Table 4

Criterion attainment for women with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia according to the ALARM International Program
Criterion ALARM (n,%) Control (n,%) p-value
N = 68 N = 70
Anticonvulsant administered
 Magnesium sulphate 26, 38.2% 20, 28.6%
 Valium 7, 10.3% 7, 10.0%
 None 35, 51.5% 43, 61.4% 0.455
Blood pressure recorded every four hours after birth
 Yes 15, 22.1% 13, 18.6%
 No 53, 77.9% 57, 81.4% 0.675
Urinary output measured at least once in 24 hours
 Yes 22, 32.4% 22, 31.4%
 No 46, 67.6% 48, 68.6% 1.000
Test of bleeding time
 Yes 5, 7.4% 10, 14.3%
 No 63, 92.6% 60, 85.7% 0.275
Test of coagulation rate
 Yes 5, 7.4% 9, 12.9%
 No 63, 92.6% 61, 87.1% 0.346
Platelet count
 Yes 22, 32.4% 17, 24.3%
 No 46, 67.6% 53, 75.7% 0.346
Albumin test
 Yes 18, 26.5% 18, 26.1%
 No 50, 73.5% 51, 73.9% 1.00
Total severe (pre-) eclampsia score 25.2% 23.2% 0.621

Pirkle et al.

Pirkle et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-24

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