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Hemoglobin levels in normal-weight and obese patients during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22523868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a difference in hemoglobin levels in normal-weight patients compared with obese women during the second trimester of pregnancy.
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of hemoglobin levels in the second trimester of pregnancy from 2009 to 2010 in 46 primarily indigent patients (23 normal weight and 23 obese) using the current body mass index classification.
RESULTS: There were no differences in demographic and baseline characteristics between the two study groups except for body mass index as expected (p < 0.001). Mean second trimester hemoglobin levels in the obese group (10.8 g/dL) were 6.1% (0.7 g/dL) lower compared with normal-weight patients (mean 11.5 g/dL, p = 0.018).
CONCLUSION: Second trimester hemoglobin levels are lower in obese patients when compared to their normal weight counterparts. These lower levels in obese patients may be clinically significant.
Authors:
Alexandra M Crabb; Robert Chamberlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, and Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
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