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Title: Changes in Purines Concentration in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Pregnant Women Experiencing Pain During Active Labor
Authors: SCHMIDT, Andre P.BOEHMER, Ana E.HANSEL, GiseleSOARES, Felix A.OSES, Jean P.GIORDANI, Alex T.POSSO, Irimar P.AULER JR., Jose Otavio C.MENDES, Florentino F.FELIX, Elaine A.PORTELA, Luis V.SOUZA, Diogo O.
Citation: NEUROCHEMICAL RESEARCH, v.40, n.11, p.2262-2269, 2015
Abstract: Labor pain has been reported as a severe pain and can be considered as a model of acute visceral pain. It is well known that extracellular purines have an important role in pain signaling in the central nervous system. This study analyzes the relationship between extracellular purines and pain perception during active labor. A prospective observational study was performed. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of the purines and their metabolites were compared between women at term pregnancy with labor pain (n = 49) and without labor pain (Caesarian section; n = 47). Control groups (healthy men and women without chronic or acute pain-n = 40 and 32, respectively) were also investigated. The CSF levels of adenosine were significantly lower in the labor pain group (P = 0.026) and negatively correlated with pain intensity measured by a visual analogue scale (r = -0.48, P = 0.0005). Interestingly, CSF levels of uric acid were significantly higher in healthy men as compared to women. Additionally, pregnant women showed increased CSF levels of ADP, GDP, adenosine and guanosine and reduced CSF levels of AMP, GTP, and uric acid as compared to non-pregnant women (P < 0.05). These findings suggest that purines, in special the nucleoside adenosine, are associated with pregnancy and labor pain.
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LIM/08 - Laboratório de Anestesiologia

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