Uric Acid Is as Important as Proteinuria in Identifying Fetal Risk in Women With Gestational Hypertension

  title={Uric Acid Is as Important as Proteinuria in Identifying Fetal Risk in Women With Gestational Hypertension},
  author={James M Roberts and Lisa M Bodnar and Kristine Y. Lain and Carl A. Hubel and Nina Markovic and Roberta B. Ness and Robert William Powers},
  volume={46 6},
Gestational hypertension is differentiated into higher and lower risk by the presence or absence of proteinuria. We asked if hyperuricemia, a common finding in pregnancy hypertension, might also be an indicator of increased risk. We examined fetal outcome data from 972 pregnancies collected from 1997 to 2002 in a nested case-control study. Participants were nulliparous with no known medical complications. The frequency of preterm birth, the duration of pregnancy, frequency of small-for… CONTINUE READING
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