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Clinical evaluation of a "short" supine pressor test for pregnancy-induced hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7352064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A modified supine pressor test was performed on 304 apparently normal primigravidas between 28 and 32 weeks' gestation. The blood pressure was measured with the patient first in lateral position and within 2 minutes thereafter in the supine position. Of those patients showing an increase of at least 20 mmHg in the diastolic blood pressure while in the supine position, 13 of 76 (17%) developed pregnancy-induced hypertension. Of those patients without an increase of at least 20 mmHg in the diastolic blood pressure, 33 of 228 (14%) became hypertensive. The results of this study do not substantiate the use of the "short" supine pressor test as an accurate predictor of pregnancy-induced hypertension.
Authors:
N V Simon; W A Hohman; S K Markle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-24     Completed Date:  1980-03-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnostic Errors
Female
Humans
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Posture
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
Time Factors

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