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Tonic-clonic seizures in a postpartum patient: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20436068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eclamptic seizures are a known complication of pregnancy; less well publicized is the patient with late postpartum eclampsia. Late postpartum eclamptic seizures are convulsions that occur more then 48 hours after delivery. Because 40% of patients who have late postpartum eclampsia do not experience preeclampsia, clinical awareness is essential for early treatment and care.
Kathryn R Small; Maureen Cannava; Stefanie Casey; Judy Jacques
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1937-710X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Crit. Care     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211547     Medline TA:  Am J Crit Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Critical Care Unit, Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts 01742, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Eclampsia / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Headache / etiology
Labetalol / therapeutic use
Magnesium Sulfate / therapeutic use
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Postpartum Period
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics; 0/Antihypertensive Agents; 36894-69-6/Labetalol; 7487-88-9/Magnesium Sulfate

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