Exploring Maternal Biomarkers and Risk Factors in Preeclampsia: Insights from a Ghanaian Case-control Study

Aims: The involvement of maternal sociodemographic, obstetric, clinical, anthropometric and biochemical variables in preeclampsia has been demonstrated in previous studies. However, there are intra- and inter-population variabilities in study findings due to differences in genetic and environmental factors. This requires population-specific studies to aid the formulation of local protocols for the early detection and management of preeclampsia.

Study Design: This was a case-control study

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital between January and December 2022. The women were aged between 16 and 41 years and were receiving antenatal care at the hospital.

Aim of Work: The current study sought to determine variations in maternal sociodemographic, clinical, obstetric and biochemical characteristics in preeclampsia. To achieve this, women with and without preeclampsia were recruited and compared.

Methodology: The study included 100 and 150 pregnant women with and without preeclampsia respectively. Sociodemographic, birth outcomes and obstetric data were collected from participants’ medical records. Venous and placental blood samples were collected at delivery and analyzed for biochemical variables and malaria parasites.

Results: The results showed that the maternal and gestational ages did not differ between the pregnant women with and without preeclampsia. However, caesarean delivery (ꭓ2=14.275, P

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APA

Akilla, M (2024). Exploring Maternal Biomarkers and Risk Factors in Preeclampsia: Insights from a Ghanaian Case-control Study. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/exploring-maternal-biomarkers-and-risk-factors-in-preeclampsia-insights-from-a-ghanaian-case-control-study

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Akilla, Martin "Exploring Maternal Biomarkers and Risk Factors in Preeclampsia: Insights from a Ghanaian Case-control Study" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/exploring-maternal-biomarkers-and-risk-factors-in-preeclampsia-insights-from-a-ghanaian-case-control-study. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Akilla, Martin . "Exploring Maternal Biomarkers and Risk Factors in Preeclampsia: Insights from a Ghanaian Case-control Study". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/exploring-maternal-biomarkers-and-risk-factors-in-preeclampsia-insights-from-a-ghanaian-case-control-study >.

Chicago

Akilla, Martin . "Exploring Maternal Biomarkers and Risk Factors in Preeclampsia: Insights from a Ghanaian Case-control Study" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/exploring-maternal-biomarkers-and-risk-factors-in-preeclampsia-insights-from-a-ghanaian-case-control-study