Title

Pre-eclampsia: Praxis and application

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Comments

Originally published as:

Stokes, T., & Geraghty, S. (2018). Pre-eclampsia: Praxis and application. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(1), 8-12. doi:10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.8

Original article available here.

Abstract

Pre-eclampsia occurs in approximately 2-8% of pregnancies worldwide, and is characterised by hypertension and multi-organ system involvement. Globally, approximately ten million women develop pre-eclampsia each year, and an estimated 76 000 women die as a result of pre-eclampsia or other hypertensive disorders. Despite ongoing research, the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia remains unclear. This article will focus on the diagnosis, risk factors and aetiology of pre-eclampsia, while attempting to outline the collaborative management, including treatment and prevention.

DOI

10.12968/bjom.2018.26.1.8

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