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Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing. 6. Blood tests for investigating pre-eclampsia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21473328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pre-eclampsia complicates between 2 per cent and 8 per cent of pregnancies, and safe care for mother and baby depends on early recognition of signs and symptoms, as well as timely investigation and referral. An understanding of the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia is essential for the midwife as she is the practitioner most likely to recognise the disease as it presents. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, a summary of risk factors and an overview of laboratory tests that may be requested by the midwife. The article focuses on communication between the midwife and woman with an emphasis on holistic care.
Authors:
Joyce Cowan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The practising midwife     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1461-3123     ISO Abbreviation:  Pract Midwife     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814758     Medline TA:  Pract Midwife     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
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