Uric acid levels in early pregnancy as a predictor of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus

Baliga, Pundalik and Thunga, Suchitra (2015) Uric acid levels in early pregnancy as a predictor of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 6 (6). pp. 4611-4615. ISSN 0976-3031

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Abstract

A Prospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital to examine whether uric acid levels in early pregnancy were associated with development of GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus)and Hypertensive disorders during the second half of pregnancy in178 women.Women who came before 20 weeks of pregnancy for antenatal check-ups underwent uric acid level estimation, followed by GCT (Glucose challenge test) and OGTT ( Oral glucose tolerance test)if required between 24-28 weeks periods of gestation (for GDM). These women were followed up until delivery for development of Hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy. Results showed the prevalence of Preeclampsia and GDM was 0.57% and 2.28% respectively.In the present study, Uric acid as a predictor for both Preeclampsia and GDMwas found to be statistically insignificant. Our findings did not support the hypothesis that assessing uric acid concentration in pregnant women in the first trimester predicts the development of GDM and Preeclampsia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GDM, GCT, OGTT, Preeclampsia
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 06:33
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 06:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143471

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