Factors predictive of perinatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by hypertension

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Perinatal outcome and various indicators of perinatal risk were analyzed in a prospective study of 268 pregnant women with hypertension. Poor perinatal outcome was defined by stillbirth (n = 13), neonatal death (n = 2), and in surviving babies, by birth before 32 weeks or a birthweight below 1500 g (n = 13). In multivariate analysis, proteinuria and onset of hypertension between the 27th and 36th weeks of amenorrhea were the only two independent indicators of poor outcome (relative risks of 4.0 and 3.7, p < 0.001 and p < 0.01 respectively). Both these indicators were more frequent in mothers with no history of pre-pregnancy hypertension. © 1986.

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Plouin, P. F., Chatellier, G., Bréart, G., Hillion, D., Moynot, A., Tchobroutsky, C., … Blot, P. (1986). Factors predictive of perinatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by hypertension. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 23(5–6), 341–348. https://doi.org/10.1016/0028-2243(86)90169-3

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