Concentrations of prealbumin and some appetite-controlling hormones in pregnancies associated with hyperemesis gravidarium

Ozturk G., Ozgu-Erdinc A. S., Ucar F., Ginis Z., ERDEN G., Danisman N.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.54, no.2, pp.258-263, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0004563216654724
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-263
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Hyperemesis gravidarum, which affects 0.3-2.3% of pregnancies, is defined as excessive vomiting during pregnancy and usually starts in week 4 or 5 of gestation. Symptoms include weight loss, dehydration, ketonaemia, ketonuria, fasting acidosis, alkalosis due to hydrochloric acid loss and hypokalaemia and its exact cause is unknown. The present study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between prealbumin, ghrelin, nesfatin-1 and obestatin concentrations in pregnancies associated with hyperemesis gravidarum.