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: 20 May 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

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: 20 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eclampsia" returned 567 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of selenium on markers of risk of pre-eclampsia in UK pregnant women: a randomised, controlled pilot trial.
 

Author(s): Margaret P Rayman, Elizabeth Searle, Lynne Kelly, Sigurd Johnsen, Katherine Bodman-Smith, Sarah C Bath, Jinyuan Mao, Christopher W G Redman

Journal: Br. J. Nutr.. 2014 Jul;112(1):99-111.

 

Pre-eclampsia is a serious hypertensive condition of pregnancy associated with high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Se intake or status has been linked to the occurrence of pre-eclampsia by our own work and that of others. We hypothesised that a small increase in the Se ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2014

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A risk prediction model for the assessment and triage of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in low-resourced settings: the miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) multi-country prospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): Beth A Payne, Jennifer A Hutcheon, J Mark Ansermino, David R Hall, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Shereen Z Bhutta, Christine Biryabarema, William A Grobman, Henk Groen, Farizah Haniff, Jing Li, Laura A Magee, Mario Merialdi, Annettee Nakimuli, Ziguang Qu, Rozina Sikandar, Nelson Sass, Diane Sawchuck, D Wilhelm Steyn, Mariana Widmer, Jian Zhou, Peter von Dadelszen,

Journal: PLoS Med.. 2014 Jan;11(1):e1001589.

 

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia are leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, particularly in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). We developed the miniPIERS risk prediction model to provide a simple, evidence-based tool to identify pregnant women in LMICs at increased risk ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014

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Hypertension persisting after pre-eclampsia: a prospective cohort study at Mulago Hospital, Uganda.
 

Author(s): Annettee Nakimuli, Alison M Elliott, Pontiano Kaleebu, Ashley Moffett, Florence Mirembe

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Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia usually resolves after delivery but sometimes hypertension persists and cardiovascular disease develops later. Our objective was to determine the incidence and maternal socio-demographic and obstetric risk factors for persistence of hypertension in women with ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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The terms "Eclampsia" returned 70 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Biomarkers for the management of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
 

Author(s): Lakshmi Tanuja Petla, Rosy Chikkala, K S Ratnakar, Vijayalakshmi Kodati, V Sritharan

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2013 ;138():60-7.

 

Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy related disorder characterized by hypertension and proteinuria noticeable after 20 wk of gestation. It is a leading cause of maternal and foetal mortality and morbidity worldwide. The aetiology of the disease is unknown, but recent studies have revealed ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2013

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Management of eclampsia and stroke during pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Yasumasa Ohno, Michiyasu Kawai, Shigehiko Morikawa, Katsumi Sakakibara, Kanji Tanaka, Kaoru Ishikawa, Fumitaka Kikkawa

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2013 ;53(8):513-9.

 

To establish the etiologies and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of eclampsia and stroke during pregnancy, we performed a questionnaire-based study of stroke during pregnancy in Aichi prefecture (2005-2009). This study revealed the following findings: 66% of deliveries were ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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Pathophysiology of hypertension in pre-eclampsia: a lesson in integrative physiology.
 

Author(s): A C Palei, F T Spradley, J P Warrington, E M George, J P Granger

Journal: Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2013 Jul;208(3):224-33.

 

Despite being one of the leading causes of maternal death and a major contributor of maternal and perinatal morbidity, the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia have yet to be fully elucidated. However, it is evident that this is a complex disorder involving ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013

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Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-eclampsia; Hypertension, Pregnancy Induced

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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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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Study of Coagulation Activation Markers and Pre Eclampsia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre Eclampsia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2012

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