Active management of severe pre-eclampsia

Can Med Assoc J. 1973 Dec 15;109(12):1209-11.

Abstract

An active approach to the management of severe pre-eclampsia is outlined using sedation with diazepam, hypotensive therapy with hydralazine and immediate steps to terminate the pregnancy.Clinical experience with 80 cases is described. There was no maternal loss and corrected perinatal mortality was 4.8%.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Apgar Score
  • Birth Weight
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Diazepam / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Fetal Death
  • Humans
  • Hydralazine / therapeutic use
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Labor, Induced
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Methods
  • Pre-Eclampsia / drug therapy
  • Pre-Eclampsia / therapy*
  • Pregnancy

Substances

  • Hydralazine
  • Diazepam