Evaluation of Maternal Serum Ischemia Modified Albumin in Ectopic Pregnancy
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2021, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 8-16
An ectopic pregnancy is defined as the implantation of a pregnancy outside the normal uterine cavity. Serum ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) and adjusted IMA appear to be significantly increased during pathological pregnancies.
AIM OF THE STUDY:
To compare the level of IMA in ectopic and normal pregnancies, thus understanding the association between oxidative stress and the incidence of ectopic pregnancy.
A case-control study that included 80 women; 38 of them with ectopic pregnancy, and the other 42 were healthy pregnant women. Patients with systemic diseases, a history of smoking, the use of antiinflammatory drugs and antioxidants were excluded from the study. Serum IMA was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for all participants.
Means of IMA and adjusted IMA in women with ectopic pregnancy were significantly higher than that in women with normal pregnancy.
There is an association between oxidative stress and ectopic pregnancy
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