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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 05 September 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC960160

Pulmonary problems in pregnancy: A three year retrospective study of 133 pregnant women with pulmonary problems.

Mercy Antoinette S. Gappi,
Imelda M. Mateo,

This is a 3 year retrospective study of 133 pregnant women presenting with pulmonary problems. The main objectives of this study are: 1) to determine the pulmonary problems usually encountered in pregnancy; 2) to note the different variables associated with each pulmonary problems; and 3) to determine the clinical course and prenatal outcomes of women with pulmonary disorders during pregnancy. Charts of 133 pregnant patients from January 1983 to October 1995 were reviewed. The mean age of the subjects was 27.42 years old with a mean parity of 1.9. Seventy five of 119 presenting with acute symptoms during pregnancy occurred during the third trimester. Upper respiratory tract infection was noted in 41.8% of subjects followed by bronchial asthma in 37%, lower respiratory tract infection in 10.3%, PTB (6.16%), allergic rhinitis (22.7%) and ARDS (0.7%). Majority of subjects who delivered pre-term. Five intrauterine deaths were noted in the study. In conclsion, bronchial asthma, PTB and URTI have no consistent effect on pregnancy and it is only in lower respiratory tract infection where possible catastrophic maternal and fetal outcomes occur, if not treated immediately.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
St. Luke's Medical Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
January-June 1996
Volume
3
Issue
1
Page(s)
39-42
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 35 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)

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