publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Maternal Plasma DHA Levels Increase Prior to 29 Days Post-LH Surge in Women Undergoing Frozen Embryo Transfer: A Prospective, Observational Study of Human Pregnancy

Meyer, Barbara J.; Onyiaodike, Christopher C.; Brown, E. Ann; Jordan, Fiona; Murray, Heather; Nibbs, Robert J. B.; Sattar, Naveed; Lyall, Helen; Nelson, Scott M.; Freeman, Dilys J.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016 Journal: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, volume 101, pages 1,745-1,753 (issn: 0021-972X, eissn: 1945-7197, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Endocrine Society
  • Country: India
Abstract
Context:\ud Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an important fatty acid required for neurological development but its importance during early fetal neurological organogenesis is unknown.\ud Objective:\ud To assess plasma fatty acid changes in early pregnancy in women undergoing natural cycle-frozen embryo transfer as a means of achieving accurately-timed periconceptual sampling.\ud Design:\ud Women undergoing frozen embryo transfer were recruited and serial fasting blood samples were taken pre-luteinising hormone (LH) surge, and at days 18, 29 and 45 post-LH surge and fatty acids were analysed using gas chromatography.\ud Setting:\ud Assisted Conception Unit, Glasgow ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Pregnancy, medicine.disease, medicine, Fatty acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Prospective cohort study, Fetus, Diabetes mellitus, Hormone, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Endocrinology, business.industry, business, Docosahexaenoic acid, Embryo transfer
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