Perinatal outcomes in women with preeclampsia and superimposed preeclampsia: Do they differ?

  • Tuuli M
  • Rampersad R
  • Stamilio D
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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether superimposed preeclampsia results in worse perinatal outcomes than preeclampsia. Study Design: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using our perinatal database (1990-2008). Perinatal outcomes among women with chronic hypertension (n = 1032), superimposed preeclampsia (n = 489), and preeclampsia (n = 4217) were compared with outcomes of control subjects (n = 57,103). Outcomes among women with superimposed preeclampsia were also compared with outcomes of women with preeclampsia. Multivariable analysis was used to control for confounders. Results: Rates of small-for-gestational age, abruption, stillbirth, and eclampsia were not significantly different with superimposed preeclampsia compared with preeclampsia. Delivery at

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  • adverse perinatal outcome
  • chronic hypertension
  • preeclampsia
  • superimposed preeclampsia

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