Retrospective Cohort Study: Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia at Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, Kenya
It is increasingly recognized that pre-eclampsia has two distinct sub-types, depending on the timing of onset: early onset pre-eclampsia, which occurs before 34 weeks of gestation, and late onset preeclampsia, which occurs after 34 weeks. Few studies, however, examine and compare early and late onset pre-eclampsia in a low- and middle-income country setting.
This study’s goal was to establish a profile of patients with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, especially pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, over a two year period. At Kenya’s national referral hospital, we examined clinical presentation at admission, management of complications, along with maternal and newborn health outcomes in the hospital’s busy maternity unit, to ascertain any differences in health outcomes for early and late onset pre-eclampsia.Read More