Prostaglandin concentrations in amniotic fluid of women with intra-amniotic infection and preterm labor

Romero, R., Emamian, M., Wan, M., Quintero, R., Hobbins, J.C. and Mitchell, M.D. (1987) Prostaglandin concentrations in amniotic fluid of women with intra-amniotic infection and preterm labor. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 157 6: 1461-1467.

Author Romero, R.
Emamian, M.
Wan, M.
Quintero, R.
Hobbins, J.C.
Mitchell, M.D.
Title Prostaglandin concentrations in amniotic fluid of women with intra-amniotic infection and preterm labor
Journal name American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9378
Publication date 1987-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 157
Issue 6
Start page 1461
End page 1467
Total pages 7
Place of publication St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A.
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Subject 0604 Genetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract This study was undertaken to examine the effects of intrauterine infection and preterm labor on the amniotic fluid concentrations of prostaglandins in women with premature rupture of the membranes. Amniotic fluid was obtained from four groups of patients with premature rupture of the membranes: group 1, patients without labor or infection; group 2, patients with labor but without infection; group 3, patients with an intra-amniotic infection but without labor; group 4, patients with both infection and labor. Prostaglandins E2 and F(2α) were measured by radioimmunoassays. Preterm labor, in the absence of infection, was not associated with significant increases in amniotic fluid concentrations of prostaglandins. Women with preterm labor and intra-amniotic infections had higher amniotic fluid concentrations of prostaglandins than women with preterm labor in the absence of infection or women with intra-amniotic infection in the absence of labor. These observations are compatible with the participation of prostaglandins in the mechanism of onset of preterm labor associated with intra-amniotic infection.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
 
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