Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2016 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Pregnancy in Sickle Cell Disease Is a Very High-Risk Situation: An Observational Study

Table 5

Comparison of maternal-fetal characteristics between transfused and nontransfused pregnant women with sickle cell disease during pregnancy.

Nontransfused ()Transfused ()

Median age (years)25.9 (16–40)26 (17–41)0.7
Pregestational Hb (g/dL)9.9 (8.4–11.4)8.7 (7.1–10.7)0.06
Abnormal fetal heart rate (%)6 ()3 ()0.4
Preterm labor (%)4 ()3 ()0.3
Preeclampsia (%)5 ()6 ()0.8
Fetal death in utero (%)1 ()2 ()0.5
Intrauterine growth retardation (%)8 (24.2)7 (24.1)0.9
Maternal hospitalization in ICU (%)5 ()5 ()0.8
Maternal death (%)00
Total death (maternal and fetal) (%)00
Prematurity (%)6 ()12 (41)0.04

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