By Charity Ndwiga, Program Officer In Kenya, despite the maternal mortality rate remaining high—between 2003 and 2014 (more than 400 deaths per 100,000 live births)—the proportion of mothers accessing antenatal care (ANC) and emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) increased…
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Determinants of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia among women attending delivery services in selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A case control study
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2017 The study identified protective and risk factors for PE/E. To promptly diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia, health workers need to pay special attention to women with primigravida and multiple pregnancy. Health care providers should also provide nutritional…
Maternal and fetal outcomes of emergency obstetric referrals to a Nigerian teaching hospital
Tropical Doctor, 2017 Findings were that the majority of women presented at health centers late. Severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia were the most common indications for referral, accounting for 33 percent of all referrals. Perinatal and maternal fatality rates were 16…
Knowledge of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Bangladesh
Ending Eclampsia, 2017 Findings revealed barriers, including lack of awareness about signs and symptoms of PE/E, lack of access, financial hardship, and cultural norms cause delays in seeking timely care when pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications occur.
Serum Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 (FABP4) Predicts Pre-Eclampsia in Women With Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes Care, 2016 For each doubling of serum fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) levels, the risk of pre-eclampsia increased by 40 percent and 60 percent at 14 and 26 weeks, respectively.
Preconceptional and maternal obesity: epidemiology and health consequences
The Lancet, 2016 The review examines the health of the fetus and newborn baby and at the heightened risk for longer-term maternal morbidity, and provides recommendations for preventing adverse health consequences of preconceptional and maternal obesity.