Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 483-488

The diagnostic value of cervicovaginal and serum ferritin levels in relation to spontaneous preterm delivery


1 Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Shebin El-Kom Teaching Hospital, Egypt
2 Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Zeinab G Baraka
El Mehlla El Kobra
Egypt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_120_18

Rights and Permissions

Objective The objective of the study was to detect the diagnostic value of cervicovaginal and serum ferritin levels in 20–24 weeks of gestation in the prediction of spontaneous preterm delivery in singleton pregnancies with no well-known risk factors of preterm delivery. Background Preterm delivery is one of the most important health problems in the world that may lead to severe short-term and long-term medical and developmental problems in infants. Patients and methods Venous blood and cervicovaginal fluid samples are drawn from 100 women with singleton pregnancies within 20–24 weeks of gestation at the Department of Obstetric and Gynecologies, El Mehalla Hospital and then they were followed up and the term of delivery were noted. Results Spontaneous preterm delivery in singleton pregnancies with no well-known risk factors is associated with increased levels of cervicovaginal and serum ferritin when measured within 20–24 weeks of gestation and there is a strong positive correlation between both serum and cervicovaginal ferritin levels measuring 0.83. However, the only significant predictor is serum ferritin as an increase by one unit of its value increases the preterm risk by 1.277. About 85% of preterm deliveries can be predicted by serum ferritin. Conclusion It has been observed that 20–24 weeks of gestation serum ferritin level is a significant predictor of preterm delivery in singleton normal pregnancies.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed163    
    Printed10    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded16    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal