Alpha-Fetoprotein Levels in Amniotic Fluids from Spontaneous Abortions

Seller, Mary J.; Creasy, M. R.; Alberman, Eva D.
June 1974
British Medical Journal;6/8/1974, Vol. 2 Issue 5918, p524
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • Screening for neural tube defect: false positive findings on ultrasound and in amniotic fluid. Polanska, Nina; Burgess, D.E.; Hill, Patricia; Bensted, J.P.M.; Landells, W.N. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);7/2/1983, Vol. 287 Issue 6384, p24 

    Focuses on the controversies in determining neural tube defect. Diagnosis of the defect through ultrasound and examination of amniotic fluid; Presentation of Turner's syndrome; Indication of an increase of alpha fetoprotein level and acetylcholinesterase band.

  • AMNIOTIC FLUID INVESTIGATIONS. Valman, H.B. // British Medical Journal;11/17/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6200, p1272 

    Focuses on the investigation of amniotic fluid during gestation. Performance of amniocentesis to terminate the pregnancy of an abnormal fetus; Measurement of alpha fetoproteins concentration; Procedures of amniotic fluid removal.

  • Early antenatal diagnosis of spina bifida in a twin fetus by ultrasound examination and alpha-fetoprotein estimation. Campbell, Stuart; Grundy, Michael; Singer, Jack D. // British Medical Journal;9/18/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6037, p676 

    Focuses on the use of ultrasonic examination and alpha-fetoprotein estimation for early antenatal diagnosis of spina bifida in a twin fetus. Ability of ultrasound to facilitate removal of clear amniotic fluid from each sac; Efficacy of the technique in diagnosing spinal lesion; Use in avoiding...

  • Alpha-fetoprotein levels and pregnancy outcome.  // American Family Physician;6/1/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p2653 

    Reports on a study by K.D. Wenstrom, et al, published in `Obstetrics & Gynecology' which evaluated the prognostic implications of alpha-fetoprotein in maternal serum or amniotic fluid. Association between elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein with fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, preeclampsia...

  • Outcome of pregnancies associated with raised serum and normal amniotic fluid alpha fetoprotein concentrations. Evans, J.; Stokes, I.M. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/19/1984, Vol. 288 Issue 6429, p1494 

    Investigates the association of open neutral defects with raised concentrations of alpha fetoprotein in amniotic fluid and maternal serum in Gwent, Wales. Analysis of perinatal and maternal morbidity; Performance of amniocentesis; Occurrence of perinatal deaths.

  • Decrease in gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase activity in early amniotic fluid in fetal trisomy 18 syndrome. Jalanko, Hannu; Aula, Pertti // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/29/1982, Vol. 284 Issue 6329, p1593 

    Measures the enzymatic activity of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in amniotic fluid of fetal trisomy 18 syndrome. Detection of chromosomal abnormality; Importance of the measurement as a preliminary test for prenatal diagnosis of abnormality; Analysis of alpha-fetoprotein concentration.

  • Diagnosis of closed neural tube defects by ultrasound in second trimester of pregnancy. Hood, Valerie D.; Robinson, Hugh P. // British Medical Journal;9/30/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6142, p931 

    Examines the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis closed neural tube defects. Efficacy of the technique; Use of amniotic fluid analysis for the investigation; Detection of alpha-fetoprotein within the fetal serum.

  • Spina bifida: early antenatal diagnosis using amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein heterogenicity. Brock, David J.H. // British Medical Journal;12/1/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6202, p1402 

    Examines the effectiveness of amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein heterogeneity in the antenatal diagnosis of Spina bifida. Need for supplementary diagnostic procedures; Appropriation of the standard deviation of AFP concentration; Detection of open spina bifida specification.

  • Reactivity of amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein with concanavallin A in diagnosis of neural tube defects. Smith, Carol; Kelleher, Philip C.; Belanger, Luc; Dallaire, Louis // British Medical Journal;4/7/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6168, p920 

    Examines the reactivity of amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) with concanavallin A in diagnosis of neural tube defects. Proportion of total amniotic AFP reactive with concanavallin; Measurement on the amount of concanavallin-A-non-reactive amniotic fluid AFP; Test for diagnosing fetal...

  • Determination of subfractions of amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein in diagnosing spina bifida and congenital nephrosis' Ruoslahti, Erkki; Pekkala, Aulikki; Comings, David E.; Seppala, Markku // British Medical Journal;9/29/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6193, p768 

    Examines the efficacy of determining amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) subfractions as the diagnostic tool for spina bifida and congenital nephrosis. Separation of AFP into subfractions via chromatography on concanavalin A (con A); Measurement of AFP non-reactive with con A percentage;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics