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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Purpose:

The purpose of this prospective study was to examine whether protein/creatinine ratios in catheterized urine specimens correlate to clean catch specimens in pregnant patients being evaluated for preeclampsia.


Study summary:

Preeclampsia is the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria after twenty weeks of gestation in pregnant women. The gold standard for evaluation of proteinuria in the diagnosis of preeclampsia is a twenty-four hour urine collection. However, single-specimen protein/creatinine ratios have been used to detect preeclampsia without the delay and inconvenience that a twenty-four hour urine collection would entail. At our institution, women are routinely catheterized for urine collection of protein/creatinine ratios because of concerns that vaginal contaminants would falsely elevate protein measurement in urine. However, no studies have specifically evaluated whether catheterized urine specimens correlate to clean catch urine specimens in protein estimation. Thus, the purpose of this prospective study was to examine whether protein/creatinine ratios in catheterized urine specimens correlate to clean catch specimens in pregnant patients being evaluated for preeclampsia.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Pregnant hypertensive patients between the ages of 14 - 50 of any gestational age greater than 20 weeks undergoing evaluation for preeclampsia Exclusion Criteria: - Ruptured membranes - Any vaginal bleeding or spotting - Pre-existing urinary tract infections or patients who are found to have a concurrent urinary tract infection upon culture of urine - Patients who have previously been enrolled in the study


NCT ID:

NCT00654771


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Beatrice A Chen, MD
University of Pittsburgh


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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