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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
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PMID:  15491579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and evaluate their effects on the mothers and fetuses at Jahrom, a city in southern Iran. METHODS: A retrospective survey was performed on 2300 pregnant women who had referred to Shahid Motahhari Hospital of Jahrom School of Medical Sciences from 22 September 2002 to 21 September 2003. Diagnosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and their probable complications were made according to medical recording files. RESULTS: Among the studied patients, 3.3% were diagnosed as having hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, of which 96% were cases of preeclampsia/eclampsia or transient hypertension. In hypertensive patients, the overall maternal mortality rate was 1.3 per 10,000 and perinatal mortality rate was 53 per 1000 births. Low birth weight neonates were observed in 20% of cases. CONCLUSION: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy commonly complicate pregnancy and have great influences on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates and more attention and precision is needed to evaluate the pregnant women for detecting and preventing the complications.
Z Zareian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-19     Completed Date:  2005-02-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jahrom School of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology*,  etiology,  pathology
Iran / epidemiology
Medical Records
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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