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50 Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for Congenital Anomalies in Low Risk population at tertiary care hospital

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for Congenital Anomalies in Low Risk population at tertiary care hospital RUKHSHANDA DUGHAL, ASMA ZARAH, NUDRAT RASHID, REHANA NAZIR, TAHIRA ASIF, ASIF HANIF, TAYYABA MAJEED ABSTRACT Aim: To determine the frequency of preventable factors causing congenital anomalies Methods: This observational study was conducted at Obstetric unit of Govt. Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore, from January, 2012 to December, 2012. Patients were admitted through emergency unit & out patients department. Patients’ demographic record including age, parity, education, socio-economic status, along with mode of admission, antenatal care status, previous scar (Myomectomy, Cesarean, D&C C -Hysterectomy, Blood transfusion and duration of hospital stay was noted from patients record. Results: Among total 80 newborns born with anomalies, 47(59%) were males whereas rest of 33(41%) were females. A total of 38(47%) newborns had Hydrocephaly, 25(31%) had Anencephaly, 8(10%) had Arcania, 4(5%) had ompalocele, 3(4%) had spina bifida and only 2(3%) had Arnolad Chiari. A total of 47(59%) subjects were compatible with life, among whom 38(81%) were hydrocephalus wher ...
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