Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 15th, 2006
"Differentiating between the small healthy fetus and the high risk growth restricted fetus remains a significant obstetric challenge. It has been previously shown that maternal activin A levels are increased in association with fetal growth restriction," noted scientists at Monash University.
"To evaluate maternal serum activin A as a marker of fetal growth restriction," A. Barkehall-Thomas and colleagues performed a "prospective cohort study of 62 women referred for fetal assessment because of a clinical suspicion of a small for gestation fetus. Maternal serum levels...
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