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Evaluation of Urinary Calcium Creatinine Ratio in Pre-Eclampsia
Dr. Indu Prasad,
B-303, Luv Kush Apartment, Siddharth Nagar, Jagdeopath, Bailey Road, Patna-800014, India.
Introduction: Hypertensive disorder complicates the pregnancy. The exact aetiology of hypertensive disorders of the pregnancy is still unknown and management is controversial.
Aim: To evaluate the role of urinary Calcium Creatinine Ratio (CCR) as a marker in early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.
Materials and Methods: Urinary calcium creatinine ratio was determined in a random sample of urine in 100 patients of pre-eclampsia (Study group) and 100 normotensive pregnant (Control group) patients of gestational age 20-36 weeks. Cut off value for CCR was taken as = 0.04. Comparative study was done by using chi-square test.
Results: In study group, 89% of the cases had urinary CCR = 0.04. Amongst the controls only 6% of the cases had CCR = 0.04. Statistically, CCR as high risk factor for early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia was significant (p<0.001 and ‘r’ = 0.169).
Conclusion: The result showed lower urinary calcium excretion and low CCR in pre-eclamptic patients than normotensive pregnant women.
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