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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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SUAREZ GONZALEZ, Juan Antonio et al. Maternal and perinatal behavior present in pregnants with severe pre-eclampsia. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

OBJECTIVE: to describe the main moternal and perinatal results associated with the severe pre-eclampsia. METHODS: authors made a cross-sectional and descriptive study in a cohort of 377 pregnants admitted in perinatal care ward of the "Mariana Grajales" of Genecology and Obstetric University Hospital in Santa Clara municipality, Villa Clara province from January, 2006 to December, 2008. We used different variables: mother age, marital status, obstetric backgrounds, parity, and gestational age at birth, type of delivery, infant birth weight, Apgar score, and perinatal mortality. RESULTS: in study group there is a female predominance in extreme life age: adolescents 30,5%, and older than 35 years, 28,6% where a 50,1% were nulliparous. Prematurity in 68 patients, 18,03% and in low-birth weight 55,43%, with a mean of 1553 g ± 172,51 were the more significant perinatal results in this group. CONCLUSIONS: severe pre-eclampsia is a disease generating alterations in fetus and its possible death.

Keywords : Pregnancy; risk factors; hypertension; pre-eclampsia/diagnosis.

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