Tag Archive for hypertension

May 5, 2019 February 20, 2019

Antihypertensive drugs for high blood pressure in pregnancy

Ending Eclampsia, 2019  This brief describes the challenges to ensuring women have access to antihypertensive drugs to control their BP during pregnancy, challenges that include national task shifting policies, frequent stock outs, health worker trainings, and inadequate support for task shifting…

August 23, 2018

Drugs for treating severe hypertension in pregnancy: A network meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized clinical trials

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2018 This network meta-analysis suggests similar efficacy nifedipine, hydralazine, and labetalol in the treatment of severe hypertension in pregnancy. The above drugs may also be useful in treating hypertension in severe pre-eclampsia. Moderate quality of evidence was observed for direct comparison…

July 9, 2018

Nutrition and pre-eclampsia risk factors in Ethiopia

By Khadijah Alibhai In Ethiopia, 412 women die per 100,000 live births. Most of these deaths are preventable, and 19 percent of them are from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E). Typically, pre-eclampsia is detectable during early…

May 30, 2018 August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018

Risk factors for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Mexico

Ending Eclampsia, 2018 This infographic provides data on risk factors, policies, health system capacity and community perceptions in Mexico-specific data on demographics, health risks, barriers to accessing care, pregnancy-related care, maternal death data, newborn/infant death data, national/provincial policies, and delivery…

June 29, 2018 October 27, 2017 August 28, 2017