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WHO recommendation on Calcium supplementation before pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications WHO recommendation on Calcium supplementation before pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complicationsWHO recommendation on Calcium supplementation before pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complicationsWHO recommendation on calcium supplementation before pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications ISBN 978-92-4 (...) . The original English edition shall be the binding and authentic edition”. Any mediation relating to disputes arising under the licence shall be conducted in accordance with the mediation rules of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Suggested citation. WHO recommendation on calcium supplementation before pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) data. CIP data
Planned early delivery or expectant management for late preterm pre-eclampsia (PHOENIX): a randomised controlled trial. In women with late preterm pre-eclampsia, the optimal time to initiate delivery is unclear because limitation of maternal disease progression needs to be balanced against infant complications. The aim of this trial was to determine whether planned earlier initiation of delivery reduces maternal adverse outcomes without substantial worsening of neonatal or infant outcomes (...) , compared with expectant management (usual care) in women with late preterm pre-eclampsia.In this parallel-group, non-masked, multicentre, randomised controlled trial done in 46 maternity units across England and Wales, we compared planned delivery versus expectant management (usual care) with individual randomisation in women with late preterm pre-eclampsia from 34 to less than 37 weeks' gestation and a singleton or dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. The co-primary maternal outcome was a composite
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Long term follow up of biomarkers of podocyte damage and renal function in patients with and without preeclampsia. preeclampsia can be associated with future renal disease.To measure changes in renal function overtime in patients with preeclampsia.urine and serum samples from eleven patients with preeclampsia and eight patients with a normal pregnancy were obtained during pregnancy, postpartum, and 3 years after delivery. Urine podocalyxin, protein, and serum creatinine were measured.after 3 (...) years, there were no significant differences in urinary podocalyxin in patients with or without preeclampsia: 4.34 ng/mg [2.69, 8.99] vs. 7.66 ng/mg [2.35, 13], p = 0.77. The same applied to urinary protein excretion: 81.5 mg/g [60.6, 105.5] vs. 43.2 mg/g [20.9, 139.3] p = 0.23. Serum creatinine was 0.86 mg/dL [0.7, 0.9] vs. 0.8 mg/dL [0.68, 1] p = 0.74 in those with and without preeclampsia. In normal patients, urinary podocalyxin decreased from 54.4 ng/mg [34.2, 76.9] during pregnancy to 7.66 ng
Pre-eclampsia: pathophysiology and clinical implications. Pre-eclampsia is a common disorder that particularly affects first pregnancies. The clinical presentation is highly variable but hypertension and proteinuria are usually seen. These systemic signs arise from soluble factors released from the placenta as a result of a response to stress of syncytiotrophoblast. There are two sub-types: early and late onset pre-eclampsia, with others almost certainly yet to be identified. Early onset pre (...) -eclampsia arises owing to defective placentation, whilst late onset pre-eclampsia may center around interactions between normal senescence of the placenta and a maternal genetic predisposition to cardiovascular and metabolic disease. The causes, placental and maternal, vary among individuals. Recent research has focused on placental-uterine interactions in early pregnancy. The aim now is to translate these findings into new ways to predict, prevent, and treat pre-eclampsia.Published by the BMJ
Placental growth factor testing to assess women with suspected pre-eclampsia: a multicentre, pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial. Previous prospective cohort studies have shown that angiogenic factors have a high diagnostic accuracy in women with suspected pre-eclampsia, but we remain uncertain of the effectiveness of these tests in a real-world setting. We therefore aimed to determine whether knowledge of the circulating concentration of placental growth factor (PlGF (...) ), an angiogenic factor, integrated with a clinical management algorithm, decreased the time for clinicians to make a diagnosis in women with suspected pre-eclampsia, and whether this approach reduced subsequent maternal or perinatal adverse outcomes.We did a multicentre, pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial in 11 maternity units in the UK, which were each responsible for 3000-9000 deliveries per year. Women aged 18 years and older who presented with suspected pre-eclampsia between 20
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Pre-eclampsia and risk of later kidney disease: nationwide cohort study. To investigate associations between pre-eclampsia and later risk of kidney disease.Nationwide register based cohort study.Denmark.All women with at least one pregnancy lasting at least 20 weeks between 1978 and 2015.Hazard ratios comparing rates of kidney disease between women with and without a history of pre-eclampsia, stratified by gestational age at delivery and estimated using Cox regression.The cohort consisted of 1 (...) 072 330 women followed for 19 994 470 person years (average 18.6 years/woman). Compared with women with no previous pre-eclampsia, those with a history of pre-eclampsia were more likely to develop chronic renal conditions: hazard ratio 3.93 (95% confidence interval 2.90 to 5.33, for early preterm pre-eclampsia (delivery <34 weeks); 2.81 (2.13 to 3.71) for late preterm pre-eclampsia (delivery 34-36 weeks); 2.27 (2.02 to 2.55) for term pre-eclampsia (delivery ≥37 weeks). In particular, strong
Predictive performance of the competing risk model in screening for preeclampsia The established method of screening for preeclampsia is to identify risk factors from maternal demographic characteristics and medical history; in the presence of such factors the patient is classified as high risk and in their absence as low risk. However, the performance of such an approach is poor. We developed a competing risks model, which allows combination of maternal factors (age, weight, height, race (...) , parity, personal and family history of preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome, method of conception and interpregnancy interval), with biomarkers to estimate the individual patient-specific risks of preeclampsia requiring delivery before any specified gestation. The performance of this approach is by far superior to that of the risk scoring systems.The objective of the study was to examine the predictive performance
Effectiveness of psycho-educational counseling on anxiety in preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a serious complication during pregnancy that not only influences maternal and fetal physical health, but also has maternal mental health outcomes such as anxiety. Prenatal anxiety has negative short- and long-term effects on pre- and postpartum maternal mental health, delivery, and mental health in subsequent pregnancies.To investigate the effectiveness of individual psycho-educational counseling (...) on anxiety in pregnant women with preeclampsia.This was a randomized, intervention-controlled study involving two governmental hospitals in the municipality of Sirjan, Kerman, from January 30 2017 to March 31 2017. A total of 44 pregnant women with preeclampsia were assessed. The women were randomized into two groups: control (n=22) and intervention (n=22). The intervention consisted of two sessions of individual psycho-educational counseling. The level of anxiety was measured using the Spielberger State
Torsemide for Prevention of Persistent Postpartum Hypertension in Women With Preeclampsia: A Randomized Controlled Trial To evaluate whether torsemide reduces the rate of persistent postpartum hypertension in women with preeclampsia.We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of women with preeclampsia at a tertiary center from August 2016 to September 2017. Those with gestational hypertension or renal or cardiopulmonary failure were excluded. Within 24 hours of delivery (...) , women were randomized one to one to oral torsemide, 20 mg/d, or placebo, for 5 days. Our primary outcome was blood pressure greater than or equal to 150 mm Hg systolic or 100 mm Hg diastolic (or both) on two occasions at least 4 hours apart by postpartum day 5 or by the time of hospital discharge. Assuming a 50% rate of persistent hypertension in women with preeclampsia, 118 participants were required to detect a 50% rate reduction. Analyses were by intention to treat.From August 2016 to September
Esomeprazole to treat women with preterm preeclampsia: a randomized placebo controlled trial Preterm preeclampsia has a high rate of fetal death or disability. There is no treatment to slow the disease, except delivery. Preclinical studies have identified proton pump inhibitors as a possible treatment.The purpose of this study was to examine whether esomeprazole could prolong pregnancy in women who have received a diagnosis of preterm preeclampsia.We performed a double-blind, randomized (...) controlled trial at Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa. Women with preterm preeclampsia (gestational age 26 weeks+0 days to 31 weeks+6 days) were assigned randomly to 40-mg daily esomeprazole or placebo. The primary outcome was a prolongation of gestation of 5 days. Secondary outcomes were maternal and neonatal outcomes. We compared circulating markers of endothelial dysfunction that was associated with preeclampsia and performed pharmacokinetic studies.Between January 2016 and April 2017, we recruited
Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study. To explore associations between pre-eclampsia and later dementia, overall and by dementia subtype and timing of onset.Nationwide register based cohort study.Denmark.All women with at least one live birth or stillbirth between 1978 and 2015.Hazard ratios comparing dementia rates among women with and without a history of pre-eclampsia, estimated using Cox regression.The cohort consisted of 1 178 005 women with 20 352 695 (...) person years of follow-up. Women with a history of pre-eclampsia had more than three times the risk of vascular dementia (hazard ratio 3.46, 95% confidence interval 1.97 to 6.10) later in life, compared with women with no history of pre-eclampsia. The association with vascular dementia seemed to be stronger for late onset disease (hazard ratio 6.53, 2.82 to 15.1) than for early onset disease (2.32, 1.06 to 5.06) (P=0.08). Adjustment for diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease attenuated
Effect of high dose folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (FACT): double blind, phase III, randomised controlled, international, multicentre trial. To determine the efficacy of high dose folic acid supplementation for prevention of pre-eclampsia in women with at least one risk factor: pre-existing hypertension, prepregnancy diabetes (type 1 or 2), twin pregnancy, pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy, or body mass index ≥35.Randomised, phase III, double blinded international (...) , multicentre clinical trial.70 obstetrical centres in five countries (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, and UK).2464 pregnant women with at least one high risk factor for pre-eclampsia were randomised between 2011 and 2015 (1144 to the folic acid group and 1157 to the placebo group); 2301 were included in the intention to treat analyses.Eligible women were randomised to receive either daily high dose folic acid (four 1.0 mg oral tablets) or placebo from eight weeks of gestation to the end of week 16
. Preeclampsia and Eclampsia (Treatment) Preeclampsia : Practice Essentials, Overview, Pathophysiology Edition: No Results No Results Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit. https://profreg.medscape.com/px/getpracticeprofile.do?method=getProfessionalProfile&urlCache=aHR0cDovL2VtZWRpY2luZS5tZWRzY2FwZS5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZS8xNDc2OTE5LW92ZXJ2aWV3 processing > Preeclampsia Updated: Sep 15 (...) , 2016 (...) Hospital (...) ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02214186 First received: July 16, 2014 Last updated: January 16, 2017 Last verified: July 2014 Full Text View Purpose Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is a multifactorial syndrome which occurs in hypertension and proteinuria in pregnant women over 20 weeks gestation. It is the leading cause of maternal complications such as pulmonary edema, which occurs in about 3% of severe preeclamptic having as one of the causes volume overload. Anesthetic procedures
Effect of ibuprofen vs acetaminophen on postpartum hypertension in preeclampsia with severe features: a double-masked, randomized controlled trial Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use has been shown to increase blood pressure in nonpregnant adults. Because of this, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests avoiding their use in women with postpartum hypertension; however, evidence to support this recommendation is lacking.Our goal was to test the hypothesis (...) that nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, adversely affect postpartum blood pressure control in women with preeclampsia with severe features.At delivery, we randomized women with preeclampsia with severe features to receive around-the-clock oral dosing with either 600 mg of ibuprofen or 650 mg of acetaminophen every 6 hours. Dosing began within 6 hours after delivery and continued until discharge, with opioid analgesics available as needed for breakthrough pain. Study drugs were encapsulated
Aspirin for Evidence-Based Preeclampsia Prevention trial: effect of aspirin on length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit Preeclampsia is a major pregnancy complication with adverse short- and long-term implications for both the mother and baby. Screening for preeclampsia at 11-13 weeks' gestation by a combination of maternal demographic characteristics and medical history with measurements of biomarkers can identify about 75% of women who develop preterm preeclampsia with delivery (...) at <37 weeks' gestation and 90% of those with early preeclampsia at <32 weeks, at a screen-positive rate of 10%. A recent trial (Combined Multimarker Screening and Randomized Patient Treatment with Aspirin for Evidence-Based Preeclampsia Prevention) has reported that in women identified by first-trimester screening as being at high risk for preeclampsia, use of aspirin (150 mg/d from the first to the third trimester), compared to placebo, reduced the incidence of preterm preeclampsia, which
Use of Antihypertensive Drugs During Preeclampsia Treatment of pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders, such as preeclampsia (PE), remain a challenging problem in obstetrics. Typically, aggressive antihypertensive drug treatment options are avoided to prevent pharmacological-induced hypotension. Another major concern of administering antihypertensive drugs during pregnancy is possible adverse fetal outcome. In addition, management of hypertension during pregnancy in chronic hypertensive
A study of the diagnostic value of Inhibin A Tests for occurrence of preeclampsia in pregnant women Hypertensive disorders are common during pregnancy, and are among 3 important causes of maternal death. Preeclampsia occurs in 3 to 5% of pregnancies. Early diagnosis of this disorder can lead to better pregnancy outcomes.The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between inhibin A serum levels during second stage pregnancy screening tests, and incidence and severity (...) version 18 and independent t-test, ANOVA and descriptive statistics were used. P-values less than 0.05 were considered significant.Among the 300 pregnant women who were studied, the gestational age at the time of acquiring blood samples was as follows: 169 cases (56.3%) at 16-17 weeks, 77 cases (25.7%) at 18-19 weeks and 14 cases at 20 weeks (4.7%). In this study, MOM of inhibin A was more than 1.25 in 12 cases that finally, preeclampsia occurred in them. This relationship was statistically
Aspirin versus placebo in pregnancies at high risk for preterm pre-eclampsia. A recent multicentre placebo-controlled trial by Rolnick et al. has indicated that taking 150 mg aspirin daily in women at high risk of pre-eclampsia reduced the incidence of the disease from 4.3% to 1.5% in comparison with placebo. Although the findings of this study are important, a high proportion of women withdrew their consent and not all safety outcomes have been reported. This journal watch article discusses