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Pregnancy in sickle cell disease: maternal and fetal outcomes in a population receiving prophylactic partial exchange transfusions.
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PMID:  20846778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To describe pregnancy outcomes for pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD) receiving prophylactic transfusions.
STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study compared pregnancy outcomes among women with SCD receiving prophylactic transfusions and women without any hemoglobinopathy, matched for ethnicity, parity, age and hospital.
RESULTS: The study included two groups of pregnancies: 128 in women with SCD (95 with SS phenotype and 33 with SC) and 128 in women with AA phenotype. No woman died. Two perinatal deaths (2.1%) and five alloimmunizations (5.3%) occurred, all in the SS group. Compared with the control group, HbSS disease was more often associated with pre-eclampsia (9.4% versus 2.3%, p=.03), preterm delivery (15.8% versus 6.2%, p=.01), birth weight <10th percentile (13.7% versus 3.9%, p=.008) and caesarean delivery (73.6% versus 26.4%, p<.01).
CONCLUSION: Despite prophylactic blood transfusions, SCD remains a severe complicating factor in pregnancy. The policy of systematic transfusions should be analyzed in a sufficiently large randomized trial.
C Ngô; G Kayem; A Habibi; A Benachi; F Goffinet; F Galactéros; B Haddad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Université Paris XII-Créteil, Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHI Créteil, France.
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