[Hypercoagulability during pregnancy: evidences for a thrombophilic state]

Mariasanta Napolitano, Bernacchi, Maiello, Mariasanta Napolitano, Luigi Caserta, Sessa, Nappo, Caserta, Panariello, De Lucia, Tagliaferri, Torella

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Abstract

The development of thrombotic disorders is a major threat for young women during pregnancy. It is one of the main causes of pregnancy-related disorders, which may also result in harm for the conceptus. Successful pregnancies require an even balance of coagulation and fibrinolysis, in order to secure stabilization of the basal plate as well as adequate placental perfusion. Broad spectrum assays which measure a range of thrombin/fibrin formation in serum have become an established means of identifying activation of blood coagulation and/or fibrinolysis. There is considerable interest in the application of these assays to the diagnosis of other hypercoagulable states, such as thrombophilia during pregnancy. We investigated coagulation/fibrinolysis parameters for significant differences between pregnant women during their gestation (first, second and third trimester) with or without pregnancy loss and healthy nonpregnant women.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)417-22-
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Ginecologica
Volume58
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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