Maternal hemoglobin level and fetal outcome at low and high altitudes.

@article{Gonzales2009MaternalHL,
  title={Maternal hemoglobin level and fetal outcome at low and high altitudes.},
  author={Gustavo F Gonzales and Kyle N. Steenland and Vilma L Tapia},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={297 5},
  pages={R1477-85}
}
Both, low (<7 g/dl) and high (>14.5 g/dl), maternal hemoglobin (Hb) levels have been related to poor fetal outcome. Most studies have been done at low altitude (LA). Here, we have sought to determine whether this relationship exists at both high and low altitude, and also whether there is an adverse effect of high altitude (HA) on fetal outcome independent of level of maternal hemoglobin. The study is based on a retrospective multicenter analysis of 35,449 pregnancies at LA and six other cities… CONTINUE READING