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What would be the best treatment and location for the eclampsia?

What would be the best treatment and location for the eclampsia?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia is a severe form of preeclampsia. Seizures which are what is presented with eclampsia is treated with anti seizure medications including valium and phenobarbital. These medications are given in injectable forms and therefore are best given in a hospital setting. There are other medications that can be given for the treatment of eclampsia. ...Read more

Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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Will eclampsia kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: Eclampsia means seizures , generalized body seizures. Mortality is quite high, and not treated it will kill you. ...Read more

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What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

What is the first treatnent of pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia . . .: The only final treatment of pre-eclampsia is delivery. If a woman is within 3 weeks of term, her doctor may consider induction. If she is still early, her doctor will try to prolong the pregnancy as long as it's safe. She'll be monitored through lab tests, ultrasounds, and frequent non-stress tests (monitoring baby's heart rate). She may also receive medications to lower her blood pressure. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

Abruption: Most likely cause of fetal death in the setting of hypertension is an abruption where a part or all of the placenta shears away from uterus due to high blood pressure. When baby loses placenta, baby loses oxygen and can't live for very long after that. Best is to be monitored closely in next pregnancy and have frequent blood pressure checks, understand signs/symptoms and possibly medication. ...Read more

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What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

What meds do you suggest for eclampsia?

delivery: Eclampsia is life threatening and usually requires immediate delivery by c-section in addition to aggressive treatment of the mother's hypertension and seizures. ...Read more

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How long does eclampsia last?

Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment. ...Read more

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How is eclampsia treated by the critical care team?

How is eclampsia treated by the critical care team?

Manage symptoms: Intensivists work with the obstetricians in a multidisciplinary, multispecialty collaborative practice team. Major treatment is to treat symptoms and manage preeclampsia. Specific treatment may include control of blood pressure, drugs for seizures. The only real treatment is delivery of the baby; the ICU team helps control the symptoms until the OB believes risk/benefit is in favor of delivery. ...Read more

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Is excess protein associated with eclampsia?

Is excess protein associated with eclampsia?

Proteinuria is.: Preeclampsia is a placental disease that manifests in both maternal and fetal circulations and typically causes new or worsening maternal hypertension and proteinuria. Delivery is the only ultimate treatment, although immediate versus delayed may be an option depending on your gestational age and manifestations. Seek high-risk onstetrical care (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). Good luck! ...Read more

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Where do I find more information on cardiac output and pre-eclampsia?

Where do I find more information on cardiac output and pre-eclampsia?

Google it: I'm an internist, but from what i remember from med school, where i delivered 30 babies in 30 days at umdnj (1970), the cardiac output peaks at 7 months, and decreases thereafter. Pre-eclampsia is an abormal preg state where the mother develops severe high blood pressure and edema. Needs aggressive treatment, including lots of rest. But look for an obstetrician answer. ...Read more

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My daughter has a condition called pre-eclampsia.What causes this and any reremedies? I know it's serious.

Pre eclampsia: The cause is unknown and there is no known treatment however, your doctor should be closely monitored for high blood pressure, protein in the urine and possible seizures. ...Read more