Gaps and opportunities for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia care in Ethiopia
This brief shares findings from a study that explored the gaps in antenatal care in Ethiopia, with a focus on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) at national, health system, and community levels. The study took place in peri-urban and rural areas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, and sought to understand the experience and burden of PE/E.
It specifically aimed to assess the policy and health systems environment related to PE/E diagnosis, referral, and treatment, and identified bottlenecks in the supply chain and investigated knowledge and perceptions of PE/E. It also aimed to describe barriers for provision/utilization of PE/E prevention and management, including antenatal and postnatal care during service delivery and within communities.
Blood Pressure Profile One Year After Severe Pre-eclampsia
This retrospective cohort study examined the prevalence of hypertension and 24-hour blood pressure (BP) patterns with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in women one year after severe pre-eclampsia. Women included in the study were those referred to the Follow-Up Pre-Eclampsia Outpatient Clinic in Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands.