pre-eclampsia

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pre-eclampsia

(ˌpriːɪˈklæmpsɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol a toxic condition of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, abnormal weight gain, and oedema. Compare eclampsia
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Noun1.pre-eclampsia - abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
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pre-eclampsia

[ˌpriːɪˈklæmpsɪə] Npre-eclampsia f

pre-eclampsia

n (Med) → Präeklampsie f (spec)
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Causes of admission and out comes among preeclampsia and eclampsia mothers admitted to Jimma University Specialized Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
It has a direct statistical correlation with the severity of hypertension and complication with preeclampsia and eclampsia. It can be considered as a reliable predictive marker for pregnancy induced hypertension.
Although PRES is generally assumed to be related to hypertensive encephalopathy, there is a long list of predisposing factors and diseases including inflammatory or auto-immune diseases, electrolyte imbalances, spinal injuries, vasoactive drugs and chemotherapy agents, preeclampsia and eclampsia. Preeclampsia is a significant, multifactorial, multiorgan disease which is one of the five major causes of maternal death worldwide (2).
The efforts to predict which patients may suffer from preeclampsia and eclampsia have not yet resulted in a meaningful method of prevention, but the identification of certain predictive factors for the development of seizures in patients with preeclampsia can help caregivers optimize their plans and intervention strategies to prevent this serious, deadly pathology.
Platelet counts and activated aPTT have predictive value in severe cases of pregnancy with these routine screening tests, and coagulation disorders of preeclampsia and eclampsia can be detected.
However, most of the studies so far on placental changes in preeclampsia and eclampsia were done on Caucasians and African blacks living in the western countries [11, 14-18].
Preeclampsia and eclampsia rank second or third in the world ranking of maternal morbidity and mortality causes [5].
THE RATE OF PREECLAMPSIA and eclampsia for black women is 61% higher than it is for white women and 50% higher than for women overall, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Severe placental infarction is related to foetal distress or birth asphyxia, resulting in babies with low Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration (APGAR) score with reported less than 5 APGAR score at 5 min is about 32.5%, 15.2% neonates develop respiratory distress syndrome, 12.8% develop jaundice and 18.5% neonates develop sepsis in patients with preeclampsia and eclampsia.5,6