Maternal and perinatal consequences of antepartum haemorrhage of unknown origin

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Abstract

Objective
To explore the risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with antepartum bleeding of unknown origin (ABUO).

Design
Cohort study based on data extracted from the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank. Exposure was antepartum haemorrhage occurring after the first trimester not attributable to placenta praevia or placental abruption.

Setting
Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Population
All primigravidae delivering between 1976 and 2010.

Methods
Data were analysed using univariate and multivariate statistical methods.

Main outcome measures
Pre-eclampsia, induced labour, mode of delivery, preterm delivery, postpartum haemorrhage, admission to neonatal unit, perinatal death.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalBJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume121
Issue number1
Early online date15 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • antepartum haemorrhage of unknown origin
  • maternal outcomes
  • perinatal outcomes
  • preterm delivery

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