Elevation of total nitrite and nitrate concentration in vaginal secretions as a predictor of premature delivery

Mikiya Nakatsuka, Toshihiro Habara, Yasuhiko Kamada, Katsuhiko Tada, Takafumi Kudo

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Abstract

We measured the total concentration of nitrite and nitrate, metabolites of nitric oxide, in vaginal secretions from pregnant women at 22 to 32 weeks' gestation. Total nitrite and nitrate concentrations in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes and in those with preterm labor and subsequent premature delivery were significantly higher than concentrations in patients who were delivered at term. Elevated total nitrite and nitrate concentration may predict premature delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-645
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume182
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Nitric oxide
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature delivery
  • Premature rupture of membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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