Human placental lactogen: a predictor of perinatal outcome?

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creator Varner, Michael W.
Other Author Zlatnik, Frank J.; Hauser, Katherine S.
Title Human placental lactogen: a predictor of perinatal outcome?
Date 1979-08
Description Serial human placental lactogen (hPL) determinations were performed on 806 women with normal and abnormal pregnancies late in the pregnancy. These results were not reported to the clinicians involved. For the study population as a whole, low hPL levels did not effectively predict those adverse perinatal outcome variables evaluated. Further analysis revealed that this was true both for the normal and abnormal pregnancy groups. Our data do not support the routine use of antepartum hPL screening, as advocated by others, as a means of improving perinatal outcome. In certain at-risk patients, there was an association between low hPL values and the presence of 1 or more of the adverse outcome variables. However, these patients had been recognized clinically as having fetuses in jeopardy.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 54
Issue 2
First Page 205
Last Page 210
Subject Infant, Newborn; Placental Lactogen; Pregnancy; Prenatal Diagnosis
Subject MESH Infant, Newborn; Placental Lactogen; Pregnancy Complications; Infant Mortality
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Zlatnik FJ, Varner MW, Hauser KS. Human placental lactogen: a predictor of perinatal outcome? Obstet Gynecol. 1979 Aug;54(2):205-10. Retrieved on April 30th 2007, from
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 54, 205-10, 1979.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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