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Volume 7, Issue 3 (May - June 2022)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2022, 7(3): 171-176 | Back to browse issues page


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Zirak N, Mashhadi L, Jajarmi E, Morovatdar N, Mohebbi P, Javdani Haji N, et al . Evaluation of the Relationship between Shoulder Tip Pain Following Cesarean Section and Inflammatory Response Measured by High-Sensitivity C- Reactive Protein. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2022; 7 (3) :171-176
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1- Lung Disease Research Center, School of Medicine Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Clinical Research Development Unit, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonates and Women’s Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , ltrc@mums.ac.ir
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Background & Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP; as an indicator of inflammatory response) and shoulder tip pain (STP) following cesarean section (C-section).
Materials & Methods: In this cohort study, a total of 120 pregnant women who were candidates for elective C-section at Imam Reza Hospital were included. The level of hs-CRP was measured perioperatively. STP was measured after the operation.
Results: Mean hs-CRP was significantly higher in females with STP compared to counterparts (19±13.1 vs. 7.2±4.5; P<0.001). There was a positive and strong correlation between STP and postoperative hs-CRP (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The release of acute-phase proteins (such as hs-CRP) plays a significant role in STP after C-section; the intensity of STP is associated with the level of hs-CRP.

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Systematic Review: Original Research | Subject: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Received: 2021/06/26 | Accepted: 2021/09/15 | Published: 2022/01/12

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