Eclampsia: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Complications


Sharon Wright (Editor)

Series: Pregnancy and Infants: Medical, Psychological and Social Issues

BISAC: MED033000

This book is composed of three chapters about eclampsia, which is a condition involving seizures that occur during a woman’s pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Chapter One analyses the clinical profile, neurological manifestations, imaging features, prognosis and risk factors which can predict neurological complications in eclampsia patients. Chapter Two describes the discovery of phosphoester steroid conjugates and proposes a role for them in pre-eclampsia. Chapter Three discusses postpartum eclampsia and describes which medications should be used for management of symptoms in patients who show signs of pre-eclampsia.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Neurological Complications of Eclampsia
(R. B. P. Thangappah, K. V. Rajasekhar and S. Baby Vasumathi – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Hospital for Women and Children, Chennai, India and Meenakshi Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Pre-Eclampsia: It’s All about Potassium
(Fred Chasalow – IOMA LLC, Department of Laboratory Sciences, VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, US)

Chapter 3. Postpartum Pre-Eclampsia
(Igor Lakhno and Kemine Uzel – Obstetrics and gynecology department, Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine, et al.)


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