Increased PE in Mothers Delivering Very LBW Infant

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Increased PE in Mothers Delivering Very LBW Infant

Postby caryn » Wed Apr 29, 2009 02:20 pm

...The proportion of mothers with preeclampsia delivering VLBW infants increased over time. After controlling for potential confounding variables, the odds of maternal preeclampsia were increased (1.3, 95% confidence interval 1.2 to 1.5) in infants born between 2003 and 2006 compared with those born between 1994 and 1997. In our population of VLBW infants, the proportion of mothers with the diagnosis of preeclampsia increased over time. From our investigation, we cannot determine if the increase in the proportion of mothers with preeclampsia is related to a true increase in the disease, changes in diagnostic surveillance, or other factors...

So more of us are getting sick, and we're not sure why.

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