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Labor analgesia for the parturient with pregnancy-induced hypertension: what does an obstetrician need to know?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15660264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), also known as preeclampsia, remains one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. The term preeclampsia describes the development of hypertension with proteinuria and/or pathologic edema after the 20th week of gestation. The parturient with PIH usually has multiple organ alterations, which may affect the selection of analgesia and anesthesia for labor and delivery.
DISCUSSION: This article reviews the special concerns posed by PIH, one of the most common medical conditions encountered in pregnancy.
Krzysztof M Kuczkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-01-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  272     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Anesthesiology and Reproductive Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103-8770, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Blood Coagulation Disorders / physiopathology
Edema / pathology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / pathology,  physiopathology*,  prevention & control
Magnesium Sulfate / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / pathology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Vascular Resistance / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
7487-88-9/Magnesium Sulfate

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