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Ghrelin does not change in hyperemesis gravidarum

Serhat Ege, Ali Kolusarı, Güler Buğdaycı, Numan Çim, Muhammet Hanifi Bademkıran, Nurullah Peker, Selami Erdem, Çağdaş Özgökçe, Recep Yıldızhan
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2019.0119
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Pubmed: 31909462
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Ginekol Pol 2019;90(12):699-701.

open access

Vol 90, No 12 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2019-12-31

Abstract

Objectives: Ghrelin levels can play an important role in maintaining the energy balance of pregnant women. Therefore,
we investigated the relationship between HG and Ghrelin.
Material and methods: 50 female patients admitted to the VAN Yüzüncü Yıl University, Gynecology and Obstetrics Department
were evaluated. The patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 included 25 pregnant women with HG, Group 2
included 25 healthy pregnant women.
Results: The two groups showed similarities in terms of age, gravidity, B-HCG and gestational age. There was no statistically
significant difference between the two groups in terms of the Ghrelin levels (p = 0.867).
Conclusions: This study shows that there is no difference between Ghrelin levels and HG during pregnancy. Increased
Ghrelin in previous studies was attributed to low oral intake. Another study reported lower Ghrelin levels are not the result
of, but are rather the cause of, reduced oral intake during. The balancing of these two conditions does not lead to a change
in the level of Ghrelin.

Abstract

Objectives: Ghrelin levels can play an important role in maintaining the energy balance of pregnant women. Therefore,
we investigated the relationship between HG and Ghrelin.
Material and methods: 50 female patients admitted to the VAN Yüzüncü Yıl University, Gynecology and Obstetrics Department
were evaluated. The patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 included 25 pregnant women with HG, Group 2
included 25 healthy pregnant women.
Results: The two groups showed similarities in terms of age, gravidity, B-HCG and gestational age. There was no statistically
significant difference between the two groups in terms of the Ghrelin levels (p = 0.867).
Conclusions: This study shows that there is no difference between Ghrelin levels and HG during pregnancy. Increased
Ghrelin in previous studies was attributed to low oral intake. Another study reported lower Ghrelin levels are not the result
of, but are rather the cause of, reduced oral intake during. The balancing of these two conditions does not lead to a change
in the level of Ghrelin.

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Keywords

Ghrelin; Hyperemesis Gravidarum; Etiopathogenesis

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Title

Ghrelin does not change in hyperemesis gravidarum

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 90, No 12 (2019)

Pages

699-701

Published online

2019-12-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.2019.0119

Pubmed

31909462

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2019;90(12):699-701.

Keywords

Ghrelin
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Etiopathogenesis

Authors

Serhat Ege
Ali Kolusarı
Güler Buğdaycı
Numan Çim
Muhammet Hanifi Bademkıran
Nurullah Peker
Selami Erdem
Çağdaş Özgökçe
Recep Yıldızhan

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