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Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;126(2):294-6. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000965.

The Anachronistic Terminology of Gestational Hypertension: Time for a Change.

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Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Abstract

Few conditions in medicine are plagued with as confusing and anachronistic terminology as the clinical variants of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. We propose a simple system of nomenclature that reflects both actual pathophysiology and standard 21st century medical terminology. Such a change would facilitate both rational, evidence-based clinical care, collaboration with other specialties, and research.

PMID:
26241417
DOI:
10.1097/AOG.0000000000000965
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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