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Serum lipid levels at 28-32 weeks gestation and hypertensive disorders.
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PMID:  16613787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The etiology and pathogenesis of hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy are poorly understood, and the definition of these disorders is controversial.
METHODS: In a prospective study, 470 primigravida women between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy were evaluated for serum levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride. Afterward, they were observed for any symptoms of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension until 40 weeks of gestational age. We than compared the serum lipid levels among women with preeclampsia and gestational hypertension with those of matched women with normal pregnancies.
RESULTS: The numbers of patients developing preeclampsia and gestational hypertension were 25 (5.3%) and 32 (6.8%), respectively. At the beginning of the study, the mean values of serum triglyceride levels between women who later experienced preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and those who did not differed significantly (p < 0.0001, p < 0.03).
CONCLUSION: Although many cases of gestational hypertension represent latent essential hypertension based on the lipid levels, some of these women display true pregnancy-induced hypertension or nonproteinuric preeclampsia.
Saeideh Ziaei; Khayyati Motlagh Bonab; Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension in pregnancy     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1064-1955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-14     Completed Date:  2006-05-01     Revised Date:  2014-07-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421297     Medline TA:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Case-Control Studies
Cholesterol / blood
Cholesterol, HDL / blood
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Gestational Age
Lipids / blood*
Pre-Eclampsia / blood*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Prospective Studies
Triglycerides / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol, HDL; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Lipids; 0/Triglycerides; 97C5T2UQ7J/Cholesterol

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