The incidence of hypertensive disorders was low: Four percent of women experienced gestational hypertension
, and 2% experienced preeclampsia.
The authors reached these conclusions by using a comprehensive Canadian health database to identify all women delivering in an Ontario hospital between April 1994 and March 2008 who had preeclampsia, gestational hypertension
, or gestational diabetes.
It covers how to reduce the risk of such disorders occurring; what to advise women with chronic hypertension about managing it during the preconception and antenatal periods, including the risks of antihypertensive medications; how to manage women with new onset hypertension during pregnancy, including assessment of proteinuria, management of gestational hypertension
and management of pre-eclampsia; fetal monitoring guidelines; guidelines on intrapartum care; medical management of severe hypertension or severe pre-eclampsia in critical care; and postnatal care and follow up.
The primary endpoint was preeclampsia, which was defined as gestational hypertension
These include a case-control study comparing pregnant women with OSA but with and without hypertension as participants were selected specifically based on blood pressure values, no information was provided as to how many, among those approached, had gestational hypertension
or preeclampsia and foetal weight data were not provided (49), one article in Japanese (50), one in German (51), four without information on obstetrical outcomes (52-55), one providing information on severity of obstructive sleep apnoea in pregnancy and post-partum but no information on the outcome of those pregnancies (56).
We defined gestational hypertension
as diastolic pressure above 90 mmHg on at least two occasions 24 hours apart, without proteinuria.
is defined as de novo hypertension arising after mid-pregnancy, but without proteinuria.
The research showed pregnancy-onset snoring was strongly linked to gestational hypertension
and preeclampsia, said lead author Louise O'Brien, Ph.
In a survey conducted in 2008, higher rates of (pre)eclampsia and gestational hypertension
in pregnant women living in the southwestern coast of Bangladesh, compared with noncoastal pregnant women, were hypothesized to be caused by saline contamination of drinking water (Khan et al.
Women with gestational hypertension
had higher leptin concentrations than those without (19.
Detection of thyroid disorders in pregnant women using a dried-blood-spot assay could result in earlier treatment and reduce the risk of miscarriage and gestational hypertension
in these patients, wrote Dr.
The study compared nearly 1,800 women with mild gestational hypertension
(GHTN) -- high blood pressure that develops after the twentieth week of pregnancy -- in an outpatient monitoring program from 1990 to 2000.