Researchers find accurate way to predict miscarriage

In a study submitted to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Stockholm, the researchers found six factors that have the greatest impact on the risk of miscarriage - the history of infertility, and progesterone levels "pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), north-west length of the extent of bleeding, and gestational age children.

Individually, these factors could not accurately predict the risk of miscarriage, but when the researchers combined the two of them - and hCG in the blood - to create "a viable pregnancy rate '(PVI) was that it was a reliable predictor of pregnancy interruption.

"This study is the first time, gives us a solid tool to begin to rescue the pregnancies that threaten to undergo an abortion if the only thing we can do now is cross our arms and hope for the best," said Adam Kaltum Mary's Hospital Manchester, UK, who led the study.

About 20 percent of pregnancies and abortions threaten to make up 20 percent. Until now, doctors have been able to predict which would mean the end of pregnancy, threatened abortion, and therefore can not address, or attempts to rescue a woman's right to advise.

About 250,000 miscarriages occur in the UK every year, causing significant psychological distress for women and their families. "This has led to rejection and potentially harmful interventions, including blood tests and unnecessary scans, hospitalization, bed rest, abstinence, low-dose aspirin, and progesterone supplements," said Adam.

Between 2009 and 2010, threatens to Adam, the team followed 112 women about abortion that were six to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The five women had an ultrasound study of the week, weekly charts of pain and bleeding, and weekly tests to check levels of progesterone and hCG.

By analyzing data from these pregnancies results, Adam found that he had six of the most important factors in miscarriage, and for this reason, researchers developed their own scale of PVI.

"PVI was able to accurately predict the outcome of pregnancy, 94 percent of women had ongoing pregnancies, and has projected 77 percent of women during pregnancy ended in miscarriage," Adam said in a statement.

He said that the PVI is now allowing doctors to avoid unnecessary treatment in about 80 percent of women threatened miscarriage, which now often have to repeat the blood test and ultrasound to monitor pregnancies.

"PVI refuse to use them, most of them women, if they can convince them to most likely continuation of pregnancy, and that there is little value to perform more tests" Adam said.

He said that the PVI will also allow physicians to focus on the remaining 20 percent of all pregnancies were at risk of abortion, which will hopefully give a better understanding of what went wrong and how they could be rescued

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