Detection of Fetal Wastage

Rolfe, BE (1982) Detection of Fetal Wastage. Fertility and Sterility, 37 5: 655-660. doi:10.1016/S0015-0282(16)46278-3

Author Rolfe, BE
Title Detection of Fetal Wastage
Journal name Fertility and Sterility   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0015-0282
Publication date 1982-01-01
Year available 1982
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0015-0282(16)46278-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 5
Start page 655
End page 660
Total pages 6
Place of publication BIRMINGHAM
Language eng
Subject 2743 Reproductive Medicine
2729 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract Production of the pregnancy-specific protein early pregnancy factor (EPF) was monitored by the rosette inhibition test in a group of 13 nulliparous women. EPF could be detected in serum within 48 hours of fertilization; of 28 cycles in which intercourse took place at the time of ovulation, EPF was detected in 18. However, EPF production continued for more than 14 days in only 4 cases. Successful pregnancy was maintained in two of these while in the other two, disappearance of EPF preceded miscarriage. In the remaining 14 cases, EPF disappeared from the serum before the onset of menstruation. A high incidence of early embryonic loss is suggested.
Keyword Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reproductive Biology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reproductive Biology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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