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Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy Outcomes
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It is speculated that the previously reported reduction in intelligence quotient of offspring of women with subclinical hypothyroidism may be related to the effects of prematurity. Expand
Pregnancy and Laboratory Studies: A Reference Table for Clinicians
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It is found that there is a substantial difference in normal values in some laboratory markers in the pregnant state when compared with the nonpregnant state. Expand
The Parkland Memorial Hospital protocol for treatment of eclampsia: evaluation of 245 cases.
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The only maternal death among the 245 cases reemphasizes the risk of respiratory arrest that is inherent in the administration of magnesium sulfate when given in large doses intravenously. Expand
Hypertension in pregnancy.
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Several controversies regarding management of pregnant women with chronic hypertension are examined, including the proper way to measure blood pressure in pregnancy, the diastolic level at which treatment with antihypertensive medications should commence, and the choice of drugs that are safe and preferable for use during gestation. Expand
A comparison of magnesium sulfate with phenytoin for the prevention of eclampsia.
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Magnesium sulfate is superior to phenytoin for the prevention of eclampsia in hypertensive pregnant women, and these results validate the long-practiced use of magnesium sulfate in the Prevention of eClampsia. Expand
Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy.
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Most pregnant women with acute pancreatitis have associated biliary tract disease and with prompt hospitalization, supportive care, and surgical intervention when indicated, maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality are not prohibitive. Expand
Maternal Age and Malformations in Singleton Births
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Advanced maternal age beyond 25 years was associated with significantly increased risk of fetuses having congenital malformations not caused by aneuploidy, and the risks of clubfoot and diaphragmatic hernia also increased as maternal age increased. Expand
Blindness associated with preeclampsia and eclampsia.
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It is concluded that cortical blindness associated with preeclampsia-eClampsia results from petechial hemorrhages and focal edema in the occipital cortex, likely stimulated by disparity in cerebral regional blood flow that is characterized by vasospasm and diminished flow primarily affecting the posterior circulation. Expand
A blueprint for obstetric critical care.
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A blueprint for obstetric critical care is proposed and an Obstetric Intermediate Care Unit allows for the continuation of care by obstetricians and results in fewer transfers to medical/surgical intensive care units. Expand
An appraisal of treatment guidelines for antepartum community-acquired pneumonia.
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Most pregnant women with pneumonia respond well to monotherapy with erythromycin, and outpatient management may be a reasonable option for selected women. Expand
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