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Prediction of gestational hypertension or intrauterine fetal growth restriction by mid-trimester 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
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PMID:  15099773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical impact of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) on the prediction of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and IUGR. METHODS: ABPM was performed in 334 normotensive non-proteinuric nulliparous women at 20 weeks' gestation. Arterial blood pressure patterns were analyzed by chronobiometry. RESULTS: Women who developed idiopathic IUGR (21) or PIH (33) showed a 24-h diastolic blood pressure mean significantly higher than the controls (69.2+/-1.8 mmHg and 73.5+/-6.2 vs. 62.2+/-1.5). Women with subsequent IUGR also showed a modification in BP rhythm. The most effective cut-off levels of 24-h diastolic blood pressure mean proved to be 67 for IUGR and 68 for hypertension. CONCLUSIONS: ABPM in the second trimester reliably predicts idiopathic IUGR and PIH. Both patients destined to develop gestational hypertension and those destined to develop IUGR show similar elevations in 24-h diastolic mean at 20 weeks' gestation.
A L Tranquilli; S R Giannubilo; B Dell'Uomo; A Corradetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-21     Completed Date:  2004-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory*
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis*
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Longitudinal Studies
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second / physiology
Sensitivity and Specificity

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