Introduction: Uric acid has been described as a possible risk marker for the appearance of pre-eclampsia. However, so far there is no solid evidence to support it. The objective of this study is to synthesize the available literature to determine the usefulness of uric acid as a screening tool for pre-eclampsia.
Methodology: Systematic review of the literature of primary studies that analyse serum uric acid levels in the first and second trimesters of gestation with the development of pre-eclampsia. Search in PubMed (n: 639).
Results: Two studies (2 cohort studies) were included with a total of 9,746 pregnant women and 398 cases of pre-eclampsia. In the studies, higher serum uric acid levels were found in pregnant women who developed preeclampsia (OR 1.8 to 2.0).
Conclusions: Uric acid is related to the presence of preeclampsia and its pathophysiology. The scientific community is invited to continue investigating the applicability of uric acid for its implementation as a screening tool in the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Uric acid screening tool for preeclampsia a systematic review
|Number of pages
|Clinica e Investigacion en Ginecologia y Obstetricia
|Published - Jul 1 2022
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology