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pre-eclampsia:

see eclampsiaeclampsia
, term applied to toxic complications that can occur late in pregnancy. Toxemia of pregnancy occurs in 10% to 20% of pregnant women; symptoms include headache, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, hypertension, and edema.
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Mohamad-Alizadeh, "Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Kerman, Iran: complications and outcomes," Medical Science Monitor, vol.
Alternative magnesium sulphate regimens for women with preeclampsia and eclampsia.
2% of the women were diagnosed with a hypertensive disorder--from chronic and gestational hypertension to preeclampsia and eclampsia alone or superimposed on hypertension--between the start of pregnancy and 2 weeks after birth, while only 9.
The researchers found an 80 percent reduction in the risk of preeclampsia and eclampsia among women who had surgery before pregnancy, along with a 74 percent reduction in the risk of gestational hypertension and a 61 percent reduction in the risk of chronic hypertension in pregnancy, all of which are known to cause pregnancy complications.
Our hypotheses were 1) that there is a difference between preeclampsia and eclampsia in symptomatology and outcomes, and 2) that with the exception of a certain subset of cases, eclampsia is preventable.
The development of high blood pressure during pregnancy often serves as the first of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
We certainly understand there's an unmet medical need for preeclampsia and eclampsia treatment," said Eleni Tsigas, executive director of the Preeclampsia Foundation.
THE RATE OF PREECLAMPSIA and eclampsia for black women is 61% higher than it is for white women and 50% higher than for women overall, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
Cerebral edema, cerebral hemorrhage, temporary blindness, and seizures are some of the neurologic complications associated with preeclampsia and eclampsia.