Thame, Minerva M.; Lewis, J.; Trotman-Edwards, Helen L.; Serjeant, Graham. R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Pregnancy Performance in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 2
Objective: To investigate the pregnancy outcome among women with homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. Design and Method: A retrospective study of pregnancies among women with SS disease between Janauary 1992 and December, 2002 compared with healthy women with an AA genotype, matched by age, and date of delivery. Records were examined for age, last menstrual period, expected date of delivery, maternal height and weight, haemoglobin, the number and cause of hospital admission, blood pressure and urine analysis, birth outcome, mode of delivery, blood loss and postmartum complications.....