Gurdeep Singh Dhatt

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AIMS To highlight the variation in the diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM) as defined by six well-accepted international expert panels. METHODS Two thousand, five hundred and fifty-four pregnant women underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test for routine, antenatal GDM screening. They were classified using the criteria of the American Diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in screening a high-risk population for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). STUDY DESIGN During an 8-month period, 1685 pregnant women underwent the one-step 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) as a part of a universal screening program. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve(More)
BACKGROUND Recent technological advances have made HBA1c a more standardized and user-friendly test with wide availability. This study evaluated HBA1c as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a high-risk population. METHODS A total of 442 pregnant women were assessed by HBA1c. Two thresholds were used to "rule in or rule out" GDM,(More)
AIMS To demonstrate the effect of diagnostic criteria, as defined by four international expert panels, on the usefulness of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS We tested 4602 pregnant women using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) for universal GDM screening. The area under the receiver(More)
Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at risk to develop Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The aim of this study was to compare the effect of three international diagnostic criteria on the prevalence of GDM with its implications for prevention of DM2 in the population. One thousand one hundred and seventy-two pregnant women, who underwent the(More)
BACKGROUND Sweat conductivity, which is equivalent to sweat NaCl concentration, is used as a screening test to identify possible cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. No data exist on the biological variation of this variable and the influence it may have on the interpretation of sweat testing. The aim of this study was to determine the components of biological(More)
BACKGROUND Physiological alterations in the homeostatic control of thyroid hormones cause changes in thyroid function tests in pregnant women. A lack of method, trimester and population-specific reference intervals for free thyroxine (FT4) and thyrotrophin (TSH) makes interpretation of FT4 and TSH levels in pregnancy difficult. We established(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of fasting (FPG) and 2-hour postprandial (PPG) plasma glucose as screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a high-risk population during early pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN At their first prenatal visit, 708 women underwent FPG and PPG for universal screening for GDM, with the diagnosis confirmed by the 75-g oral(More)
AIMS In populations at high risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), screening every pregnant woman by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is very demanding. The aim of this study was to determine the value of the fasting capillary glucose (FCG) as a screening test for GDM. METHODS FCG was measured by a plasma-correlated glucometer in 1465 pregnant(More)