The response to eclamptic
seizure includes administering magnesium sulfate, which is the approved initial therapy for an eclamptic
Salgado, "Structural changes in preeclamptic and eclamptic
placentas-an ultrastructural study," Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, vol.
The ordinary course of the disease goes from a mild to a severe form of preeclampsia, culminating in eclamptic
The premature perinatal deaths were more pronounced in preeclamptic than in eclamptic
women (31% versus 61%).
One midwife had to attend three patients with severe eclamptic
fits in the intensive care unit.
Evidence shows that magnesium sulphate more than halves the risk of eclamptic
The primary outcome was severe pregnancy-associated hypertension alone or severe or mild hypertension with elevated liver-enzyme levels, thrombocytopenia, elevated serum creatinine levels, eclamptic
seizure, medically indicated preterm birth, fetal-growth restriction or perinatal death.
In a study of 103 women, white matter lesions were observed in 16 of 39 (41%) formerly eclamptic
women, in 10 of 35 (29%) formerly preeclamptic women, and 5 of 29 (17%) women who had a nor-motensive pregnancy, lead investigator Annet Aukes and associates reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Pre-eclamptic and eclamptic
patients are at risk from an exaggerated hypertensive response to intubation, potentially resulting in cerebrovascular haemorrhage or pulmonary oedema.
"It's very important that these women are treated adequately right away when they come in with headaches so we can prevent more eclamptic
The Scots team are teaching local medical staff the skills to handle difficult births, such as preventing women dying through haemorrhaging or eclamptic
fit, and the resuscitation of newborns.
EVALUATION OF MAGNESIUM SULFATE EFFICACY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ECLAMPTIC
CONVULSIONS IN MILD PREECLAMPTIC WOMEN.