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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2010 Sep-Oct;39(5):510-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01172.x.

A historical overview of preeclampsia-eclampsia.

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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. mjb111@pitt.edu

Abstract

Preeclampsia is a hypertensive, multisystem disorder of pregnancy whose etiology remains unknown. Although management is evidence-based, preventative measures/screening tools are lacking, treatment remains symptomatic, and delivery remains the only cure. Past hypotheses/scientific contributions have influenced current understanding of preeclampsia pathophysiology and guided management strategies and classification criteria. To provide insight into how past hypotheses/scientific contributions have shaped current practice trends, this article provides a historical overview of preeclampsia-eclampsia.

PMID:
20919997
PMCID:
PMC2951301
DOI:
10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01172.x
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