Medical and Dental Consultantsí Association of Nigeria
Home - About us - Editorial board - Search - Ahead of print - Current issue - Archives - Submit article - Instructions - Subscribe - Advertise - Contacts - Login 
  Users Online: 4830   Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279-284

Outcome of eclampsia at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife


Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex Ile-Ife

Correspondence Address:
I P Ade-Ojo
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex Ile-Ife

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 19140370

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

OBJECTIVE: Eclampsia is a serious obstetric complication with attending high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. There is need for periodic audit of our management of these cases so as to identify potential areas for possible intervention aimed at improving the management outcome of this pregnancy complication. METHODS: The records of cases of Eclampsia managed at the OAUTHC Ile-Ife between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 2003 were retrospectively analysed. RESULTS: The incidence of Eclampsia was 0.91% of total deliveries. It was highest in teenagers and young adults who are less than 25 years (1.56%), who were carrying their first pregnancy (2.64%) and were unbooked (6.3%). Headache was the commonest symptom (100%), while hypertension and fever were the commonest signs being present in 75% and 20.2% of the patients respectively. Antepartum Eclampsia accounted for 56.5% of the cases and majority was delivered by emergency caesarean section. Maternal and perinatal mortality were 8.0% and 19.1% respectively. CONCLUSION: Provision of good quality and widespread antenatal care, improving the capacities of the hospitals to handle emergencies and intensive care unit management of all cases of Eclampsia are measures that could reduce the burden ofEclampsia in this environment.


[PDF Not available]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed531    
    Printed49    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal