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Errol Norwitz, MD, PhD
DR. NORWITZ is Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Expectant management of severe preeclampsia remote from term: Not for everyone
The World Health Organization reports that hypertensive disorders are the leading cause of maternal mortality, accounting for 16.1% of maternal deaths in developed countries over the past 2 decades.
Preeclampsia: Creating a urinary screening test
After thromboembolic disease, preeclampsia is the second most common cause of maternal death in the US. Although the condition can't be prevented, early identification of women at risk for developing it would enable obstetricians to improve clinical outcomes for both mother and child. With the recent identification of angiogenic factors present in high concentrations in the urine of women at risk, a urinary screening test may soon be a reality.
Does low blood pressure increase the risk of stillbirth?
While most ob/gyns can recite a long list of risk factors for this lethal complication, mounting evidence suggests that maternal hypotension should be taken into account as well.