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Pregnancy-induced hypertension affects at least 10% of all pregnancies. An association with first pregnancy or a change in paternity for subsequent pregnancies has been suggested. We studied the duration of sexual cohabitation with the father prior to conception and the incidence of pregnancy-induced hypertension. During a five-month period, 1011(More)
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP: pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia) affect approximately 10% of human births. Women are at increased risk for HDP during their first conception; and/or when the conception is with a new partner (new paternity); when conception occurs very shortly after the beginning of their sexual relationship.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compares the prevalence and perinatal mortality of congenital heart defects on La Réunion with European (EUROCAT) standards. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were extracted from a EUROCAT-affiliated congenital malformations registry, covering 88,025 births during the period 2002-2007, on the whole island territory. A total of 512 congenital(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant women have been identified as a group at risk, both for respiratory complications than for the admissions to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic (pdm). The purpose of this prospective register-based cohort-study was to characterize the clinical virulence of the pdm (H1N1/09)v during pregnancy in La(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the maternal and neonatal outcomes of a large cohort of adolescent pregnancies in a tertiary care hospital at Reunion Island. METHODS Retrospective study of all primiparous singleton pregnancies over 10.5 years. Adolescent (<18 years) were compared to 18-29 years pregnancies. The maternal outcomes were obstetric illness, labor(More)
BACKGROUND An outbreak of chikungunya virus affected over one-third of the population of La Réunion Island between March 2005 and December 2006. In June 2005, we identified the first case of mother-to-child chikungunya virus transmission at the Groupe Hospitalier Sud-Réunion level-3 maternity department. The goal of this prospective study was to(More)
The Dubowitz assessment of gestational maturity was compared with the best obstetric estimate of gestational age based on date of last menstrual period (LMP) or ultrasonography performed early in the pregnancy or both. This study involved 384 low birthweight infants admitted to the neonatal tertiary center in Guadeloupe, French West Indies, during the(More)
Preeclampsia still ranks as one of obstetrics major problems. Clinicians typically encounter preeclampsia as maternal disease with variable degrees of fetal involvement. More and more the unique immunogenetic maternal-paternal relationship is appreciated, and as such also the specific 'genetic conflict' that is characteristic of haemochorial placentation.(More)
Few authors have published investigations regarding a possible association between preeclampsia and changing paternity. This study employs an epidemiological approach to explore the relationship between severe preeclampsia and changes in paternity patterns among multigravidae in a Caribbean community (Guadeloupe, French West Indies). Multiparae who were(More)