ASSESSMENT OF PREVALENCE OF PREECLAMPSIA IN PATIENTS ATTENDING OBSTETRICAL CLINICS

  1. DR. TATHEER FATIMA ALLAMA IQBAL MEMORIAL TEACHING HOSPITAL SIALKOT
  2. DR. SAIMA IRUM BAHAWAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BAHAWALPUR
  3. DR. AZKA PERVEEN RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Corresponding Author: Dr. Azka Perveen, Rawalpindi Medical University, azkaperveen@gmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3940900
Cite this article as: Fatima T, Irum S, Parveen A. Assessment of prevalence of preeclampsia in patients attending obstetrical clinics. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(6). 157-62

ABSTRACT: Pre-eclampsia is diagnosed when a pregnant woman develops i.e. blood pressure ≥140 mmHg systolic or ≥90 mmHg diastolic on two separate readings taken at least four to six hours apart after 20 weeks’ gestation in an individual with previously normal blood pressure and proteinuria ≥ 0.3 grams (300 mg) or more of protein in a 24-hour urine sample. A total of 230 females were included in this study. The mean age of the patients was 30.23±2.45 years. The mean systolic blood pressure of all the patients was 129.45±3.45mmHg and the mean diastolic blood pressure was 85.23±2.89mmHg on two readings. Out of 230, only 68 (29.65%) patients had ≥140 mmHg systolic or ≥90 mmHg diastolic blood pressure on two separate readings. These patients were subjected to urine dipstick for proteinuria. The final diagnosis of preeclampsia was confirmed in 45 (19.56%) patients.

Keywords: Preeclampsia, Obstetrics