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Maternal Serum Alpha-fetoprotein Level May Predict the Presence of Morbid Adherent Placenta

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: NCT04082507
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : September 9, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
rasha medhat abdul-hady, Ain Shams University

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to compare between alpha-fetoproteine as a biological marker and between ultrasound and Doppler in prediction of morbid adherent placenta.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Placenta Accreta Diagnostic Test: Serum alpha-fetoproteine

Detailed Description:
in pregnant women withe previous cesarean section, placenta previa and ultrasonographic finding of an abnormally adherent placenta dose maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein predict prenataly the presence of morbid adherent placenta accurately?

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Alpha-fetoprotein as a Biochemical Marker in Prediction of Placenta Acreta Increta Percreta
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 30, 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Non_adherent plcenta
placenta separated within 15 minutes after delivery of fetus
Adherent placenta
placenta dosenot separated within 15 minutes after delivery of fetus
Diagnostic Test: Serum alpha-fetoproteine
Midtrimesteric serum alpha-fetoprotein mesurment with 2D US and 3D power Doppler with MS US scan .
Other Names:
  • 2D Ultrasound
  • 3D power doppler with MS US

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein [ Time Frame: From 28weeks to 37 weeks ]
    ng/ml or MOM(Multiple of the median)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 39 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
150 pregnant women from 28wk to full term who are attending outpatient clinic and emergency room ain shams university maternal hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women with history of scarred uterus

    • plcenta previa covering the scar of previous caesarean section as diagnosed by 2DU/S
    • Gestational age from 28wks to full term

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant women with fetus with congenital anomalies

    • pregnant women with ovarian swelling
    • pregnant women with medical disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04082507

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Ain shams university maternity hospital
Cairo, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
rasha medhat abdul-hady
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Responsible Party: rasha medhat abdul-hady, Lecturer of obstetrics and gynecology, Ain Shams University Identifier: NCT04082507    
Other Study ID Numbers: AFP_AP
First Posted: September 9, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Placenta Accreta
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Placenta Diseases