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Risk factors for late postpartum preeclampsia.
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PMID:  22324265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors for late postpartum preeclampsia.
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective case control study of women readmitted in the postpartum period (>48 hours and <4 weeks) with preeclampsia. Inclusion criteria were readmission with confirmed preeclampsia. Variables examined were age, race, parity, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia in labor, mode of delivery and history of preeclampsia in previous pregnancies.
RESULTS: Data included 51 women who met the criteria for late postpartum preeclampsia. Initial analysis revealed that antenatal preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia in a prior pregnancy, body mass index (BMI) > 30, African American race and cesarean delivery were all predictive of late postpartum preeclampsia. Asian ethnicity was protective. Final analysis using logistic regression concluded that African American race, cesarean delivery, BMI and hypertensive disease during the incident pregnancy were all significant predicators of late postpartum disease.
CONCLUSION: BMI >30, antenatal hypertensive disease, cesarean delivery and African American race were all predictive of readmission for late postpartum preeclampsia. Asian ethnicity appeared to be protective against developing late postpartum preeclampsia.
Wilma I Larsen; Jennifer E Strong; John H Farley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-13     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:  35-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, USA.
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