Am J Perinatol 1990; 7(1): 43-45
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-999444

© 1990 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Prolactin and Plasma Prostaglandin Metabolite Levels in Patients Undergoing Nipple Stimulation Contraction Stress Tests

Asha G. Rijhsinghani, Norman H. Dubin, Howard A. Zacur, Timothy R.B. Johnson, Jennifer R. Niebyl
  • Divisions of Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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04 March 2008 (online)


Twenty-five patients undergoing nipple stimulation contraction stress tests were enrolled in this study. Plasma 13,14-dihydro, 15-keto prostaglandin F and plasma prolactin concentrations were analyzed before and during the contraction stress tests. Prolactin concentrations were significantly higher (p < 0.01) in patients who responded with a successful stress test versus those who did not. No significant changes were observed in the mean concentration of plasma 13,14-dihydro, 15-keto prostaglandin F levels between the two groups.