Journal article

Clinical features and outcomes of pregnancies complicated by pre-ecplampsia necessitating in-utero transfer

Stephanie E Reilly, Shaun P Brennecke, Jacqui Smith, Michael J Stewart, Rosemarie A Boland

PREGNANCY HYPERTENSION-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WOMENS CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with significant risks of adverse perinatal outcomes, often necessitating transfer to a higher level of care for specialist perinatal management. In Victoria, Australia, the Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) coordinates in-utero transfers of high-risk pregnancies. Our objectives were to report the clinical features and outcomes of women referred to PIPER with a primary diagnosis of PE, and subsequently transferred in-utero. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective audit of consecutive pregnancies referred to PIPER in 2013-2014 with a primary diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, ≥20 weeks' gestation and transferred in-utero. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES..

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