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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Thrombomodulin: a new marker for placental abruption.

Thrombomodulin ( TM), a marker of endothelial cell damage, has been localized to the placental syncytiotrophoblast. A prospective cohort study of twenty-five pregnant women who were admitted with a clinical diagnosis of placental abruption was undertaken. Abruption was confirmed after delivery in eight cases (Group 1). Group 2 consisted of seventeen patients with no clinical or pathologic evidence of placental abruption after delivery. TM was significantly elevated in Group 1 (71.59+/-5.35 vs. 48.29+/-3.53 ng/ml, p = 0.001). The sensitivity and specificity of TM > or =60 ng/ml as a marker for abruption was 87.5 and 76.5%, respectively. In comparison, the sensitivity of an abnormal coagulation profile, maternal Kleihauer-Betke and ultrasound in patients with abruption was 0, 16.7 and 28.6%, respectively. TM is a highly sensitive and specific marker for acute placental abruption.[1]


  1. Thrombomodulin: a new marker for placental abruption. Magriples, U., Chan, D.W., Bruzek, D., Copel, J.A., Hsu, C.D. Thromb. Haemost. (1999) [Pubmed]
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