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Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(11):e14914. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014914.

Gestational diabetes mellitus increases the baseline level of procalcitonin in maternal blood but not in umbilical cord blood in late pregnancy: A retrospective case-controlled study.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, China.

Abstract

To study the effects of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on the level of procalcitonin (PCT) in maternal blood and umbilical cord blood in late-pregnant women.We retrospectively analyzed 37 pregnant women in late pregnancy who had GDM and compared with those of 97 age-matched normal glucose-tolerant (NGT) pregnant women. The PCT level was converted to a value with normal distribution (LG-PCT) by taking the logarithm of each value to the base 10 (log10).The body mass index (BMI) before delivery, family history of diabetes mellitus (DM), and postpartum blood loss within 24 hours were markedly higher in GDM group than in NGT group, while the gestational age was smaller in GDM group than in NGT group. The maternal blood LG-PCT was significantly higher in GDM group than in NGT group, while the umbilical cord blood LG-PCT was not significantly different between the 2 groups. Multivariate analysis showed that family history of DM, gestational age, and maternal blood LG-PCT were independent risk factors of GDM after adjusting for BMI and postpartum blood loss within 24 hours.GDM increases the baseline level of maternal blood PCT but has little effect on umbilical cord blood PCT.

PMID:
30882713
PMCID:
PMC6426544
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000014914
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