Magnesium Seizure Prophylaxis and Pre-eclampsia

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Something that has been addressed many times before, but is very important to remember: pre-eclampsia without severe features can become pre-eclampsia with severe features very, very quickly. No healthcare practice is completely confident in not missing that potentially rapid transition, so most practices utilize a universal magnesium seizure prophylaxis during intra-partum and postpartum care of

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Underlying Medical Issues and Pre-eclampsia

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At times there may be difficulty to differentiate between the presence of preeclampsia or an another underlying chronic medical condition. Many women with underlying health complications, such as chronic hypertension, renal disease, diabetes and vascular diseases are all at risk for the development of pre-eclampsia. The diagnosis of preeclampsia in this population may be very

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Mild or Severe Pre-eclampsia

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Preeclampsia may present solely with hypertension and protein in the urine or these features may be combined with multisystem organ dysfunction (eg kidney, liver, blood system abnormalities). Onxe the diagnosis is made there is always the concern about the evolution of disorder and doctors recognize it as a potentially progressive process if not appropriately treated.

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