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1. Pregnancy outcomes of women with pruritus, normal bile salts and liver enzymes: a case control study (PubMed)

Pregnancy outcomes of women with pruritus, normal bile salts and liver enzymes: a case control study Obstetric cholestasis (OC) is associated with increased maternal and perinatal complications. Nevertheless, data on pregnancy outcomes of women who experience pruritus on a transient basis, but have normal bile salts and liver function tests (LFT) is scarce.The maternal and fetal outcomes of 144 women with pruritus but normal bile salts and LFTs were compared with the next delivered patient (...) without itch who matched for age, ethnicity and parity.The study and control groups had similar mean gestational ages at delivery and birth weights (p>0.05, t test). However, women with pruritus were more likely to have meconium-stained liqor, abnormal intrapartum cardiotocography and postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) (p<0.05, Fisher's exact test). There appears to be a trend towards a higher rate of instrumental delivery (p=0.07) in the study compared to the control group, although this did not reach

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