IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 43 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3111.2016
Open Access Original Research
Maternal-fetal prognosis in HELLP syndrome in a level 3 maternal-fetal care centre
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi
2 “Cuza Vodă” University Hospital, Iasi; 3 “Elena Doamna” University Hospital, Iasi (Romania)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016 , 43(3), 374–378; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog3111.2016
Published: 10 June 2016
Abstract

Purpose of investigation: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the maternal and perinatal outcome and prognosis in pregnant women with HELLP syndrome. Materials and Methods: Medical records of eligible pregnant women with HELLP syndrome were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were evaluated in terms of maternal complication, as well as the types of delivery. Perinatal outcome were evaluated in terms of Apgar score, birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome, and neonatal intensive care unit admission. Results: The leading maternal complications associated with HELLP syndrome were the following: severe preeclampsia, eclampsia, placental abruption, acute pulmonary edema, acute kidney failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome, and immediate maternal death. The most prominent neonatal outcomes associated with HELLP syndrome were: antenatal fetal death, intrauterine growth restriction, prematurity. Conclusion: The management and delivery of the patients with HELLP syndrome must take place in a tertiary referral maternal and fetal care centre.
Keywords
Pregnancy
HELLP syndrome
Severe preeclampsia
Placental abruption
Prematurity
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