Baha M. Sibai, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Baha M. Sibai

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Gestational Hypertension – Preeclampsia

Gestation hypertension – preeclampsia 1. What every clinician should know The term gestational hypertension-preeclampsia is used to describe a wide spectrum of disorders that are characterized by hypertension in pregnancy (Figure 1). As a group, hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are clinically heterogeneous with an estimated incidence of 6-30%, depending on parity, number of fetuses, body…

Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy

Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Chronic hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure (BP) that is present and documented before pregnancy. In women whose pre-pregnancy BP is unknown, the diagnosis is based on the presence of sustained hypertension before 20 weeks’ gestation, defined as either systolic…

Eclampsia

Eclampsia 1. What every clinician should know Eclampsia is one of the most serious obstetric emergencies. Eclampsia refers to the development of convulsions and/or unexplained coma during pregnancy or postpartum in patients with signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. Its incidence ranges from 1 in 2000 to 1 in 3448 pregnancies. The incidence is, however, higher…

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