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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.119, No.12, p.785–789, 2018

Title: Active surveillance of incidence and risk factors of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets syndrome in Slovakia
Author: M. Dugatova, A. Kristufkova, B. Nemethova, J. Danis, M. Borovsky

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelets syndrome (HELLP syndrome) is one of the actively haunted maternal morbidity through Slovak Obstetric Survey System (SOSS), the organisation for surveillance of severe maternal morbidity and mortality in Slovakia.
METHODS: The questionaires were sent in 55 Obstetric Units in Slovakia. The analyzed and here presented data had been collected cases those happened in the period from 1.1.2012 till 31.12.2014. Controls were women from SR during observed years, who delivered without HELLP syndrome.
RESULTS: The return rate of questionnaires was 89.67 %, thus covering 146 972 deliveries during the study period in Slovakia. The exact incidence of HELLP syndrome was 0.63/1000 deliveries (CI 95 % 0.51–0.78). Risk factors were age > 30 (OR = 1.63), nuliparous (OR = 2.96), pregnancy after assisted reproduction technology (OR = 8.29) and multiple pregnancy OR = 9.19). The mean gestation age at delivery was 33.8th weeks. Vaginal delivery was by 10 (10.8 %) patients with HELLP syndrome and in the 83 (89.2 %) patients pregnancy was terminated with acute caesarean section. There were reported 45 050 cases (30.7 %) of the caesarean section in the control group throughout the study period.
CONCLUSION: The older age, nulliparity, multiple pregnancy and pregnancy after assisted reproduction techniques was identified as a significant risk factors of HELLP syndrome (Tab. 5, Fig. 1, Ref. 21).

Keywords: hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets syndrome, maternal morbidity, parity, asissted reproduction technology, multiple pregnancy, age, body mass index
Published online: 17-Dec-2018
Year: 2018, Volume: 119, Issue: 12 Page From: 785, Page To: 789

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