International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Serum uric acid as a prognostic marker for neonatal outcomes


Deepika Kapil, Uday Mahajan

Objective: The significance of serum uric acid levels in predicting neonatal outcomes. Methods: Eighty pregnant women who reported to the antenatal OPD at 17-20 weeks of period of gestation were enrolled in the study over the period of one year from Jan 2018 to Dec 2018 at Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dr Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India. Results: Out of the 3 preterm deliveries, all of them had serum uric acid >3.5 mg/dl. In term deliveries 39 had serum uric acid >3.5 mg/dl and 37 had serum uric acid less than 3.5mg/dl. In present study there was no still birth. There were 3 NICU admission for neonatal jaundice. Out of three NICU admissions 2 had serum uric acid >3.5 mg/dl and 1 had serum uric acid level <3.5 mg/dl. In present study no baby had APGAR <7 minute at 1 minute and 5 minute. Conclusion: Serum uric acid is useful in predicting neonatal outcomes.

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How to cite this article:
Deepika Kapil, Uday Mahajan. Serum uric acid as a prognostic marker for neonatal outcomes. Int. J. Gynaecol. Obstet. Sci. 2021;3(1):09-10. DOI: 10.33545/26649004.2021.v3.i1a.15