Serum Ischaemia-modified albumin concentration in hyperemesis gravidarum
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CitationYaman, S., Ayhan, S., Tulmac, O. B., Candar, T., Tokmak, A., & Sahin, D. (2020). Serum Ischaemia-modified Albumin Concentration in Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Istanbul Medical Journal, 21(4), 297–300. https://doi.org/10.4274/imj.galenos.2020.54037
Introduction: The role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of hyperemesis gravidarum (HEG) has been demonstrated in a lot of studies. The present study aimed to compare the ischaemia-modified albumin (IMA) serum levels of patients diagnosed with HEG with healthy pregnant women, and to investigate whether oxidative stress caused increased serum IMA in HEG. Methods: Pregnant women were classified into a group diagnosed with HEG (n=45) and an age- and body mass index-matched control group without HEG (n=45). Serum IMA levels were assessed by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Results: Serum IMA levels were higher in the HEG group than the control group (HEG: 8.2 +/- 0.2 ng/mL, control: 6.9 +/- 03 ng/mL, p<0.001). Conclusion: We found that HEG was related to increased maternal serum IMA levels. The high levels of IMA in HEG can he considered as a reflection of increased oxidative stress.