Reproductive Health, 2016 Community health workers are increasingly becoming central in preventing maternal mortality in many low-income settings. This article is critical to understanding their knowledge and practice during pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period.
The New England Journal of Medicine, 2017 Results showed that treatment with low-dose aspirin in pregnant women at high risk for preterm preeclampsia resulted in a lower incidence of this diagnosis than placebo.
American Heart Association, 2017 The study found that among women aged 12 to 55 years admitted to New York State hospitals for any reason during the study period, 88,857 had preeclampsia, and 197 of whom had PAS. Additional analyses showed…
Predictions of complications in early-onset pre-eclampsia (PREP): development and external multinational validation of prognostic models
BMC Medicine, 2017 The models tested could support identification of high-risk mothers who may need transfer to tertiary facilities as a result of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
Ending Eclampsia, 2017 This brief summarizes findings from a review of literature on PE/E in Bangladesh. While there is a great deal of information on the topic, gaps remain and further research is needed. Recommendations are detailed in this brief.
Ending Eclampsia, 2017 The report details findings from 130 published articles on the prevention, detection, and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh. Findings revealed trends in risk factors, inconsistent dosing regimens, health outcomes for women and their children, and…
Haiti-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 capacity. Download in French.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017 Findings revealed that pre-eclampsia, especially when it is severe, is associated with various forms of retinal disorders after delivery.
Risk Factors of Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia and Its Adverse Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A WHO Secondary Analysis
PLOS One, 2014 Overall, 4 percent of the study population developed pre-eclampsia. Maternal age of 30 years or older, maternal obesity, chronic hypertension, gestational diabetes, and cardiac or renal diseases were found to be more commonly associated with the development…
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.