The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 2015 This review shows that a significant number of eclamptic women had normal blood pressure or mild-to-moderate hypertension immediately before experiencing seizures. The findings support initiating magnesium sulfate prophylaxis to all women with mild pre-eclampsia.
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Webinar: Getting Magnesium Sulphate to the Women Who Need It: Global, National, and Local Processes
March 29, 2017 9 a.m. (EST) Presenters: Beth Yeager; Global Health Supply Chain Program Procurement and Supply Management; Director, MNCH Task Order; Chair, Maternal Health Supplies Caucus “Challenges in Procurement of Magnesium Sulfate” Alessandra Tomazzini & Fabienne Bochaton, Concept Foundation…
Landscape Analysis on Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Bangladesh
Ending Eclampsia, 2016 This report reveals findings from in-depth interviews and focus group discussions and provides recommendations for the best ways forward for reducing preventable maternal and newborn deaths from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
Maternal outcomes after 12 hours and 24 hours of magnesium sulfate therapy for eclampsia
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2016 Results showed that 12 hours of MgSO4 therapy was effective in preventing recurrent convulsions among women with eclampsia. The lower dose led to shorter durations of monitoring and catheterization, and shorter hospital stays.
Task Shifting: The key to increasing access to essential maternal health services
By Amy Dempsey & Saumya RamaRao Death during childbirth or pregnancy is a common occurrence. It happens 830 times a day, most often in developing countries. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) is the second leading direct cause of maternal mortality worldwide.…
Training of trainers of Nurses Midwives as strategy of reduction for the reduction of eclampsia related mortality in Nigeria
Sahel Medical Journal, 2016 Analysis of the pre- and post-tests showed knowledge transmission across all the assessed 13 knowledge items, which included definitions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, its impact on a fetus, and risk factors. The follow‑up evaluation also showed…
Alternative regimens of magnesium sulfate for treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia: a systematic review of non-randomized studies
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 2015 Compared to standard Zuspan and Pritchard regimens, lower dosages for loading and maintenance doses were found to be equally effective, although more research is needed.
Clinical pharmacokinetic properties of magnesium sulphate in women with preeclampsia and eclampsia
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaceology, November 2015 This article aims to determine the safe and effective dose of MgSO4 for treating pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, and concludes that the minimum effective dose for MgSO4 for treating pre-eclampsia and eclampsia is…
Clinical practice patterns on the use of magnesium sulphate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: a multi-country survey
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2016 Among 147 health facilities in 15 countries, reported clinical use of magnesium sulphate for eclampsia prevention and treatment varied widely, and was largely inconsistent with current international recommendations.
Balancing The Scales: Expanding Treatment For Pregnant Women With Life-Threatening Hypertensive Conditions In Developing Countries
Engender Health, 2007 Giving birth should be a time for celebration, but for more than half a million women each year—or one woman every minute—pregnancy and childbirth end in death and mourning. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in the developing world,…