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Preeclampsia FAQs

Preeclampsia can appear at any time during pregnancy, delivery and up to six weeks post-partum, though it most frequently occurs in the final trimester and resolves within 48 hours of delivery. Preeclampsia can develop gradually, or come on quite suddenly, even flaring up in a matter of hours, though the signs and symptoms may have gone undetected for weeks or months.  
preeclampsia.org
over 6 years ago
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Pre-eclampsia. Effect of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. | Patient

Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy. Women with pre-eclampsia have high blood pressure, protein in their urine, and may develop other symptoms...  
patient.info
over 6 years ago
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Alternative packages of antenatal care for low-risk pregnant women | Cochrane

A routine number of visits for pregnant women has developed as part of antenatal or prenatal care without evidence of how much care is necessary to optimise the health of mothers and babies, and what is helpful for the women. These visits can include tests, education and other health checks. The review set out to compare studies where women receiving standard care were compared with women attending on a reduced number of occasions. We included seven randomised controlled trials involving more than 60,000 women. We assessed studies for risk of bias and graded the quality of the evidence. The trials were carried out in both high-income (four trials) and low- and middle-income countries (three trials). In high-income countries the number of visits was reduced to around eight. In lower-income countries many women in the reduced visits group attended for care on fewer than five occasions, although the content of visits was altered so as to focus on specific goals. In this review there was no strong evidence of differences between groups receiving a reduced number of antenatal visits compared with standard care on the number of preterm births or low birthweight babies (moderate-quality evidence). However, there was some evidence from these trials that in low- and middle-income countries perinatal mortality may be increased with reduced visits (low-quality evidence) although there may have been fewer admissions to neonatal intensive care but the evidence for this latter outcome was not strong. There was no clear difference between groups for our other primary outcomes including maternal death and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (including pre-eclampsia). There was evidence that women in all settings were less satisfied with the reduced schedule of visits; for some women the gap between visits was perceived as too long. Reduced visits may be associated with lower costs.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Pre-eclampsia - Case Video - Ministry of Ethics .co.uk

Medical ethics and law revision notes for free, with MCQs, EMQs, animated videos, clinical scenarios, lecture notes and discussion forums. Discuss with senior lecturers, and download resources they upload  
ministryofethics.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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New Treatment for Preeclampsia May Allow for Delayed Delivery

Removing a serum protein through apheresis may allow clinicians to safely delay delivery in women with preeclampsia, a pilot study suggests.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago
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Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Defects in Infants

Women with preeclampsia had a higher prevalence of infants with heart defects in a new population-based study.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago