Peripartum management of the pre-eclamptic patient

Jones, Rhidian; Jones, Sadie; Stacey, Mark
June 2013
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jun2013, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p322
Academic Journal
The article summarizes best practice to provide timely management of the pre-eclamptic patient to achieve best outcomes for both mother and baby. Risk factors for pre-eclampsia in pregnancy are cited including chronic kidney disease, autoimmune disease, and diabetes. The two components of pre-eclampsia such as hypertension and proteinuria are discussed. Also included are the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, factors involved in the management of these patients, and postoperative care.


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