:: Volume 7, Issue 4 (Winter 2007) ::
J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2007, 7(4): 368-374 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of Preterm Labor and It's Complications in Neonates of Women with Preeclampsia-Eclampsia in Emam Reza Hospital
Nayereh Khadem , Ahmadshah Farhat, Nayereh Ghomian, Samira Ibrahimzadeh
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  Background & Objective: Preeclampsia is an unknown disease. It was seen in 3.7% of live births and it is the cause of mothers' death in 18%. In addition to complications for mothers, fetal damage have also been seen. Also we sought to consider predictors of neonatal outcome in women with preeclampsia and normal women.

  Methods: It is a prospective and cross-sectional study that was performed on 127 preeclampsia pregnant women and 254 normal pregnancy. Statistical analysis was performed by software SPSS/Win and was used X2 test for analysis of the results.

  Results: Prevalence of preterm labor was 54.4% in women with preeclampsia and 25% in normal pregnancy. There was no statistical difference such as parity (P=0.157), age (P=0.256) and type of delivery (P= 0.226). There was a significant difference between two groups in gestational age (P<0.0001), birth weight (P<0.0001), neonatal mortality (P=0.013), neonatal Apgar score (P=0.005) and NICU admission (P<0.0001).

  Conclusion: It is clear that the difference between two groups is mainly because of preterm labor in preeclampsia group. Attention to exact control of illness and avoidance of making rash decision for terminating pregnancy in mild preeclampsia can improve outcomes of Neonates.

Keywords: Preeclampsia, preterm labor, Complications of Neonates
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/10/19 | Accepted: 2008/05/12 | Published: 2008/09/14


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