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Previous preeclampsia and risks of adverse outcomes in subsequent nonpreeclamptic pregnancies.
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PMID:  21055722     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that preeclampsia partly shares pathophysiology with stillbirth, placental abruption, spontaneous preterm birth, and giving birth to a small-for-gestational-age infant, and that women who develop preeclampsia in the first pregnancy may have increased risks of the other outcomes in the second pregnancy, even in the absence of preeclampsia.
STUDY DESIGN: In a nationwide Swedish cohort (n = 354,676) we estimated risks of adverse outcomes in the second pregnancy related to preterm (<37 weeks) and term (≥37 weeks) preeclampsia in the first pregnancy, using women without preeclampsia in the first pregnancy as reference.
RESULTS: Women with prior preterm preeclampsia had, in second pregnancy, more than doubled risks of stillbirth, placental abruption, and preterm births, and an even greater risk of giving birth to a small-for-gestational-age infant.
CONCLUSION: Women with previous preterm preeclampsia have increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a second pregnancy despite the absence of preeclampsia.
Anna-Karin Wikström; Olof Stephansson; Sven Cnattingius
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden; Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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