maternal history, clinical features, risk factors, demographic characteristics, uterine arteries Doppler will develop in the future more effective prediction model.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000264

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