Libyan International Medical University Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 32--36

Correlation between maternal copper deficiency and premature rupture of membranes: A case–Control study


Hamdi Nawfal1, Ahmad Alhamid1, Abd Al-Hamid Abd Al-Jawad1, Abdurrahman Waez1, Razan Hallak1, Sherine Hagi Shammou1, Somayya Tabsho1, Muhammad Mazketly1, Muhammad Nour Sa'adi1, Amir Alhaj Sakur2 
1 Department of Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
2 Analytical and Food Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Correspondence Address:
Muhammad Mazketly
Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo
Syria

Background: The association between maternal serum copper levels and premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is debated. Aims: This study aims to study the relationship between maternal serum copper levels and the incidence of PROM and to determine risk factors of PROM in Aleppo University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Settings and Design: Sixty pregnant women were subjected for this study. Materials and Methods: Pregnant women were subjected for analyzing serum copper concentrations. Maternal serum copper levels were measured by atomic absorption spectroscope. Statistical Analysis: By SPSS (version 22.0). Results: A significant correlation was found between maternal serum copper levels and the incidence of PROM. The relationship presents when copper level is considered as a categorical variable, as mothers with copper deficiency were significantly more vulnerable for PROM (Odds ratios = 0.15, confidence intervals: 0.04–0.61, P = 0.002). Furthermore, the relationship presents when copper level is considered as a numerical variable, as mothers with lower serum copper levels were at significantly higher risk to develop PROM. Difference in means between the two groups was 40.87 μg/dL with CI (14.98–66.75) μg/dL (P = 0.003). Conclusion: Within its limitations, this study suggests a significant relationship between maternal serum copper levels and PROM.


How to cite this article:
Nawfal H, Alhamid A, Abd Al-Jawad AH, Waez A, Hallak R, Shammou SH, Tabsho S, Mazketly M, Sa'adi MN, Sakur AA. Correlation between maternal copper deficiency and premature rupture of membranes: A case–Control study.Libyan Int Med Univ J 2020;5:32-36


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Nawfal H, Alhamid A, Abd Al-Jawad AH, Waez A, Hallak R, Shammou SH, Tabsho S, Mazketly M, Sa'adi MN, Sakur AA. Correlation between maternal copper deficiency and premature rupture of membranes: A case–Control study. Libyan Int Med Univ J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 6 ];5:32-36
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