Diagnostic accuracy of urinary spot protein: creatinine ratio for proteinuria in hypertensive pregnant women: systematic review/Protein:creatinine ratio in random urine samples is a reliable marker of increased 24-hour protein excretion in hospitalized women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Garner, Ashley
November 2008
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;Nov2008, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p620
Academic Journal
The article reports on two studies related to the diagnostic accuracy of urinary spot protein:creatinine ratio (PCR) for proteinuria in hypertensive pregnant women. It has been suggested by these two studies that PCR may be used as an alternative test to 24-hour urine protein in hypertensive pregnant women, but the cut-off values are method-specific.


Related Articles

  • Effect of Spironolactone Therapy on Albuminuria in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Treated with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. Michael Davidson; Alan Wong; Amir Hamrahian; Mariam Stevens; Elias Siraj // Endocrine Practice;Nov2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p985 

    Objective: To investigate whether the addition of spironolactone to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors further decreases albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM).Methods: We conducted a prospective open-label trial in patients recruited at the Cleveland Clinic...

  • UROPORPHYRINS I. UROPORPHYRIN CONTENT OF NORMAL URINE. Lockwood, W. H. // Australian Journal of Experimental Biology & Medical Science;Oct1953, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p453 

    The daily uroporphyrin excretion has been estimated in six normal subjects and shown to lie between 15 and 30 µg.

  • Urinary benzylmercapturic acid as a marker of occupational exposure to toluene. Inoue, Osamu; Kanno, Etsuko; Yusa, Toshiharu; Kakizaki, Masaei; Ukai, Hirohiko; Okamoto, Satoru; Higashikawa, Kae; Ikeda, Masayuki // International Archives of Occupational & Environmental Health;Jun2002, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p341 

    Objective: To examine if benzylmercapturic acid (or N-acetyl-S-benzyl cysteine) in urine can be used as a marker of occupational exposure to toluene. Methods: A factory survey was conducted in the latter half of a working week. A group of 46 men, who volunteered for the study, was engaged in ink...

  • A Turbulent Flow Chromatography Application in Drugs of Abuse: Amphetamines.  // LC-GC North America;Sep2006 Supplement, Vol. 24, p16 

    The article discusses the process of turbulent flow chromatography for online sample clean-up of urine for detection of amphetamines. Allegedly, the process was developed to save time over conventional methods, like liquid/liquid extractions and GC-MS. To test its validity, an experiment which...

  • Elevated Urine Arsenic: Un-Speciated Results Lead to Unnecessary Concern and Further Evaluations. Kales, Stefanos N.; Huyck, Karen L.; Goldman, Rose H. // Journal of Analytical Toxicology;Mar2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p80 

    The article provides a retrospective chart review of all cases with arsenic testing seen between 1991 and 2004 at an occupational and environmental medicine referral clinic. Urine arsenic results were classified as total arsenic levels, special results, and whether the patient abstained from...

  • In Vitro Monitoring Picogram Roxithromycin in Human Urine Using Flow Injection Chemiluminescence Procedure. Zhenghua Song; Yanhong Liu; Xiaofeng Xie // Current Drug Metabolism;May2006, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p389 

    A sensitive chemiluminescence method, based on the enhancive effect of roxithromycin on the chemiluminescence reaction between luminol and hydrogen peroxide in a flow injection system, was proposed for the determination of roxithromycin. The increment of chemiluminescence intensity was linear...

  • Urinary microscopy from the seventeenth century to the present day. Fogazzi, Giovanni Battista; Cameron, J. Stewart // Kidney International;Sep1996, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p1058 

    Describes significant contributions to the advancement and introduction into clinical practice of urinary microscopy from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. Impact of the introduction and advances in urine microscopy on medical teaching; Evolution and developments in urine...

  • AN AUTOMATED METHOD FOR THE ANALYSIS OF URINARY BROMIDE. Undewood, P. J. // Australian Journal of Experimental Biology & Medical Science;Oct1967, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p577 

    The article informs that an automated method for the analysis of urinary bromide. Plasma concentrations of bromide are usually estimated by addition of gold chloride to a protein-free filtrate, if plasma and measurement of the yellow color of the resulting gold bromide. The gold bromide was...

  • Accuracy of the urea reduction ratio in predicting dialysis delivery. Sherman, Richard A.; Cody, Ronald P.; Rogers, Mary Ellen; Solanchick, Joan C. // Kidney International;Jan1995, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p319 

    Focuses on the recognition of the measurement of Kt/V urea as a valuable adjunct in the care of chronic hemodialysis patients, since the mechanistic analysis of the National Cooperative Dialysis Study. Application of the easier to perform estimations of Kt/V which incorporate the urea reduction...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics