To determine the retinal changes in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
, and its relationship with severity of hypertension.
It has been suggested that the use of rapid-acting antihypertensives and magnesium sulphate given promptly may facilitate recovery from PRES, the most common cause of which is severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
In Pakistan10 the prevalence of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
is reported around 19%.
This publication, which is the triennial report of the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD) in SA, also indicates that the final cause of death in >50% of hypertensive maternal mortality was probably associated with cerebral injury, particularly in cases of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
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.
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.
Methodological and technical issues related to the diagnosis, secreening, prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
The 8th Confidential Enquiry into maternal and child heath (7) revealed pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
as the second leading cause of direct maternal death, thereby contributing to a maternal death rate of 0.
Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
are among the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Women who have had bariatric surgery are far less likely to experience serious hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
, than women who have yet to undergo the surgery, according to new research.