Title

Preeclampsia: Praxis and application

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Mark Allen Group

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

School

Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research

RAS ID

26149

Comments

Originally published as: Stokes, T., & Geraghty, S. (2018). Pre-eclampsia: Praxis and application. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(1), 8-12. 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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