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Article Published In Vol.7 (May-June 2019)

Frequency of Mortality in Patients with Post-Partum Eclampsia-A Study at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Sindh, India

Pages : 341-344, DOI:

Author : Dr. Almas, Dr. Naushaba Rizwan and Dr. Syed Farhan Uddin

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Postpartum preeclampsia is the occurrence of hypertension and proteinuria after delivery. Preeclampsia plus seizures after delivery is defined as postpartum eclampsia.
Objective: To determine the frequency of mortality in patients with post-partum eclampsia; To determine the obstetrical factors leading to maternal mortality in patient with postpartum eclampsia.
Methodology: The descriptive case series study was carried out in the department of Department of obstetrics & gynecology LUMHS Hospital Hyderabad from 1st January 2018 to 30 June 2018. All patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Informed consent was taken after explaining the procedure, risks and benefits of the study. All patients of postpartum eclampsia with increase blood pressure and proteinuria admitted through out-patient department or emergency within 48 hours of delivery will be included in the study. Patient will be followed for 10 days. All the collected data were entered into the proforma attached at the end.
Results: Mean ± SD of age was 27.88±7.77 with C.I (27.02…….28.74) years. Mean ± SD of systolic B.P and urine protein was 161.46±22.09 mmhg and 1432.59±967.33 mg respectively. Out of 369 was occurred mortality in 190 (60%) women.
Conclusion: It is to be concluded that mortality is most in eclampctic women followed by patients with Pre-eclampsia. However a study design comprising multiple centers, and a higher number of patients over a longer period of time will be more representative.

Keywords: Post-Partum Eclampsia, obstetrical factors, maternal mortality, Postpartum preeclampsia.



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