Eclampsia

Common Name(s)

Eclampsia

Eclampsia is a very serious condition in pregnant women. Eclampsia follows a condition called preeclampsia, which is caused by high blood pressure and large amounts of protein in the urine. If not treated, preeclampsia may turn into eclampsia, in which symptoms include intense headaches, confusion, vision changes, seizures and unconsciousness that may lead to a coma. Eclampsia is dangerous for both the mother and the baby, but in the majority of cases, preeclampsia is diagnosed and treated by a physician before it develops into eclampsia. Primary treatment for eclampsia involves recognition of preeclampsia and anti-seizure medication to prevent the woman from moving into eclampsia. If this is not done, treatment of eclampsia includes immediately delivering the baby and medication to control high blood pressure and stop seizures. Eclampsia is dangerous, but recognizing symptoms of preeclampsia early is the best way to prevent it.

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H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome International Foundation, S.a, UK, USA

HELLP Syndrome is a life-threatening condition to both mother and unborn baby during gestation. Our goal: To enhance and extend life.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Eclampsia" for support, advocacy or research.

H.E.L.L.P. Syndrome International Foundation, S.a, UK, USA

HELLP Syndrome is a life-threatening condition to both mother and unborn baby during gestation. Our goal: To enhance and extend life.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

http://www.preeclampsia.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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The Preeclampsia Registry

The Preeclampsia Registry is a "Living Database" bringing together those affected, their family members, and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders

Updated 23 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eclampsia" returned 884 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Antenatal blood pressure for prediction of pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, and small for gestational age babies: development and validation in two general population cohorts.
 

Author(s): Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Richard J Silverwood, Bianca L de Stavola, Hazel Inskip, Cyrus Cooper, Keith M Godfrey, Sarah Crozier, Abigail Fraser, Scott M Nelson, Debbie A Lawlor, Kate Tilling

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Can routine antenatal blood pressure measurements between 20 and 36 weeks' gestation contribute to the prediction of pre-eclampsia and its associated adverse outcomes?

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Characteristics and outcomes of patients with eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia in a rural hospital in Western Tanzania: a retrospective medical record study.
 

Author(s): Rob Mooij, Joseph Lugumila, Masumbuko Y Mwashambwa, Ipyana H Mwampagatwa, Jeroen van Dillen, Jelle Stekelenburg

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Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia are well-recognized causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in low income countries, but are never studied in a district hospital. In order to get reliable data to facilitate the hospital's obstetric audit a retrospective medical record study was performed ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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Fish Oil Supplementation does not Reduce Risks of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension, or Pre-Eclampsia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
 

Author(s): Bing Chen, Xinran Ji, Lei Zhang, Zhaohui Hou, Chundong Li, Ying Tong

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The effects of gestational supplementation with fish oil on risks for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), and pre-eclampsia (PE) have not been confirmed. In this study, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effect of fish oil supplementation ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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The terms "Eclampsia" returned 108 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum screening in first trimester to predict pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age and preterm delivery: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yan Zhong, Fufan Zhu, Yiling Ding

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Early assessment before the establishment of placental dysfunction has the potential to improve treatment and prognosis for clinical practice.The objective of the study is to investigate the accuracy of serum biochemical markers(Pregnancy- Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A), human ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2015

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Mass spectrometry-based proteomics for pre-eclampsia and preterm birth.
 

Author(s): Kai P Law, Ting-Li Han, Chao Tong, Philip N Baker

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Pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia and preterm birth now represent a notable burden of adverse health. Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder unique to pregnancy. It is an important cause of maternal death worldwide and a leading cause of fetal growth restriction ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Implementation of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio for prediction and diagnosis of pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancy: implications for clinical practice.
 

Author(s): H Stepan, I Herraiz, D Schlembach, S Verlohren, S Brennecke, F Chantraine, E Klein, O Lapaire, E Llurba, A Ramoni, M Vatish, D Wertaschnigg, A Galindo

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;45(3):241-6.

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2015

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Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-eclampsia; Hypertension, Pregnancy Induced

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015

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The Effect of neutrophil-to Lymphocyte Ratio in Preeclampsia- Eclampsia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Preeclampsia; Eclampsia

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2014

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CA-125 and Severity of Pre-Eclampsia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-Eclampsia

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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