ResearcherID - CLICK HERE

TITLE:

ASSESSMENT OF MATERNAL AND NEONATAL OUTCOMES OF PREGNANT WOMEN WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS AT KING ABDULAZIZ MEDICAL CITY – JEDDAH

AUTHORS:

Sultan Fahad Magliah*, Hawazen Abdullah Zarif, Abdullah Omar Almajnoni, Abdulaziz Ahmed Suwaidi, Nawaf Abdullah Aljohani, Ahmed Hesham Kaneetah, Ahmed Abdullah Bamohammed

ABSTRACT:

This retrospective cohort study presented the factual findings on the maternal and neonatal outcomes of women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in King Abdulaziz Medical City – Jeddah (KAMC-J). Differences in between women with GDM (n=214) to non-diabetic women (n=225) were assessed based on their pre-pregnancy status, delivery status and presented maternal and neonatal outcomes. Association of GDM to pre-pregnancy maternal characteristics, maternal and neonatal outcomes were also determined. This study found out that women with GDM had no significant difference in terms of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes as compared to non-diabetic. However, although the study findings represents the effective diabetes control and management as observed among GDM women managed in KAMC-J, still it’s undeniable that cases of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes are still presented in this study population and carries risks for the mother and neonate; and has been documented in local and international studies. It is therefore shown that the exact utility of diabetic control and management to eradicate completely the occurrence of associated maternal and neonatal outcomes is still undetermined. This study therefore recommended that multi-center study in a national perspective of this country is indeed necessary. To further evaluate the effectiveness of GDM management and to determine effective measures to prevent completely the maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes associated with GDM. Keywords:Gestational diabetes mellitus; Maternal outcomes; Neonatal outcomes; Perinatal outcomes; Saudi Arabia.

FULL TEXT

Top
  • Follows us on
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.