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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 701-704


Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan

Shabana Bano Soomro, Rashida Bosan, Shazia Shaikh, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Aamir Ali Shaikh, Shahida Shaikh.

Abstract
Objective: To find the burden of pre-eclampsia among multigravidas so sufficient steps can be taken to reduce morbidity and mortality among them.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study was done at department of gynecology and obstetrics, Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital, Larkana from July 23, 2015 to January 22, 2016. Women with parity 2 to 4, gestational age from 20 weeks onwards confirmed by dating ultrasound and having singleton pregnancy were included in the study. Patients with essential hypertension, medical disorders like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and renal disease, multifetal pregnancy, history of smoking and congenital anomaly were excluded. Preeclampsia was diagnosed on the basis of measuring blood pressure of 140/90 and proteinuria of 1+ or more on dipstick with or without edema. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22.0.
Results: Mean age of patients was 26.943.36 years, 58 (47.9%) were para 2, 62 (51.2%) had gravida 4, mean gestational age 26.643.97 weeks. 89 (73.6%) had BMI of <25, mean systolic BP was 140.526.3, mean diastolic BP was 83.6510.2, 25 (20.7%) had proteinuria. The frequency of preeclampsia in multigravida women was 19.8%.
Conclusions: We should design antenatal, natal and postnatal follow up and education of mother and family. Society needs to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which is responsible for maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

Key words: Preeclampsia, multigravida, proteinuria.


 
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Soomro SB, RB, Shaikh S, Shaikh AB, Shaikh AA, Shaikh S, . Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 701-704.


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Soomro SB, RB, Shaikh S, Shaikh AB, Shaikh AA, Shaikh S, . Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=19857 [Access: March 28, 2020].


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Soomro SB, RB, Shaikh S, Shaikh AB, Shaikh AA, Shaikh S, . Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 701-704.



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Soomro SB, RB, Shaikh S, Shaikh AB, Shaikh AA, Shaikh S, . Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ. (2019), [cited March 28, 2020]; 44(4): 701-704.



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Soomro, S. B., , R. B., Shaikh, S. ., Shaikh, A. B., Shaikh, A. A., Shaikh, S. . & (2019) Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. RMJ, 44 (4), 701-704.



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Soomro, Shabana Bano, Rashida Bosan, Shazia Shaikh, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Aamir Ali Shaikh, Shahida Shaikh, and . 2019. Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 701-704.



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Soomro, Shabana Bano, Rashida Bosan, Shazia Shaikh, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Aamir Ali Shaikh, Shahida Shaikh, and . "Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 701-704.



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Soomro, Shabana Bano, Rashida Bosan, Shazia Shaikh, Ahmed Bux Shaikh, Aamir Ali Shaikh, Shahida Shaikh, and . "Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44.4 (2019), 701-704. Print.



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Soomro, S. B., , R. B., Shaikh, S. ., Shaikh, A. B., Shaikh, A. A., Shaikh, S. . & (2019) Frequency of pre-eclampsia in multigravida at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 701-704.








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