Pregnancy Complications, Labor Abnormalities and Zinc Status

  • N. Lazebnik
  • B. R. Kuhnert
  • P. M. Kuhnert
  • K. Thompson

Abstract

Several authors have shown that lowered zinc is related to risk factors during pregnancy and labor complications.1 The best index of zinc status is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that certain complications during the course of pregnancy and delivery would be related to one or more lowered indices of zinc status. Plasma zinc, erythrocyte zinc and serum alkaline phosphatase activity were used as indices of zinc status and were compared to the incidence of complications and major dysfunctional labor patterns.

Keywords

Zinc Cadmium Syringe Progesterone Candida 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Lazebnik
    • 1
  • B. R. Kuhnert
    • 1
  • P. M. Kuhnert
    • 1
  • K. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Ob/Gyn and Perinatal Clinical Research Center, Cleveland Metropolitan General HospitalCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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