Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 16th, 2006
"The hypothesis that severe fetal hydrops is caused by an excess of VEGF, mainly produced in the fetal heart, is tested. Immunohistochemical VEGF-stained postmortem biopsies from the right ventricle and right atrium of 8 hydropic fetuses were compared to those of 8 nonhydropic fetuses. The endocardium, myocardium, epicardium, endothelium, and vascular smooth muscle cells were scored on intensity of VEGF-staining," investigators in the Netherlands report.
"The Mann-Witney test was used to test for significancy (p<.05) of the differences in staining. Increased...
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