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Bravo-Topete EG, Morales-Esquivel JG, Briones-Vega CG, Díaz Leon-Ponce M, Briones-Garduño JC
D. Dimer in Preeclampsia-Eclampsia
Cir Cir 2002; 70 (2)

Language: Español
References: 14
Page: 98-101
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Introduction: Obstetric patients, especially those complicated with any pregnancy-relate illness such as preeclampsia, are exposed to fibrinolytic disturbances. Objective: Validation of D dimer determination in test obstetric patients this at hospital. Matherial and method: We designed a transversal comparative study including two groups of patients selected randomly. Study group (A) was made up of 36 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a pregnancy of 24 or more weeks complicated with preeclampsia-eclampsia. The control group (B) was made up of 33 patients with a pregnancy of 24 or more weeks without a pregnancy-related illness who came to this institution. We included the fibronosticon test as a routine exam, so there were no ethical implications to justify the use of a consent letter. Results: We calculated sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and odds ratio (OR). We also compared the most important clinical and hematologic variables between both groups. We demonstrated that patients with a complicated pregnancy show significant elevations in D dimer levels and significant differences in the other variables compared. We validated the test for D dimer determination for obstetric patients in this hospital.

Key words: , Obstetric patients, D dimer, Preeclampsia eclampsia, Fibrinolysis.


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