ITEM VIEW

The influence of maternal age on pregnancy outcome in patients with early onset, severe pre-eclampsia

dc.contributor.authorHall D.R.
dc.contributor.authorSwart R.
dc.contributor.authorGrove D.
dc.contributor.authorOdendaal H.J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:17:06Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:17:06Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
dc.identifier.citation21
dc.identifier.citation3
dc.identifier.issn01443615
dc.identifier.other10.1080/01443610120046332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/14071
dc.description.abstractPregnancy outcomes of women in three age categories, ≤ 19, 20-34 and ≥ 35 years, who underwent expectant management of early onset, severe pre-eclampsia were evaluated. This formed part of a prospective study involving 340 selected women from April 1992 to March 1997. Frequent monitoring of maternal and fetal status in a high-care obstetric ward was performed. Main outcome measures were major maternal complications, prolongation of gestation and perinatal outcome. Pregnancy was prolonged by a comparable number (10, 9 and 12) of days in the groups. Placental abruption was the most frequent major maternal complication, occurring more often in the youngest group (P=0.04). Women in this group also had the highest perinatal mortality and more often required anti-hypertensive medication at discharge (P<0.001). Younger women (≤19 years) appear to be at higher risk for maternal and perinatal complications.
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectcorrelation function
dc.subjectdisease association
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectfetus monitoring
dc.subjecthigh risk population
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmaternal age
dc.subjectpatient monitoring
dc.subjectperinatal care
dc.subjectpreeclampsia
dc.subjectpregnancy complication
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.titleThe influence of maternal age on pregnancy outcome in patients with early onset, severe pre-eclampsia
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW