Journal article

Expectant management of severe preterm preeclampsia: a comparison of maternal and fetal indications for delivery

Samantha S Mooney, Rilka M Lee, Stephen Tong, Fiona C Brownfoot

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the delivery indication (maternal or fetal) for patients with preterm preeclampsia and assess whether disease characteristics at presentation are predictive of delivery indication. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia (Mercy Hospital for Women). We assessed indication for delivery for participants presenting with preeclampsia from 23(+0) to 32(+6) weeks gestation. We compared baseline disease characteristics, disease features at delivery and postnatal outcomes between those delivered for maternal or fetal indications, or for both maternal and fetal indications. RESULTS: Two hundred sixty six participants prese..

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