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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
F.B. was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, an AVANT scholarship, an Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship and by the Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies. S.T. was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia [#10 50765]. The funders had no role in study design, data collection, analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.