PP114. First trimester multi-parameter prediction of pre-eclampsia.
JA Gurgel Alves, SP Brennecke, F Da Silva Costa
Pregnancy Hypertens | Published : 2012
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE), which affects about 3-5% of pregnant women, is the most frequent serious medical complication in pregnancy and a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. During the past three decades, numerous clinical, biophysical, and biochemical screening tests have been proposed for the early detection of PE. Literature shows large variations in the sensitivity and predictive value of these tests. No single screening test used for PE prediction has gained widespread acceptance into clinical practice. Instead, panels of tests, which combine several clinical measurements, seem to be of more value for increasing the predictive value for PE. OBJECTIVES..View full abstract