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Prevention of Placental Insufficiency Syndrome in Diabetic Pregnancies

  • W. Burkart
  • U. Cirkel
  • J. P. Hanker
  • H. P. G. Schneider

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus represents a serious complication of pregnancy. Besides maternal jeopardy by metabolic derangements (Hollingsworth, 1984) increased perinatal and neonatal mortality are well documented (Weiss and Hofmann, 1985). About 50% of the perinatal mortality is caused by severe congenital malformations which are found about two to three times more frequently in diabetic pregnancies (Burkart etal., 1987; Fuhrmann, 1982). The stillbirth rate due to acute placental insufficiency is still increased in comparison to a population of nondiabetic mothers (Weiss and Hofmann, 1985). In prior years premterm delivery was recommended to avoid stillbirth; the risks of an immature newborn seemed to be of less concern.

Keywords

Diabetic Pregnancy Placental Lactogen Placental Insufficiency Diabetic Pregnant Woman Villous Surface 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Burkart
    • 1
  • U. Cirkel
    • 1
  • J. P. Hanker
    • 1
  • H. P. G. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.University Clinic of Obstetrics and GynecologyMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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