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Serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme 1 as a prognostic predictor for metastatic testicular germ cell tumours

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Nature Publishing Group
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DOI: 10.1054/bjoc.2000.1449
Keywords
  • Letter To The Editor
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  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Letters to the Editor: Serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme 1 as a prognostic predictor for metastatic testicular germ cell tumours 1256 Letters to the Editor Table 1 Serum levels of studied hormones at 16 and 27 completed weeks of gestation among pregnant women in Boston, USA (n = 304) and in Shanghai, China (n = 334), stratified by maternal age Age ≤ 20 Age 20–24 Age 25–29 Age 30+ le n 4.0 92.4 1.7 119.7 2.6 263.9 8.4 262.5 2.9 0.9 2.8 1.7 0.1 36.3 2.3 38.9 SHBGa Boston 417.3 344.2 312.6 417.1 381.1 431.8 356.1 423.7 nmol l–1 Shanghai 447.1 – 437.7 496.4 416.0 446.9 428.4 475.0 aSex hormone-binding globulin. Table 2 Serum levels of studied hormones at 16 and 27 completed weeks of ge China (n = 334), stratified by maternal parity e 2 No previous livebirths Sample 1 Sampl British Journal of Cancer (2000) 83(9), 1255–1259 was no effect when our results were adjusted for maternal age and parity. L Lipworth1,2 and Chung-cheng Hsieh 3,4 1International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, MD; Hormone Mean Mean Estradiol (E2) Boston 15.4 42.2 nmol l–1 Shanghai 20.8 48.4 Estriol (E3) Boston 3.9 14.2 nmol l–1 Shanghai 6.3 22.0 Prolactin Boston 50.4 95.9 µg l–1 Shanghai 63.3 116.4 Progesterone Boston 135.3 269.2 nmol l–1 Shanghai 143.4 248.3 Growth hormone Boston 3.1 1.0 mU l–1 Shanghai 3.7 1.8 Albumin Boston 40.5 36.7 g l–1 Shanghai 43.1 39.6 SHBGa Boston 372.1 436.1 nmol l–1 Shanghai 429.7 478.2 aSex hormone-binding globulin. Serum lactate dehydrogenas prognostic predictor for meta germ cell tumours doi: 10.1054/ bjoc.2000.1449, available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on Sir In a recent letter to the editor, Shamash et al (2000) argued that a raised serum lactate dehydrogenase catalytic concentration (S-LD) prior to induction chemotherapy for patients with germ cell tumours predicted a poor outcome. They referred to increasing evidence for a station among pregnant women in Boston, USA (n = 304) and in Shanghai, One previous livebirth Sample 1 Sample 2

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