Factors Leading to Acute Kidney Injury in Third Trimester of Pregnant Females Visiting Allied Hospital Faisalabad
Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of factors leading to acute kidney injury in third trimester of pregnant females visiting Allied Hospital Faisalabad. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Settings: Nephrology ward, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Duration: 6 months From February 2017 to July 2017. Methodology: Due approval to conduct the study from ethical committee of the institute was obtained. Population included in this study was subjected to fulfillment of inclusion/exclusion criteria. A thorough history of the participants was taken and a complete physical examination was also performed. Blood samples in a disposable syringe were obtained for examination through hospital laboratory. Puerperal sepsis, postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia were assessed as per operational definition by the researcher himself. Results: Mean age was 29.53+4.27 years, frequency of factors leading to acute kidney injury in third trimester of pregnant females was recorded as 56.67%(n=102) had Puerperal sepsis, 24.44%(n=44) had pre-eclampsia and 16.11%(n=29) had postpartum hemorrhage. Conclusion: In this study, frequency of factors leading to acute kidney injury in third trimester of pregnant females was higher in Puerperal sepsis followed by pre-eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage.