New Model To Predict Adverse Maternal Outcomes In Pre-Eclampsia

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A new model to predict adverse maternal outcomes in pre-eclampsia is discussed ... The model is built on six variables that researchers identified as critical for predicting the likelihood of a poor outcome for pregnant women admitted to hospital with pre-eclampsia ...

Pre-eclampsia ... usually manifests as raised blood pressure of a pregnant woman together with increased protein in her urine. It is also ... remains a leading direct cause of maternal death and disease worldwide ... Deaths usually result from ... seizures and coma, uncontrolled hypertension, or systemic inflammation. The only cure for pre-eclampsia is to deliver the baby.

... The researchers analysed 34 candidate predictor variables ... [and] used statistical analysis to identify the variables that predicted poor outcomes in women with pre-eclampsia ... gestational age, chest pain, shortness of breath, liver enzyme test ... , platelet counts, kidney function test ... and blood oxygen levels ...

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