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Hypertension and Pregnancy in Karbala Maternity Hospital

Author: Muna Kasim Mahmood
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2013 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 1625-1629
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء

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background: Hypertension complicates 5-7% of all pregnancies. Preeclampsiacharacterized by development of hypertension, proteinuria and multisysteminvolvement after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a previously normal female anddisappear after peurperium and it is responsible for substantial maternal and fetal morbidity.Objective: the purpose of this study was to know the complications of hypertension infemale during pregnancy and postpartum period, the method of termination of pregnancy,fetal and neonatal outcome of female with hypertension in pregnancy.Methods: this is a prospective study involve 75 pregnant women with hypertension admittedto Karbala maternity hospital, we monitored their pregnancies and recorded the developmentof complications.Results: eclampsia developed in 25.33% of them, HEELP syndrome developed in 9.33% andintrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% and no maternal mortality occurring during thisperiod, intrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% of them and 32% of them delivered vaginally.Conclusion: lower incidence of eclampsia, maternal death, intrauterine fetal death and othercomplications due to preeclampsia due to good monitoring and the use of prophylacticmagnesium sulphate in severe cases.


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The effect of maternal age on the progress of vaginal delivery

Authors: Iqbal Qassim Jaber --- Muna kasim mahmood
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2012 Volume: 5 no 1 Issue: 11 Pages: 1380-1383
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء

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AbstractBack ground and Objective : teenage pregnancy is defined as maternal age less than 20 years of age,while advanced maternal age is defined as maternal age more than 35 years1. In this study we want to determine whether there is a continuous effect of maternal age on the progress of vaginal delivery in a selected low risk pregnancy with spontanuous term labour.Materials and methods:- prospective study, 100 low risk pregnancy with spontanuous term labour. Female were divided into two groups, the first group were the maternal age equal to or less than 20 years (60 cases) and the second group were the maternal age more than 20 years of age (40 cases). There progress of vaginal delivery were monitored and the out come of delivery were recorded.These groups then analysed according to maternal age for the progress of labour to vaginal, instrumental or caesarean section using SPSS variant 10.Results:- The incidence of vaginal delivery was 90% for those maternal age equal to or less than 20 years and 87.5% for those maternal age more than 20 years of age ( P value 0.494).Conclusion:- There is minimal effect of maternal age on the progress of vaginal delivery in selected low risk term pregnancy with spontaneous labour which is not statistically significant.

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The Relationship between the Presence of Uterine Fibroid and Symptoms in Women 20-40 Years Old

Authors: Muna Kasim Mahmood --- Zena Mahdi Abd Ali
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2014 Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 1793-1796
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء

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Abstractbackground: we examined the prevalence of uterine fibroid and menstrual cycle characteristics in a population of non-care-seeking women.Methods: this is a cross- sectional study involves 175 women who were not lactating or using contraception and their age between 20-40. After taking history transvaginal ultrasound done to these female. We examined the association between menstrual cycle characteristic and the presence of uterine fibroid.Results & discussion: uterine leiomyomata were detected in 31 women (17.71%). The presence of uterine leiomypma was not significantly related to amount of blood loss with menstrual cycle, regularity of the cycle, dysmenorrheo or deep pelvic pain.Conclusion: in this population of non-care seeking women, menstrual cycle abnormalities are not related to the presence of uterine leiomyoma.Keywords: Uterine Fibroid, Menstrual cycle, uterine, Leiomypma

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