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CA-125 and Severity of Pre-Eclampsia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02704676
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Ahmed Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Ahmed, Ain Shams Maternity Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 10, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ahmed Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Ahmed, Ain Shams Maternity Hospital

Brief Summary:
The Aim of this study is to determine the relationship between serum concentrations of cancer antigen-125 (CA-125) and pre-eclampsia severity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pre-Eclampsia Other: marker(CA-125)

Detailed Description:

Although the source of CA-125 during pregnancy is the fetal chorion, amniotic fluid, and maternal decidua, the perinatal dynamics of maternal serum CA-125 requires clarification. Clinical studies of CA-125 levels and its function in hypertensive pregnant patients are limited and offered contradictory results (Cebesoy et al., 2009).

And so we investigate CA-125 in normal pregnancy and in pre-eclampsia, comparing mild and sever pre-eclampsia to determine relationship of CA-125 and severity of the disease.

Patients will be divided in three groups:

  • Control: 40 normal healthy pregnant women attending the ER in labor.
  • Mild pre-eclampsia: 40 patients fulfilling the following criteria.

    • Blood pressure: systolic blood pressure >140 and <160 , Diastolic blood pressure >90 and <110
    • Proteinuria: 300 mg (+) assessed by urine urignost 3A® (urine strips from DIALAB).
    • No symptoms of severity as headache.
    • Normal investigations for different organ function (as liver and kidney function).
  • Severe pre-eclampsia :40 patients fulfilling anyone or more of the following criteria (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2010)(ACOG):

    • Systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg
    • Diastolic blood pressure > 110 mmHg (on two occasions at least 6 hours apart while the patient is on bed rest)
    • Proteinuria of 5000mg (5g) or higher on a 24-hour urine collection or at least 3+ on two random urine samples collected at least 4 hours apart
    • Oliguria < 500 mL urine output in 24 hours
    • Cerebral or visual functional disturbances (cns irritability)
    • Pulmonary edema or cyanosis (not due to excessive intravenous volume replacement)
    • Epigastric or right-upper quadrant abdominal pain
    • Impaired liver function on laboratory analysis (elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine amino transferase(ALT), or lactate dehydrogenase(LDH))
    • Thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 150,000/uL)
    • Fetal growth restriction.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: CA-125 and Severity of Pre-Eclampsia
Study Start Date : March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
control patients
normal pregnant women, 3rd trimester
Other: marker(CA-125)
measuring CA-125 in pregnant women (normal,mild and sever pre-eclampsia)

mild pre-eclampsia
patients with albuminuria +1 and blood pressure >140/90 and <160/110
Other: marker(CA-125)
measuring CA-125 in pregnant women (normal,mild and sever pre-eclampsia)

sever pre-eclampsia
patients diagnosed as sever pre-eclampsia according to criteria done by ACOG
Other: marker(CA-125)
measuring CA-125 in pregnant women (normal,mild and sever pre-eclampsia)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. increase serum CA-125 in pre-eclamptic patients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    measuring serum CA-125

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population comprises pregnant women once diagnosed pre-eclampsia, attending to Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, or for antinatal care of the corrosponding gestational age.

Inclusion criteria:

  • pregnant women 3rd trimester
  • any age
  • medically free at least by history
  • signs and or symptoms of pre-eclampsia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other causes elevate CA-125 as: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer and benign conditions as: endometriosis and liver cirrhosis.

Chronic hypertension

  • Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
  • Liver diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney diseases
  • Cardiac diseases

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02704676

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Contact: Marwa M Ibrahim, MBBCH 01007378387
Contact: Ahmed M Bahaa eldin, A.Professor +20 1111700556

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ain Shams Maternity Hospital
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Study Director: Hassan Tawfek, Pofessor ain-shams university , cairo
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Responsible Party: Ahmed Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Ahmed, Clinical professor, Ain Shams Maternity Hospital Identifier: NCT02704676    
Other Study ID Numbers: CA125
First Posted: March 10, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by Ahmed Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Ahmed, Ain Shams Maternity Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
Pregnancy Complications