A primary health care model for managing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in low- and middle- income countries

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, specifically pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E), are the second biggest killer of pregnant women globally and remains the least understood and most challenging maternal mor...
Source: Reproductive Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Preeclampsia as well as early-onset and late-onset PE all represent risk factors for adverse cardiovascular events later in life. Early-onset PE is associated with a higher burden of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity compared to late-onset PE. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32484256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Conclusion In women with pregnancy-associated hypertension before initial discharge, non-Hispanic black women were at increased odds of postpartum readmission due to hypertension compared with non-Hispanic white women. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough no human studies have been performed so far, the cell and animal model study results suggest that LXA4 will be used in obstetrics and gynecology soon.
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
A high incidence of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been observed in women with eclampsia on imaging. However this association was documented mostly after convulsions occurred. This stu...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractWe read with interest, the article by Gidl öf et al on the management of a twin pregnancy with severe preeclampsia and Coronavirus disease‐2019 (Covid‐19) and their call for more liberal testing guidelines in women with high‐risk pregnancies, and agree with their suggestion. A severe complication of preeclampsia is eclampsia. Presenta tions include neurological manifestations such as headache, seizures, loss of consciousness, along with raised blood pressure.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR Source Type: research
Abstract Pre-eclampsia is a significant risk factor for adverse outcomes for both the fetus and mother. Research has suggested that antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, could prevent pre-eclampsia, although meta-analyses have reported inconsistent outcomes. Therefore, we analyzed 12 such meta-analyses to provide a comprehensive overview of the effects of aspirin during pregnancy. Aspirin was associated with a significant reduction in pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) if started at or before 16 weeks of gestational age. After 16 weeks, aspirin significantly reduced the inciden...
Source: Drug Discovery Today - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Drug Discov Today Source Type: research
Conditions:   Gestational Diabetes;   Pre-Eclampsia;   Type2 Diabetes;   Chronic Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy;   Primary Hypertension After Pregnancy;   Obesity Interventions:   Behavioral: Alternative Lifestyle Interventions in Vulnerable Ethnic groups;   Behavioral: Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) online;   Behavioral: Standard of Care Sponsors:   Vanderbilt University Medical Center;   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Maternal health risks were associated with increased adult preventive visits, but 38% of dyads had no adult preventive visits in the year following birth. Most dyads had more opportunities for preventive care in pediatric settings than adult settings.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
At least 54 percent of sexually active adolescent women in Kenya who would like to postpone pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, May 25 2020 (IPS) It was only when 17-year-old Eva Muigai was in her final trimester that her family discovered she was pregnant. Muigai, a form three student who lives with her family in Gachie, Central Kenya, had spent her pregnancy wearing tight bodysuits and loose-fitting clothes that hid her growing baby bump. “The plan was to have an abortion but I was too scared. My classmate had an abortion last year and she alm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health adolescent women Deliver for Good Kenya Sexual and Reproductive Hea Source Type: news
Aspirin has been used for decades to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which leads to dangerously high blood pressure and threatens the life of both mother and baby.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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