Low potassium level during the first half of pregnancy is associated with lower risk for the development of gestational diabetes mellitus and severe pre-eclampsia

The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
Talya WolakEyal Sheiner

Abstract

To examine the association between potassium level during the first half of pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and hypertensive disorders in the second half of the pregnancy. The study population included all registered births between the years 2001-2007. The potassium levels during the first half of pregnancy were sorted by the following groups: K < 3.5 mEq/l; K = 3.5-3.99 mEq/l; and K > or = 4 mEq/l. The linear by linear chi(2)-test was used to determine the association between potassium level during the beginning of pregnancy and pregnancy complications. The study population included 8114 deliveries. A significant linear association was documented between potassium level in the first half of the pregnancy and the prevalence of GDM in the second half of the pregnancy: 6.3% in the K < 3.5 mEq/l group, 6.6% in the K = 3.5-3.99 mEq/l group and 8.2% in the K > 4 mEq/l group; (p = 0.008). A statistically significant for lower rates of severe pre-eclampsia was noted between the groups: 0.4% in the K < 3.5 mEq/l group, 0.9% in the K = 3.5-3.99 mEq/l group, 1.3% in the K = 4.0-4.99 mEq/l group and 1.5% in the K > or = 5 mEq/l group, (p = 0.027). Indeed, K > 5 mEq/l was noted as a significant risk fac...Continue Reading

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Oct 20, 2012·Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics·Tamar TzurEyal Sheiner
Oct 6, 2012·The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians·Elad Mei-DanEyal Sheiner
Apr 8, 2015·The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians·Talya WolakEyal Sheiner
Nov 26, 2015·Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Association·R CharachE Sheiner
Jul 8, 2018·International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics·Shira Yuval Bar-AsherTalya Wolak

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