Hereditary thrombophilia and recurrence

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Hereditary thrombophilia and recurrence

Post by caryn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 07:30 pm

After multivariable logistic regression analyses, only abnormal UAD assessment was significantly associated with recurrent complications (odds ratio, 11.2; 95% confidence interval, 3.8-32.6) Combining the results of UAD and the presence of laboratory markers of thrombophilia failed to improve the accuracy of UAD to predict recurrent complications. CONCLUSION: Hereditary thrombophilia testing is not useful in predicting recurrent complications in subsequent pregnancy.

So don't worry about getting tested for underlying thrombophilias. Just get baby aspirin and a uterine artery Doppler.

That makes sense in light of the previous data, to me -- the data around the idea that just *having* these thrombophilias might be predictive has been getting weaker with time.

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