This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions intrauterine growth restriction, preeclampsia
Treatment ultrasound
Sponsor University Hospital Roskilde
Collaborator Region Zealand
Start date January 2009
End date November 2011
Trial size 2000 participants
Trial identifier NCT00836524, SJ-55


Objective: To investigate the role of maternal serum YKL-40 and uterine artery doppler, at gestational age 12, 20, 25 and 32 weeks, and the relation to preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction. The serum marker YKL-40 is related to conditions involving inflammation, infection, tissue remodeling, fibrosis and cancer. IUGR and preeclampsia are known to be related to inflammation and tissue remodeling.

Methods: women attending screening for downs syndrome is scanned with uterine artery doppler and delivered blood samples at GA 12, 20, 25 and 32 respectively. When pregnancy outcome is registered by medical records blood samples are retrieved and analyzed for serum YKL-40. Serum YKL-40 are correlated to the presence of bilateral notching, preeclampsia and different degrees of intrauterine growth restriction.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Pregnant women are included when they attend nuchal transcluency examination and will during their pregnancy be examined 4 times with ultrasound
4 ultrasound examinations during pregnancy and every time a blood sample is colletted. blood sample from the mother and the umbilical cord is collected as well

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Pregnant danish speeking women Exclusion Criteria: - Conditions/diseases involving chronical inflammation, or immunological activity

Additional Information

Official title "Kan IUGR og præeclampsi Forudsiges ud Fra YKL-40 målt i Serum?" "Metoder Til at Vurdere om Den Gravide Har Risiko for at Udvikle Svangerskabsforgiftning og/Eller væksthæmning Hos Fosteret".
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University Hospital Roskilde.