Coagulation and fibrinolysis in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth retardation

M. G. Elder, L. Myatt

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Abstract

Saline extracts were made from portions of 17 normal placentae and from 8 placentae from pregnancies complicated by fetal growth retardation, but not hypertension. The ability of these extracts to inhibit urokinase-induced fibrinolysis was measured using a fibrin plate technique. Placental extracts from pregnancies complicated by fetal growth retardation exhibited greater inhibition of urokinase-induced fibrinolysis. There was no evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation in these patients, but certain coagulation factors in the peripheral blood were raised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-360
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume83
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1976
Externally publishedYes

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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