Prediction performance of serum placental growth factor (PLGF) human chorionic gonadotropin β (β-hCG) and PAPP-A levels in early pregnancy for pregnancy outcomes
Objectives: To investigate the prediction performance of serum placental growth factor (PLGF), free human chorionic gonadotropin β (β-hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels in early pregnancy for pregnancy outcomes.
Methods: A total of 4256 pregnant women who underwent obstetric examinations in our hospital from June 2018 to June 2020 and completed their full pregnancy were included in the study. The clinical pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women with different PLGF, PAPP-A and β-hCG levels in early pregnancy were recorded, and the prediction performance of the above indicators for adverse pregnancy outcomes was discussed.
Results: Pregnant women with increased or decreased PLGF or increased PAPP-A or β-hCG had significantly higher incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes than normal pregnant women. Pregnant women with abnormal pregnancy had significantly higher β-hCG and PLGF, and lower PAPP-A than those with normal pregnancy. The sensitivity of serum PLGF, β-hCG and PAPP-A in early pregnancy for predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes was 95.13%, 94.19% and 97.75%, and the specificity was 84.31%, 85.80% and 83.22%, respectively.
Conclusions: Serum PLGF, PAPP-A and β-hCG in early pregnancy are more effective in predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes. Clinical monitoring of patients with increased PLGF, decreased PAPP-A, and increased β-hCG should be strengthened, especially the monitoring of antepartum examination and B-ultrasound detection of pregnant women with abnormal indicators in middle and late pregnancy, so as to identify adverse pregnancy outcomes as early as possible and give targeted intervention.
How to cite this:
Guo X, Wang F, Li J, Guo Z, Wang J. Prediction performance of serum placental growth factor (PLGF) human chorionic gonadotropin β (β-hCG) and PAPP-A levels in early pregnancy for pregnancy outcomes. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(7):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.7.5248
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