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ALAVI M, LAVASANI Z. COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF QUANTITATIVE PROTEIN MEASUREMENTS IN 8-12 AND 24 HOUR URINE SAMPLES FOR DIAGNOSIS OF PRE-ECLAMPSIA. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2006; 20 (1) :23-27
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-352-en.html

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 ABSTRACT

 Background: In this study our purpose was to determine whether 8 and/or 12 hour urine total protein values correlate with the 24 hour value to confirm the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.

 Methods: The study population included 70 inpatients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Patient's urine was collected over 24 hours with the first 8 hours, next 4 hours, and remaining 12 hours in separate containers. The urine volume and total protein and creatinine levels were measured in the 8, 12, and 24 hour samples. The 8 and 12-hour results were compared to the 24-hour results by use of simple regression analysis. Of the 70 patients 31 patients had no proteinuria, 32 patients had mild proteinuria and 7 patients had severe proteinuria.

 Results: The results of our study reveal that the protein values for the first 8 and 12 hours of a 24 hour sample do correlate with the entire 24 hour sample for patients with mild and severe disease ( p<0.001).

 Conclusion: The 12-hour sample correlates with the 24-hour sample for patients with no disease (p<0.001), mild proteinuria (p<0.001) and severe proteinuria (p<0.001).

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics