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Uterine irritability and/or recurrent variable or late decelerations can be the first sign of abruptio placentae.
Risk factors for and perinatal mortality of abruptio placentae in patients hospitalised for early onset severe pre-eclampsia--a case controlled study.
If the preeclamptic woman has bleeding, abruptio placentae, or microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, then her fibrinogen levels, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, and fibrin degradation products also should be obtained.
d) Obtained if bleeding, abruptio placentae, or microangiopathic hemolytic anemia.
Risk factors for abruptio placentae and eclampsia: Analysis of 445 consecutively managed women with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia.
Although epidemiological studies have reported increased rates of abruptio placentae in heavy drinkers during pregnancy, (7-10) this association has not been investigated prospectively.
After approval by the Committee for Human Research of Stellenbosch University, this case-control study was performed between April 2006 and January 2008 to investigate the association between alcohol use during pregnancy and abruptio placentae.
Women who had drunk more alcohol 12 months before, 3 months before and during pregnancy had a higher risk of developing abruptio placentae than women who did not use alcohol.
There is a high incidence of smoking and alcohol abuse in our population, both associated with abruptio placentae and IUGR.
Primary cause of death that changed as a result of placental histology report N From To 3 Unknown (46) PTL with chorio-amnionitis with intact membranes 14 Chorio-amnionitis 4 Abruptio placentae 1 Treponemal infection 24 IUGR 3 Spontaneous PTL IUGR 2 Chorio-amnionitis IUGR 1 Hypertension-related IUGR 1 Intrapartum hypoxia PTL with chorio-amnionitis with intact membranes 2 Cervical incompetence PTL with chorio-amnionitis with intact membranes 1 Hypertension-related Chorio-amnionitis 2 Maternal disease Chorio-amnionitis Table V.
Risk factors for transfusion in the study included anemia, previous C-section, abruptio placentae, chorioamnionitis, placenta previa, abnormal lie (breech or transverse), and previous blood transfusion.