RCRU Publishes Paper in Open Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology


UMST University’s Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit (RCRU) has published a new paper on Management and Outcome of Hyperemesis Gravidarum at Tertiary Obstetric Facility, Khartoum-Sudan.

The research was published on Scientific Research in the Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is vomiting and/or nausea in pregnancy causes dehydration, electrolytes imbalance, weight loss and further serious organs dysfunction. Methods: This was a descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional hospital based total coverage analytic study, which was conducted from November 2013
to May 2014 at Omdurman New Hospital (ONH) for Obstetrics & Gynecology, Khartoum-Sudan. Results: HG prevalence is 13% of complicated pregnancy of ONH admission. Acetonurea is reported in all cases with significant association between acetonurea and smoking (P value = 0.005). A significant association between Hemoglobulin
level and the readmission the (P value = 0.01) was reported. One maternal death is reported from severe hypoglycemia and liver impairment. Conclusion: Hyperemesis gravidarum has serious maternal morbidity with social negative impacts and significant financial burden on the health services.

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