PREVALENCE OF PREECLAMPSIA AMONG PREGNANT FEMALES

1.DR. SAMINA, SHAIKH ZAYED HOSPITAL RAHIM YAR KHAN
2.DR. SANA IQBAL, JINNAH HOSPITAL LAHORE
3.DR. ANOSHIA FARID, MAYO HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sana Iqbal, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, sanaiqbal53@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4281549
Cite this article as: Samina, Iqbal S, Farid A. Prevalence of preeclampsia among pregnant females. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 450-54
ABSTRACT:

Pre-eclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy characterized by the onset of high blood pressure and often a significant amount of protein in the urine. When it arises, the condition begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This cross-sectional study was conducted among the patients presenting in obstetrical clinics of different tertiary care hospitals. A total of 150 patients were included in this study. All the patients were examined after taking informed consent. The blood pressure measurements, proteinuria were recorded. The maternal age and gestational age was noted. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. A total of 120 patients were included in this study. The mean age of the patients 29.45±3.25 years. The mean gestational age was 6.34±1.23 months. Out of these 120 patients, 40 patients had hypertension (BP >140/80) and 20 patients also had associated proteinuria.

Keywords: Preeclampsia