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Study of serum electrolytes in pregnancy induced hypertension.
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PMID:  22315860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypertension complicating pregnancy is an important cause of foetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. Serum sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium were evaluated in cases with gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia and compared with normotensive pregnant women of corresponding period of gestation. Taking urinary micro-albumin creatinine ratio as standard to predict pregnancy induced hypertension, the role of serum electrolytes to predict the same was studied. A total of 200 patients were evaluated. There were no change in serum sodium and potassium in gestational hypertensive cases as well as in pre-eclamptic cases when compared with control group. Similar results were obtained when serum calcium level was evaluated. Mean serum magnesium level (1.53 +/- 0.29 mg/dl) was significantly low in cases of pre-eclampsia, while it was 1.79 +/- 0.25 mg/dl in patients with gestational hypertension and 2.19 +/- 0.2 mg/dl in control group. Patients having gestational hypertension along with increased micro-albumin creatinine ratio had significantly low mean magnesium level (1.68 +/- 0.1 mg/dl) when compared with gestational hypertensive patients with normal microalbumin creatinine ratio (serum magnesium level 1.87 +/- 0.1 mg/dl).
Swati Bera; Roy Adak Siuli; Soma Gupta; Tapobrata Guha Roy; Pranita Taraphdar; Runa Bal; Abhijit Ghosh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura 722102.
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