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Hyperuricaemia and perinatal outcome in pregnancy induced hypertension.
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PMID:  7822847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of hyperuricaemia on perinatal outcome was evaluated in 40 primigravidae with pregnancy induced hypertension and 20 normotensive women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Serum uric acid level was a better indicator than blood pressure as an index of foetal prognosis. Even severe hypertension without hyperuricaemia was associated with better prognosis for the foetus. Conversely when hypertension was mild and hyperuricaemia was severe, the prognosis for the foetus was poor. A rise in serum uric acid level > or = 5.5 mg% is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women in pregnancy induced hypertension group with serum uric acid level > or = 5.5 mg% had a higher incidence of intra-uterine growth retardation, low birthweight, and stillbirth making perinatal mortality rate of 200/1000 total births. The results of this study indicate that serum uric acid level > or = 5.5 mg% can reflect the perinatal outcome.
R Mustaphi; S Gopalan; L Dhaliwal; A K Sarkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-15     Completed Date:  1995-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / blood*
Matched-Pair Analysis
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / blood*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Prospective Studies
Uric Acid / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
69-93-2/Uric Acid

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