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Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1997 May;104(5):559-62.

Automated blood pressure measurement as a predictor of proteinuric pre-eclampsia.

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University of Leicester, UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the relation between antenatal clinic, obstetric day unit and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements and 24-hour proteinuria levels in hypertensive pregnancies.

DESIGN:

An observational study.

PARTICIPANTS:

Forty-eight women presenting with new hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation.

RESULTS:

The closest relation was found between ambulatory blood pressure measurements and 24-hour proteinuria levels. No significant relation was found between the conventional diastolic blood pressure threshold of 90 mmHg and 24-hour proteinuria levels.

CONCLUSIONS:

Ambulatory blood pressure measurement gives better information about disease status in pre-eclampsia as assessed by proteinuria than does conventional sphygmomanometry.

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