Role of Calcium Therapy on Urinary Calcium/Creatinine Ratio in Healthy Pregnant Women and Pre-eclamptic Women

Authors

  • Sabiha Yasmin Moni Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Mamun Rashid Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Islami Bank Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Hosne Ara Begum Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Sahin Ara Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Nazimuddin Ahmed Professor, Pharmacology, Rajshahi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpp.v25i1.5738

Keywords:

calcium therapy,

Abstract

The study has been carried out to observe the effect of calcium therapy on urinary calcium/creatinine ratio in healthy gravid women and pre-eclamptic women. Calcium/creatinine ratio has been considered for early detection of pre-eclamptic toxaemia (PET). So for the diagnosis of PET we try to investigate relation of urinary calcium, urinary creatinine, urinary calcium/creatinine ratio before and after calcium therapy. For this purpose total number of 60 healthy gravid and clinically suspected PET women of 20- 28 weeks of pregnancy having age ranged from, 17-39 years were selected. Of these 30 healthy pregnant women were taken as control group and another clinically diagnosed 30 PET women were taken as observational group. Urinary calcium/creatinine ratio was within normal range in healthy pregnant women and after calcium therapy this ratio was not significantly changed. On the other hand urinary calcium/creatinine ratio in PET women was significantly decreased and this ratio was significantly increased after calcium therapy. These observations suggest that low calcium/creatinine ratio help in early prediction of PET and calcium supplement during pregnancy may reduce the incidence of PET.

DOI: 10.3329/bjpp.v25i1.5738

Bangladesh J Physiol Pharmacol
2009; 25(1&2) : 7-9

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Moni, S. Y., Rashid, M., Begum, H. A., Ara, S., & Ahmed, N. (2010). Role of Calcium Therapy on Urinary Calcium/Creatinine Ratio in Healthy Pregnant Women and Pre-eclamptic Women. Bangladesh Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 25(1), 7–9. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpp.v25i1.5738

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