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Med Arch. 2013;67(5):339-41.

Maternal complications of preeclampsia.

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1
Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Clinical Center, Prishtina, Kosova. drminire@yahoo.com
2
"Manaj" Clinic, Tirana, Albania.
3
Regional Hospital, Ferizaj, Kosovo.
4
"Apex" Clinic, Tirana, Albania.
5
Maternity Hospital "Queen Geraldine", Tirana, Albania.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Preeclampsia is classified as mild and severe. It is mild in 75% of cases and 25% presented as severe. In extreme cases the disease can lead to kidney and liver failure, DIC and central nervous system disorders.

OBJECTIVE:

To present the type and number of maternal complications of preeclampsia in women hospitalized in Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic in Prishtina, Kosovo.

METHODS:

A transversal (cross-sectional) study with combined method (retro and prospective) which included 430 pregnant women in period time September 2010 to May 2012.

RESULTS:

In the group of maternal complications based on our analysis 14 out of 430 subjects have advanced in eclampsia. Liver damage have been found in 4.9% and 12.3% had renal impairment. Detachment of the placenta (abruption) has encountered in 30 cases and 3 patients had an epileptic attack. HELLP syndrome is presented only in 4.2%, pulmonary edema had 24 subjects, DIC was found in 12 cases and only one patient was registered with encephalopathy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Preeclampsia is the most common medical complication of pregnancy and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality for mother. Delivery is the key for saving life.

PMID:
24601166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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