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Association Between Placenta Previa and Preeclampsia
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Ammara Dawood, Sadia Hanif, Madiha Khalid ADSHMK. Association Between Placenta Previa and Preeclampsia. JRMC [Internet]. 2017 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 29];21(3). Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/26

Abstract

Background: To determine association between placenta previa and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women presenting to a tertiary care hospital.
Methods: In this prospective study 187 pregnant women with placenta previa and 187 pregnant, total 374, women without placenta previa were enrolled. Ultrasonography examination was performed on all patients to ascertain the attachment of placenta on uterine wall. All patients were followed every fourth week till 38th weeks. Pre-eclampsia was labelled if mean of three readings of blood pressure was more than 139/89 in a pregnant woman with history of normal blood pressure before pregnancy and proteinuria on urine laboratory examination.
Results: Mean age was 27.23 ± 3.633 and ranged from 21 to 43 years. Primipara were 45.7% and 54.3% were multipara. Eight patients (2.1%) were having pre-eclampsia. All patients belonged to non- placenta previa group. Relative risk came out 1.045 ranging from1.014 to 1.077 at 95% confidence interval. There was no effect of age and parity on the association.
Conclusion: There is a protective association between placenta previa and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.

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