publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

New strategies to prevent fetal and neonatal complications in Rhesus D immunization

Tiblad, Eleonor;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The general purpose of this thesis was to investigate if fetal and neonatal complications due to RhD immunization in the mother could be prevented by 1) reducing procedurerelated complications in intrauterine blood transfusions and by 2) reducing the incidence of RhD immunization by providing routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis during pregnancy selectively to non-immunized RhD negative women with RhD positive fetuses. Paper I was a retrospective study including 284 intrauterine transfusions in 84 women 1990-2010. Perinatal survival was 91.8 %. Complications occurred in 4.9 % of procedures of which 1.4 % were fatal. Procedure-related complications were significa...
Subjects
free text keywords: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP
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