Evaluating markers of oxidative stress in managing gestational diabetes mellitus: A cross sectional study in Iraq

Dina Jamil, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Estabraq Al-Wasiti, Mohammed Al Bayati

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Abstract

Aims: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association of oxidative stress markers and antioxidants in gestational diabetes when compared to non-diabetic pregnant women. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study, conducted in Al-Husayniya Medical Centre, Baghdad, Iraq and included 73 participants attending the Maternal and Childhood Unit for the period between January 2008 and May 2010. Results: Serum 8-Hydroxy-2-Deoxyguanosine was significantly greater in the gestational diabetes mellitus group compared to control group (57.2±17.6ng/dl versus 19.8±7.8ng/dl respectively, P<.05). The increase in 8-Hydroxy-2-Deoxyguanosine was associated with a significant elevation in serum total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol and a significant reduction in serum superoxide dismutase in the gestational diabetes mellitus group compared to the control group at P<.05. A significant negative correlation was noted between 8-Hydroxy-2-Deoxyguanosine and superoxide dismutase among all the participants included in this study (r=0.66 at P<.05). Conclusions: The current study proves the importance of measuring markers of oxidative stress (expressed by serum 8-Hydroxy-2-Deoxyguanosine & serum lipids) and antioxidants (expressed by serum superoxide dismutase) in managing cases of gestational diabetes mellitus and provides a useful way of assessing the disease progression and/or remission in response to the treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3870-3877
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Medicine and Medical Research
Volume4
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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