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Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana

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LOPEZ, Doriani Lorena et al. Lipid profile and uric acid in hypertensive pregnant women in Madariaga Hospital, Posadas, Misiones. Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam. [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.4, pp. 661-667. ISSN 0325-2957.

The lipid profile and uric acid were evaluated in pregnant women who suffer high blood pressure in the first three-month period of pregnancy, treated sequentially in the Obstetric Service of Madariaga Hospital form February to June, 2009. Thirty-one hypertense pregnant women and fifty-eight pregnant women with normal blood pressure were studied. Both groups were between 20 and 35 years old and their body mass index was between 18.5-29.9 kg/m2 before pregnancy. Personal, gynecological-obstetric and family data were recorded. Venous blood was extrated after 12 hours of fasting for biochemical determinations, which were analyzed through enzymatic colorimetric methods with internal and external quality controls. Hypertensive pregnant women versus pregnant women with normal blood pressure presented triglycerides (261±238 vs 196.8±90.6, p=0.01), VLDL-Chol (49.07± 23.75 vs 39.52± 16.19, p=0.04), triglycerides/HDL-Chol (5.45±4.1 vs 3.57±1.77, p=0.031), uric acid (40.57±10.49 vs 55.64±20.26, p<0.001) no important differences were found for total cholesterol, HDL-Chol, no-HDL-Chol, LDL-Chol and Chol/HDL-Chol. The systolic blood pressure correlated in a significant way with most of the lipid parameters and uric acid. On multivariate analysis, uric acid, VLDL-chol and FAHTA account for 40% of the variation in systolic blood pressure. The inclusion of the lipid profile and uric acid in hypertensive pregnant women's biochemical evaluation is suggested because they are accessible in low complexity laboratories and they would contribute to the evaluation of endothelium damage caused by transient high blood pressure.

Palabras clave : Lipid profile; Uric acid; Pregnancy; Hypertension.

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