The Impact of Sickle Cell Status on Adverse Delivery Outcomes Using Electronic Health Record Data

Applied Clinical Research Informatics: Solving Real World Problems.
Oral Presentations S17: March 23, 2021 11:30am-1pm ET

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This study investigates the effect of sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease, on adverse pregnancy outcomes at Penn Medicine. The risk of a Cesarean section (C-section), preterm birth, stillbirth, pain crisis, blood transfusion, and hemorrhage during delivery were all found to be significantly correlated with race/ethnicity, sickle cell disease, the number of pain crises before delivery, and the number of blood transfusions before delivery. Multiple birth was also found to significantly increase the risk of these same outcomes.

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Silvia P. Canelón
Silvia P. Canelón
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Biomedical engineer turned informaticist, curious about all intersections of data and society. Pronouns: she/her.