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dc.contributor.authorHogan, Jennifer L
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nadine
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Mairead M
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Michael J
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:46Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:46Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:46Z
dc.identifier.citationHypertens Pregnancy. 2011;30(4):396-400. Epub 2010 Aug 20.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1525-6065 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1064-1955 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20726743en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/10641955.2010.506233en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208016
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The accurate measurement of blood pressure requires the use of a large cuff in subjects with a high mid-arm circumference (MAC). This prospective study examined the need for a large cuff during pregnancy and its correlation with maternal obesity. METHODS: Maternal body mass index (BMI), fat mass, and MAC were measured. RESULTS: Of 179 women studied, 15.6% were obese. With a BMI of level 1 obesity, 44% needed a large cuff and with a BMI of level 2 obesity 100% needed a large cuff. CONCLUSION: All women booking for antenatal care should have their MAC measured to avoid the overdiagnosis of pregnancy hypertension.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressureen_GB
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressure Determination/*instrumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypertension, Pregnancy-Induced/*diagnosis/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Obesityen_GB
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Testsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Trimestersen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Prenatal Diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleBody mass index and blood pressure measurement during pregnancy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentCoombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., Jennifer.Hogan@ucdconnect.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalHypertension in pregnancy : official journal of the International Society for the, Study of Hypertension in Pregnancyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The accurate measurement of blood pressure requires the use of a large cuff in subjects with a high mid-arm circumference (MAC). This prospective study examined the need for a large cuff during pregnancy and its correlation with maternal obesity. METHODS: Maternal body mass index (BMI), fat mass, and MAC were measured. RESULTS: Of 179 women studied, 15.6% were obese. With a BMI of level 1 obesity, 44% needed a large cuff and with a BMI of level 2 obesity 100% needed a large cuff. CONCLUSION: All women booking for antenatal care should have their MAC measured to avoid the overdiagnosis of pregnancy hypertension.


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