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Factors that predict low hematocrit levels in the postpartum patient after vaginal delivery
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • L. A. Petersen
  • D. S. Lindner
  • Charmaine Kleiber, University of Iowa
  • M. B. Zimmerman
  • A. T. Hinton
  • J. Yankowitz
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
4-1-2002
NLM Title Abbreviation
Am J Obstet Gynecol
PubMed ID
11967500
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to provide a viable alternative to routine postpartum hematocrit measurement, by a determination of the clinical risk factors that identify patients with anemia and an examination of the resulting cost savings. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective review, cases (postpartum hematocrit level, 500 mL, Hispanic ethnicity, dizziness, or third- or fourth-degree laceration were the factors that identified 82.9% of the women with hematocrit levels of 500 mL, Hispanic ethnicity, dizziness, or third- or fourth-degree laceration were the factors that identified 82.9% of the women with hematocrit levels of 500 mL, Hispanic ethnicity, dizziness, and third- or fourth-degree laceration) can safely determine the necessity of a postpartum hematocrit measurement.
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Age Factors,
  • Anemia/diagnosis/epidemiology/etiology,
  • Blood Transfusion,
  • Continental Population Groups,
  • Delivery,
  • Obstetric,
  • Dizziness,
  • Ethnic Groups,
  • Female,
  • Hematocrit,
  • Hispanic Americans,
  • Humans,
  • Lacerations,
  • Logistic Models,
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage/complications,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Puerperal Disorders,
  • Retrospective Studies,
  • Risk Factors,
  • Vagina/injuries
Published Article/Book Citation
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 186:4 (2002) pp.737-744.
Disciplines
Citation Information
L. A. Petersen, D. S. Lindner, Charmaine Kleiber, M. B. Zimmerman, et al.. "Factors that predict low hematocrit levels in the postpartum patient after vaginal delivery" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. 186 Iss. 4 (2002) p. 737 - 744 ISSN: 0002-9378
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charmaine_kleiber/14/