Tag: Pregnancy

Hypertension and Pregnancy

Got a hypertensive pregnant patient?  Preelampsia:  Hypertension >140/90 with proteinuria >300mg/24hours Eclampsia:  Addition of SZ activitity, signs of end organ involvement (i.e. visual complaints and headache, creatinine elevation) Watch out for HELLP!  Hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme, low platelets Treatment:  Expectant management, delivery if possible, treat seizures with Magnesium Dose:  6g loading followed by 2g/hour Learning point …

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Blue Zone Question

How do people approach steroids in pregnant asthma patients?