Outcome of Pregnancy in Saudi Women with Sickle Cell Disease Attending the Tertiary Care University Hospital in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

This study was carried out to compare the fetomaternal outcome in patients with SCD with those without SCD. This was a retrospective cohort study done in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia in a tertiary care, teaching hospital, by retrieving the data through the code ICD-9 for SCD, the control group was also selected with comparable characteristics. A total of 302 SCD pregnant patients were included for comparison with 600 pregnant women without SCD as control, during the period of Jan 1, 2008 to December 31, 2018. After the data retrieval, percentages of complications were calculated between the study and control groups. Fischer's exact test and t-test were used for statistical analysis by using SPSS version 22. The results showed higher complication rates in pregnancies of patients with SCD. Hypertensive disorders (13.3%), abruptio placenta (1.6%), intrauterine growth restriction (19.2%), thromboembolism (6.6%) and stroke (2.6%) were all higher in SCD as compared to the control group .The complications of SCD itself including anemia (89.4%), acute chest syndrome (13.2%) and sickle cell crisis (39.2%) were also increased during the pregnancy. Both still birth (3.3%) and neonatal intensive care unit admission (1.6%) were also higher in SCD. SCD during the pregnancy is a high-risk situation and can lead to many fetomaternal complications; however, preconceptional counselling, early booking, a careful monitoring during pregnancy and multidisciplinary management approach can p...
Source: African Journal of Reproductive Health - Category: African Health Tags: Afr J Reprod Health Source Type: research

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