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Severe anaemia in pregnancy: a tertiary hospital experience from northern India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20925612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anaemia is a major health problem among woman of reproductive age group, particularly in developing countries. We undertook this study to determine the maternal and perinatal outcome in patients with severe anaemia in pregnancy, with a haemoglobin concentration of < 7 g/dl. The in-hospital data were analysed for 12 months between January 2007 and December 2007 and 2.15% (n = 96) of women were found to have severe anaemia. Out of these, 18.75% had pre-term premature rupture of membranes and 5.12% of all deliveries were pre-term. Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy were seen in 17.7%; abruption in 3.12% and 9.37% had congestive cardiac failure. Postpartum haemorrhage was seen in 25.5% of the patients and 8.33% had puerperal pyrexia. Fetal distress was seen in 26% of and 33.33% had small for gestational age neonates; there were 16.66% stillbirths and 4.16% neonatal deaths. Of the 96 severely anaemic women, six died after admission. Our study shows that efforts must be taken towards safe motherhood and spreading awareness about the various consequences of anaemia, which is usually preventable with early correction.
M Rohilla; A Raveendran; L K Dhaliwal; S Chopra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-07     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  2011-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers / statistics & numerical data
Anemia / blood*,  mortality*
India / epidemiology
Iron / blood
Postpartum Hemorrhage / blood,  mortality
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood*,  mortality*
Severity of Illness Index*
Stillbirth / epidemiology
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7439-89-6/Iron
Comment In:
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011 Aug;31(6):557; author reply 557   [PMID:  21823875 ]

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