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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 975-978

Ischemia-Modified Albumin (IMA) levels in ectopic pregnancy and early pregnancy loss


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Biochemistry, University of Health Sciences Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, University of Health Sciences Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_1464_21

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Background: IMA is a novel marker to consider in ischemic conditions. The initial stages of pregnancy represent a physiological ischemic status. IMA levels may be changed when there is suspicion of early pregnancy complications because of increased oxidative stress. Aim: We aimed to determine and compare IMA values in cases of ectopic and healthy pregnancies as well as early pregnancy loss. Methods: This prospective case control study population (n = 91) consisted of early pregnancy loss (n = 28), ectopic pregnancy (n = 28), and an intracavitary early healthy pregnancy (n = 35). The serum IMA levels were compared in these groups. Results: Demographic parameters were similar and there was no significant difference between the three groups in terms of serum IMA concentrations. Conclusion: We suggested that IMA cannot be used clinically for the diagnosis and follow up of early pregnancy complications during the first five to six gestational weeks.


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