JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, cilt.21, ss.123-128, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective.Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) is thought to be a sign of fetal hypoxia, which causes activation of coagulation and inhibition of fibrinolysis. Inflammation is also seen in MSAF. On the other hand, thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is an inhibitor of fibrinolysis and a regulator of vascular inflammation. For this reason, in this study we aimed to evaluate the relation between hypoxia, fibrinolysis, and inflammation by determining the levels of TAFI activity (TAFIa) in MSAF where inflammation was also thought to have a role in the pathogenesis.