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|Title:||Obstetric outcome of pregestational diabetic pregnancies.|
|Authors:||Chia, Y.T. |
|Citation:||Chia, Y.T., Chua, S., Thai, A.C., Yeoh, S.C., Kek, L.P., Selamat, N., Ratnam, S.S. (1995-10). Obstetric outcome of pregestational diabetic pregnancies.. Singapore medical journal 36 (5) : 498-500. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This retrospective study examined the obstetric and neonatal outcome in 23 pregestational diabetic pregnancies. The incidence of congenital malformations and mortality in infants of diabetic mothers was increased compared to the control population. Late booking for antenatal care and poor glycaemia control are probably the reasons for this high incidence. There was also a significantly higher preterm delivery and Caesarean section rate in the pregnancies complicated by pregestational diabetes. The neonatal morbidity was also higher than the controls in terms of jaundice, hypoglycaemia, respiratory distress syndrome and admissions to neonatal intensive care unit. Only with preconception counselling and tight glycaemia control in the periconception period and throughout pregnancy can we expect a drop in the complication rates in pregestational diabetic pregnancies.|
|Source Title:||Singapore medical journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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