The relationship between metabolic stress and Anti- Müllerian hormone (AMH) in women hospitalized in intensive care units Stress and AMH

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Şerif Aksin
Mehmet Yılmaz


Objective: Our study aimed to investigate the levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) to determine ovarian reserve in women in intensive care units experiencing metabolic and physiological stress.

Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 37 women were hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Siirt Training and Research Hospital between November 2022 and February 2023. The same number of healthy control groups were included in the study. Patient selection was based on acute physiology and chronic health assessment (APACHI II) score and injury severity score (ISS).Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2) thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), tetraiodothyronine (T4), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol. , prolactin, C-reactive hormone (CRP) serum levels were examined

Results: There was no significant difference in mean age between intensive care patients (29.3±8.3 , n=37) and control group (28.0±0.0, n=37) (p=0.349). A statistically significant difference was found between the AMH values between the patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit and the control group (p=0.012).AMH values were significantly lower in ICU patients. However, the T3 value was observed to be significantly lower in ICU patients compared to the control group (p < 0.0001). Additionally, prolactin, CRP, and cortisol values were found to be statistically significantly higher.

Conclusion: This study revealed a significant decrease in anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels among women experiencing metabolic and physiological stress in intensive care units. The lowered AMH levels suggest a potential impact on ovarian reserve in such conditions. Additionally, the observation of reduced T3 levels in ICU patients could indicate thyroid function alterations during times of stress. The elevated prolactin, CRP, and cortisol levels further underscore the physiological disruptions experienced by ICU patients. These findings emphasize the importance of considering hormonal and metabolic changes in critically ill women, particularly in relation to their ovarian health. Further research is warranted to elucidate the intricate mechanisms underlying these hormonal alterations and their potential long-term implications.


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Aksin, Şerif, & Yılmaz, M. . (2023). The relationship between metabolic stress and Anti- Müllerian hormone (AMH) in women hospitalized in intensive care units: Stress and AMH . Medical Science and Discovery, 10(9), 650–654.
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Received 2023-08-26
Accepted 2023-08-30
Published 2023-09-01


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