Etiology of OHSS and use of dopamine agonists

Capsule:
A review of the role played by VEGF on OHSS etiologyand the protective effect of dopamine agonists.

Author:
Sérgio Reis Soares, Ph.D., M.D.
Volume 97, Issue 3 , Pages 517-522, March 2012

Abstract:
Vascular endothelial growth factor is the factor that causes increased capillary permeability and therefore the most serious manifestations of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Dopamine agonists can both prevent and treat ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome by blocking expression of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor.

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