Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Disorders of late pregnancy associated with high blood pressure, fluid retention, and protein in the urine. They can cause stillbirth.
Mentioned in: Stillbirth
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Failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia and eclampsia at lower levels of care complicated case management at tertiary-care facilities.
Clinicians and nurses at all three facilities felt that their hospitals lacked the manpower and equipment to manage pre-eclampsia and eclampsia cases according to recommended clinical procedures.
This Orphan Drug designation has been granted for the treatment of severe intrapartum hypertension associated with severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia of pregnancy, conditions which can result in maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.
Evanston, IL) exclusive rights to both a new formulation of hydralazine hydrochloride (Hydralazine) and a derivative compound in late-stage development for treating severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, potentially life-threatening hypertensive conditions.
According to the WHO, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia stand out among the hypertensive disorders that complicate pregnancy, and the majority of deaths due to these disorders are avoidable through the provision of timely and effective care to the patients.
Cortical blindness has also been reported as a cause of visual loss in women with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
Improvements in maternal outcome with magnesium sulphate for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in real-world use are comparable to those reported in randomised controlled trials.
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are among the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
These extremely high systolic and diastolic blood pressures imply that young women with severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia require rapid but smooth lowering of high blood pressure.
In the United States, women are tested easily and routinely throughout their pregnancy for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia by a simple urine test costing several dollars.
Maternal transcranial Doppler in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
In a 2011 report from the California Department of Public Health, 17 percent of the state's maternal deaths were linked to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, and nearly half of those deaths were judged by experts to have been preventable, a number Druzin wants to reduce.