Dysfunctions in the Management of Severe Preeclampsia in a Second- Level Referral Hospital (Parakou/Benin)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Awadé Afoukou Achille Obossou
Obstetrician- Gynecologist, Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine, 03 P.O.Box: 18
University of Parakou, Republic of Benin
Tel: ( 229) 95 85 32 79/97 06 78 52
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 03, 2015; Accepted date: September 21, 2015; Published date: September 30, 2015
Citation: Kabibou S, Denakpo J, Obossou AAA, Gassara, Sidi IR, et al. (2015) Dysfunctions in the Management of Severe Preeclampsia in a Second- Level Referral Hospital (Parakou/Benin). Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 5:324. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000324
Copyright: © 2015 Kabibou S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study focused on the management of severe preeclampsia. It was an operational research conducted as a clinical audit based on criteria that aimed to identify shortcomings in the management of severe preeclampsia (SPE). At the end of this study, it appeared that severe preeclampsia accounted for 5.6% of deliveries. The mean age of the patients was 25.5 ± 6.5 years and the latter were especially nulliparous (47.8%). Dysfunctions were identified at all stages of care: referral (25.85%), initial assessment (30.95%), patient biological monitoring and treatment monitoring with magnesium sulfate (58.8%). To address those shortcomings, a close collaboration is necessary between the laboratory, the gynecology and obstetrics unit and the hospital managing team.