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miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016

Preeclampsia and Eclampsia

emDocs - August 2, 2016 - Author: Marcantel D, Arnold A and Callahan A
Edited by: Koyfman A Brit Long B
"Take Home Points
  • Preeclampsia is a common hypertensive disorder in pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia is responsible for a significant amount of both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality
  • Severe preeclampsia requires aggressive blood pressure control with hydralazine, nifedipine, and labetalol; it may also require prophylactic magnesium sulfate, discuss with OB
  • It is considered poor form to discharge preeclampsia patients without an OB/GYN on board
  • Preeclampsia/Eclampsia can manifest postpartum
  • Eclampsia requires emergent delivery (if antepartum) and magnesium sulfate"