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A clinical evaluation of the "roll-over test" for pregnancy-induced hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  831479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A study of the capability of the roll-over test to predict pregnancy-induced hypertension was undertaken using our private patients. Sixty primigravid and 60 multigravid patients were studied between the twenty-eighth and thirty-second week of gestations. These patients were chosen at random by one of our two nurses who conducted all these studies. All results were recorded but were not available to the physicians. Eighteen months later, after all study patients had delivered, the hospital charts and the patients' office records were evaluated to determine if preganancy-induced hypertension had occurred. In primigravid patients a positive test accurately predicted the later development of pregnancy-induced hypertension only 50 per cent of the time while a negative test accurately predicted that it would not develop 93 per cent of the time. In multigravid patients, only 25 per cent of the patients who had positive tests later developed hypertension. The negative test in multigravid patients was accurate 94 per cent of the time.
Authors:
J P Gusdon; S G Anderson; W J May
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-24     Completed Date:  1977-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Parity
Posture
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
Probability

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