Association Between Pococyturia and Pre-eclampsia Severity


Pre-eclampsia is an hypertensive disorder appearing during pregnancy, inducing serious maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Twenty four hours proteinuria is a key element to define pre-eclampsia severity but is delaying the result by 24 hours and constraining for the patient. A simple and rapid indicator for severe preeclampsia would help clinicians to make appropriate decision in patient management. We hypothesized that urinary podocyturia is correlated to preeclampsia severity. This is a prospective, non-interventional, monocentric study.

Full Title of Study: “Prospective Study : Association Between Pococyturia and Pre-eclampsia Severity”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 22, 2025


  • Other: Dosage of urinary podocyturia
    • Dosage of urinary podocyturia at admission, delivery and post-partum visit

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Pre-eclampsia
    • Patients in hospital for pre-eclampsia at the Hopital Femme-Mère-Enfant

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Severity of pre-eclampsia
    • Time Frame: at childbirth (maximum 10 months)
    • Severe preeclampsia is defined by preeclampsia with at least one of the following criteria : severe hypertension (PAS ≥ 160 mmHg et/ou PAD ≥ 110 mmHg) Renal impairment with: oliguria <500 ml / 24h or creatinine> 135 μmol / L or proteinuria> 5 g/d acute lung edema or persistent epigastric bar or HELLP syndrome eclampsia or rebellious neurological disorders (visual disturbances, polykinetic ROT, headache), thrombocytopenia <100 G / L Retro Placental Hematoma (HRP) or fetal repercussion.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • women aged 18 years or more – single pregnancy – admission for pre-eclampsia – patient receiving information and non-opposition to participate Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiple pregnancy – in utero fetal demise excepted if associated with pre-eclampsia – antecedent of nephropathy – fetal malformation, chromosomal anomalies – inability to understand information provided – prisoner or under administrative supervision

Gender Eligibility: Female

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Muriel DORET-DION, MD, 04 27 85 51 70,

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