Frequency of adverse perinatal outcome in patients with poor biophysical profile.
Objectives: To find out the frequency of adverse perinatal outcome among patients having poor BPP. Study Design: Descriptive study. Setting: Nishtar Hospital Multan. Period: From August 2018 to November 2019. Material & Method: In this study, 273 cases fulfilling the inclusion criteria were enrolled. They were screened on the basis of biophysical profile on ultrasonography to confirm the poor biophysical profile. Patients were followed till delivery. Adverse perinatal outcome i.e. cesarean section and poor APGAR score were recorded. Stratification was done to control effect modifier like maternal age, gestational age and parity. Results: A total of 273 patients with poor biophysical profile were included. The mean age of patients was 27+4.2 years whereas mean gestational age was 37.8+2.0 weeks. Out of 273 patients, 197 (72.2%) patients had cesarean section. A total of 246 (90.1%) patients had poor APGAR score at 5 minutes. Conclusion: Frequency of adverse perinatal outcome such as cesarean section and Apgar score at 5 minutes in patients with poor BPP was high.