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|Title:||Serum fructosamine concentrations in Singapore pregnant women.|
|Authors:||Thai, A.C. |
|Citation:||Thai, A.C., Kek, L.P., Ng, W.Y., Viegas, O.A., Rauff, M. (1990-07). Serum fructosamine concentrations in Singapore pregnant women.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 19 (4) : 477-479. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Serum fructosamine levels in women at pregnancy (28 weeks' gestation) were determined. The women (n = 99) also participated in an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with a 75g liquid glucose load, to determine their glucose tolerance. At 32 weeks' gestation, seventy-nine of them repeated the oral glucose tolerance test and fructosamine measurement. Results showed that fructosamine levels in pregnant women with normal glucose tolerance (2.20 +/- 0.19 mmol/l, n = 76), were not statistically different from those with glucose intolerance (gestational diabetes: 2.19 +/- 0.22 mmol/l, n = 23) at 28 weeks' and also 32 weeks' gestation. However, serum fructosamine levels in pregnant women were lower than those in non-pregnant subjects. Serum fructosamine measurement is not a sufficiently sensitive test for diagnosis of gestational diabetes.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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