Optimal bedside urinalysis for the detection of proteinuria in hypertensive pregnancy: a study of diagnostic accuracy.

@article{Waugh2005OptimalBU,
  title={Optimal bedside urinalysis for the detection of proteinuria in hypertensive pregnancy: a study of diagnostic accuracy.},
  author={Jason J.S. Waugh and Stephen Charles Bell and Mark David Kilby and Claire N Blackwell and Paul T Seed and Andrew Shennan and Aidan W F Halligan},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={412-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare semi-quantitative visual and automated methods of urine testing with fully quantitative point of care urinalysis for the detection of significant proteinuria (0.3 g/24 hours) in pregnancy complicated by hypertension. DESIGN A prospective comparative study. SETTING A large teaching maternity hospital. SAMPLE One hundred and seventy-one pregnant women referred to the obstetric day-care unit for assessment of newly arisen hypertension. METHODS Early morning urine… CONTINUE READING

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