The evaluation of nesfatin-1 levels in patients with and without intrauterine growth restriction. Perinatoloji Dergisi 2015;23(3):S52
- Tatvan Devlet Hastanesi, Bitlis
- Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş
Salih Serin, Tatvan Devlet Hastanesi, Bitlis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gönderilme Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2015
Son Revizyon Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2015
Kabul Edilme Tarihi: 01 Eylül 2015
Erken Baskı Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2015
Yayınlanma Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2015
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To evaluate nesfatin-1 levels in patients with and without intrauterine growth restriction and to analyze the correlation between nesfatin-1 levels and fetal birth weights.
The study comprised a total of 81 cases; 41 patients with IUGR and 40 healthy cases. Demographic data, pregnancy weeks, fetal birth weights and nesfatin-1 levels were all recorded. The nesfatin-1 levels were compared between the groups and the correlation between fetal birth weights and nesfatin-1 levels was analyzed.
No statistical significant difference was determined between the groups in terms of demographic data (p>0.05). Average birth weights were determined as 3420±259 g in the control group and 2041±350 g in the IUGR group, which was found to be statistically unequal (p=0.001). The average nesfatin levels in the control group were 0.069±0.011, and 0.094±0.042 in the IUGR group. This difference was statistically unequal (p=0.001). While no correlation was determined between nesfatin levels and fetal birthweights in the control group (r=-0.034 ve p=0.836), in the IUGR group and when all the cases were evaluated together, a statistically moderately significant negative correlation was determined (r=-0.469, p=0.002 and r=-0.251, p=0.024 respectively).
Although intrauterine growth is a multifactorial process, the effect mechanism has not yet been established. The results of this study offer some indications about the possible effect of nesfatin-1 on fetal growth.